Primary Grade Level Lesson
For Sunday School

Take it to the Lord in Prayer
Open with prayer asking God  to bless us with true understanding of His Word and help us to always be mindful of the benefit and blessed
privilege of prayer.
Memory Verse :  Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth-Psalm 54:2
Suggested  Read Aloud Bible  Passage :
Matthew 6 :9 After this manner therefore pray ye:
 Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
 10 Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
 For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Talk about it - Follow up discussion questions :
When can you pray ?
What  are some of the things you can you pray about ?
Where do you pray ?
Who taught us how to pray in the above passage you just listened to ?
How often can we pray ?
Did Jesus pray?  __________
Read  Matthew 14: 23 -And when he had sent the multitudes away,
 he went up into a mountain apart to pray: and when
 the evening was come, he was there alone.
 Read Aloud Poetry

Not With A Telephone

Among this precious green earth
Filled with laughter and joy
The most important voice
Would clearly be heard
And not with a telephone
Would anyone need
In order to receive
The true living word.

The most important voice
Will be heard without choice
From the heavens or a dream
In a whisper, without scream
In a garden, or on the mount
Many times without count-
And not with a telephone.
You can hear Him
Within the silence -
Privately and
On your own.

No signal fading or dropped call
Are given a chance to occur at all
This golden line cannot break
And when He calls you ...
There is no mistake.

No matter where you are
In your shower or in your car
On a walk or a run
In the meadow
Under the sun
You can hear Him
And He can hear you
And not with a telephone
This line is open from the heart
Grounded firmly in love…
Right from the start.

Julie Pisacane ©
Hymntime :
What A Friend We Have in Jesus
What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.
Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.
Blessèd Savior, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bear
May we ever, Lord, be bringing all to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright unclouded there will be no need for prayer
Rapture, praise and endless worship will be our sweet portion there.
Close with prayer .


Julie Pisacane