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RCCG YAYA Sunday School Students Manual 18 June 2023 Lesson 42 – Plugged-In Knees

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TOPIC: Plugged-In Knees (RCCG Sunday School Manual For Young Adults And Youths (YAYA)

MEMORY VERSE: “And when He had sent the multitudes away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray. Now when evening came, He was alone there.’’ Matthew 14:23 (NKJV)

BIBLE PASSAGE: Luke 22:39-46 (KJV) (Scroll down for RCCG Sunday School 18 June 2023 HYMN)‬

39 And he came out, and went, as he was wont, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him.

40 And when he was at the place, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation.

41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s cast, and kneeled down, and prayed,

42 Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

43 And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

44 And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

45 And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,

46 And said unto them, Why sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye enter into temptation.

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INTRODUCTION: ‘Plugged-in knees’ simply refer to a life of constant prayers. A consistent and persistent prayer life was a regular practice and more of a lifestyle by our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This exercise was pressed upon us more frequently by our Saviour, thus He encouraged His disciples to be fervent, consistent, and persevere in the place of prayer (Lk.18:1). He even propounded the parable of an unjust judge, who was overcome by an unrelenting widow, to do her justice contrary to his own inclination (Lk.18:1-7).




‘Plugged-in’ is to engage wholeheartedly in a task or to be connected. The need for ceaseless prayers is therefore emphasised in the Bible (1Thess.5:17) for various reasons. Some of these are:

  1. To keep the communication line between God and His children open (Ps.55:17).
  2. To be filled with the power of the Holy Ghost and be bold (Acts 4:31).
  3. To be guided when there is a need to take a decision (Acts 1:24) or find direction (Gen.24:12).
  4. For believers in Christ to enjoy the fullness of joy promised them by God all the time (Jn.16:23-24).
  5. To remain standing, though the days are evil (Eph.5:16) and full of sin, error, subtle heretical seducers, and sharp persecutions (2Tim.3:13-14; Matt.24:12-13).
  6. To stay connected to the parent stock, as a branch, and be fruitful. (Jn.15:5-6).
  7. To be able to withstand and confront the forces of wickedness that sought to destroy God’s children (Eph.6:12-13).
  8. To cast out unclean spirits (Matt.17:19-21).
  9. For restoration (Judg.16:28) and when agonised (1Sam.1:10).
  10. To bring the flesh under (Matt.26:41; 2Cor.10:3-5) and always look up unto God (Ps.5:3).

CLASS ACTIVITY 1: Students should discuss why they find it difficult to pray persistently.


We pray frequently when we take prayer as a daily task (Ps.141:2). Deliberately pray in the Spirit (Eph.6:18; Jude 20). Live in the reality, that there is a need to pray without ceasing (1Thess.5:17; Mk.14:38). Put God first on any issue by contacting Him through prayers (Ps.37:3-5). Be actively involved in praying regularly for others (Col.1:9). Give oneself to prayers (Ps.109:4). Delight in God when praying (Job 22:26-27). Pray with confidence believing that God hears and answers prayers (1Jn.5:14-15). Pray everywhere – even in seemingly odd places like the kitchen, bus, street, playground, etc. (1Tim.2:8).

CLASS ACTIVITY 2: Are there places or situations a Christian cannot pray?

CONCLUSION: Constant prayer is a necessity for a close walk with God.


  1. Why should believers pray?
  2. How can believers pray regularly?


Monday: Malachi 1:11 (KJV)
11 For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering: for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the Lord of hosts.

Tuesday: Colossians 2:9 (KJV)
9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

Wednesday: Matthew 6:25 (KJV)
25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

Thursday: Galatians 5:17 (KJV)
17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.

Friday: Romans 12:12 (KJV)
12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;

Saturday: Isaiah 1:15 (KJV)
15 And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.

Sunday: Revelation 2:23 (KJV)
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.

ASSIGNMENT: Mention at least five benefits you have derived from prayer (No mark).


  1. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    O how I love Thee well,
    I am happy, it makes me glad
    To rejoice at Thy birth.
  2. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Thy friend friendship suits me well,
    Both young and will sing Thy song,
    We long for Sunday School.
  3. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Christ was Thy first teacher,
    The Holy Spirit, great teacher,
    Does manifest in thee.
  4. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    This testimony is sure,
    That God, the Father Almighty,
    Poured His blessing on Thee
  5. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day,
    Though the sun be so bright,
    Or if the clouds be black with rain,
    I’ll be in Sunday School.
  6. O Sunday School, on the Lord’s day
    I rejoice to see Thee,
    Will thou pass over me today?
    Without my being blest?