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Authors: Paul J. Loth

God's Word in My Heart (3 page)

Think

When was the last time you had a hard time getting your
point across to your parents?

What did you do?

Learn

God loves us. He wants what is best for us. He will give us
what we need.

Jesus told a story: A friend knocks on our door. It is the
middle of the night. “Let me borrow some food,” he says. We say,

Go away.” He keeps knocking. Finally
,
we get the food.

Jesus explained the story. If we would help a friend, God
will surely give us what we need.

Pray

Give me the faith to keep praying.

So I tell you to ask and you will receive.
Luke 11:9
A Picture of a Prayer Warrior
Matthew 4:1-11; Luke 6:12-16; 22:39-46

Think

Whom do you know who prays a lot?

When does that person pray?

Learn

Jesus prayed about many things. He
p
rayed
about His friends. He prayed the night before He died.

Jesus asked God what to do. He listened to what God to
l
d Him. God helped Him do the right thing.

Pray

Help me pray every day this week.

Never stop praying.
1 Thessalonians 5:17

 

A Picture Perfect Prayer
Luke 11:2
-
4

Think

How do you learn something new?

Learn

Jesus showed us how to pray. We can copy Him.

Jesus prayed the Lord

s
Prayer. This special prayer teaches us how to pray.

We should praise God. Next, ask Him to forgive our sins.
Then we can ask God to help us.

Pr
a
y

Help me to learn how to pray.

Morning, noon, and night, you hear my concerns and my complaints.
Psalm 55:17
Pray and Believe
Matthew 21:20
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22

Think

Have you ever asked for something that you did not really
believe you would get?

Learn

God loves us. He will do what is best for us. When we ask
God for things, we can believe this.

God will answer our prayers. Jesus said we must have faith.
If we have faith, we can te
l
l a mountain to move.
It will move!

When we have faith, we can pray and God will answer us.

Pray

Let me have faith when I pray to You.

If you have faith when you pray, you will be given whatever you ask for.
Matthew 21:22
Pray, Do Not Worry
Matthew 6:25-34
Think

Have you ever seen a bird starve to death? Why not?

Who takes care of the birds?

Learn

God takes care of everything. He cares for all the birds. He
cares for the flowers.

But God loves peop
l
e even
more. More than flowers. More than birds.

Jesus to
l
d us not to
worry. God will take care of us. We just have to ask Him. Instead of worrying,
we can pray. God knows everything we need. All we need to do is talk to Him.

Pray

Help me to not worry but to trust You for all I need.

Don

t worry about anything, but pray for
everything.
Philippians 4:6

 

Prayer Works
Acts 12:1-19

Think

When you really want somethin
g
,
what do you do?

Learn

One day Peter was talking about Jesus. He was put in jail.
The Christians loved Peter. They wanted to help him. What could they do?

They could pray. They asked God to help Peter. God heard
their prayer. He sent angels. Peter was freed.

They learned a lesson. Prayer works!

Pray

When I am worried, help me remember to pray.

The prayer of an innocent person is powerful.
James 5:16
Praying for Others
Acts 20:17-38;
Ephesians
6:18
-
20;
Philippians
1:3-11
Think

Have you ever wanted to help someone but did not know what
to do?

What is the best way to help your friends?

Learn

Paul asked people to pray for him. Paul prayed that God
would help his friends live for God.

Paul said
g
oodbye to his
friends in
Ephesus.
Paul did something
special with these friends. He prayed for them. He asked God to take care of
them.

We can do that with our friends, too. The best way we can
help our friends is to pray for them.

Pray

I pray for all the friends on my prayer list. Please take
care of them.

Never give up praying.
Colossians 4:2
Prayin
g
with Our Friends
Acts 1:9-26

Think

When was the last time you prayed with someone else?

How was it different from praying alone?

Learn

Jesus was gone to heaven. The disciples were together. They
were in the upper room. Jesus told them to wait there.

What did they do while they waited? They prayed. Everyone
prayed to God. They prayed together.

God wants us to pray together, too. We can pray with our
friends. This is a good way for friends to show they care.

Pray

Help me to pray with my friends this week.

I want everyone everywhere to lift innocent hands toward heaven and pray.
1 Timothy 2:8
Thanking God in Prayer
Luke 18:35-42

Think

When someone does something nice for you, what do you say?

Why?

Learn

Jesus healed a man who was blind. What do you think the man
sa
i
d? Right. He said thank You, He praised
Jesus. This pleased Jesus.

God wants us to thank Him, too. When we pray, God answers
our prayers. He wants us to remember to thank Him.

Pray

I thank You for Your love, and for all You give me.

It is wonderful to be grateful and to sing your praises, LORD most high!
Psalm 92:1
Using Prayer to Praise God
Ephesians 1

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