God, tell me a story about…prayer

Psalm 86

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Phillipians 4:6


1 – What is prayer? Why do we pray? What should we pray about? What do you pray about?

2 – What is a psalm?

Read Psalm 86

3 – When you read through Psalm 86, what do you notice? Does it sound like a prayer? What does David, the writer of this psalm, ask for?

4 – In KidVenture we talked about how our prayers needed to be honest, continuous and humble. Look at psalm 86 and find three different verses that show us that David (the writer of the psalm) was praying humbly.

This week’s challenge

Dig into the Psalms. The psalms are quite varied, some express joy, others express fear or anger. Some of them praise God while others foretell Jesus’ coming. There are a few things they have in common, one thing is that they are all written to God, they all express/communicate thoughts, emotions, needs to God. In other words, they are all prayers.

This week, take some time to read a couple different psalms. Maybe your parents have a favourite psalm, ask them to share it with you. After you’ve done that, put pen to paper and write or draw something to God. Remember that prayer is communicating with God, it does not have to be spoken word.