Helping children grow a connection to the Lord is a fundamental part of our job as parents. We must point them to the Lord and guide them into strong people of conviction and faith. The biggest way we connect in our relationship with the Lord is through prayer. But, teaching children to talk to someone they can not see can be a bit of a challenge.
What is praying?
Playing is personally speaking to God himself. When we pray we tell God our hoes and dreams, our wants and needs, and we thank and praise him for the wonderful things he has given us.
What does the bible say about praying?
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
Talk about praying
Praying is our chance to find comfort talking to the Lord. We can give thanks as he commands, leave our worries at his feet, and pray for our loved ones. Ask your child if they believe their prayers will be herd. Talk to your child about how sometimes prayers are not answered the way we hope they would be but that we will one day see that the Lord has a plan for us and if our prayers go against his plan he may answer by not giving you what you wanted but that does not mean he dose not care. It means he has bigger plans.
Video connections for teaching kids about praying
Reading list to teach children about praying
Free prayer journal printable
This printable is a simple one to help get your child started with prayer journaling. Just Save to your computer and print as many as you need. —> Free Journal Page <—