Teaching Time: 10 minutes
Materials: “God” sign, “Unreached” sign
Option: If you do not have 3 children, you could use stuffed animals or dolls and tape the sign to them.
Give one child the “God” sign and direct him to stand on one side of the room. Give the second child the “unreached” sign and have him stand on the opposite side of the room. The third child will represent believers.
Unreached boys and girls do not know about the true God so they cannot pray to Him. We can pray to God at any time.
When we pray, we can talk to God and ask Him for what children in unreached families need. Let us see what this looks like.
Direct the “believer” to walk over to the “unreached” child, take his hand, and walk with him to the other side of the room where “God” is. Have the “believer” make a motion like he is praying. (If you are using the stuffed animals or dolls, have them pick up the “unreached” stuffed animal or doll and carry it to the “God” stuffed animal or doll.) We may not know everything that unreached people children need, but we do know the most important thing that they need – to know Jesus.
This kind of praying for others is called intercession. God loves it when we intercede for unreached children because He wants everyone to come to know Him and His Son, Jesus.
- Read 1 John 5:14. What happens when we pray to God?
- Read 1 Timothy 2:1-4. Why should we intercede for all people? What impact could your prayers have?
Luke 10:2 says “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Pray that God would send workers to tell the unreached about Jesus.