Essay on Prayer On Children 's Ministry

1238 Words Oct 15th, 2015 null Page
Prayer is a vital spiritual discipline in the life of every follower of Christ and must be treated as such. Not only did Jesus demonstrate the importance of prayer through his life, but the bible blatantly commands followers of Christ to pray. Therefore, it is vital that children’s ministry make every effort to help instill this value in children, that they would make prayer a priority. However, due to the limited impact a church has on a child’s life, it is necessary for children’s ministry to recognize the importance of family prayer and encourage this in every way possible. Before discussing how to best incorporate prayer into children’s ministry, it is vital to establish the power and importance of prayer for all members of the body of Christ. First of all, “God is a personal being,” and prayer, therefore, is extremely important to our everyday lives (Velarde). Prayer allows us to interact with God because “Prayer is a relationship,” (Velarde). God responds to us in love, power, wisdom, knowledge, immanence, holiness, and sovereignty, all characteristics which allow us to better understand and grow closer to him. When we pray, God desires that we present ourselves humbly, as stated in James 4:10, “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.” He also desires that we “pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) and come to him with everything because “we are God’s workmanship” (Ephesians 2:10) and he loves us. There are several reasons why Christians are…

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