Friday, October 26, 2012

Learning the Lord's Prayer

The Lord's Prayer may be committed to memory quickly, but it is slowly learnt by heart. -Frederick Denison Maurice

The Lord's prayer is something we've been spending a bit of time on lately.
We love using Kay Arthur's Teach Us to Pray for kids book
In the book, she has each line of the prayer broken into different segments.
I thought that a sensory box could help us learn the prayer and the focus of each line.  

Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name.
The theme for this line is Worship. We used an antique perfume bottle.
Your kingdom come

The theme for this line is Allegiance.
We have a sticker that says "Team Jesus" and that seemed to do the job. 

The theme for this line is submission.
This was a challenge. But in the end, we decided that we would use a beautiful and intricate button. The button is in the shape of the earth, and the design is splendid, just like heaven is described to be.

Petition and Intercession is the theme of Give us this day our daily bread.
The corn is representing trusting the Lord for our food and daily needs. 

Confession and Forgiveness sums up the line  And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
We decided to use a green leaf to represent growth and that God makes all things new.  

The candle brings light in a dark place and can shine light on the path to walk on. We thought that would be the best item to represent the line And do not leads us into temptation but deliver us from evil.

We used another  antique perfume bottle for the closing line of worship in the Lord's Prayer, For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 

This has been a helpful tool to help my children meditate on the deeper meaning of the Lord's prayer.

What do you use to remember scripture?

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