Children praying illustration
Hold up this illustration while you tell the story:
I have something wonderful to tell you! When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we become God's children. That means God is our Father. Because Jesus died for us, we get to talk to God. We can just talk to Him!
When Jesus lived on earth, He told people how to talk to God. He said that we can call God our Father. God loves us and takes care of us. He wants us to talk to Him.
God also has a plan for each of our lives. Do you know how to find out God's plan? Just ask Him! We can ask God what He wants us to do, and tell Him we want to obey Him.
We can also ask God for things we need. If you're hungry, you can ask Him to give you food. If you're hurt, you can ask Him to heal you. Sometimes God says yes. Sometimes He says no. Sometimes He tells us to wait a little while. But always remember that God loves His children. And no matter what you can trust that He will take care of you.
Remember when we learned that God cleaned out our hearts? Remember that we need to stay clean and not sin? Well sometimes we do bad things anyway. And when we do that, we need to always tell God we're sorry. And ask Him to clean our hearts again. We can also ask Him to help us stay clean. To help us do the right thing and not sin.
And you can thank Him for things. You can thank Him for the sunshine and the flowers and for your brothers and sisters. You can thank Him for answering your prayers. You can thank Him for sending His son to die for you. You can thank Him for everything.
Remember, if you believe in Jesus, then God is your perfect Father. He loves you SO much. He wants you to talk to Him about everything.
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The words of this story were copied from some preschool Bible flashcards that belong to my mom (copyright by CRC Publications 1988...this
is the only info I have on the cards. I'm not sure where they
originally came from). I am posting this for Sunday School and
purposes only and I do not claim myself as the author of these stories.