Listen. If you missed the Children’s Message on Sunday, you can listen to a recording of it here: www.pacificunionchurch.org/churchsmall starting Monday.
What do we wake up with every morning?
[Hint to parents: These are the things that are in our heads: worries, ideas, plans, hopes, frustrations, and work (that has to get done).]
What are we to do with these things?
[Hint to parents: This was the object lesson. We put them in front of God and we step back and watch. We give him what we have, the good and the bad, the hopeful and the scary and we ask him to make something beautiful out of it.]
Memorize Psalm 5:3 together:
In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice;
In the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
Activity: Have each person make a list of the worries, ideas, plans, hopes, frustrations and work (that has to get done today) that they woke up with.
After you make a list, you might want to draw pictures of these things or maybe get some objects that represent each of these things. (For example if someone needs to work on the house today, you might want to get a hammer.)
Respond. Take your pictures (or things) and arrange them in front of you.
Have each person pray and tell God what you have. Ask God to take what you have and to make something beautiful out of it. Lay these things before God and wait in expectation.
Talk about how you might use this prayer to start each day.
Share. What is one simple thing you learned this week about praying in the morning that you can share with someone else? Who will you share it with? Make a plan to share what you learned this week with this person.