Every Thursday night throughout the school year, our church has a family night called Roots. Most recently, M and I led a segment of it this spring (after I was hired by the church) on the Lord’s Prayer. After we all ate dinner together, M led a discussion with the adults and my sweet friend Laura and I led the kids in devotions, crafts and games.
With the kids, we made crowns, cards for missionary families, played Names of Our God memory, we had puzzles and word searches about the Lord’s Prayer and we talked about our fears, and how much He loves us!
We even got to play outside when the weather was nice! (Look at all the joy on those faces!)
The activity Laura and I worked on with the kids throughout the entirety of the eight weeks were Lord’s Prayer Books. We used a devotional study put together by the LCMS and we read The Lord’s Prayer, Illustrated by Richard Jesse Watson.
The illustrations in this book are OUTSTANDING. If you don’t already have a copy, go get one or two today!
I am so sad that I don’t have any pictures of the books the kids made during our family night, but let me tell you, they were phenomenal. We used paint, watercolors, markers, glitter, pompoms, tissue paper, printed pictures, colored tape and special crayons and paint pens to create our own illustrations.
On the last day of Roots for the school year, we had a family game night and played a rousing round of Apples to Apples, Disney edition. When the night was over, each family was able to take home a Lord’s Prayer Plaque that I had made with an image that M had used in his discussions with the adults.
For this project, I used 5” x 7 ” canvases, dark grey paint, prints of The Lord’s Prayer, modpodge, ribbon, various papers and small cross scrapbooking stickers.
Just a sweet reminder of our time together and the Prayer that our Father taught us 🙂
English Standard Version (ESV)
9 Pray then like this:
“Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
10 Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread,
12 and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.