Hello, friend! Prayer? I bet you know what prayer means, but do you know what "intercessory" prayer means? A big part of Jesus' ministry was and is intercessory prayer or praying for other people. He taught us to how to pray and who to pray for. In John 17- Jesus prayed for Himself first, His disciples second, and then the "church" or other believers, third. Yep, He prayed for Himself first. We need to be right with God before we can help other people. (Jesus was already right with God, but He was mostly showing us how to pray.) Most of John 17 is for other people, though. He prayed a lot for people who already knew God... He wanted them to grow as a Christian and do the will of God!
Other times in the Bible He prayed for His enemies. Yep, Jesus had and still has enemies and instead of being ugly to them He PRAYED for them! Prayer really does change situations. Your prayers matter to God. Be real with God, just say what is on your heart- you don't have to say big fancy words, say what you mean to God. He is BIG enough to handle any and all your problems and cares, AND any and all of your friends, family, and even enemies cares. HE IS A BIG GOD!! Watch and see!
Ask big questions, because we have a BIG GOD! This series of 52 video blogs is geared towards kids to know the WORD, Jesus!