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VIRTUES TO PRAY FOR - written by Tanis Harms
TOPIC: Biblical virtues
SCRIPTURE: Titus 2:11, Ps. 1:2; 2 Pet. 3:18; Eph. 5:2;
. Ps. 25: 21; Micah 6:8; Lk. 6:36;
. 1 Pet. 2:17; Eph. 2:10; 1 Thess. 5:6;
. Ps. 51:10; Hab.2:4; Dt. 31:6
Style: visual poem/recital: children
. each say a verse and let the congregation
. know how they can be praying
. for the children
Cast: 13 Children
Set & Props: OPTIONAL: 13 big cards with words:
. “Salvation”; “Love of God’s Word”; “Grace”;
. “Love”; “Honesty and Integrity”; “Justice”;
. “Mercy”; “Respect”; “Biblical Self-esteem”;
. “Self-control”; “Purity”; “Faithfulness”;
. “Strength and Courage”
(13 CHILDREN walk on and stand in a line.
Each steps forward when it is there turn to speak.
If you have cards, they should hold them up.
If memorization is a problem, their lines
can be taped on the back so of the cards.
Don’t block faces though.)
NAR. Are we praying for our children?
. Do you know what to pray for
. when you do?
C 1 (“SALVATION” card)
. Titus 2:11 “For the grace of God has appeared,
. bringing salvation to all men.”
. First, please pray for salvation to come
. to the unbelieving, to your children,
. their friends, their neighbors.
C 2 (“LOVE OF GOD’S WORD” card)
. Psalm 1:2 “But his delight is in the law
. of the Lord, and in His law
. he meditates day and night.”
. Pray that we will love God’s word
. and grow to find it more precious
. than pure gold, or more precious
. than playing hours of Nintendo.
C 3 (“GRACE” card) 2
. 2 Peter 3:18 “But grow in the grace and
. knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
. To Him be the glory, both now and
. to the day of eternity. Amen.”
. Pray that we may know this amazing grace
. and continually grow in it, so we will know
. that even though we make a mistake,
. God still loves us and forgives us.
C 4 (“LOVE” card)
. Ephesians 5:2 “And walk in love,
. just as Christ also loved you,
. and gave Himself up for us, an offering
. and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”
. Pray that we live a life of love,
. through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us,
. so can forgive those who hurt us, even if it is
. a bully who hurts us over and over again.
C 5 (“HONESTY AND INTEGRITY” card)
. Psalm 25: 21 “Let integrity and uprightness
. preserve me, for I wait for Thee.”
. Pray that honesty and integrity
. will be our protection so that we don’t fall
. into a life of lying and cheating
. where no one will trust us.
C 6 (“JUSTICE” card)
. Micah 6:8 “He has told you, O man, what is good;
. and what does the Lord require of you but
. to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly
. with your God.” Pray that we love justice as
. God loves justice, and that we act justly
. in all that we do, so that we don’t even feel
. tempted to steal another kid’s iPod or iPhone.
C 7 (“MERCY” card)
. Luke 6:36 “Be merciful, just as your Father is
. merciful.” Pray that we live to show this mercy,
. so we can be friendly with everyone, including
. the kid that everyone makes fun of.
C 8 (“RESPECT” card)
. 1 Peter 2:17 “Honor all men; love the brotherhood,
. fear God, honor the king.” Pray that we may show
. proper to respect to everyone as the Bible
. commands, so that we will keep a good reputation
. with our teachers and principal.
C 9 (“BIBLICAL SELF-ESTEEM” card) 3
. Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship,
. created in Christ Jesus for good works,
. which God prepared beforehand, that we
. should walk in them.” Pray that we develop
. a Biblical self-esteem, realizing that we
. are created in Christ Jesus, so we don’t feel
. so worthless that we have to put others down
. to feel better about ourselves.
C 10 (“SELF-CONTROL” card)
. 1 Thessalonians 5:6 “So then let us not sleep
. as others do, but let us be alert and sober.”
. Pray that we will have self-control, so we are able
. to say “no” if someone asks if we want to join them
. in things like shoplifting or smoking weed.
C 11 (“PURITY” card)
. Psalm 51: 10 “Create in me a clean heart, O God,
. and renew a steadfast spirit within me.”
. Pray that we remain pure of heart and actions,
. so that we will protect ourselves from guilt,
. or maybe even things like STDs.
C 12 (“FAITHFULNESS” card)
. Habakkuk 2:4 “Behold, as for the proud one,
. his soul is not right within him; but the righteous
. will live by his faith.” Pray that we remain
. faithful to God and His commandments,
. that we may not drift away from church just
. because friends say it’s not cool.
C 13 (“STRENGTH AND COURAGE” card)
. Deuteronomy 31:6 “Be strong and courageous,
. do not be afraid or tremble at them,
. for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you.
. He will not fail you or forsake you.”
. Pray that we find strength and courage in God,
. in all that we do, so that we can remain
. a steadfast testimony for the Lord, even if –
. we find ourselves at the other end of a weapon.