Tonight I though we would spend a bit of time praying to God
Don't worry if this is something you have not done before
I say that because a lot of people think that praying is about putting your hands
together and then saying lots of fancy words.
Well, it's not that at all
Can anybody tell me what praying is about?
Talking to God
God doesn't want expect you to say lots of fancy words when you pray, he just wants you
to talk to him like a friend
Matthew 6 Page 22
"When you come before God [to pray], don't turn that into a theatrical production
either. All these people making a regular show out of their prayers, hoping for stardom!
Do you think God sits in the box seat?
Here's what you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won't be tempted to
role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honest as you can
What I though we would do tonight is watch today's news, give you a few minutes, then we
[Play the video'd Newround (TV news)]
Remember, don't get stressed about what you say. If it helps you, start your prayer
something like "dear god" and end it with "amen"
Say the prayers
End with everybody saying one line of the Lords Prayer, taken from The Message:
(see extra sheet)
"Our Father in heaven,
Reveal who you are.
Set the world right;
Do what's best - as above, so below.
Keep us alive with three square meals.
Keep us forgiven with you and forgiving others.
Keep us safe from ourselves and the Devil.
You're in charge!
You can do anything you want!
You're ablaze in beauty!
Yes. Yes. Yes"
"In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you