This week we will look at a few psalms to see how people wrote the Book of Psalms, or songs, to God to worship Him and praise Him for who He is. Some of the psalms celebrate God’s goodness. Some of the psalms are requests by God’s people for God to provide and protect them. Still other psalms express the people’s awareness of their sin or ask God why He does what He does.
In the Old Testament, whenever God’s people cried out for mercy and forgiveness, praised God, or thanked Him, God heard their prayers. He promised to answer them, and He did by sending his Son, Jesus. The book of Psalms teaches us how to talk to God as we strive to obey Him.
Help your kids understand that God delights in hearing from us. Encourage them to be real with God in how they talk with Him and to share their joys, sorrows, and questions with Him. Remind them that God hears their prayers and that God has already given our greatest need—Jesus. As you talk, reinforce these truths:
- God is good.
- People wrote songs to worship God.
- We read the psalms in the Bible.
- Some psalms told about God’s plan to send Jesus.
- Why can we trust God? We can trust God because He is good.
- Why can we trust God? Everything God does is for His glory and our good.