Pray

Devotional

Luke 11:1 

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray…”

 

Like His disciples, we should desire to learn how to pray like Jesus did. Even though the act of prayer is so simple that a child can do it, it is a gift to be learned and practiced no matter how old we are. Let us open our hearts and allow Jesus to teach us one of the most important skills we will ever know: how to pray. Knowing how to talk with God is more important than knowing how to talk with people. 

 

Topic

Today's STRATEGY: Justice
Today's Focus: Culture of Non-Violence

In Psalm, chapter 7, verse 9, it says:
Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure—you, the righteous God who probes minds and hearts.

Let's pray.

Focus

Prayer Leader, assign each point to a person to pray for out loud:

Give thanks:
• Thank God for being a God of peace, not violence.
• Thank God for sending Jesus, the ultimate example of peace.

Pray for an end to violence:
• in schools across America.
• in our school.
• in our CYC group(s).

 

Prayer Leader, ask each person to think of a student who doesn't know Jesus and pray for them out loud:

Pray for students in our school to know Jesus:
• Pray for people by first name.

 

Today’s Challenge:
Spend some time online learning about nonviolent communication.