The Power of Prayer

Prayer is an effective way to deal with any problem in life: relationships, economic struggles, fear, illness, or anything else that challenges us. We will review the lives of several Old Testament characters who turned to God in deep prayer, learning to trust Him in all different situations. Prayer brings healing!

Kids and Sunday School Resources

Projects and Activities

  • Bible Character's Prayers - Draw the name of a Bible character, tell about them, and then write or say a prayer they might have prayed
  • David and Goliath - (young children) A measuring and comparing exercise that helps children undertand the size of Goliath
  • Learning How to Pray - (3 to 5 year olds) Young children teach a doll or stuffed animal to pray
  • Psalm Writing - A Psalm is a prayer to God, telling Him about what's happening in your life.
  • Students Interview Esther - Dress up as Esther and let the students interview you to better understand the story. This activity includes interview questions you can print out for your students.
  • Trusting and Listening to God
  • Twenty Questions with Bible Characters - Students are given the name of a Bible character. They research the character at home. The next week they answer questions about that character while other students try to guess who they are.

Fun and Games

Read a Story

Three Hebrew Boys
Read Daniel 3

Daniel
Read Daniel 6

Esther
Read Esther

Jabez
Read I Chronicles 4:9-10

Elijah
Read I Kings 17-II Kings 2

Solomon
Read I Kings 3

Hannah
Read I Samuel 1-2

David
Read I Samuel 17-20

Samuel
Read I Samuel 3

Hezekiah
Read II Kings 18-20

Elisha
Read II Kings 2-13

Job
Read Job

Jonah
Read Jonah

Ruth
Read Ruth

Listen to a Story

Adult and Teen Resources

Articles — Everyday Living

  • Having Trouble Sleeping - You have a right to a good night's sleep. It comes straight from God, who watches over you while you rest!
  • There's Always a Way Out - If we feel trapped, scared by emotions or situations, we can trust God's loving hand to rescue us.
  • When There's No Human Help, There's God! - When we are beyond the help of others, do we surrender to death? Of course we don't! Surrendering to the mortal world and the idea of death will never help us; however, surrendering to God is guaranteed to help

Guests — Everyday Living

Healing Messages — Everyday Living

  • Facing and Overcoming Fear - Nancy Humphrey Case shares how she faced fear and overcame it after a few challenging rides on her new horse.
  • Finding a Place to Live - Christine Villaman shares how God found her family a place to live just in time and in a great location in Spain, where they'd be living for a year.
  • God Loves Man's Best Friend Too! - Even when our pets aren't feeling well, we can know that they are in God's ever-present care.
  • God's Help on Icy Bridge - An individual shares how she experienced God's control of everything, even careening traffic on an icy bridge.
  • Help for Boaters Stranded in Storm - How God answered our prayers when our boat wouldn't start during a thunder and lightning storm
  • Horse and Rider Trust God's Control - Nancy Humphrey Case shares how she learned to let go of control and trust in God while she worked with her young horse.
  • Hostile Take-Over Prevented Through Prayer - Chris Jackson tells how another company made an attempt at a hostile take-over and how prayer helped them survive, transform, and thrive.
  • Jabez and Roxie - Jeanne Sparks, an accomplished horsewoman, shares a personal experience in which the prayer of Jabez helped her work with and train a difficult horse.
  • A Poor 12-Year-Old Girl Totally Healed Of Cancer - Cancer is healed! Check out this remarkable healing of a 12 year old girl.
  • A Prayer Circle - A mom called a prayer circle for her daughter, which helped the woman win a job playing for a symphony. Prayer works.
  • Restaurant Owner Trusts God's Direction - Ray Villaman worried about leaving his restaurants for a year to live in Spain with his family. Trusting that God is in control brought healing.
  • The Right Path - It can feel hard to find a job that is fulfilling. Find out how this woman found her perfect career with prayer.
  • Therapeutic Horsemanship and Love Meet a Son's Needs - Judith Cordray shares how prayer for their special education son and a therapeutic horsemanship instructor's refusal to limit him has helped her son break through limits and become more independent.
  • Wallet Lost in the Ocean is Found - Marilyn Utz shares how she and her husband were able to maintain their joy even though his wallet was lost at the beginning of their tropical vacation - and then how it was restored in full

Identity — Teen Time

  • Having Trouble Sleeping - You have a right to a good night's sleep. It comes straight from God, who watches over you while you rest!
  • Life Lessons from Skiing - What do you do when you fall? How do you know when to lead or follow? Find this out and more - all from skiing.
  • When There's No Human Help, There's God! - When we are beyond the help of others, do we surrender to death? Of course we don't! Surrendering to the mortal world and the idea of death will never help us; however, surrendering to God is guaranteed to help.

Making a Difference — Teen Time

  • Conquering Drought - Even in times of drought and severe lack of water, we can turn to God for answers. It's God who blesses us, and gives us everything we need.