- Whiteboard and marker or chalkboard and chalk
- Bible or the Superbook Bible App
Giving Prayers: Communicate with God.
The young boy didn’t have much in his lunch—five small loaves and two fish. Yet, he gave what he had to Jesus. We don’t read in the Bible that the boy asked a lot of questions or resisted. He also didn’t ask for something in return. He simply trusted and shared what he had. Sometimes, we may feel like we have little to offer Jesus. This simply isn’t true. With God, it isn’t the amount or value; it is all about our willingness to freely give whatever we have or whatever He asks us to give.
Let’s close our eyes and bow our heads. Ask God to show you how He has blessed you—not only with things, but with your abilities and talents. Allow time for children to think and pray. Now ask God how He may want you to share your blessings with others. This may mean offering something that you have so He can bless someone who has a need. Allow the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart and reveal something that perhaps you never even considered to be valuable or important. In God’s hands, anything can be useful!
Allow time to pray.
Now, as you keep your eyes closed and your head bowed, hold your hands out in front of you as if you’re giving these things to God. Dear God, You can do amazing things with what we offer to You. You will never force us to give what we have been blessed with. Instead, You ask us to willingly give with a cheerful and generous heart. Increase and multiply all that we have so that others can be blessed and experience Your goodness and love. You are our great provider who increases what we have so we can give even more to others. In Jesus’ wonderful name we pray, Amen.