Teaching Children to Pray

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.

Teaching Children to Pray

Many parents do not even know where to start because those will be the first steps for their kids to enter the world of spiritual maturity. Not knowing what to do and how to teach is totally normal, and luckily there are many programs to help you through this process. A children’s church curriculum is a great way to get organized and start helping your kids to grow spiritually. Besides, it is not the traditional learning method, by which children may get bored, or lose interest. It is a well-developed program of interactive content, videos, creative games, and much more to help you and your child stay on the path. The first thing to do still remains prayer, so let’s dive deep into how to teach your kid to pray.

What is praying?

Playing is personally speaking to God himself. When we pray we tell  our hopes 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?

Philippians 4:6 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Matthew 6:6 

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.

Jeremiah 33:3 

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.

See also  What Fathers Should Teach Sons

Video connections for teaching kids about praying

Reading list to teach children about praying

Bob and Larry’s Book of Prayers (A VeggieTales Book)
PrayerWorks: Prayer Strategy and Training for Kids
Our Daily Bread for Kids: 365 Meaningful Moments with God

Kids prayer journal page Teaching Children to PrayFree 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 <—

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