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What is the main focus of this lesson?
How Jesus intercedes on our behalf to talk to God.
Prayer in response to God’s judgment
Briefly describe the context of your lesson. How long have students been studying this particular topic and/or how does it tie
into a unit?
This lesson talks about prayer and how we can use it to further God’s Kingdom. We take a look into What God has done for us
through prayer and how we can be like him to help others. Will specifically look at Jesus and how he is the ultimate mediator for
us. We will look at His life and how He intercedes for us in behalf of God.

What are your objectives for this lesson? Indicate connections to applicable national or state standards.
(If an objective applies to only certain students write the name(s) of the student(s) to whom it applies.)
• Define and be able to understand what a mediator is and what they do
• Create a list of ways in which students define characteristics of a mediator
• Analyze the relationship between prayer and mediation

II. Before you start

Prerequisite knowledge and skills.
Prayer is a tool we use to communicate with God

• I will assess my students by creating a list of characterizes on the board that define a
• I will assess by asking questions and listening to students answer questions in
(formative and summative)
regards to mediators and prayer.

Universal Design for Learning Networks/Domains (see UDL Guidelines)



Multiple Means of Representation

Multiple Means of Expression (Action)

Multiple Means of Engagement

Options for Perception
Provide concrete objects such as books,
handouts, and paper

Options for action/interaction
Students will be going through the bible
looking a different verses and students
will be creating a poster and presenting it

Options for Language/Symbols
All words or symbols in lesson should be
understandable. But we have access to
dictionaries and chromebooks.

Options for Expression
Students will be giving a report on a few
bible verses. Students can talk, draw, or
could do a skit

Options for Executive Function
Students know the objectives of the
lesson and what they will need to create
as a poster. They will see others present
and can gain ideas for their presentation.

Options for recruiting interest
Another lesson in prayer. Students will
have a few options as to what they will be
creating on poster.

Options for Sustaining Effort &
Students will present poster so they will
have to create one.

Options for Comprehension
Throughout the lesson I can pause and
reflect on what is being taught. Different
question strategies will also be used to
check comprehension and to assess for
other questioning to gain a students
better comprehension.

Options for Self-Regulation
What students gain or learn will be
assessed at the end of the unit. So at the
end of each lesson in this unit they have
time to journal about what they have

Materials-what materials (books,
handouts, etc) do you need for this
Technology utilized?

Chrome books, bibles, faith journals, pens and pencils, whiteboard. Worksheet on page 181

Do you need to set up your
classroom in any special way for
this lesson? If so, describe it.
Groupings Utilized?

No specific way in which classroom needs to be organized. Students will be in groups of three
eventually and can move desks to accompany.

III. The Plan
Time Parts

The description of the lesson, teacher activities and student activities
Hot lunch

Grab chrome books
Faith journals

Write on the Board:
Real estate agent
Sacrificial lamb
Peace pipe
Ask the students if they know what any of these things are
• On the board define the terms, as students need them. If they do not know what a term is

have them look up the purpose of them on the chromebooks.
• Write out all of the definitions on the board. Once all completed ask students to tell you what
things all of these things have in common?

The commonalities of these things are that they all serve as a mediator.
• What is a mediator? (someone or thing that steps in to make peach with or on behalf of
someone else, especially when that other person lacks the means of helping him or herself.
• So, if a mediator is someone that helps others create peace or to separate resolve a problem
what are some characteristics of a mediator?
• Mediators may be (Patient, show impartiality (unbiased) empathetic, have great listening
skills. They should be in a neutral relationship with both of the people or things they are
mediating for)


Remember to
Ask and write down on the board, So what do you think a mediator and prayer have to do with each
be intentional
about planning
Hand out the worksheet on page 181.
faith/worldview Today we are going to look at different mediators in the Bible.
Integration into Split the class into three groups and have them fill out an assigned column.
your lesson


After students have completed the column go over the columns with the class as a whole. Making sure
that all students fill out all three columns.

• Who is the ultimate mediator for us? (Jesus Christ)
• Who is being judged? (us)
• What was the judgment? (Death because of Sin)
• What did Jesus do on our behalf? (Die on the Cross)
• What did God do in response? (Forgave us of our sins)
• Why do you think God did so? (his own son whom he loved asked for us to be released from
judgment and punishment)
Have class take out their bibles and turn to John 17:20-26
• What did Jesus do for us to mediate to God on our behalf?

SOOO, lets answer the question on the board,
• What does mediating and prayer have to do with each other?
Not only did Jesus die for us but he continues to mediate for us through his prayers. Since Christ
mediates for us through prayer we can and should mediate for others. When we pray and mediate
for others, we create community in God’s Kingdom. As Christians, we can pray for each other and
encourage one another. We may also pray for nonbelievers, criminals, and those who are ill, or
people in wars.

Think of someone in your community that may be in the need of prayer? When you pray make sure to
pray for them.

Update faith journals. How has content from this lesson grown or reinforced your idea of prayer?

Teacher Intern Post Observation Reflections

On a scale of 1-10 how well do you think your lesson went?
1=not well at all

10=it couldn’t have gone any better!

What about your lesson went especially well? What strategies were effective? Did the students learn what you intended them to
learn? What specifically would you change if you were to teach it again?
The students started out very engaged with the lesson and followed directions very specifically. For the first 15 minutes
students volunteered on their own answering questions and asking questions. After that students began to sit silently so I pulled
out the name sticks. I began to keep instructions clearly communicated to the student’s increases engagement and
effectiveness. In the middle of my lesson students put their chromebooks away and this allowed for some “free” time (30secminute) as the class was all ready with their material and two students were taking longer. I should have started the lesson and
caught the students up if they needed it rather than waiting until the whole class was ready. This would have allowed no time
for other students to talk and get off subject. We had some lengthy announcements at the beginning of class so we ran out of
time to cover all of what was planned. But the pace of the lesson went very well and I did cover most of it. The next lesson we
will finish up this lesson and then move to the next.