Main Point: Asking for help is part of prayer
Summary: Jesus teaches us to ask God for what we need. Psalm 121 is an example of this kind of prayer; travelers asked for God’s help as they faced a dangerous journey. The psalmist writes, “My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth!”
Story Needs:
  • Play-dough
Activity Needs:
  • Clothes Pin
  • Two Craft Sticks
  • Glue
  • Sharpie
Family Dinner Discussion: What’s one thing you need help with this week?

Continue the lesson throughout the week: Copy Psalm 121 below. It’s a traveler’s psalm asking for God’s help. Hang it by your door or in your car, and pray the prayer together whenever you go somewhere this week.

Psalm 121

I look up to the mountains—
does my help come from there?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth!
He will not let you stumble;
the one who watches over you will not slumber.
Indeed, he who watches over Israel
never slumbers or sleeps.
The Lord himself watches over you!
The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.
The sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon at night.
The Lord keeps you from all harm
and watches over your life.
The Lord keeps watch over you as you come and
go, both now and forever.

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 Twelve – The Lord’s Prayer: Asking.
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