The Family Table

Feeding the Faith of LEFC Families

TFT: 5 Things To Pray For Your Kids

February 12, 2023

Dear LEFC Parents,

Here’s a few things to keep in mind as you make disciples of the children in your home:

Worldview Training for Youth

Remember, the youth class is meeting every Sunday evening from now to Easter and studying, “TACTICS: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions.” Parents are always welcome to join in, too.

The Gospel Project at Home

Today’s Bible Study: “God Made Saul King” (Volume 3, Unit 10, Lesson 2). Ask your kids what they learned in Children’s Church this morning (and/or watch the video of the lesson in the link).

And for Dessert…

This week’s resource for family discipleship is super helpful little book on what to pray for our kids.

Melissa Kruger writes:

From the moment I took a positive pregnancy test, I’ve been a praying mom. The wonder of motherhood made me feel like there was way too much under my control (How can one child require so much every day?) and at the exact same time that I was powerless to control anything (Why can’t I get her to sleep?). Seeing the reality of my limitations opened me up to prayer in new ways. I prayed for my children to eat, to sleep, and to make it to the potty in time. Prayer became a lifeline in the midst of many days when I had no idea what I was doing.

As I was busy praying for the mundane things of my day, I also knew I needed to be praying for my children’s larger spiritual and emotional needs. I wanted to pray Scripture for my children, but often in the hustle and bustle of life, my spiritual prayers were reduced to “Please let them know you, Lord” and “May they glorify you in all they do.” While these are good things to pray, I knew the prayers of the Bible asked for even more: wisdom, discernment, strength, courage, understanding, spiritual prosperity, contentment, power over sin, and abounding hope.

So, when The Good Book Company approach me about contributing to their “5 Things to Pray” series, I said an enthusiastic “Yes!”

I [Pastor Matt] am glad she did. There’s more than 100 ideas of what to pray for our kids in here. Very practical! I have a copy of 5 Things to Pray for Your Kids you can borrow, and we can always get more.

Interview with Author
Intro by Melissa Kruger
Video about Book

We hope your family eats it up.

Matt Mitchell, Pastor
Holly Crumrine, 2023 Family Ministries Coordinator



For the last several years, our Children’s Church ministry has utilized The Gospel Project as our Bible study curriculum. The Gospel Project is really excellent–it takes our Little Learners and Bible Explorers chronologically through the whole Bible over the course of three years while always focusing on Jesus as the center of the big story. If your student was in Little Learners or Bible Explorers this morning, they received a coloring page and take-home sheet that corresponds to this lesson. You have also been given a full-color Big Picture Card that you can use to reinforce the lesson with your child, as well.

To reinforce what your kids are learning each week in Children’s Church, you can now access The Gospel Project At Home online. Each week in this email, there will be a link to follow to get this free resource which includes:

1. A guide to using the Gospel Project at Home.
2. Scripture to read and discuss with a recap video of the Bible Story (Preschool and/or Elementary).
3. Scripture memory verses and a song to sing together.
4. Prayer prompts and family activities that correspond to the lesson.

Please consider setting aside at least 10-15 minutes once a week for a family devotional time using this resource as a guide. We are hoping The Gospel Project At Home will help keep all of our LEFC kids “on the same page,” and feed their faith in Jesus.

This might be especially helpful if for some reason your child has to miss a week of Children’s Church. You can show them the Bible story video to keep them up to speed on what the other children are learning.

**Note: The first time you access the link, you will need to register a free account with Lifeway’s Ministry Grid. This will also provide you ongoing access through the “training” tab to many other discipleship resources including the Gospel Project at Home for previous weeks. Many hours of excellent things to absorb for free!