This devotion is based on the book by Sandra Brooks titled “I Can Pray to God”.

Lesson Learned:  Small hands can pray big prayers.

Materials Needed: none

Bible Verse:
Colossians 1:9-10
9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives,10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

Talking Points:  God tells us throughout the Bible that it is important to pray for the people you know.  We should never stop praying for those we know and love.  A good way to remember everyone you want to pray for is by using your fingers to help you.  Your thumb is your finger closest to your heart so it will help you remember those you love, like your mom and dad and grandparents.  Your index finger can help you remember to pray for your teachers because they sometimes use their fingers to point to things.  Your middle fingers is the largest finger do it can remind you to pray for leaders of your church or your government.  Your ring finger is the weakest finger so it can remind you to pray for those you know who or sick or need help.  And finally, your pinky finger is the smallest finger and can remind you to pray for yourself.  Using your fingers to help you pray can help you pray big prayers for everyone you know!

Questions: How many fingers do you have on your hand?  Can you think of someone to pray for each of your fingers?

Activity:  Practice praying for the people your child knows by using their fingers to remind them of who they want to pray for.

Prayer:  Dear God, please help us remember to pray for everyone we know.  We know prayer is very important, helpful, and powerful. Amen!

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