Bible Texts:

Matthew 6:5-15, Luke 11:1-4


Children's Bible Story sources:

"The Lord's Prayer," Spark Story Bible, p.278

"The Lord's Prayer," DK Children's Everyday Bible, p.270


Children's Story Resource

The Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood and illustrated by Renata Liwska

All quiet is not created equal. There's 'top of the roller coaster quiet' and 'others telling secrets quiet.' There's 'swimming underwater quiet' and shocked-into-silence 'first look at your new hairstyle quiet.' How many kinds of quiet are there?  

How these stories are connected: We can pray anytime, anywhere, under any circumstances. When the disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, he gave them the Lord's Prayer. There are many prayers more than Jesus taught and just as many ways and times to pray. There are just as many ways to be still and just as many ways to be quiet.


Questions about The Quiet Book:

     What kinds of quiet do you practice and know?  

     How is quiet like prayer?

     How do quiet times connect us to God and Jesus?


Questions about the Bible story:

     Why do you think the disciples asked Jesus to teach they to pray?

     What did Jesus tell them to do?

     Why should we pray the way Jesus taught his disciples?


Questions about our lives: 

     How can you be quiet or have quiet times?

     How can you pray?

     What difference do you think your quiet times and prayer times make?



Dear Jesus, teach us to pray the way you taught your disciples. Help us to quiet ourselves so we can hear you Amen.