Daniel 6:26-27

I make a decree that in every dominion of my kingdom men must tremble and fear before the God of Daniel.

For He is the living God,
And steadfast forever;
His kingdom is the one which
shall not be destroyed,
And His dominion shall
endure to the end.

He delivers and rescues,
And He works signs and wonders
In heaven and on earth,
Who has delivered Daniel
from the power of the lions.
Daniel 6:26-27

Let’s praise the Lord in prayer together! God tells us to praise Him and what better way to do this than to praise Him using the truths found in God’s Word!

This practice of using God’s Word to praise God in prayer has helped me to think about who God says He is and has increased my faith as I have come to know Him better! Would you like to join me?

After praying with me using the audio, I would encourage you to write the Bible verse used in prayer on a card. (Two simple 4″x6″ prayer cards are available as a free download, or feel free to use a blank index card you already have.) Your prayer cards can be used again and again as you continue to talk to God in prayer.

What is a Bible verse you like to use as you praise the Lord in prayer? How has using God’s Word to praise the Lord in prayer helped you? Share in the comments below!

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Psalm 36:7

Psalm 36:7

Let’s praise the Lord in prayer together! God tells us to praise Him and what better way to do this than to praise Him using the truths found in God’s Word!

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Luke 2:20

Luke 2:20

On this blog post I welcome you to join me in prayer for each other as mothers! God invites us to call to Him in prayer, and what better way to do this than to pray using the truths found in His Word?

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Takeoff!

Here’s another fun way to memorize and/or review a Bible memory verse with your children. This is a great activity when you want to give your children the opportunity to get some wiggles out. 

Play “Takeoff!”

Suggested Ages: 4 – 12

TO PLAY
 

1. Runway
Have your children squat down on the floor as if they are an airplane on a runway ready for takeoff. Explain two airport signals. One signal is the word: “Takeoff!” When you say “Takeoff!” they are to pretend to fly like an airplane. The second signal is the word “Landing!” When your children hear you say “Landing!” they are to come in to the runway for landing. (In order to hear your commands, they will need to fly quietly.🙂)

 

2. Prepare
Say the Bible memory verse while your children listen, waiting on the runway and preparing to fly.

 

3. Takeoff
When your children hear you say the word “Takeoff!” they can stand up, put their arms out like airplane wings and ‘fly’ around your kitchen table or coffee table or around anything else you choose! When you say “Landing!” they are to fly back to the runway and land, returning to a squatting position.

 

Variations! 1. Have your children say the Bible memory verse with you when they have the verse memorized. 2. Make paper airplanes. Have your children fly the paper airplanes when you say “Takeoff!” When you say “Landing” they can then go and retrieve their airplanes.
Suggestion This activity is exciting for children and it may be challenging for some to ‘fly’ back to the runway and land on time. You may want to let them know that if their airplane is late in coming in for landing they will have to go into the airplane hangar to be repaired. The “airplane hangar” could be your couch or a chair. They can sit and watch the next takeoff and landing and then play again if you feel they are ready.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Takeoff!

Takeoff!

Here’s another fun way to memorize and/or review a Bible memory verse with your children. This is a great activity when you want to give your children the opportunity to get some wiggles out.

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Ready, Say, Go!

Ready, Say, Go! is a great activity to enjoy outdoors as you and your children review memorized verses together. 

Play “Ready, Say, Go!”

Suggested Ages: 4 – 12

TO PLAY
 

1. Ready
Choose a starting line. It may be the edge of your sidewalk or driveway. Have your children stand behind the starting line.

 

2. Say
Say the chosen memorized verse together.

 

3. Go!
After saying the memorized verse together tell your children that when you say “Go!” they are to run to a place you specify in your yard and then touch it. (This could be a tree, the corner of your house, your car, etc.) After touching the designated object they are to come back to the starting line as fast as they can.

Say “Go!” and enjoy watching your children run or you can run with them! Repeat these three steps as many times as you like. You may want to review a different memorized verse each time your children are ready to run again.

 

Suggestions

1. Take your Memory Verse Cards outside with you for reference.

2. If you have older children and younger children enjoying this activity together, you may want to assign partners, pairing older siblings with younger ones. Encourage them to run together holding hands.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Takeoff!

Takeoff!

Here’s another fun way to memorize and/or review a Bible memory verse with your children. This is a great activity when you want to give your children the opportunity to get some wiggles out.

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Pop Up!

Ready for another fun way to memorize and/or review a Bible memory verse with your children?

Enjoy “Pop Up!”

Suggested Ages: 4 – 12

TO PLAY
 

1. Chairs

Make a row of chairs. Include one chair for each of your children. Have each of your children sit down on one of the chairs.

 

2. Pop Up Word

Choose a word from the memory verse to be the “Pop Up Word.” Tell your children the Pop Up Word you have chosen.

 

3. Pop Up!

Say the memory verse. When your children hear you say the Pop Up Word they are to quickly pop up off their chair and then sit back down again. Choose another word from the memory verse and repeat. Enjoy! 🙂

 

FUN VARIATIONS!

1. Have your children listen for more than one “Pop Up Word” in a single saying of the verse, popping up each time a Pop Up Word is said.

2. Give the first child in the row the first word of the verse, the second child
the second word of the verse, the third child the third word of the verse, etc. Have your children Pop Up for their word only.

3. Popcorn! Give each of your children a different Pop Up word in varying order along the row. The child at the end of the row may have the first word, the child in the middle may have the second word etc. Again have them Pop Up for their given Pop Up word only. They will look like popcorn popping! Fun!!

 

SUGGESTIONS!

1. Once your children have memorized the verse, have them say the verse with you as they enjoy playing “Pop Up!”

2. Always say the Bible memory verse reference before and after the verse. This is important. It will help your children memorize the Bible reference, enabling them to remember where the verse is found and giving them the ability to find it in their Bibles at any time.

3. For variety have your children pick Pop Up Words.

MORE IDEAS!
Your children may come up with even more ideas on how to enjoy “Pop Up!” That’s great! This activity can be enjoyed over and over again.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Takeoff!

Takeoff!

Here’s another fun way to memorize and/or review a Bible memory verse with your children. This is a great activity when you want to give your children the opportunity to get some wiggles out.

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O God Our Help in Ages Past

So many wonderful hymns are full of truth from the Scriptures! As you enjoy singing hymns with your children, your children will begin to lay up these truths in their hearts. And these hymns can remain with them, ready in their hearts to one day be sung with the next generation.

Hymns comfort, encourage, lift up our eyes to Jesus and renew our spirits. Let’s keep singing hymns!!

Note: This hymn is included in First Place Plans 3A and 3B.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Plans 3A and 3B

Do you have the desire to help your children love Jesus and grow in Him, yet wonder how to go about it or where to begin?

First Place Plans are here to help! First Place Plans provide you with a simple yet intentional guide as you enjoy Bible Time with your children. They offer creative activities and encourage participation, discussion and discovery as you and your children read, study and memorize God’s Word together.

Two Plans!

There are two 5 Day First Place Plans to choose from. Plan 3A is designed to be used with children who have yet to read or write. Plan 3B is designed to be used with everyone else! Plan 3A and Plan 3B can also be used together if you have both children who can’t read and children who can.

Hymn, Song and Activities!

A hymn, two more songs and creative activities are included! Just click on the active links in the download before printing.

Resources!

Related Memory Verse Cards and Bible Study Pages are provided.

Great news!

These plans are flexible! Miss a day? No worries. Just pick up where you left off and keep going!

Binder!

Bible Study Pages can be kept in a three ring Bible Study Binder. (Binder Cover Download available here)

You’re all set!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask. It would be wonderful to hear from you.

And if you do decide to use one of the 5 Day First Place Plans I’d love to hear from you as well! Your feedback will help us as we continue to make more First Place Plans.

May the Lord bless the work of your hands as you choose to put the spiritual nurturing of your children in first place over their academic studies and other endeavors.

Note: Files are created for two sided printing.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.”
Isaiah 41:10

Date Night Table Talk

Date Night Table Talk

Looking for some stimulating conversation starters for you and your husband to enjoy as you share what is on your heart concerning your children’s spiritual growth and development? Take a look at the Date Night Table Talk questions!

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It Starts with You

It Starts with You

As you prepare for Bible time with your children, remember that it starts with you and your love for God and His Word. You cannot share your love for God and His Word with your children if you do not love God and His Word.

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