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Week 2 Page 8
Week 3 Page 11
Week 4 Page 13
Week 5 Page 15
Week 1, June 2nd
Types of prayer
Here the instructor presents on the different kinds of prayer. I decided to omit the Prayer of Faith as that
will be covered in weeks 3 and 4 and is really not a type of prayer [given that all prayers should be done in
The most emphasized prayers in scripture that should be reviewed are as follows:
Talking to God
This is the most basic and important type of prayer. This is when you simply talk to God as
one would a child would their father or as with a friend. This is the most critical sort of prayer
as it builds your connection with God. The kids should be encouraged to discuss everyday
things in prayer, such as how their day was at school, what they may be worried about, what
they look forward to and so forth. They must know that God cares and is listening. He wants
to hear about their hopes, dreams, and expectations, and has critical input to offer them as
There is no definite scripture for this one, but we see all of the major prophets and key
persons of scripture such as Adam and Eve, Moses, David and Jesus have normal
discussions with God where they are not asking for anything, giving thanks, or praying for
someone else, - they were just talking.
1 Peter 5:7
Praying on behalf of someone who may not have the faith to receive, or, may not otherwise be able to do
it for themselves [i.e., they are in a coma, living in sin, etc]
Here the instructor introduces interceding on behalf of someone else, when it is critical and
how to do it effectively.
1 Kings 41:46
2 Kings 4:32-36
3) Request or supplication
Asking God to meet a need or desire of yours
A few key things should be emphasized about the prayer of supplication, namely that it
cannot be done for something you dont want, or for something someone merely wants you to
have. This prayer is strongly tied to the desire of your heart [Mark 11:24]. This prayer is about
being honest with yourself if its to work. You cant use this on what someone else wants you
to have, unless you first work on desiring it for yourself. Likewise, this wont work on
something you someone else wants, unless you too want it for them.
The students must be taught that God wants them to have His best and that they should
always pray to Him for their needs and desires.
1 Kings 8:37-40; 54-55
Speaking words not understood by the human language
Use the bible to clear up the confusion about tongues. It is not other tongues, or, being able to
divinely speak another language during prayer. It is not the gift of tongues, or, being able to
speak and interpret what one is praying. Praying in tongues is simply using words
misunderstood by the human language, but are expressive of your born again spirit. In
essence its your heavenly language, bypassing your earthly mind and connecting directly to
1 Corinthians 14
1 Thessalonians 5:19
Agreeing with another person for something from God
The prayer of agreement is simply a verbal or even a written contract between two Christians
who have decided to believe God for a particular thing In essence, they are using the biblical .
principle of agreement and unity to strengthen the impact of their prayer.
The instructor may want to start off with an activity using a smartphone. They can also use the parking lot
ministry radios [request in advance]. From there you can come up with many ideas that illustrate prayer types.
Week 2, June 9
Template for prayer
Here the instructor will go over Jesus template for prayer in Matthew 5. I will emphasis the point that this is
not what they should pray, rather, how they should pray. This is the internal mindset Jesus wants us to
employ before talking to God.
The children must approach God as a child would a parent. Acknowledging God as Father
does a lot to ones psyche before prayer. It in essence says that He is mines and I am His.
That I have a place in His family and a right to be heard and more. Also, Our denotes that
God is not just one persons father, and that we should consider the needs of other Christians
when we pray.
Who is in Heaven
This is not referencing Gods location, rather His status. The children must know that God is
higher than their situation, problems, and even themselves. This assures that they feel
comfortable bringing Him their requests, problems, and more.
Holy is your name
This emphasizes the power of Jesus name and the names of God. Simply put, the children
must know Gods legacy and the trustworthiness of His reputation.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.
This request that Gods plan be done, before any personal requests of my own are prioritized.
Give us this day our daily bread
Here you are asking God for what you need for today
Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors
Here we are expecting from God what we give to others.
For yours is the kingdom the power and the glory
Here we give credit to Him for allowing us access to his principles and concepts.
The instructor should bake cupcakes or cookies, something where they have to use a template and the
kids see how templates work.
Week 3, June 16
Praying in faith
Here the instructor reviews the importance of bring faith to the table when you pray. Its sort of like taking
currency to the store when you shop. The kids must learn the importance of faith when it comes to prayer
[Hebrews 11:1-4]. The instructor must also emphasis the importance of building your faith before you pray.
This is a preparatory thing. Its like having money before you go to the grocery store.
Mark 11:12-14; 20-25
I would create a store experience here. Let the students have $10, $20, or $30 but change it in one dollar bills so
you can spread it around. Then allow them to purchase goods from you. In one scenario, let the children see
what happens if they lose their money [lose faith]. In another, let them see what happens when they grow or
have more money. There is a lot of places you can go here.
Week 4, June 23
Staying in Faith
Finally, the last instructor will go over the importance of staying in a posture and position of faith after they
have prayed. The kids should know that Jesus expects us to continue on as though it is in our possession.
A good example would be if a parent promised their kids a trip to Disney World. Typically, kids would be
merry, tell friends, get their clothes ready and so forth. This exemplifies perfectly how we are to respond
after receiving in faith.
Week 5, June 30
The week 5 instructor will use this summary to further imbed the lessons into the students. He or she can
simply revisit the previous pages to do so.