Teaching Children the Lord’s Prayer with printable Prayer Closet booklet

October 27, 2013

Indeed, teaching them to pray is so important! Not memory work, but heart and relationshship!!!!

Christian Resource Ministry

How should we teach our children to pray?lesson 9 prayer closet door

The Lord’s Prayer is the most common example of prayer and provides a guide to our prayer lives. This week’s lesson for our Sunday School class was on prayer. I found a basic outline for the Lord’s Prayer and made a prayer closet for the class based off that.

The Lord’s Prayer
Matthew 6:9-13 (NKJV)

‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors
13 And do not lead us into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.

For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen

The words are familiar but are they meaningful to us? Scripture lacks power when not engrained in our hearts…

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Security in the Storms

October 27, 2013

Revelations In Writing

Praise HimIn the midst of the storm,

when wind and waves tossed;

the ship to and fro,

seemed all hope was lost.

Men stood in terror,

of each pounding wave;

exception of one,

faithful Paul, the brave.

Not in his own strength,

but through faith in God;

Who’d sent an angel,

told the path they’d trod.

He had assurance,

what God spoke was true;

Paul said, “Do not fear,

God will see us through.”

Do I rest assured,

when mighty storms rage?

Is my hope secure,

whenever wars wage?

He who can silence,

tumultuous sea;

is the still small voice,

dwelling inside me.

I need never fear,

for He is far more;

loves us through the storms,

rebuilds and restores.

(Responding to Acts 27:13-26)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You never leave us nor forsake us. Thank You that when we are in the eye of the storm, there You…

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Crisis! Crisis! Crisis!

October 24, 2013

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So, I stand here tired and stressed and facing the crisis of today and wondering WHAT WILL BE THE CRISIS OF TOMORROW . . . 

Problem with this line of thinking?  

The Lord already had the solution for today’s crisis YESTERDAY and while I’m running ahead fussing about tomorrow, HE’S HOLDING OUT HIS HANDS TO ME WITH THE SOLUTION I NEED RIGHT NOW.  

All I have to do is accept His Gift!

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Inspirational Quote For Today

October 23, 2013

Happiness

is not a goal;

it is a by-product.

           – Eleanor Roosevelt


Blessings In A Tattered Cardboard Box

October 22, 2013

Blessings do not always come on silver trays,

wrapped in ribbons and festive bows.

Sometimes they come in dusty boxes

lugged by sweaty arms.

Occasionally,

a spider or two may tag along.

When you face life with an open heart,

you discover miracles happen

everyday.

You may even wonder what you’ve missed!

by Martha L Shaw –  © 10-22-2013

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slowing down

October 21, 2013

Beautiful message simply stated! I can feel it and have known it.

Poems From Oostburg, Wisconsin

slowing down
even more . . .
wild turkeys
cross a country road
in peace

today

“The Wild Turkey Audubon 1845” is from wpclipart.

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Bare Seed

October 21, 2013

Important lesson here!

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What you sow does not come to life unless it dies. … 1 Corinthians 15:30-41  Paul is in a community of believers who are questioning that there is a resurrection and living without regard to their baptism. He warns them that “bad company ruins good morals.” Even at this age, I don’t have to go that far back to be reminded of the times I have fallen into company with thoughts and or actions that were just wrong. When I surrounded myself with “bad company” it was very easy to forget the bare seed planted within me, the one in which I, with God’s help, must take responsibility for its care, nurture and maturation. It is the seed purposely exposed in the world, in order that God may give an imperfect body a more perfect purpose. This happens when I surround myself with good company that encourages and shares in the…

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