Primary Grade Level Lesson
For Sunday School

Praying and Singing

Opening Prayer: May our Heavenly Father
help us all to understand the reasons we are

able to sing and pray with joy and gladness
from our heart each and every day. May

His Word gives us new insight as to why
we are able to smile and celebrate as a family

gathered together in His Name.

Verse Focus:  Acts 16:25   
But about midnight Paul and Silas were
praying and singing hymns unto God,
and the prisoners were listening to them

Hymntime:
http://www.hymntime.com/tch/htm/i/l/t/ilttts.htm

I LOVE TO TELL THE STORY

I love to tell the story of unseen things above,
Of Jesus and His glory, of Jesus and His love.
I love to tell the story, because I know ’tis true;
It satisfies my longings as nothing else can do.
Refrain
I love to tell the story, ’twill be my theme in glory,
To tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love.

I love to tell the story; more wonderful it seems
Than all the golden fancies of all our golden dreams.
I love to tell the story, it did so much for me;
And that is just the reason I tell it now to thee.
Refrain
I love to tell the story; ’tis pleasant to repeat
What seems, each time I tell it, more wonderfully sweet.
I love to tell the story, for some have never heard
The message of salvation from God’s own holy Word.
Refrain
I love to tell the story, for those who know it best
Seem hungering and thirsting to hear it like the rest.
And when, in scenes of glory, I sing the new, new song,
’Twill be the old, old story that I have loved so long.
Refrain

 

Today’s Bible Reading:  Acts 16:25-32

 

25 But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns unto God, and the prisoners were listening to them;
26 and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison-house were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one's bands were loosed.
27 And the jailor, being roused out of sleep and seeing the prison doors open, drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
 28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.
 29 And he called for lights and sprang in, and, trembling for fear, fell down before Paul and Silas,
30 and brought them out and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?
31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be saved, thou and thy house.
32 And they spake the word of the Lord unto him, with all that were in his house.

 

Follow Up Questions:

1.  What were Paul and Silas doing around midnight?  Vs 25

2. Who could hear them?    Vs. 25

3.  What made the prison house shake? Vs 26

4.  Were all the doors opened?  Vs 26

5.  Who thought the prisoners had escaped?   vs.27.

6. Did any of the prisoners escape?    Vs 28.

7.  What question did the jailor ask of Paul?   vs. 30

8.  Fill in the blank to Acts 16:31 - And they said, Believe on the Lord _________
    and thou shalt be _____________, thou and thy house.

9. Fill in the blank to today's focus verse: Acts 16:25 But about midnight Paul and Silas were ________ and singing
hymns unto ________, and the prisoners were listening to them;

10.  Do you have a favorite song that you sing to God?
      Take turns naming the songs that you praise the Lord with.

11.  Do you spend enough time in prayer?  Could you being taking more time out to pray?

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Read Aloud Poetry

 

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May I Never Forget


May I never forget
How it feels to sing
Songs of my Lord-
The joy they bring.

May I never forget
The times I’ve wept
How God comforted me-
Through His promises kept.

May I always remember
The peace I feel
With Jesus near me-
Humbled when I kneel.

May I always remember
The quiet of evening
The presence of angels-
The blessings they bring.



~~
Deuteronomy 6:5
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God
with all thine heart,
and with all thy soul,
and with all thy might.



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Close With Prayer and may our gracious God richly
Bless all of you.


 

Julie Pisacane March 11, 2018