The Apostle James has been killed by Herod and because there was such a favorable response from the Jews, he imprisoned Peter, who was to face a similar fate…but the church was praying without ceasing for him. Peter was heavily guarded and secured with chains but an angel of the Lord was sent to rescue him. As he walked out of the prison with the angel, he thought it was all a dream and it wasn’t until he was outside on the street that he realized he was truly free. He came to the home where the church was meeting and still praying for him and knocked on the door. He had to knock for quite a while as it was hard for them to believe he was freed and their prayers answered!
This is a fun project but very messy. Have the kids choose light, bright crayons and fill a page with color. It should be a space about 5 inches by 7 inches. Make sure they apply heavy pressure. The coloring needs to saturate the page. Now they will cover the area they have just colored with black crayon and then comes the fun part…..they scratch the design….fingernails work great but you might want to provide something to scratch with…experiment with a paper clip edge….somethings work better than others. The verse is from James 5:16b “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective” and I have the kids write the verse on another paper and glue their dynamite page to it.