Children’s Sermon 1 Thessalonians 5:17 – Pray Without Ceasing

Children's Sermon 1 Thessalonians 5:17

Children’s Sermon 1 Thessalonians 5:17 – Pray Without Ceasing

Children’s Sermon 1 Thessalonians 5:17 – Pray Without Ceasing

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:17 

Pray without ceasing

Lesson Objective:  To learn to have a conversation with God the Father often through prayer.

Have the children come to the front of the church.

Ask them what they think prayer is.

Tell the children that prayer is how we talk to God, praise him with words, and ask for his blessing.

Whenever you are good friends with someone, you probably talk to them a lot. So how can we build our friendship with God if we ignore him? God wants us to talk to him like we talk to our friends.

1st Thessalonians 5:17 tells us to pray without ceasing. This doesn’t mean that we have to actually be on our knees every second of the day. This means that we should pray often, but even when don’t, we should always be talking to God and praising him in our hearts and minds.

Praying to God is a lot like talking to your friends, but you have to remember who you’re talking to. For example, God doesn’t want to hear about what we ate for breakfast, right? He already knows, and he’s waiting to hear the important stuff.

Ask the children what some important things are that they can pray about.

You will get a variety of answers.

Tell them that we can pray for the healing of our sick friends, for happiness, for safety, for a closer walk with God, and so much more! But a big part of prayer is thanking God for all He has done, and for loving us so much.

James 5:13-14 says that we should pray when we’re sick when we’re happy, and anywhere in between. The best part is that you can talk to God at any time and He will always answer. You may not hear him speak in words, but He always lets you know He is there.

Let us pray now:


Dear God, thank you for always being there for us. We are grateful that we can talk to you in prayer, and we hope that you will help us to do so more often. Bless our lives, and let us be able to stand strong for you. Amen.

Children’s Sermon 1 Thessalonians 5:17 – Pray Without Ceasing