Monthly Archives: September 2015

September 30, 2015

Good morning, Father. What is the best prayer for me to pray for myself as well as the preschoolers I serve? Most important . . . to love God with all my soul. Heavenly Father, I want to praise You with everything that I am, from my head to my toes! You know me inside and out, and You love me completely. Help me to learn what You are like and to love You in the same way You love … Continue reading

September 23, 2015

Good morning, Father. What is the best prayer for me to pray for myself as well as the preschoolers I serve? Most important . . . to love God with all my heart. Lord, open the eyes of my heart so I can know You better. Show me if there are any attitudes in my heart that make You unhappy. (Ephesians 1:17-18; Psalm 26:2) “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your … Continue reading

Teaching Ideas for September 20

Bible Story: “David Played Music” Scripture: 1 Samuel 16; Psalm 23 Babies – Using Thank-You Prayers (Bible Story is “David and Jonathan” for Babies.) A baby is learning so much about the world around him; perhaps you will be able to influence a baby about the atmosphere at church. He might feel the warmth and love of a teacher as he hears her say: “Thank You, God, for ____________ (incorporate the child’s name). God loves you.” Simple prayers will allow … Continue reading

September 16, 2015

Good morning, Father. Thank You that when my eyes open in the morning You whisper to me, “Hello beautiful, I treasure you.” How so like God to give us Scripture to remind us of His Love. A favorite Scripture of mine is Isaiah 49:16: “See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” Engraving is intentional and makes it personal. To be told we are ever before God reminds us that He … Continue reading

Teaching Ideas for September 13

Bible Story: “David and Jonathan” Scripture: 1 Samuel 14:49; 18:1-4; 20 Babies – Playing with Friends Babies are fascinated by others in the class. Often you will see them try to touch other baby’s faces, hair, or hands. They are curious about other friends in the room. As babies play on the mat and reach for each other, use simple statements such as: “You see ___________(child’s name); he/she is your friend.” They will someday understand what a friend is, but … Continue reading

September 9, 2015

Good morning, Father. Thank You for asking me to serve You by working with children. As I think of preschoolers and this school year, I pray for friendships. Help them discern good character and find those who have a love for You, even at this young age. I desire for the children to establish friendships for a lifetime that draw them to You. “Do not be deceived: Bad company corrupts good morals.” (1 Corinthians 15:33, HCSB) In the power of … Continue reading

Teaching Ideas for September 6

Bible Story:  “King Saul” Scripture:   1 Samuel 9—10; 11:12-15; 13:1-15; 15 Babies – Using the Bible On Sunday our babies will hear you speak about David and Jonathan (other age groups are learning about King Saul). As you engage babies in play, say: “I have a good friend, ____________ (insert the child’s name) is her/his name.” Babies enjoy hearing others say their name, too. Open the Bible (page 353 in the Read-to-Me-Bible) to the picture of David and Jonathan and … Continue reading

September 2, 2015

Good morning, Father. I pray for Your blessings on the lives of the children I teach. I desire to build their faith, teach them their true God-given identity, and reinforce Your love for them. Out of Your love, we have forgiveness of sin. Help me to teach them what sin is and the importance and action of asking for forgiveness of sin. I pray that they experience unbroken fellowship with You. “How happy is the one whose transgression is forgiven, … Continue reading