Aim to memorize the Lord’s Prayer

Aim:
* To memorize the Lord’s Prayer
* To learn what the Lord’s Prayer means


Materials
* The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew 6: 9-15)
* Worksheet
* Bookmarks
* Coloured pencils, scissors, laminating paper & laminator
* Coloured cards, stickers to decorate worksheet


Lesson Outline
1. Introduction
2. The Lord’s Prayer
3. What the Lord’s Prayer means
4. Practise saying it aloud
5. Activities – worksheet, bookmarks, word cards, prayer with actions
6. Review the lesson
7. Prayer


1) Introduction
Introduce the lesson by discussing prayer. 
How do we pray? – hands together, eyes closed
What do we pray about? – Say thank you, say sorry, ask for help, report our day, pray for someone
Why do we pray? – invite God into our lives, to get help, to help others, to keep a pure heart
Two thousand years ago Jesus told people how to pray and what to pray about. He gave a special prayer called ‘The Lord’s Prayer’. This is what he said.


2) The Lord’s Prayer
Matthew 6: 9-15 (New American Standard Bible)
Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, 
as we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the kingdom
and the power and the glory forever.
Amen.


3) What the Lord’s Prayer means
1. Our Father who is in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name. 
– Hallowed means holy. First we are saying God is holy.

2. Your kingdom come
Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven. 
– May God’s kingdom be built on earth

3. Give us this day our daily bread.
– Give us all we need form this day

4. And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
– We ask God to forgive us for the things we have done wrong. We should also forgive those that do wrong to us. Jesus said more about this after the prayer:

5. And do not lead us into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
– Help us to keep away from doing wrong

6. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
– God’s kingdom is for ever.

7. Amen
– So be it. Let my prayer be answered


4) Practice saying it aloud
* The prayer can be said aloud several times, until everyone learns it.
* It can also be done with actions.


5) Activities
* Lord’s Prayer worksheet – Colour the picture, mount it on coloured card and decorate it. Take it home. Read the prayer along with your parents and ask them to explain if there is something you
do not understand. This prayer is good to learn by heart!

* Make Bookmarks
– Colour the pattern and cut it out. Glue it onto stiff card or laminate it.

* Word cards
Memorize the Lord’s prayer by using the word cards.
– Play the memory game using two sets of cards. Put the cards face-down. Each player turns two cards face-up. When the cards match, the player keeps them and takes another turn. The winner is the person with the most pairs.
– Lay the cards, face-up. Who can put them in the correct order?
– Lay the cards, face-up. Cover them with a cloth. Remove one card. Take the cloth away. Which one is missing?


6) Review the Lesson
What can we learn from this story? Review the aims of the lesson.
* To memorize the Lord’s Prayer
* To learn what the Lord’s Prayer means


7) End with a Prayer

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fourthManish Saluja