Session Titles: People Prayed for Peter
Life Point: People can pray for others
Unit Bible Verse: “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” Mark 16:15
Weekly Bible Verses: “First of all, then I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone.” 1 Timothy 2:1
Bible Passage: Acts 12:5-19
Extras from LifeWay (GREAT Ideas Here): http://blog.lifeway.com/biblestudiesforlife/leaderextras/by-age-group/
Craft: Pray for Others Bucket
Decorate a bucket with words, stickers, and pictures that have to do with prayer. On Popsicle sticks, the bigger ones would probably work better, have students write the names of people they can pray for. They can then take the bucket home and pull different sticks on the different days to help them pray for people. Also give some blank sticks to they can add to their buckets.
Five Finger Prayer
The site below does a great job of explaining how to teach the five finger prayer to children. This kind of prayer will help them to know who and what to pray about in their prayers.
Game: Prayer Balloons
Come up with a list of names to write on a card. These names could be people you know of that need prayer, or groups of needy people throughout the world. Place the names separately on small cards or pieces of paper that can be rolled up and placed within the balloon before blowing up the balloons. Have the kids toss the balloon into the air and have them try to keep the balloon up in the air for at least 30 seconds. When this is complete, ring a bell or call time. The child who catches the balloon pops it and the name on the paper is read out loud. The class then says a simple one or two sentence prayer for the name on the list.
Game: Musical Chair Prayers
Write out cards that have the names of people and tribes that might not get to hear about Jesus. Tape three of these to each chair in various places. Start the music and have the kids walk around the chairs. When the music stops have them kneel in front of a chair and find one of the hidden cards. Have them pray for a minute for the name on the card. Pick up the cards and repeat the activity until the cards are all gone. Then show the children how many different groups they have prayed for.