Lesson for 4th February to 9th March 2012
"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." Matthew 7:7
Purpose of the meeting:
Teach the teenagers the benefit of praying to God
For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Initiating the meeting:
Start the lesson by having a donut on a plate. Place it in front of the class so all the teens can see it. Only have ONE donut on show. Then, begin the lesson as normal, make a prayer. Show them the donut and then put it down again. See if any of them asks for the donut. For sure, one will be the first to ask!
Then, give to that teen. For sure all the other teens will moan and say, ‘This is not fair!’ Then explain to them that the teen got the donut because he or she asked! Anyone could have had it!
Now you will have the whole class asking for a donut, so bring in a tray of donuts for them to enjoy!
Message that edifies:
Ask the teens if they enjoyed the donuts. Now read with them the Bible verses above. (Mathew 7:7-8)
From these verses we see that it’s exactly what happened with the donuts. The person, who asked, received. This is how it is with prayer. Prayer is asking and seeking from God through conversation, talking.
The same way we knew you teens wanted the donut, God also knows what you want, and not only that, but what you need also!
A prayer to God is a sincere conversation, when you are honest and tell God what is in your heart, your needs, desires, what your are happy about, or what may be bothering you.
God hears sincere prayers and for sure He will answer you!
Prayer is talking to God. Anyone can pray. Praying is our communication between God and us and that is why it is so important. It does not matter how we sound when we pray or if our words are beautiful or not, what God looks at is that we are sincere and open our hearts in our prayer.
The children will make the party invitations for the parents and teens they will be inviting. Remember to attach the information slip that was sent to you regarding the party.