Learn more about the Lord’s Protection
- Talking with Children about Divine Providence
Explore key ideas to share with children about the Lord’s Providence and related activities.
- Family Worship—The Protection of the Lord
Take turns reading aloud quotations from the Word about the protection of the Lord.
- “Daniel’s Protection” by Jeremy Simons (for 18 and up)
Bad things do happen and they happen to good people as well as bad, so the Divine protection does not mean immunity from bodily harm. But Divine protection is a very real thing.
- “A Little Sanctuary” by Peter M. Buss, Jr.
Why does the Lord allow parents to feel so helpless at times, when they’re trying to participate in something that is so important to Him?
Ideas for discussion:
- The Lord wants to keep us safe from evil and falsity. But He also treasures our freedom to choose between good and evil. Why? (Because we would not be happy if we had no choice about how to conduct our lives.)
- How do our choices affect how much the Lord can protect us?
- Do we have any power against evil from ourselves? (No. We need the Lord’s help to fight against evil.
- What can we do to help the Lord protect us? (Look to the Lord and try to do what we know is good and true.)
Projects and activities for various ages:
- The Lord Protects Us with the Light of Truth (ages 4-8)
Make a picture of the light of truth flowing from the Lord through the Word.
- A Demonstration of the Lord Protecting Us (ages 4-12)
How can a clear glass, a cotton ball, and a bowl of muddy water help you illustrate the Lord’s “invisible” protection of those who look to Him?
- Protection of the Eye (ages 12 and up)
How do the marvels of the human eye illustrate the Lord's care for us?
- Symbols of the Lord’s Protection Matching Activity (ages 11 and up)
Match quotations from the Word to pictures symbolizing the Lord's protection.
- Write a Prayer Asking for the Lord’s Protection (teens and up)
Write a prayer that asks the Lord to protect you. For inspiration, see selected quotes about the Lord’s protection or look through the Psalms in the Word.
- Strong in Truth (for teens and up)
What truths have you learned that protect something precious in your life?
- Prayers to the Lord Is Our Protector (ages 18 and up)
Three prayers asking for the Lord's protection.
Let all those rejoice who put their trust in You;
let them ever shout for joy, because You defend them
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