Trust and Praise


  1. The children are invited to the front to hear a story. One adult tells it while another adult makes a series of origami shapes. There is a brief discussion of the story (the point of which is that Jesus is the source of true happiness).
  2. Adults or older children read verses from Deuteronomy 8. The leader ensures that the children understand what has been read.
  3. The children are given a prayer object and invited to pass it around, giving thanks to God for something good in their lives when it is passed to them.
  4. Ishmael's action song, My God Shall Supply All My Needs could be used after the talk.




Teaching Notes

A reading from Deuteronomy 8. 6, 7-9, 10-11 & 17-18

  1. Observe the commands of the Lord your God.
  2. For the Lord your God is bringing you into a good land - a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills; a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig-trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey; a land where bread will not be scarce and you will lack nothing;
  3. When you have eaten and are satisfied, praise the Lord your God for the good land he has given you. Be careful you do not forget the Lord your God.
  4. You may say to yourself, "My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me." But remember the Lord your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth.

[New International Version]

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