8. That is simply the act of talking to God and spending time with Him, and the more you do it, the more you will develop your relationship with God. And you could have passed over the hula-hoop portion? Today, I want you to remember the value of prayer and the importance of being constant in prayer. I need a volunteer. Prayer is extremely powerful. At the end of the game, the team with the most marshmallows in the bowl, at the other end of the room, wins the game. And He wants you to have an awesome life. What does a healthy prayer life look like? But the most powerful prayer that you will ever pray is the one where you pray to invite Jesus into your heart. Set one oversized bowl in the middle of each table. How often do you think God wants you to pray? Why do you think that is? Start moving around while you continue talking. We had our bible study and the girls loved it. You can make as many copies as you need for your own personal use. I think that whichever team would have used their advantage probably would have won, don’t you agree? Sometimes you might have something you really want to tell them, but they won’t allow you to get a word in edgewise – it can be frustrating. You might be thinking – God has never spoken to me. It says that you will be saved. 2. Your email address will not be published. Time the first team competing the challenge, and then allow the second team to go, and so on, if you have more than two teams. Have someone from each team open their advantage and read it out loud. If you think you are skilled enough to transport two or more marshmallows at a time, you are more than welcome to – just remember that if you drop your own team’s marshmallows, those can’t be used again for the rest of the game. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. It means to persist in prayer – to keep at it. Let him teach them just as he taught his disciples. So, start viewing it as the powerful tool that it is. Be flexible. You will appreciate how easy it is to “plant a seed” with this study and help teens to start applying prayer … The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. If that’s what popped into your head when I asked that question, that’s okay! They came close to me so they could say what they needed to say. Lesson Description: Most of the time, when we think about prayer, we think of it as asking God for something, or asking Him to do something. What/who makes you feel like you should pray more? If that was the case, Peter would have just walked right into the room and told her to get up without doing anything else. Good. All of my lessons are designed the same way. JUNIOR HIGH LESSON ON PRAYER. Keep going and growing in your relationship with God. All of the studies are designed to be easy-to-read and understand. Speaking to volunteer. “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God”. In worship, a solemn address to the Supreme Being, consisting of adoration, or an expression of our sense of God’s glorious perfections, confession of our sins, supplication for mercy and forgiveness, intercession for blessings on others, and thanksgiving, or an expression of gratitude to God for his mercies and benefits. In fact, you can pray whenever, wherever you want. You will appreciate how easy it is to “plant a seed” with this study and help teens to start applying prayer into their own lives. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. I want to read our verse in another version that is worded a little differently. At the end of the game, count how many marshmallows each team has moved down to the other bowl. But prayer does make you closer to Him. I don’t even know what God’s voice would sound like. The first is a short opening prayer for children to say before the class. You don’t have to answer out loud, but just think about it. “I  printed your free study and it was perfect. So let’s get this straight…praying can make a sick person well, it can heal, and it can forgive sins? So why don’t you use it? But did those advantages help you in the game? Well, not exactly. Use this junior high lesson on prayer to remind students to be constant in prayer. Have leader tell the volunteer a couple of sentences or silly facts. Prayer is not just a way for you to ask God for things you want; it’s a way for you to talk to Him. He has given you instructions on how to live and the answers to your questions about life, in His Word. They may talk more (or less) depending on the topic of study. 7. Assign a color, red or blue, to each team. You can use the studies over and over again. Divide the group into two (or more, if you have a big group) teams. Why? The team with the shortest time wins! If you are attempting to transport one of the other team’s marshmallows and you drop it, then you have to put it back in the bowl that you just took it out of and run back to your team. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. Such a simple prayer, isn’t it? Explain that these are advantages that will help them in the game, but they can’t open them until you say so. Just like volunteer’s name naturally came closer to me when they were trying to talk to me, talking to God will naturally lead to being closer to Him. Why? The Bible is full of powerful stories about prayer. Explain that this game is to see which team can work together the fastest. And how about this… the person who created the recipe is going to help you every step of the way. 4. Are we supposed to be “good” at prayer? Those are all pretty powerful prayers. Peter sent them all out of the room; then he got down on his knees and prayed. There absolutely is! And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. All of the people on each team will be playing all at the same time. “Thank you for your outlines and teaching material, it is a real challenge for me to teach the teens and keep them biblically correct. The prayer has a rhyming nature - you may wish to consider teaching the first verse of this prayer … You have been assigned to a team and your team has been given a color. Teens will look up verses in their bibles and write them onto the worksheets. Okay, I know that probably looked silly to all of you, but I wanted to show you something. Did everything we talked about tonight change the way you look at prayer? Sometimes, we don’t pray because we feel like we’re not close enough to God. He is also always willing to guide you… if you will just listen. This is a great time to remind students that God would never condemn them for not praying enough. Then, I want you to tell them to me, okay? The word constant or constantly means “always.”. Tabitha was dead! Why would someone feel like that? Can you believe that prayer is powerful enough to actually – I’m sorry, (volunteer’s name), I can’t hear you. One that says, “You can skip the puzzle” and one that says, “You don’t have to melt the ice.” If you have more that two teams playing, make more advantages, such as, “You can pass the hula-hoop section.”. If we’re honest, there are times when we think that prayer is a way to ask God to do something for us. Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. But instead, He wants to have a loving relationship with them. Everyone! Being able to talk to God is something that is incredibly powerful. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. I want to show you guys something. They had to get closer. At this point, the volunteer will be trying to talk to you. Before this lesson, would you say that you thought prayer was mostly about asking God for things? Prayer can raise the dead, heal the sick, and forgive sins. Lesson Description: Most of the time, when we think about prayer, we think of it as asking God for something, or asking Him to do something.Really, though, prayer … Because you will face difficult situations and the hope that God fills you with will give you the strength to endure. I mean, can you even imagine? Divide students into two teams of equal size and have everyone stand by the table that is holding the bowl of marshmallows. This verse begins by reminding us to rejoice in hope. Prayer is powerful because of who you’re praying to. As leaders, we should be careful not to overcomplicate the simplicity of prayer, and at the same time teach our students the value of consistent prayer in the life of a believer. It is far deeper than that – it is spiritual transaction with the Creator of Heaven and Earth.” – Charles Spurgeon. Your email address will not be published. This is the first Bible study that I have ever directed…I was able to confidently bless these wonderful young princesses” – S.G. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. The team with the most marshmallows – wins! It doesn’t matter what. I would be honored to give you a chance to pray that powerful prayer, and I’d be happy to answer any questions that you have about it. So you could have skipped the puzzle?