Connected Prayer About this Life Night Prayer is at the heart of a relationship with Jesus. Jesus not only calls us to pray, He also teaches us how to pray through His words and example. This night looks at the call to prayer in a culture that demands instant communication and feedback. The Life Night starts with the “Cell Phone Olympics,” challenging the teens to show off their cell phone skills. The teaching draws the parallel from modern communication to our deep need to connect to God through prayer. In particular, the teaching will explain the model of prayer given to us in the Our Father. The Break invites the teens into a time of silence and listening. Finally, the Send gives the teens an opportunity to enter into a specific type of prayer and make a commitment to daily prayer in their lives. Goal of This Night The goal of this Life Night is to answer the questions “what is prayer?” and “why do we need a prayer life?” Using the Lord’s Prayer as a starting point, the teens will learn the importance of prayer as the foundation of their relationship with God. Catechism # 2558 - 2565 # 2598 - 2606 # 2759 - 2772 Scripture Matthew 6:9 -15 Matthew 7:7 -11 Luke 6:12 1 Thessalonians 5:17 Key Concepts Prayer is the foundation of a real relationship with God. He calls us to Himself and prayer is our response. Jesus taught us how to pray through His actions (taking time in silence to pray to His Father) and His words (teaching us the Our Father). The Our Father stands at the center of the Gospel message. It is not just a prayer to memorize and recite; it is a pattern and model for our entire prayer life. End of Free Preview Thanks for reviewing this Life Night! If you would like the full verison of this resource please sign in. If you are signed in and still can't download this resource, please contact parish support in the chat below.