This creative reader's theater story of The Lord's Prayer mirrors Pastor Rick Warren's sermons on the Lord's Prayer and helps readers appreciate the meaning behind this profound prayer. With modern dialogue from characters interwoven within the seven powerful messages that make up this prayer, this script brings a practical perspective to which readers of all ages can relate. Presenting "Our father who art in heaven..." as a prayer of connection to God, "Your kingdom come, your will be done..." as a prayer of surrender, and ending with "For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever," as a prayer for a hopeful future, readers will discover that everything in their lives is covered by The Lord's Prayer. Characters bring their own personal experiences into the story as they all realize that everyone has insecurities, worries, hurts, guilt, regrets, and uncontrollables, and that we can find God's solutions to our struggles entrenched in this prayer if we only know where and how to look.
Luis loves soccer, as does everyone in
Mexico! But for Luis, it was his life, and his
greatest dream was to someday play for Mexico in
the World Cup. He believed he was the best
player on the team, but no one else seemed to
notice! His coach, his teacher, and everyone in
town only seemed to be interested in Alejandro.
Alejandro’s grandfather had been a great soccer
player—so what! And Alejandro had invented a
special kick—big deal! Luis was jealous so Luis
did something drastic to take the attention off
Alejandro. But he caused more damage than he
could have imagined and his envy was replaced
with a horrible sense of guilt. His grandmother
talked to him about forgiveness, but Luis was
certain that this time there was no way out. How
could the townspeople, and especially Alejandro,
ever forgive him?