"5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do."
We are in the business of teaching our children about God and that means teaching them about prayer... and that means teaching them about God.
Last week's focus was on trusting God as opposed to leaning on our own understanding. This week's focus is more about believing that God has the power to provide and acting as if God will answer that prayer.
The question in and after prayer would be - what is my faithful response to this prayer?
For Joshua, as he led Israel through the battles of the Promised Land, it was about being obedient to the instructions from God.
Here are some things for you to do this week as a family, as you go:
Review some of the materials, games, and ideas from the last week of the family ministry kit. Vern provided a slew of prayer-oriented help that can be used over and over by your family.
If you are doing the daily readings and prayers from the Draw the Circle book, find ways to incorporate your family in that activity.
Retell some stories from Joshua: the crossing of the Jordan, the conquest of Jericho... talk to your children about hearing God and obeying Him.