Your Grace Kids resources for the week of July 13

Read 1 SAMUEL 1  

Reflect: God invites us to pray.  He hears us when we pray. God heard Hannah and answered her prayer by giving her a son. God called Hannah’s son to share God’s plan. God might not answer our prayers right away or in the way we expect, but we can trust God because He is good and His plan for us is good.

Watch: God’s Story – Prayer 

Practice Psalm 19:1-4a, 7-8

Psalm 19:8

Psalm 19:1-4a, 7-8


Focus on reading the account of Peter and Cornelius from Acts 10 and the “Study It” and “Discuss It” sections in the Lesson.

How do barriers like geography, language, tradition, or religious beliefs keep the gospel from spreading?

Review 1 Samuel 3. 

Reflect on how Samuel responded to God’s call: “Speak, for Your servant is listening.” Today, help kids identify Samuel’s role as God’s messenger. God called Hannah’s son to share God’s plan. Lead them to connect Samuel to Jesus. Samuel used God’s words to tell the people what God is like. John 1:1 says that Jesus is the Word. Jesus—the Son of God—told the world about God’s plan and showed what God is like. 

How does God speak to us today? Remind kids that God spoke directly to Samuel and to many others in the Bible. Guide them to recognize that the Bible is the Word of God. God tells us everything we need to know about Him through His Word. 

What message do we have to share with the world? Lead your child to review the gospel. Emphasize the bad news of sin and the good news of the Savior. Point out that God calls all believers to share the good news about Jesus with the world. 


Read Acts 10 again. 

Discuss how your family can “Experience It.” Have fun barrier bowling!  Talk about when we pray, God begins to knock down and remove barriers to the gospel. 

Finish up with the “Map It” section.

Pretzels & Prayer

Make pretzels together and learn more about prayer and another way to pray! 

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