I often reference a book entitled The Power of the Prayer Covenant for Children and thought I’d spend a few minutes giving you a feel for the book. It has ten chapters, each on a particular theme or line of the prayer. I chose Chapter 10, on Authority.
Prayer Covenant for Children: Authority
The first activity is can you say it which includes one line of the prayer and the memory verse. In this case, it is Philippians 2:9, Therefore God exalted him and gave him a name that is above every name.
Then Can You Find It? A list of scripture passages that allow children to dig deeper into God’s word and learn more about the particular theme.
Followed by Popcorn prayer. This is where children begin praying together corporately. They shout out the names of God and his attributes – short popcorn prayers that grow into longer prayers as the spirit prays through them. It’s their most favorite activity.
Important Talking Points
There are talking points like:
The bible says “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. “When we pray in Jesus’ name we have authority. This raises questions: Does God answer all of our prayers the way we want him to if we pray in Jesus’ name? Does this mean God will give me everything I want?” Important questions that need answers.
Then there is storytime. The story is Blind Bartimeaus. I’ll read a few lines: Bartimaeus was blind, and he was a beggar who lived in the streets of Jericho. He knew of Jesus and his wonderful deeds. He heard of how Jesus healed the sick, the blind, and those who could not walk. Bartimaeus wanted Jesus to heal him too. He cried, “Jesus, Master, have pity on me! Have pity on Me! Have pity on me!” This is such a beautiful story and speaks to the hearts of little ones.
There is an application section called, “Can You Do It.” It’s so important that children apply what they learn. An example is: Ask God, in Jesus’ name for wisdom and guidance. Focus your prayers on things that will glorify your heavenly Father.”
There’s a Worksheet that allows them to review what they’ve learned as well as a craft.
Followed by a bible experiential game and concludes with a RAP that allows children to express themselves creatively. The book has coloring pages at the very back and a page to journal who they are praying for.
This book makes a wonderful gift. Find out more by visiting www.theprayercovenant.org.