Have you ever been surprised by your feelings? Feelings are powerful and children can often be overwhelmed by their emotions. Almost as overwhelming is the idea of sharing those feelings with God. Sometimes children struggle to put their feelings into words and often they see prayer as a set routine with a specific "right" way to pray.
In this session you will have the opportunity to explore emotions with your students and help them learn to share all of their feelings in their prayer time. Your students will have the opportunity to interact with emotions by exploring variety of feelings in a Korean folktale and you'll introduce King David as a psalmist who poured his heart out to God in fear, and sadness as well as joy and praise.
Save me, O God, for the waters have
come up to my neck. I sink in the miry depths, where there is no foothold. I
have come into the deep waters; the floods engulf me. I am worn out calling for
help; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God. Those who hate me
without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without
cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not
steal. You know my folly, O God; my guilt is not hidden from you.
Psalm 69:1-5 (NIV)
Click on the resources link below and enjoy the lesson, written by Susan Bakay, coordinator of youth ministries at Royersford Baptist Church.