Ask the students - is prayer a recitation of memorized stuff, or is it like a conversation with a friend?
Describe a proud and callous person. Ask: Why is it important to pray?
Describe the humble person. Ask: Is prayer a private communication, or would you like other people to see that you are praying?
What does the Bible say?
Describe the joy and personal reward of humble dedication - the
Challenge students to serve others in humility this week
Bring a photo of praying hands.
Luke 18:10-13 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. 13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
Don't ever say you are not important.
Everyone is important to God its true!
Why, even the fact that you were born
Shows God has a special plan for you.