4 THINGS PARENTS SHOULD TEACH KIDS ABOUT PRAYER
- Kids should know that God speaks their “language.”
Whether influenced by King James or our favorite minister, we adults tend to get formal at times when talking to God.
I doubt that you break out the thee’s and thou’s in front of your child during family prayer but if you do, perhaps
you should reconsider. Kids need to know that talking to God is not always formal; it can be from their own childish
- Kids should know that God hears them, no matter how they pray.
Whether they pray aloud or just in their mind, children should know that God hears them when they talk to him, no
matter the time or place. (That is important when kids went to pray during school hours or just whenever they need
to talk to Him.)
- Kids should know that they could pray about anything that concerns them from a lost pet to a lost world.
I do not believe for one second that a conscientious parent would make fun of their child or belittle him, even
when he wants to pray about healing a toy. We have to be careful not to discourage them from praying about anything
they deem worthy to bring to God. No matter how small it may seem to us, it is big to both the child and our Father.
Here is something else to think of, you don’t know if maybe it was God whom is prompting your little one to pray
about something specific.
- Kids should know that their prayers are private.
If you have the privilege to pray with your child, don’t share his prayer requests with others unless he gives you
permission. You never want to discourage a child from praying by betraying his trust, even if that was the sweetest
prayer you ever heard.
Simple Bedtime Prayer for your kid:
Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
May angels watch me through the night and wake me with the morning light.
- Psalm 4:8 Bedtime Prayer:
In peace, I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
“God is Great”
- Simple Mealtime Prayer:
God is great, God is good, let us thank Him for our food, by His hands, we are fed,
give us Lord our daily bread. Amen