Can you hear me now? Good.

Paul Marcarelli is the famous Verizon customer who used that iconic line. To me, those commercials are pretty nostalgic. I didn’t have a phone when they first came out, but now I realize that no matter what service you have, you are bound to have a call dropped…

I used to have Sprint, and it happened a lot. I now have Verizon, and it still happens on occasion…in my own home.

The good news is that no matter what cell phone service you have, there are no dropped calls with God. God hears you every time.

Yesterday in Kids Worship, we talked about Hezekiah. Hezekiah was the son of Ahaz and king of Judah. Ahaz was an evil king, but Hezekiah was not.

The Assyrians were a military powerhouse, and they had already attacked Israel. They were now knocking on the doorstep of Judah. Hezekiah was scared.

Hezekiah sent a message to the prophet Isaiah. He asked Isaiah to pray for God to protect them. Isaiah told them what God said. He told them to not be afraid.

Hezekiah eventually went to the temple himself and prayed. He prayed for God to show the Assyrians that he was the one true God. Isaiah came to Hezekiah and told him that God heard his prayer.

Even when you ask God, “Can you hear me now?” the call will never be dropped, he will never step away from the phone, he was and will forever be tuned in to what you have to say.

Here are the Conversation Starters with your kids:

  • Have you ever prayed to God?
  • Do you think he is listening?
  • Has he ever answered one of your prayers? (Parent: tell of a time when he answered yours.)
  • What happens when you don’t get what you prayed for? Does that mean he wasn’t listening? (No.)
  • Does God always have to say “yes” for him to have answered your prayer? (No.) God can answer our prayers by saying “yes,” “no,” “not yet,” etc.
  • Why would God answer your prayer by saying “no”? (Parent: tell of a time God answered your prayer by saying “no.”)
  • Spend some time in prayer as a family.

As always, adjust where needed! God bless.