HABITS OF JESUS: Why Jesus Prayed

Dear parents,

We started a new series called “Habits of Jesus,” and we began discussing how Jesus is the perfect example of how to live. Even Jesus had habits—things he did regularly.

In this first lesson, we talked about Jesus’ habit of praying. Later in this series, students will also explore Jesus’ habits of giving, serving, and withdrawing. During this time most of us have some extra time and we want to encourage to use this time to grow closer to Jesus by following how he lived.

Jesus prayed—talked to God—about lots of things. Jesus prayed by himself. He prayed publicly. And through Jesus’ example, we see that prayer is just talking to God about life. Jesus prayed so he wouldn’t fall into temptation. Jesus prayed because he was facing difficulties. Jesus prayed to receive help.

This week, talk with your teenager about the lesson and share what prayer has meant in your own life. Consider starting with these questions:

  • When do you pray? Are there better times than others?
  • What do you pray about?
  • How have you seen Jesus answering your prayers?

There are also more questions in the description of the YouTube live stream from youth group.

Thank you for supporting your teenager and continuing the discussion on prayer. Have a great week! We love you, and are here for you!