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Faith Encouragement

Jesus Listens

CTA - Christ to All /May. 11, 2022
Jesus Listens

By Gail Marsh  

“Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you.”   

Can you guess who first spoke these words and why? It was Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. Mr. Watson, Bell’s co-worker and friend, heard Bell’s first phone message and came right away!  

Today we can communicate with our friends in many different ways. We can use a phone, of course, but we can also contact a friend through an email, text, video chat, or even through a written letter!   

Did you know that you can speak directly to Jesus, your best Friend? You won’t need a phone, a computer, or a stamp! How? Prayer!   

Prayer is both simple and amazing at the same time. Prayer is simply talking to Jesus. You can talk to Jesus just like you talk to a friend. You can thank Jesus for being your Friend. You can tell Jesus what’s on your mind—what makes you happy, what makes you mad, and anything else you’re thinking!   

The best part of prayer is that Jesus listens. He really does! And that’s what makes prayer so amazing—Jesus, the powerful Son of God, listens to your prayers! You can talk to Jesus out loud or inside your head. He hears you either way. In fact, you can sing a prayer or write your prayer on paper and Jesus will hear. He listens to the prayers you have memorized and to prayers you make up yourself.  

Jesus will answer your prayers too. In fact, because he is your best Friend, Jesus will answer your prayers in the very best way.  

Call to me and I will answer you (Jeremiah 33:3 ESV).  

Things to talk about with family and friends: 

  • When do you talk to Jesus? 
  • Tell about a time when Jesus answered one of your prayers. 
  • How can it help to know Jesus hears when you talk to him?  

Editor’s note: Today’s devotion is slightly adapted from Walking with Jesus, an activity book full of way for kids to explore their relationship with Jesus. To see all the full line of Walking with Jesus items, click here.  

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