Main Point: Wanting God’s will is part of prayer
Summary: Jesus models how to pray by saying “may your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven.” Later, as Jesus faces death, he prays a similar prayer, asking for God’s will to be done even though it’s not what he wants.
Activity Needs:
Family Dinner Discussion: What’s an opinion you feel really strongly about?

Continue the lesson throughout the week:

  • As a family, gather together each morning to pray for God’s will to be done in your lives that day.
  • Whenever someone faces an important or difficult choice, that person will stop and pray for God’s will to be done.
  • At the end of each day, talk about how it made a difference that day to seek God’s will instead of your own.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be Thy name,
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For Thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever and ever. Amen

Epic Teachings of the Bible
Lesson Eleven – The Lord’s Prayer: God’s Will.
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