Big Truth:

Jesus Teaches Us How To Pray

Matthew 6:6-7, 9:38; Romans 8:26; Mark 14:38; Luke 5:16, 10:2, 18:1; Acts 8:22; 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Bible Verse:

“Pray then like this: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.’”

Matthew 6:9

Big Ideas:

  • We pray to adore God.
  • We pray to submit to God.
  • We pray to confess our sins to God.
  • We pray to seek provision and protection from God.

Bible Story:

Matthew 6:9-13

Jesus gives His disciples a model of how they should pray. We don’t pray so that we will be seen by other people or because we expect God to grant our wishes like a “magic genie.” We pray to worship and praise Him because He is holy.


There is no better way to start off the new year than to turn to God and submit to Him in worshipful prayer. Jesus gives us a model for how we are to pray in Matthew 6. Use this Guide and Family Devotion to lead your family in purposeful prayer and worship this week.

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Every child should know that:

  • Prayer is a way we can continually worship God. 

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Every child should:

  • Practice praying personal prayers to God together with their family.

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Every child should feel:

  • Thankful that God has given us access to Himself through prayer.

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Every child should want:

  • To grow and become more comfortable in prayer.