LESSON TITLE: DAVID’S PRAYER
Adult/Young Adult Topic: A GREATER PLAN
Printed Text: 1 Chronicles 17:16-27
KEY VERSE: 1 Chronicles 17:20 (NIV) There is no one like you, LORD, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 99th Edition, 2019-2020
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE: When a person receives a great promise, he or she may feel honored. How does one respond when one has been so honored? When God promised to make him the head of a great dynasty, King David prayed a prayer of gratitude praise and petition.
CONCLUDING REFLECTION: When we approach God in a spirit of faith and humility, we have a much better chance of having our prayers answered than if we had approached God with an attitude of entitlement or doubt. David’s pattern of unselfish, faith-filled prayers that reflect God’s already-established will can be helpful in instructing us how to pray in a way that is pleasing to the heart of God.
PRAYER: Dear God, help us not to pray selfish prayers that only concern our own wishes and desires. Let our prayers reflect your heart so that the answers to them will accomplish your will. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
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