Moment To Praise For Kids 2.16.21


Joyce Lochinger

Miss Joyce

Hi everyone! We are fast approaching the period of time that occurs before Easter happens, which is called Lent. Here is the definition of Lent:

Lent is the time of year when Christians prepare for Easter. Lent begins in February or March, depending on the date of Easter. The word Lent comes from an older English word meaning “springtime.”  Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (the day after Shrove Tuesday, or Mardi Gras). It lasts for 40 days, not counting Sundays, and ends on Easter.  During Lent, many Christians fast, or go without regular meals. They do this in memory of Jesus Christ, who is said to have fasted for 40 days in the desert. Some Christians “fast” during Lent by giving up something that they enjoy, such as a favorite food or a fun activity.

Over the years I have heard so many of you in kidz choir or some of my friends in church say, “I am going to give up chocolate, French fries, gum, or soda for Lent.” While that’s a great way to prepare for Lent, it can become different when our focus shifts off of Jesus and onto the thought of, “I can’t wait until this is done so I can have chocolate, French fries, gum and soda!”

It actually defeats the purpose of fixing our eyes on Jesus and remembering his sacrifices and temptations in the desert over those forty days. Keeping that in mind, I’m going to propose that this year, even if you choose to give something up, you also choose to be purposeful in something. That something is prayer! I have included a craft today that you can make at home called a Lenten prayer chain.

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Just click on this link for instructions.

As you move through Lent, which starts on Ash Wednesday, February 17, take time to pray for specific people or groups of people, and then add that link to your chain. By Easter, you will have a chain that is forty links long, and it will remind you of how much you care for others. It will also show you how much you trust in God to answer you based on your prayers written on the chain’s links. It is a fun way to stay focused on God and what His son Jesus did for you on Easter. Remember that God wants you to talk to him every day.

A Moment To Praise For Kids 2.16.21 in Scripture

Matthew 7:7-8 ICB

Ask God for What You Need

“Continue to ask, and God will give to you. Continue to search, and you will find. Continue to knock, and the door will open for you. Yes, everyone who continues asking will receive. He who continues searching will find. And he who continues knocking will have the door opened for him.

Who knows? Maybe this craft could last all year long! Think how amazing that chain would be! And think of how awesome it would be to look back on the prayers and the answers you receive from God. Have a great week, and don’t forget that God wants to hear from you. All you have to do is ask, seek, and knock!

A Moment To Praise For Kids 2.16.21 in Song

Ask Seek Knock (Lyric Video) – Hillsong Kids

Official Lyric Video Ask Seek Knock from our new album Can You Believe It!?BRAND NEW MUSIC VIDEO:

Have a great week!

Miss Joyce

Did you know Sunday School is on Facebook? Parents look for the group: Gravel Hill UMC Sunday School. Each week find posts with Sunday School activities to complete. Learning made fun!

Also, you can attend Ash Wednesday Worship tomorrow, Feb. 17th at 7 pm in person (please RSVP) or on GravelHillUMC YouTube channel.