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The Lord’s Prayer Playlist

Children

The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer is the prayer that Jesus taught the disciples and we continue to pray it today! The Lord's Prayer is one way to pray. You will also find ideas and resources for other ways to pray. You might pick something new to try!

child praying

BIBLE STORY

Read The Lord's Prayer in your favorite Story Bible or Matthew 6:5-15 in your Bible (the Lord's Prayer is also found in Luke 11:1-4). Some of the words might be a little different than what you may say in your church. What is the same? What is different?

Wondering

  • I wonder what the disciples thought when Jesus taught them this prayer.
  • I wonder if there is any part of The Lord's Prayer that we could leave out and still have all the prayer we need.
  • I wonder what the most important part of The Lord's Prayer is.
  • I wonder why Jesus considered this to be the way we should pray.

Prayer

Say The Lord's Prayer together (adapt the words for the version you are familiar with)

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. Amen.

(The United Methodist Hymnal #895)

VIDEOS

The Lord's Prayer video from Cokesbury Kids (this video is highly recommended)

BOOK

The Lord's Prayer illustrated by Tim Ladwig

YouTube video

 

ACTIVITIES

The Lord's Prayer for Preschoolers

Create your own poster of The Lord's Prayer and display it where it can be seen and where you will be reminded to stop and pray every day.

Coloring page of The Lord's Prayer

 

Additional Ideas and Resources about Prayer

There's No Wrong Way to Pray by Rebecca Ninke and Kate E.H. Watson

 

Praying in Color by Sybil MacBeth - click on the "handouts" tab for ideas about how to lead children through praying in color.