June 26, 2022
The Lord’s Prayer: Teach Us to Pray
God is relational: He invites us to talk to him through prayer.
Jesus’s friends and followers asked Jesus how to pray. He gave them the Lord’s Prayer as a model. Jesus gave this prayer for his followers then, but also for his followers today. Throughout the summer, children will learn that prayer is talking with and listening to God. They will explore what prayer is, how to pray, and work to memorize The Lord’s Prayer. Each week will unpack a phrase of this famous prayer in hopes that children will understand why Jesus uses this as a model prayer to teach us how to pray to God.
In Heaven, Hallowed Be Your Name
This week we’ll focus on the phrase: “In heaven hallowed be your name.” We’ll discuss that the word hallowed means holy and set apart. We’ll learn that God is in charge of everything. He rules and reigns from heaven, his royal throne room, where he is in control of all things. We’ll read about what the prophet Isaiah saw and recorded in Isaiah 6 where he heard from the angels that cried out, “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” This means that God is the best, the biggest and the brightest in the whole world. It means he’s better than we can imagine. It means when we really get to know God, we’ll know how much we are not God. Kids will also play musical chairs as a reminder that God is the only one on the throne and is in control of all things.
Matthew 6:9-13, Isaiah 6
Kids will understand that when we pray, “In heaven, hallowed be your name” we are reminded that a big part of prayer is about worshipping and praising God for who he is and what he’s done.
Because Jesus lived a perfect life, died for my sins, and rose again, I can pray to God.