Read Matthew 14:23 out loud with your family.
Ask the following question and discuss the answer together as a family.
Q: When do you most often find yourself praying?
Parent Note: Some people pray after a hard day. Some people like to pray after good days to thank God for all of His help. Neither is better than the other, but the best answer is all the time and for no particular reason! A lot had happened that day, and Jesus needed some quiet time to pray. No matter what is going on in our lives, we should always take some time to pray and get direction from God.
Read the following prayer out loud. Have your kids repeat after you:
Dear God, thank you for hearing my prayers.
I know that You are a caring Father who wants to spend time with me.
Please help me remember to pray in good times, and in bad times too.
We ask these things in Jesus' name, Amen.