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May 30- Scroll down to find today's prayer.

Talk about:  This is the last one, but that doesn't mean you should stop praying! Keep reading God's word. Keep praying.  

Agape= a love that is not earned.  It is not based on merit.  It is love that goes beyond duty.  It is the purest form of love in the universe. It is a cross-Jesus-resurrection type of love that we as the church are to reveal to the world.

Dear God,
Thank you for loving me perfectly. Please use me to show your agape kind of love to everyone so they can love you too.
Amen

May 29

Talk about:  It is Jesus who makes us into all that we need to be!  He can do it!  He is the only one who can do it! No matter what we are doing, God is with us and working. He has only the best in mind.

Dear God,
Thank you! Your love is amazing. Everything I say and do is for you. Please let your Word change my heart and help me to follow you. I trust you.
Amen

May 28

Talk about:  God is with us and working for us.  If If you are worn down by life, come to Jesus.   If God is for us, who can be against us?


Dear God,
Thank you for being for us. You always know exactly what we need and what is best for us. Help us to want what you have planned.
Amen

May 27

Talk about:  Don’t be fooled by the world.  Be led by Jesus.  You will love the place He takes you!

Dear God,
Please help me to ignore the distractions and pay attention to you. I love you.
Amen

May 26

Talk about:  It is so easy to say the wrong thing! It can happen when we are hurt, angry, sad, disappointed, worried, tired, hungry, or even just annoyed. Jesus is working to transform each one of us and we can ask for God to give us the right words.

Dear God,
Please help my words be a gift. Make my words helpful. I love you.
Amen

May 25

Talk about:  Sheep can't get the things they need without help from the shepherd. We are the same! God gives us everything we need and helps us to feel comfortable and safe.

Dear God,
Thank you for meeting my needs. I love you and I want to rest in the joy you give.
Amen

May 24

Talk about:  God is in your life so you don't have to be afraid. You can love and live bravely in God's power. What does that mean to you?

Dear God,
Thank you for giving me a spirit of power, of love, and of a sound mind.  Help me to keep my eyes on you! Then I don't get scared.
Amen

May 23

Talk about:  God can help us to get along with others, even when we don't understand. God can help us to encourage others rather than noticing all of the mistakes.

Dear God,
Thank you for seeing us with loving eyes. Thank you for understanding us and loving us, even when we make mistakes. Please help me to use energy for loving you and loving others.
Amen

May 22

Talk about: God wants to listen.  God understands you better than you can understand yourself.  As a second matter of fact, he cares for you more than you care for yourself!

Dear God,
Thank you for always listening. Today, this is what's on my mind....
Amen

May 21

Talk about:  
You are not alone.  God is watching over you.  Trust in his promises!  The Bible is full of reminders of God's love. He never forgets to keep every promise. Jesus is near!  The Lord will guide us!

Dear God,
You lead us in directions that you will bless.  Please be near me and guide me. I want to follow you.
Amen

May 20

Talk about:  
Who is in charge? God! Even when it seems like everything is all messed up, God is still the King of all Kings! Isn't it amazing that He wants us to talk with Him about everything?

Dear God,
Here is what is on my mind today: _______________________________

Here's what made me feel happy: ________________________________
Here's what's making me feel bad:________________________________
(curious, confused, worried, upset, excited....)
Thank you that you know everything and you still want me to talk to you about all of the big things and little things.
Amen

May 19

Talk about:  Uh oh! When I'm tired, hungry, busy, itchy, annoyed, disappointed, or sad, I can get grumpy! God has a better plan for us. He gives us a way to do things differently.  Jesus who lives in our heart brings this to us.

Dear God,
Please work in my heart so that I can wear what you picked out for me, and not what the world sometimes wears. Even when I'm tired or disappointed, even when I'm hungry, and even when things don't go my way, I want to wear love. Only you can make that happen in me.
Amen

May 18

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Talk about:  Sometimes we talk about hard times as "dark" times. When things get scary, sad or confusing, it can feel the same as being in the dark without a flashlight. We're not sure what's going to happen next or who is close by. We don't know what to do and we just want to cry or call for help. Jesus is our light and He is with us whether we are having fun or having a dark time. Jesus is with us when we are sad or scared or mad. He is with us when we are confused or uncertain.

Dear God,
Thank you for being our light. I believe in you and I know that means you will never leave me in the dark. 
Amen

May 17

Talk about:  Have you ever seen a grape vine? The grapes grow and are yummy because they are connected to the vine. If you look at a tree, do you see that every branch connects to the big tree trunk? God knew that we would see many plants, so He knew that explaining big ideas to us using plants would work. Without staying connected to God, we won't be able to do God's work. Without God, the good things we try to do, don't work the same way.

Dear God,
Thank you for teaching us in ways we can understand. Help me to think of you whenever we see vines and branches or eat fruit. I want to be connected to you! Please help me to stay close.
Amen

May 16

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Talk about:  The Bible has many stories that show us God taking people through challenging situations and keeping His promises. Which stories are your favorite? Noah and the big boat full of animals? David and the giant? Maybe Joseph and his brothers? Where is God in all of those stories? He's right there! His plans are good! We get to have the Holy Spirit in us! God has good plans for us too, and He never leaves us alone. That means that we will be ok, no matter what kind of adventure God takes us on!

Dear God,
Thank you for sending the Holy Spirit. It is amazing that we get to have the same kind of power that raised Jesus living in us every single day. Wow.
Amen

May 15

Talk about:  Kids can do MANY things! Kids are strong, smart, funny, creative, kind, fast, musical and so many, many other things. You know what kids CAN'T do?  They can't fix the problem of sin. Everyone makes mistakes and everyone needs Jesus. Grace is enough! Yay!

Dear God,
Thank you for saving me. I'm so thankful that you forgive me when I mess up. Thank you for your grace and love.
Amen

May 14

Talk about:  Sometimes, things don't go the way we planned, but God is never surprised. He can always make good from every situation.

Dear God,
Thank you for working everything out for good. I love you.
Amen

May 13

Talk about:  What do you think about?  What do you think it means when the Bible says to think about what is true, noble, right, pure, lovely and admirable?  What is excellent? What is praiseworthy?

Dear God,
Only you can change me. I want to think about what you want me to think about. You know what is best for me.
Amen

May 12

Talk about:  God knows what is in my heart and mind, even when I'm not sure.

Dear God,
Only you know my heart and mind and I'm glad you notice what's happening with me. Thank you for loving me no matter what.
Amen

May 11

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Talk about: God has been leading His people for a very, very long time. He is very creative and uses amazing ways of showing people the right way to go. How does God lead you?

Dear God,
Help me to follow where you lead. I love you and I'm watching.

Amen

May 10

Talk about:  What are you thankful for?

Dear God,
You are amazing!  Please give me the words to tell others how awesome you are.
Amen

May 9

Talk about:  God promises He will be with us and will take care of us. How does it feel when someone you care about is holding your hand?

Dear God,
Thank you for keeping me safe and making me feel so very loved. Please help me to remember that I can trust you.
Amen

May 8

Talk about: Jesus is the good shepherd and we are his sheep. A shepherd takes care of the sheep and the sheep follow the shepherd.

Dear God,
Thank you for being a good shepherd. Help us to listen to you with our sheep ears and follow you. Thank you for leading us to the right place.
Amen

May 7

Talk about: Who are your best friends? Do you like to be with them? How does it feel when you have to be apart? We have a special friend who is always with us.  The Holy Spirit is with us and never leaves. The Holy Spirit helps us to have peace, even when we start to get upset about something. The Holy Spirit can remind us that we are loved.

Dear God,
Thank you for knowing just what we need. I'm glad the Holy Spirit is with me. Help me to listen and understand.  Fill up our church with the Holy Spirit. Thank you for peace. I love you!
Amen

May 6

Talk about: We wear seatbelts, bike helmets, shoes, coats and other things to keep us safe and protected.  That is like armor! Armor is strong and keeps the person who is wearing it from getting hurt. God gives us special armor. It is called the armor of God and it protects us!

Dear God,
God, you are the strongest. Please protect us with your super strong armor. Thank you for keeping us safe. Help us to remember that you are always with us.
Amen

May 5

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Talk about: God made light! He made the sun, moon, stars, and even fireflies! He also made us! He shines his light right in our hearts.

Dear God,
I love you so much. It is amazing that your great big light can shine in my little heart, but that's just what you do!  Help me to notice you in big and small things because you are there. Thank you for loving me.
Amen

May 4

Talk about: Waiting can be so hard! When we wait for the Lord, we can be strong because God's promises are true and He is with us! God has perfect timing.

Dear God,
Please help me be patient. I love you and I know that your plans and your timing are just right. I'm full of hope. Help me remember that you are with me while I wait.
Amen

May 3

Talk about: When have you noticed that you don't know what to do? Is it when something is new? Is it when something is challenging? Is it when things are changing? Is it when you are alone? God loves to help!

Dear God,
I'm so glad you want to help me. I'm glad that you love me, even when I'm not sure what to do. I want your wisdom for me and for our church.
Amen

May 2

Talk about: God is a very good leader. We can follow Him and He will always know what is coming next and what is best for us.

Dear God,
Thank you for leading me and our church. We are so glad you always know what is coming next. Thank you for loving us so much!
Amen

May 1

Talk about: God watches us and keeps us safe from everything.

Dear God,
Thank you for keeping me safe. I’m so glad I can tell you everything. I’m listening to you.
Amen