Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 29, 2015

Good morning, Father. As we prepare for promotion for the next calendar school year, I want to end my time with these children strong. May I continue to foster confidence and Your love in them in all I do and say. The end result will be surrounding these children’s hearts with your peace. Give each of them Your “calm” to walk through their days reflecting You. (Read John 14:27.) In the power of Jesus’ name, Amen. Janet Waters, Preschool Sunday … Continue reading

Teaching Ideas for August 2

Bible Story: “Jesus Taught About Prayer” (Matthew 4:23-25; 5:1-2; 6:5-1) Babies Babies will continue to learn more about prayer as they grow. As you interact with them, use simple “thank you” sentence prayers, spoken with reverence and in a soft voice. For example: “Thank You, God, for Ava. Thank You that Ava can touch the picture.” Speak these simple sentences with reverence and a soft voice. Babies will since your sincerity and enjoy the exchange. You will have their attention … Continue reading

July 22, 2015

Good morning, Father. As the beginning of the school year approaches, our preschoolers will begin journeys with new teachers and friends. For some children that will be hard. So I am asking that You help them develop a strong self-esteem that is rooted in the realization that they are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 2:10).  Show me ways I can instill in them their true worth and value. Thank You, Father, for allowing me to be a part … Continue reading

July 15, 2015

Good morning, Father. Sadly, we live in a society that is all about “me” and “mine.”  My prayer today is that You would help the children I teach to develop servants’ hearts and that they would serve wholeheartedly, as if they were serving You and not men. Show me how I can begin to instill a heart of compassion in the children I teach. Open their hearts to the “least of these,” that they may serve as You prompt them. … Continue reading

Teaching Ideas for July 12

Bible Story: “Samuel’s Birth and Calling” (1 Samuel 1:1—4:1) Babies Our Bible story today is a great example of Hannah’s worship and obedience. She took Samuel to the temple to stay and serve with Eli. What are the important things we can share with the children who come to our classrooms today? Our children will learn from you that church is a happy place to be and that you will meet their needs for love and acceptance. We know that … Continue reading

July 8, 2015

Good morning, Father. Sometimes the Bible stories we share in Sunday School are difficult for my children to grasp. For example, why would anyone want to crucify Jesus? And how could He love those who persecuted Him? God’s mercy for people is undeniable truth. He pursues His own as the Hound of Heaven. God, help me teach my children how to pray for those who do wrong to (persecute) them. Help them see wrongdoers the way You see them. “Be … Continue reading

July 1, 2015

Good morning, Father. I am thankful to live in America where I can worship You openly, embrace freedoms daily, and pursue dreams that I believe You instill in my heart. This is my prayer for my preschoolers: “Help them to walk in integrity and honesty and be blameless in all their ways so when the day comes no one can talk evil of them. May integrity and honesty be their virtue and their protection.” ( See Psalm 25:21.) In the … Continue reading