God, tell me a story about…prayer


Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Click here for a simple, easy to read, version of the story. 

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Of course, older kids can read Nehemiah’s story in the Bible, he has his own book, called Nehemiah.


1 – Nehemiah learns that the wall surrounding Jerusalem is broken, which means that his family is no longer safe. This news makes Nehemiah sad, what does he do next? (Nehemiah 1:4-11)

2 – Nehemiah decides to ask the King for a favour, to be allowed to go home to Jerusalem to rebuild the wall. But, before he asks, what does he do? (Nehemiah 2:4b)

3 – When people were making fun of Nehemiah for his efforts, what did Nehemiah do? (Nehemiah 3:4-5)

4 – When Nehemiah’s enemies were trying to harm him and trick him, what did Nehemiah do? (Nehemiah 6:9)

5 – We see in this story that Nehemiah prays often, he listens to God and talks to God. How much time do you spend with God, listening to Him and talking to Him?

Nehemiah’s story helps us see that serving God isn’t always easy but we can trust in God and trust that God hears our prayers.

This week’s challenge

This week try to spend more time listening to and talking to God.