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Time Out
By Steve Case

Have your students peruse the newspaper or your church’s prayer list. Select one news item or parishioner to pray for. During the next week, tell your students to stop whatever they are doing at 1:23, 2:34, 3:45, 4:56 or any time during the day with consecutive numbers and pray for that concern. Remind them that God is a good listener who hears all prayers no matter how short or informal. Encourage the students to pray this way daily (even if they are in school). Follow the news or the concerns and journal about what happens. Sharing experiences can be a great introduction to a Sunday school class or small group discussion.