This second little object lesson on prayer will use two glass bottles, two eggs, and a couple of matches. That’s why we never charge for our curriculum or even ask for donations. Fill mason jars two-thirds full of water. And as we pray thanks and as we adore him, He comes closer to us, just as you saw the balloon draw inwards into the glass. No, that would be silly! There are no missed calls or lost messages with God. The child will respond! In trying to teach Sunday School…, Recently I published the story of Gideon's faith and his eventual defeat of the Midianites…, Your email address will not be published. God can be persuaded to take a different action through prayer. Teaching kids how to pray while they are young will keep them connected throughout their adult life. Tips: Raisins will take a couple of minutes to dance. Key Thought: Submit all your problems to the Lord in prayer. Lead kids in prayer. Explain that if they want to know God’s voice better, they should talk to Him. Blindfold the child and place him or her in the center of the room. Get a grown up volunteer to call him too. Praying to God works both ways. Jesus was busy with the crowds, but He always made time to pray. Talking to “someone” you can’t see may be uncomfortable and isn’t as natural as a teacher would expect. Whatever it is, let these eggs represent. Repentance takes a lot of humility, as we admit our own weakness, failure, and wrongdoing. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. Demonstrate to kids that you can fight giants with prayer! according to his power that is within us. Have them take their “prayer requests” up in the air and be mesmerized as the balloon miraculously pulls them up. Great advice and how to demonstrate it! Goliath’s toothpaste will get bigger and bigger! Prayer isn’t magic. We are going to learn today how to give our prayers over to God. 4. He hears our prayers. Look at all that foamy toothpaste! Some important things in our lives might be our parents, school, and church. We have things and objects in our lives that we think are important. I’m gonna use this my next lesson! Finally, take the balloon, rub it against your hair. Pretty self-explanatory. But as we humble ourselves before God, it means His work in our lives can flourish! He loves to talk back. Yes, it’s finally full! Now watch closely as I drop in a box of raisins to each jar. God can do much more than you could ever ask or imagine. | Matthew 14:22-32, Youth Bible Lessons: “The Wedding Invitation” Matthew 22, Youth Bible Lesson: “Face Your Fears!” Psalm 34, 4 Encouraging Short Devotions on “Generosity”, Youth Bible Lesson: “The Lord’s Will be Done.”, Some coloured water (water + food colouring) in a small dish, It can include thanksgiving, adoration, requests/petitions, repentance, intercession, God might answer our requests with a yes, no, or maybe/wait. With prayer, let’s bring our giants before the Lord and have Him fight them for us. Nevertheless, the ability to talk to God privately and with a corporate church body is important to teach young Christians. Once again, in this third short object lesson on prayer, this glass will represent our life or life situation, and this match/candle/flame will represent our prayer of repentance. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than we ask or imagine, Learning the language of prayer is not easy for some kids. 1 John 1:19 – But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. Ask group to write down their prayer requests on the tissue paper. Kids should understand that they need to exchange talks with God every day so they can hear like John. Every week, thousands of churches use our Bible lessons, craft ideas, printable resources, and coloring pages to teach kids the Christian faith. All of these demonstrations are based on the principle of a flame inside of a glass creating a vacuum. Give a blown up balloon, tissue paper, and pen to each group. How to Choose the Best Sunday School Curriculum Tell group to take the balloon and rub it on the hair to create static electricity. Put rocks into jar until it’s completely full. And this balloon represents our Heavenly Father. Let me divide you into a group. But he didn’t. Beside the last glass, place the saucer with the candle in the middle of it. Halloween Object Lesson for Elementary Sunday School Kids, Object Lesson: How to Explain "Faith" to Sunday School Kids, Sunday School Object Lesson on God's Power from the Story of Gideon. Add some paint and some liquid dish soap. Next, I want one person in your group to pray for these prayer requests. So don’t be afraid to face your giants. This experiment reminds me of prayer. Talk about a current movie, or upcoming children’s church events. Maybe we’re asking for safety. The glass is upright. Is the jar full? It burns up that stuff from our minds, and allows our eyes instead to turn towards the will, the sovereignty, the beauty, and the love of God. Look at the wide-eyed audience and see them get excited when they realize that the jar is able to fit much more than they thought it would fit! God sees us. Watch as I add some special ingredients to the bottle. The match will burn for a short time, then it will go out. Prayer is a way of growing closer to God, of having a mind like His, of aligning our own will with the will of God. Another important way to pray is to present our requests or petitions to God. Sometimes, He answers with a yes. Does it actually change anything? Your email address will not be published. Use your cell phone and walk around the room pretending to talk on the phone. These rocks are like the important things in our lives. You might also be interested in checking out an object lesson on pride, or this one on forgiveness, that also deal with the idea of repentance. Before class, choose a volunteer to help you. This sand represents all of the objects that are important in our lives. Loved all your Lessons and activities. Like David, we face giants every day. 10 May your Kingdom come soon. Some key criteria you should consider when evaluating curriculum for your kids. But sometimes, we don’t receive the answer we want. Wow! God answers prayer in different ways. Every few steps the spokesperson asked the caller, “Can you hear me now?” This cute commercial was meant to assure the potential customers that their calls wouldn’t be dropped or lost with XYZ company. A complete Sunday School lesson on Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Object Lesson #2: Know His Voice. Watch your audience jump up and down as the raisins in the jar with the baking soda dance! No, it’s not full! Drop the match in the glass and place the balloon over the mouth of the glass. Homeschooling is Not for the Faint of Heart! Yes, it's something we stop and do usually bowing our head and closing our eyes before a meal, at church, before bed and in our quiet time with God, yet it is so much more! Kids need to know that God can hear them anywhere, anytime. I want you to write down any prayer requests that you might have on the pieces of tissue paper that I give you. Every kids church ministry deserves the very best resources for teaching God’s Word, even when they don’t have the financial resources. Adam & Eve Lesson As our prayer of repentance burns up the sin in our lives, it creates more space for the Fruit of the Holy Spirit to instead fill us up. Stir in 5 tablespoons of vinegar. This time, we’ll use this water here to represent the Holy Spirit, all around us (pour the water in the saucer around the candle). One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. 1 Thessalonians 5:17 – Never stop praying. The bottom of the balloon will get “sucked into” the glass a little bit, as a vacuum is created inside the glass. Philippians 4:6 – Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Look at how the raisins in the jar with baking soda and vinegar are moving, while the raisins in the jar of tap water don’t do anything. But if nothing happens, try adding more baking soda. We have more things that we do every day. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. We get so busy doing “things.”  Jesus, on the other hand, never got too busy to remember what’s important. Instead, he faced the giant and trusted that God would help him. The egg over the wider mouth will get sucked into the glass bottle. ADDRESS: Ministry-To-Children Praying without ceasing doesn’t mean you should literally pray all day long. Not only does He get to know our voice, we learn to identify His. Most kids just don’t know what to say or what they should say. Remember the commercials that a popular cell phone company rolled out a few years ago? When that happens, either the balloon, the egg, or the water gets “sucked” into the glass to fill the void. Finally ask the Mom or Dad to say the phrase. 10 anti-lame object lessons (with videos) that are pretty much guaranteed to make you a better teacher. There are no missed calls or lost messages with God. During your call, tell kids how frustrating it is to have your chat interrupted. This pitcher of water is like prayer.