Children’s Church reflection for 10 April 2016

It was so exciting to kick off the new Children’s Church term this weekend across our sites. We truly count it a privilege to walk this journey with your children.

This term we are focusing on understanding the Lord’s Prayer. We are looking at what Jesus teaches us to pray for through the verses found in the prayer.

Our Part

This past weekend, we looked at how Jesus is our teacher. Our children heard how God sent His Son, Jesus, to come to earth and teach us His ways. Our children heard how Jesus would often spend time praying and how He prayed. They were taught that prayer is not complicated language but rather talking to God. As Jesus pursued constant prayer (communicating) with the Father, so should we.

Your Part

Spend time this week looking at the Lord’s Prayer with your children. Replace the difficult words (e.g. art= is, hallowed= praise to, thou= your). Using some of the points to pray for, pray with your children and encourage them to pray.

Remember: God longs to hear us speak to Him. It doesn’t have to be eloquent, poetic or in depth. Start with a simple prayer if need be, e.g. “Father, thank you for a wonderful day and keeping my family safe. Amen.”

Also, emphasise to your children how Jesus is a teacher and that we are to look at how He lived and follow his teachings.

Your child may have created a prayer rock. The rock is there to encourage your children to remember to pray. Keep the rock on their bed so that they can pray at night. Place it on the floor so that in the morning they can pick it up and pray again. Let’s see how this goes.

We thank you for trusting us with your children, and look forward to partnering with you this term!

– Children’s Church team

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