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Lesson 3

Jesus Teaches Us How To Pray

The aim of this lesson is for your children to understand that Jesus teaches us how to pray. When we read the Gospels, we can examine how Jesus prayed, and therefore learn how to imitate Him. The secret source of Jesus鈥 prayer is His intimate relationship with His Father in Heaven. When Jesus prays to His father, He begins with thanksgiving and an acknowledgment that His Father hears Him, thereby teaching us that God always hears our prayers. Jesus also shows us that the life of prayer calls for three keys to prayer: conversion, faith, and watchfulness.

Lesson Vocabulary
  • Conversion
    :
    (n.): A radical reorientation of one鈥檚 whole life away from sin and evil and toward God.
  • Faith
    :
    (n.): A gift from God and a human act by which a person comes to know God and conform their minds, hearts, and wills to Him and the Truth He has revealed.
  • Watchfulness
    :
    Living each and every day as if it were the day that Jesus would come again, and fighting the daily battle against evil.
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