11am Service 21 June 2020
Scripture – Psalm 146
Prayer of thanks (3-5 minutes)
Holy, Holy, Holy (4min.)
King of Kings (3min. 16sec.)
Circle praying – (5-10 minutes)
- – Prayer for yourself and God’s work in you
- – Prayer for those around you – family, neighbours, church, other churches
- – Prayer for city, county, nation (particularly leadership in these times)
- – Prayer for Gospel in the world
Scripture – Jude 17-25
Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble (4min. 37sec.)
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KIDS and YOUTH MATERIALS
Dear GCBC Parents:
This week’s verses in Jude encourage us to praise God and pray for one another. The links below have some great aids for families to make prayer a habit as well as a link for teens to be encouraged in their prayer life.
We miss you all and pray you will continue growing in your faith as you worship together as a family.
Sunday, 21st June Links:
Digging Deeper Verses (NLT) (for children & youth) – Draw or write down your thoughts
Jude 18-25 – There are two key parts here – the first is that Jude tells us how to contend for the faith (vv20-21) – by keeping ourselves in God’s love through building ourselves and each other up; through praying in/with the Spirit; and through waiting for the final day when we see the full mercy of Christ. The second is the amazing prayer of praise to God in Jude 24-25.
Write or draw at least one thing about God’s character from the following Psalm that you are going to praise Him for today.
Psalm 86 – “Bend down, O LORD, and hear my prayer; answer me, for I need your help. Protect me, for I am devoted to you. Save me, for I serve you and trust you. You are my God. Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I am calling on you constantly. Give me happiness, O Lord, for I give myself to you. O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help. Listen closely to my prayer, O LORD; hear my urgent cry. I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble, and you will answer me. No pagan god is like you, O Lord. None can do what you do! All the nations you made will come and bow before you, Lord; they will praise your holy name. For you are great and perform wonderful deeds. You alone are God. Teach me your ways, O LORD, that I may live according to your truth! Grant me purity of heart, so that I may honour you. With all my heart I will praise you, O Lord my God. I will give glory to your name forever, for your love for me is very great. You have rescued me from the depths of death. O God, insolent people rise up against me; a violent gang is trying to kill me. You mean nothing to them. But you, O Lord, are a God of compassion and mercy, slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. Look down and have mercy on me. Give your strength to your servant; save me, the son of your servant. Send me a sign of your favour. Then those who hate me will be put to shame, for you, O LORD, help and comfort me.”
Do you tend to pray only for your own needs? How will reading these verses change how you pray this week? How can you encourage (build up) another Christian this week?
Ephesians 6:18-20 – “Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike.I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God’s ambassador. So pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should.”
God is the only God. Think about some things you put in his place in your life (i.e. toys, friends, a book, yourself).
Jude 25 – “All glory to him who alone is God, our Savior through Jesus Christ our Lord. All glory, majesty, power, and authority are his before all time, and in the present, and beyond all time! Amen.”
Family Links –
- Link to help children with prayer – https://www.meetpenny.com/2013/08/free-printable-prayer-prompt-cards-for-kids-linky/
- Article for the whole family on prayer with further application for different ages of children – https://www.focusonthefamily.com/parenting/teach-us-to-pray/#Teen
- Great article for teens – https://www.therebelution.com/blog/2020/01/want-to-do-hard-things-pray/