We started a Fall series with the theme “Own Your Faith” and we began discussing how Jesus is the perfect example of how to live. Even Jesus had habits/disciplines—things he did regularly.
In this first lesson, we talked about Jesus’ habit of praying. Next Wednesday, students will also the discipline of reading the bible effectively.
We hope you will join in with your student by asking questions, even if they don’t want to talk about it. The frequency of the conversation should get easier over time.
Jesus prayed—talked to God—about lots of things. Jesus prayed by himself. He prayed publically. And through Jesus’ example, we see that prayer is just talking to God about life. Jesus prayed so he wouldn’t fall into temptation. Jesus prayed because he was facing difficulties. Jesus prayed to receive help.
This week, talk with your teenager about the lesson and share what prayer has meant in your own life. Consider starting with these questions:
When do you pray? Are there better times than others?
What do you pray about?
How have you seen Jesus answering your prayers?
Thank you for supporting your teenager and continuing the discussion on prayer. Have a great week!
Parents, the most important youth minister in your teen's life is YOU. This blog exists to keep you aware of what we're discussing in our classes and at events we attend. It also includes prompts for YOU to continue the conversations at home! No other factor influences the spiritual development of a teenager more than their parents.