It is a good habit to begin your class with a prayer. In time, this will signal to all who are in the class that Bible class has officially begun. All should be sitting quietly in their seats or, if the teacher prefers, in a semi-circle on the carpet and ready to pray. In younger classes, I usually lead the prayer, mentioning many things that we will be learning and are thankful for in that morning’s Bible class, subtly introducing the lesson before it has actually been taught. Using simple language, a minute-long prayer is sufficient.