Direct Message is a Wednesday Night Talk to help students understand the way prayer connects them to God. This can be an abstract idea for students in this phase. Because they can’t physically see or hear God, it can be easy to think they aren’t connected to God when they pray. The goal is to help them understand that God is there, God is listening, and God wants to connect with them through prayer.
Prayer connects you to God.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.”
Philippians 4:6, NLT
ENGAGE IN EVERYDAY MOMENTS TOGETHER
As your middle schooler starts their day, encourage them with this reminder: “You are enough just the way you are.”
At a meal this week, have each person share how/when they like to talk to God.
While on the go this week, ask: “Who is someone in your life that you are concerned about and why?”
Pray: “God, thank You for listening to me when I pray. Thank You for being bigger than anything that might challenge me and loving me more than I can understand.”