Lately I’ve been thinking about what an honour it is to teach a child to pray. Hopefully, this is only a beginning of a life of prayer. What will this child pray about in the years to come? Will they pray for me when I am old?
I am drawn closer to God when I hear a young one pray. When a child prays to God about a sick pet or a scary “monster” I am reminded that my Heavenly Father also listens to my heartfelt prayers and cares about my concerns and fears.
I’ve created a page on my website called Prayer in Bible Class to help teachers guide their students in prayer.
Here are a few of the topics covered in Prayer in Bible Class:
- Who and What Children Pray About
- Respecting Children
- Inappropriate or Silly Prayers:
- Celebrate the Answers!
- Finish the Sentence Prayer
- Chain Prayer
- Prayer Pail
- Five Finger Prayer
- Prayer Tree
- Post-It Prayers
- Bible Stories that Emphasise the Theme of Prayer
And Here are a few videos I’ve found about children praying. They really made me think so I thought I would share.
Kid’s Prayers (1 minute 50 seconds)
Innocent Prayers of Children (1 minute and 44 seconds)
What do children pray for? (1 minute and 8 seconds)