To begin the session:
Distribute copies of the “Exceptional Acceptance” exercise from the activity page, which you can download here. Have class members work in pairs to discuss as indicated.
After the activity, discuss what makes a good acceptance speech. Lead into Bible study by saying, “When a person receives an honor, he or she may respond with gracious words. We can learn from David in this regard.”
To engage the learners in a study of the Scripture text:
Distribute copies of the “How to Give an Acceptance Speech” exercise from the activity page. Have learners work in small groups to complete it. After either activity, lead into the final section of the lesson by saying, “David’s prayer in this text provides us a good model for our own prayer lives. Let’s see how we can apply what it teaches us.”