Use this Sunday school lesson on prayer with kids of all ages. It’s from the popular book Kids’ Travel Guide to the Lord’s Prayer.
Children will go on a journey through the Bible to discover why God invites us to communicate with him. They’ll also explore various ways to pray. And they’ll be challenged to daily accept God’s invitation to interact.
Enjoy this Sunday school lesson on prayer!
Travel Itinerary for a Sunday School Lesson on Prayer
God desires to have a relationship with each of us. And an important part of any relationship is communication. God established prayer as a way for us to communicate with him. Through prayer, we can praise God and ask for forgiveness. We also thank God for all he’s done and share requests with him. Prayer lets us open our hearts to God and tell him our thoughts and desires.
Children are eager to communicate with anyone who will listen. But they often feel as if adults don’t care about their concerns or opinions. Use this Sunday school lesson on prayer to teach children that God wants us to talk to him. God gives us many examples of prayer in the Bible. Celebrate with kids the joy of communicating with God!
Pathway Point: God wants us to talk to him.
In-Focus Verse: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6).
Departure Prayer (up to 5 minutes)
How can we teach children about prayer without actually taking time to pray? If you don’t have enough time to pray, you don’t have enough time to teach! Fight the temptation to dive into the lesson without asking God for wisdom. Spending a few minutes in prayer can make the difference between wasting your time and watching it produce much fruit. God will give you the wisdom to teach as you ask him for it (James 1:5).
Before you pray, remind children they can talk to God as they do their best friends. God wants to hear what each person has to say. Invite each child to thank God for one good thing that happened in the past week.
Then pray: Dear Lord, thank you for loving us and hearing us when we pray. Help us learn to talk to you every day, in every situation. Thank you for answering our prayers and helping us please you. We love you and praise you for all you’ve done. Amen.
1st Stop Discovery (15 minutes)
This activity emphasizes God’s love and his desire to communicate with us.
Items to Pack
- construction paper
- crayons or markers
- bright, colorful stickers
Borrow a book of sample invitations from a stationery shop. Let children see all the fancy invitations for inspiration as they make their own.