"Prayer: Seek and Ye Shall Find"
God hears and answers prayer. We do not walk alone, and we were never meant to walk alone. Call upon him! Cry out to him. He is there! And he is listening! If we will but seek him diligently and approach him in faith, his arm will be revealed.
The lesson bundle this week teaches that we can reach out in mighty prayer to our Heavenly Father just as the brother of Jared did.
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➤ L E S S O N
Open the lesson with a song and a prayer.
🎶 O P E N I N G S O N G : "A Child's Prayer"
➤ P R E P A R A T I O N
You will need a clear empty bottle with a lid, some rice, and 5 small objects that can fit into the bottle (like a coin, an eraser, a paperclip, etc.).
Make an “I Spy” bottle by filling the bottle with rice, almost to the top. Place the small objects inside the bottle as you add the rice. Close the lid and shake up the bottle to make sure the objects are hidden in the rice.
Place the “I Spy” bottle on a flat surface in front of the children. Tell them that there are 5 special surprises hidden inside the bottle. Tell them to try and find all the objects without touching or moving the bottle (this should be impossible since the objects are hidden in the rice).
After a moment or two, ask for a volunteer. Challenge this person to find the 5 hidden objects, but this time they are allowed to pick up the bottle and spin it around (this will take some effort, but they should be able to succeed after a minute or two). You could also allow children to take turns finding the objects.
After you have completed the activity, discuss the following questions: