Jehoshaphat’s Prayer – 2 Chronicles 20 – Draw Bible Stories Project

Jehoshaphat’s Prayer Story (2 Chronicles 20)

Invasion Response – sword, praying king – A vast army assembled to conquer Judah. King Jehoshaphat called the nation to pray and fast. He asked God to intervene.

God Fights – speaking man, flame, cloud, sword – The Holy Spirit spoke through Jahaziel, “Fear not! God is with you, and he will fight for you. Go with courage.”

Chaos Valley – wilderness & bones – The king led his people to war singing and praying. God confused the enemy armies, and they totally destroyed each other.

Victory Celebration – king, flag, road, city, rod & staff – Judah looted the treasures of the vanquished armies on the battlefield; then, they returned home in peace.

Storytellers Sight

  • Have you ever felt the dread of impending doom?
  • Why was the king’s strategic response to potential annihilation spiritual? What were his other options?
  • What stands out to you about Jehoshaphat’s prayer?
  • Why do we struggle with believing the impossible?
  • You’re with Judah’s small army approaching the battlefield singing. What thoughts are in your mind?
  • Compare this story to Jericho’s Fall in Joshua 6.

Storytellers Discipleship

The following activities will help you remember the story, apply wisdom to your own life, and tell the story to others.

  • Pray. Listen to the story. Draw the story.
  • Tell the story with the drawings.
  • Draw your own pictures to illustrate the story.
  • Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal wisdom in the story.
  • Pray. What is the Holy Spirit asking you to do next?
  • Go and tell the story to someone. Discuss the story.
  • Disciple others to become Spirit-filled storytellers.

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