To learn about worship.
How do you show someone that you appreciate them?
Ask children for examples of how they appreciated their Mum or Dad or someone special in their life.
Pick out things they say, like giving presents, saying please and thank you and maybe even saying sorry.
Did you know that worship is like this?
Today we are going to look at how David worshipped God at the end of his life in the book of 1 Chronicles.
- Author: Ezra
- Type: History
- Written: 5th Century BC
- No. Chapters: 29
- O.T. Book No.: 13
The disciples once asked Jesus, ‘Lord, teach us how to pray?’.
What did the Lord Jesus tell them? See if any of the children know ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. This prayer helped the disciples to know how to pray. Pick out examples of the prayer and how they can pray like this.
There are other famous prayers in the bible that we can learn from to help us pray.
At the end of King David’s life, the throne was passed to his son Solomon.
We read in 1 Chronicles 29 that David wasn’t allowed to build God’s temple, but made provision for his son Solomn to build it.
Many other people gave freely as well. Do you think giving generously helped the people to worship God? o; Do you think giving to God is like an act of worship?
David prayed a famous prayer found in 1 Chronicles 29 v 10-20. Read it out.
Many people use the word (called an acronym) ‘ACTS’ to pray with:
A stands for Adore – To worship God
C stands for Confess – To say sorry
T stands for Thanks – To be grateful
S stands for Supplication – To ask for things.
Ask the children to look at the verses and ask:
Can you a verse that is used to praise, or Adore God?
Can you see a verse that is used to Confess? Look at verse 15.
Can you see a verse that is used to say Thank You? Look at verse 13.
Can you see a verse this is used for Supplication or asking? Look at verse 19.
We are going to make a booklet now that looks at this prayer and we can use it to help us write out own prayer.
Craft – Making a Prayer Booklet.
Make an A5 booklet using 6 pieces of coloured paper. Staple them together and hand the booklets out.
As an example of how to do this, look at this Youtube video:
Make the title page as “David’s Prayer 1 Chronicles 29 verses 10-20”.
Cut out each of the 11 verses for the children to stick in the book.
Have prepared stickers for the younger age group or for an older age group, write a prayer underneath selected pages in your own words.