"A Day Hemmed in Prayer Seldom Unravels". This printable bag topper is perfect for your church lesson handout on prayer. Simply fill with pretzels and read the enclosed story for a great object lesson and take away.
Today, I taught a lesson at church on prayer. I think it's one of the most important and easiest things we can do when life goes wrong, but like the ancient Israelites and Moses/ fiery brass serpent, it's so easy that we think it won't work.
"Of all the great and wonderful and inspiring promises I have read, the most reassuring to me are the words of the Savior: 'Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." (Matthew 7:7)
"Never forget who you are...You are I very deed a child of God...He is your Eternal Father. He loves you. You can go to Him in prayer. He has invited you to do so...What a wonderful thing this is. He is the Greatest of All. He is the Creator and Governor of the universe. And yet He will listen to your prayer." (President Gordon B. Hinckley)
In about 610 AD an Alpine Monk decided to make use of the pieces of dough left over from baking bread. The monk formed them into thin strips folded into a looped twist to represent the folded arms of children in prayer. This treat was given to the children as they learned their prayers. They began calling the treat "Pretiola" which is Latin for "little reward."
The secret to making great pretzels is not only in the baking but also in the shaping. We, like pretzels are made from the best ingredients, by the best hands available, the hands of a loving Heavenly Father.
Have you ever seen a broken pretzel, or one that's lost it's shape? We too, can lose our shape when we don't pray always to keep our spirituality intact. Even in the midst of the trials of life, we must remember to call on the Lord.
Our "Pretiola" or "little rewards" are the blessings we receive from prayer. Every time you see a pretzel, remember prayer and check to see if your arms are often folded in prayer, and have not lost their shape."
As a Prayer lesson handout, I created these bag toppers for the members of the class. Each bag topper fits on a 3x4 inch bag (available in the craft section of Walmart or other Hobby store or here on Amazon.)
I filled each of the bags with 4-5 mini pretzels, then stapled the bag topper on top. The topper has a beautiful butterfly and heart frame from a PC Crafter artist, and reads "A Day Hemmed in Prayer Seldom Unravels".
If you would like to use the handout, please feel free to click and save the JPG picture file below. Print out on to cardstock and hand out to your class members with love.
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