School’s out! Kids are home splashing in the pool, running in the sprinklers, and your fridge is probably full of popsicles. Mine is!
Summer is a fantastic time to focus on prayer. From the moment the kids paddle to the kitchen in their pj’s for cereal and OJ, you, moms and dads, can teach your kids to pray!
Teaching children to pray can bring about some of the sweetest moments between parent and child that you’ll tuck away for a lifetime. The words they use, the perfect randomness in their thanksgiving and requests, the way they start to communicate with their heavenly Father on their own without any prompting at all. It’s beautiful!
When one of my daughters was about four-years-old, she prayed,
“Dear God, thank You for my dress-ups and my tap shoes. Since You are the King of everything and I am Your princess, could You give me lots of jewels and crowns and sparkly shoes? ‘K, thanks!”
Then she turned to me wiggling with thrill and squealed, “Mama, I can’t wait!”
I’ll never forget how precious that was!
Modeling for kids how to:
- ask God for what they need and want,
- tell Him what they’ve done that’s wrong,
- tell Him of His goodness and praise Him,
- tell Him if they’re sad and why,
- and thank Him for His blessings
will encourage them to grow in their faith and set them up for a life-long habit of prayer. Children are natural imitators, so let’s give them a pattern that will give them life and hope every day!
We hope some of our kid's prayer resources will illuminate those sweet conversations and help start their faith journeys on the right foot. Check out what we have in store...