Month 5: Prayer and Worship

Week 1: What is Prayer?

Lesson: Theme: Understanding Prayer Scripture: Matthew 6:5-15 Main Point: Prayer is communication with God.

Opening Prayer: (By invitation)

Activity: Prayer Journaling Instructions: Provide journals or paper for the teenagers to begin prayer journaling. Encourage them to write down their prayers, thoughts, and reflections during the lesson. Discuss the different forms and expressions of prayer, emphasizing the importance of honest and heartfelt communication with God.

Summary: In this lesson, we explored the concept of prayer as communication with God. Through prayer journaling, the teenagers were encouraged to develop a personal and intimate connection with God through their prayers. They were reminded of the various ways they can engage in prayer and the importance of a genuine and open-hearted approach to communicating with God.

Scripture Memorization: Matthew 6:9 – “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.'” (Due by next week)

Possible Refreshment: Refreshing Fruit Infused Water Serve fruit-infused water as a refreshing reminder of the living water that Jesus offers and the quenching of our spiritual thirst through prayer.

Closing Prayer: (By invitation)

Week 2: The Lord’s Prayer

Lesson: Theme: The Model Prayer Scripture: Matthew 6:9-13 Main Point: The Lord’s Prayer is a model for our own prayers.

Opening Prayer: (By invitation)

Activity: Memorizing and Reflecting on the Lord’s Prayer Instructions: Lead the teenagers in memorizing the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13) together. Encourage them to reflect on the meaning and significance of each line. Provide time for discussion on how they can apply the principles of the Lord’s Prayer in their personal prayer lives.

Summary: In this lesson, we focused on the Lord’s Prayer as a model for our own prayers. Through memorization and reflection, the teenagers gained a deeper understanding of the content and structure of this prayer. They were challenged to incorporate the principles and themes of the Lord’s Prayer into their own prayer lives.

Scripture Memorization: Matthew 6:13 – “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.” (Due by next week)

Possible Refreshment: Lord’s Prayer Cupcakes Decorate cupcakes with icing that spells out different phrases from the Lord’s Prayer, such as “Our Father,” “Thy Kingdom Come,” and “Give Us This Day.”

Closing Prayer: (By invitation)

Week 3: What is Worship?

Lesson: Theme: Understanding Worship Scripture: John 4:23-24 Main Point: Worship is an expression of our love for God.

Opening Prayer: (By invitation)

Activity: Expressive Worship Stations Instructions: Set up different worship stations in the room, such as a prayer station, a station for writing letters of gratitude to God, and a station for creating artwork or poetry expressing worship. Encourage the teenagers to move between the stations, engaging in different forms of worship that resonate with them personally.

Summary: In this lesson, we explored the concept of worship as an expression of our love for God. Through the expressive worship stations activity, the teenagers experienced different ways to worship and express their devotion to God. They were encouraged to discover their unique worship styles and cultivate a lifestyle of worship in their daily lives.

Scripture Memorization: John 4:23 – “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks.” (Due by next week)

Possible Refreshment: Worship Smoothies Blend together a variety of fruits and invite the teenagers to create their own worship smoothies, emphasizing the diversity and creativity of worship expressions.

Closing Prayer: (By invitation)

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