Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bible Class Schedule -#4 Prayer

It is a good habit to begin your class with a prayer.  In time, this will signal to all who are in the class that Bible class has officially begun.  All should be sitting quietly in their seats or, if the teacher prefers, in a semi-circle on the carpet and ready to pray.  In younger classes, I usually lead the prayer, mentioning many things that we will be learning and are thankful for in that morning’s Bible class, subtly introducing the lesson before it has actually been taught.  Using simple language, a minute-long prayer is sufficient.

There is nothing wrong in teaching the children to fold their hands together, close their eyes, and bow their heads.  Certainly, it will keep the students focused on the words of the prayer and, also, teach them how to behave in worship.  "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."  (Prov. 22:6)