How has your week been?
In the middle of a somewhat bumpy week for me, I got great news! The Family Book of Advent gift edition, by yours truly, is now available at Cracker Barrel stores across the country. It’s Christmas in October!
First, tell your kids the pelican story.
The brown pelican is the most famous of all the pelicans. It dives through the sky, plunges into the ocean, and uses its large pouch-like beak to scoop up fish.
If a pelican is distracted (not paying attention) it will lose its fresh fish dinner. Once a pelican has caught a fish, seagulls from all around fly and flap around the pelican, sometimes even pecking it on the head. Peck, peck, peck. That distraction can cost the pelican something good—a tasty lunch—and the seagull snatches the fish away. When the pelican stops paying attention and is distracted, it loses something good.
Second make the transition
- Prayer pleases God (Proverbs 15:8). God loves it when we pray!
- Prayer is powerful. “When a believing person prays, great things happen” (James 5:16).
Third, ask a few prayer questions
- Why do you think God likes it when we pray?
- What are some things that distract us/keep us from praying? (we forget, we get busy, we don’t think prayer really “works”, we don’t have a set time to pray) OR What are some reasons we don’t pray?
Let me know how it goes. I’d love to hear about the prayer conversations you have with your kids.
Copyright © Carol Garborg 2016