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Psalm 95:6 (ESV): "Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the LORD, our Maker!"
First, it is believed that King David wrote this psalm, because of Hebrews 4:7 saying "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts" which is also Psalm 95:7-8.
Equipment Needed: Foam Noodle used as a "SWORD"
1) Rope long and heavy enough to use as a "jump rope."
2) 2 Chairs or the like strong enough for two teachers, helpers or whomever you can use to stand on.
4) Painter Tape or cones or something to make a path of ten feet or so between the two chairs.
How to Play the Game:
Tell the students they have to step between the blue lines in front of one chair, and make it to the other chair without the rope hitting them. Let someone walk under the rope doing whatever they need to in order to not touch the rope.
Then ask them, does anyone have a question about how to play?
When they do not have any questions, ask who wants to be first, then start swinging the rope rather fast like a jump rope, making sure that if the duck or go to their knees, they can make it.
If someone figures it out, fast enough for the time that you have, then you are done. If not, tell them if they stay on their knees, or stay bowed down, they can make it. Have someone do it.
Explain the drill: Just like when we started class, this drill is designed to have you bow or kneel. God is just like that. Remember how we started class. You submit to the will of God, you bow down, and you pray kneeling or bowing your head, to remind yourself that you are actually giving control of your very life to God as an act of worship when you pray.
Read the verse.
Ask for questions or explainations, and reward participation somehow, either with verbal or physical recognition.
If you have time, ask students to lead the others in Kneeling prayer, out loud. Reward participation the same way.
- Remember always, God Rocks, and as a teacher, of his young, he has your back. You should submit to his will at the beginning, with your helpers, just to make sure he knows you know who the man really is.