New Testament Lessons

Sermon on the Mount/Plain

Lord’s Prayer Part 2

Matthew 5, 7; Luke 6

Children’s Illustrated Bible, pp. 214-215

The Book of Common Prayer or the weekly service print out



Unpack the challenging words in the things we ask of God – forgiving trespasses and daily bread – to make the words more relevant. Refer to the Beatitudes poster made previously to find examples of forgiveness and “daily bread” from every day life.



Reread the Lord’s Prayer. In the first two lines, we call upon God (Our father who art in heaven) and praise him (hallowed by thy name) as a way of getting attention. Then we ask God for help. The things we ask for are petitions. What do we ask for?


Give us this day our daily bread.

What is our daily bread? (Food and things we need)


Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

What are trespasses? (Sins)


Why do we say “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us?” (To show that we are trying to make the kingdom of God here on earth; forgiving each other is a way of being a peacekeeper)


Lead us not into temptation.

What are temptations? Things we want to do but know that we shouldn’t. We can pray to God to resist doing things that we want to do, but know that we shouldn’t. Explain that in newer tanslations, the line “Lead us not into temptation” is translated as “Save us from the time of trial.” This means that we ask God to be spared from terrible events.



Deliver us from evil now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

What is evil? Evil things and bad things happen all around us. When bad things happen, we pray to God to save us from those things and give us the courage to face the bad things that happen.



Say the Lord’s Prayer in Church

Make an illustrated version of the Lord’s Prayer to say in church. Older children can write their prayers and illustrate some of the things we ask God for.


Classroom poster

Complete the classroom poster by adding the last lines of the prayer. Hang the poster in the classroom.


Heart Snacks

Make heart cookies or use heart cookie cutters to make cut-outs of cheese slices. Talk about hearts symbolizing our love for each other and our willingness to forgive people as God forgives us. 

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