This free Bible lesson is part 10 of 10 in our Lord’s Prayer study. Click here to browse all the lessons and related ideas. Don’t miss our printable Lord’s Prayer coloring book, use it as an additional activity while teaching this unit.
Main idea: God is worthy of all praise.
- Read Scripture references, Exodus 15:1-20, and Job 36:22-24.
- Gather: Bible; dry erase markers or chart paper and markers; paper cups, one for each student; markers; crayons; paint; stickers; all eight “special messages” from this lesson and previous lessons. (The verses written on paper.) You will need at least one copy of each of these for the game.
- Write “and For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” on a regular sheet of paper. Make sure it takes up the whole page, so it can easily be read. Fold it up and place it in an envelope.
- Take time to meditate on this week’s Scripture and think about your own life. It is so easy to forget this part of the Lord’s prayer. We have to remember that God is worthy of all praise. The all authority, power and glory belongs to God. Are there any ways that you try to take the authority, or the power or the glory away from God? What can you do to change that?
- Revelation 4:11
- Job 36:22-24
Lord’s Prayer match up. Pick eight children from your class. Hand them each a puzzle piece with a section of the Lord’s Prayer written on it. They hold these out for everyone else in the class to see. The class helps the eight students stand in the right order. If you have a large class, have two or more teams try to put their own copies of the prayer in the right order, in a race.
Open in prayer, then say,
Today we finish learning the whole Lord’s Prayer! Before we learn what today’s special message from God it, let’s first repeat all the parts of the Lord’s Prayer we have memorized so far. “Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Give us today the food we need, and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us. And don’t let us yield to temptation, but rescue us from the evil one.” Great job memorizing, everyone! Now let’s open the special letter from God. (Either open and read the note yourself, or have a student do so.) It says, “For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” This is the very last part of the Lord’s Prayer! This part is not included in most Bibles, but it is used by most churches to end the Lord’s
Everybody likes a story with a good ending, a happily ever after. This part of the Lord’s prayer called the doxology. It is the happily ever after of the prayer. It reminds us that God is in charge. The Bible is full of verses that talk about how powerful and glorious God is. We have already looked at verses that talk about how the kingdom belongs to God. Let’s have a few Sword drills looking at where the Bible talks about God’s glory and power. Take any bookmarks out of your Bible and hold it above your head. When I say go, look up Revelation 4:ll. Go! (Read, or have a student read, the verse.) “You are worthy, O Lord our God, to receive glory and honor and power. For you created all things, and they exist because you created what you pleased.” This verse tells us exactly the same thing as the doxology of the Lord’s prayer. God is worthy, he deserves to receive all of our praises and honor and all of the glory for everything because he created everything. Now let’s look up one last verse. Take any bookmarks out of your Bible and hold it above your head. When I say go, look up Job 36:22-24. Go! (Read, or have a student read, the verse.) “Look, God is all-powerful. Who is a teacher like him? No one can tell him what to do, or say to him, ‘You have done wrong.’ Instead, glorify his mighty works, singing songs of praise.”
As we have studied the Lord’s prayer over the past several weeks, we have learned that God is our holy, heavenly father. He is in charge of everything and provides everything we need, from food to forgiveness. He protects of temptation and saves us from Satan’s plans. All we need to do is talk to God about these things, and he will be there for us. God does all these things for us, so he deserves our praises. The Lord’s prayer ends with a reminder that everything belongs to God, even our praise and worship. We are going to make a craft that will help remind us to always shout our praises to God. After that, we will practice saying the whole Lord’s Prayer, all the verses we have learned, including today’s.
End in prayer.
Craft: Megaphones. Megaphones are used to shout out loudly and to share a message with others. We want to share the message of Jesus with everyone, and we want to shout our praises to God. To make these megaphones, use a sharpened knife to cut out the bottom of a paper cup for each student. The bottom part is the mouthpiece of these megaphones. Have the kids decorate the megaphone using markers, crayons, paints, stickers, etc. Before they leave class, they can repeat the Lord’s prayer through their megaphone.
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