Topic: Prayer [Open Heavens for Teens 1 November 2019]

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Memorise: “But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 19:14

Read: Matthew 19:13-15

13 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.

14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.

Bible In One Year: Jeremiah 31-32, Titus 2

MESSAGE:

Matthew 21:16 says

“And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?”

This passage talks about the advantage you have as a young child when it comes to asking and receiving from God. It says that you are capable of offering the most sincere and most qualitative praise to God. You are in a stage where you have less worries than adults. This is why you have the heart God desires, a heart free of worries. God prides in hearing worries from you. You are very important to Him, and He is readily hears and answer your prayers.

Armed with this information, you should then start asking God for the things on behalf of your parents. Stop thinking that you are too young to do serious praying; your age is very suitable for praying. Whatever problem you have, whatever you feel is not going well, tell it to God, He is waiting to hear from you.

Key Point:

Prayer is a weapon. Use it

Hymn 4:

I.God give us Christian homes!
Homes Where the Bible is loved and taught,
Homes where the master’s will is sought,
Homes crowned with beauty
Thy love hath wrought;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

2.God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the father is true and strong,
Homes that are free from the blight of wrong,
Homes that are joyous with love and song;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

3.God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the mother in queenly quest,
Strives to show others Thy way is best,
Homes where the Lord is an honoured guest;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

4.God give us Christian homes!
Homes where the Children are led to know,
Christ in His beauty who loves them so,
Homes where the altar fire burn and glow;
God give us Christian homes;
God give us Christian homes!

Daily Devotional for Teen’s guide was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.