In this 2nd Grade lesson, we study Prayer: Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, and Supplication.
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Have you ever prayed really hard for something? Bobby prayed for a whole summer that God would give him a house made of candy. He wanted to have a house that he could eat off of every day and he thought a candy house would be a really fun thing to have. But God knew better. As nice as it would be to have an endless supply of candy, God knew that having a safe home and a healthy diet was much better for Bobby. Our way is not always the same as God’s way.
It’s important to know that God always listens to our prayers. He hears everything. And He knows exactly what we need. Sometimes what we NEED is a lot different than what we WANT. God always knows better.
Praying is not just about asking God for things or favors. We also pray to God to tell Him that we love Him, adore Him and worship Him. God is the Creator and the Savior. We pray to honor Him. We pray to Him because He is our hope and our joy. We pray to let Him know that we understand just how wondrous He is.
Think about your very best friend. When you have a best friend, you enjoy being with them and you like to find ways to spend time together. Nobody could ever love us more than God loves us, and He wants to spend time with you, and He wants you to want to spend time with Him. Prayer is that opportunity to communicate with and spend time with God.
We spend time with God when we pray. In order to know and love God, we talk to Him in prayer. We go to visit Him in the Eucharist. visit Him at Mass every week. We even celebrate His birthday at Christmas. We celebrate His glorious resurrection on Easter. All throughout the year we mark special occasions that are just for Jesus.
We know from the Bible that even Jesus prayed. Before His busy day of curing people, Jesus went to the Temple to talk to His Father. And the next day we see that He got up way before everyone else, even before the sunrise, to go and pray alone. If Jesus made time to pray, we should do the same!
When we pray we lift up our hearts and our minds to God. When we pray we can do many things. We can ask for help. We can say we’re sorry for our sins. We can tell God that we’re thankful for His gifts. We can ask God to help someone in need. We can spend time in silence so He can talk to us!
The Church reminds us of the many ways that we can and should pray. We can use the word ACTS to remember how to pray.
A = Adoration
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