Children’s Prayer new series: Happy are the spiritually poor
Friends of Jesus risen from the dead,
Last year we dedicated a series to each of the petitions in the Lord’s Prayer, which are still available on the app, and this year we are going to pray with some series on the Beatitudes.
The Beatitudes turn the values of our world upside down and make us look at things differently; where there was only suffering and despair, Jesus brings hope and joy.
We could say that the Beatitudes are the laws of the Kingdom of Heaven, the rules Jesus gives us so we can find joy and happiness in the Lord as citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven – a kingdom that Jesus began here on earth, but which achieves its full glory in heaven.
In this first beatitude, Jesus shows us that when we are poor and totally dependent on God, our humility brings us closer to him, whereas when we are rich with things on earth and proud of ourselves, we find ourselves further and further away from his Kingdom.
Jesus invites us to search for God’s love above all else and place our trust in him to the full. If we want to find his love, we have to free ourselves from our arrogance and pride; we have to make ourselves poor in order to embrace his rich love.
Let’s be spiritually poor and recognise that we need God in everything. In this way the King of Kings will take our hand and lead us into his Kingdom.
Toni, humble and poor.
PS In the Children’s Bible, look out for the comic and movie for the story “The Sermon on the Mount: the Beatitudes”.
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