Faith Encouragement

Let’s Talk to God! Encouraging Children in Prayer

CTA - Christ to All /Dec. 15, 2021
Let’s Talk to God! Encouraging Children in Prayer

By Jessica Bordeleau  

Consider sharing these two options with the families in your ministry:

  1. To start a discussion about prayer, ask your young children: Where are some places that we can talk to God? We can pray to God anywhere!  
  • At home 
  • At church 
  • In the outdoors 
  • On the playground 
  • In your room 
  • On vacation 
  • At Grandma’s house 
  • At the grocery story 
  • At a restaurant  

Practice praying in different places with your child. Change it up! Do bedtime prayers on the couch in the living room. Say a prayer in the car on your way to school. Pray together in your backyard. This will show your children that God hears them no matter where they are!

    2. To start a discussion about prayer, ask your elementary-age children these questions.  

  • Are you surprised that God can hear you talk to him? 
  • Why do you think God wants you to talk to him? 
  • God wants you to talk to him because he loves you. 
  • God wants you to share your feelings with him. 
  • Your thoughts and feelings are important to God because you are important to him. 
  • God wants to help you, bless you, and give you peace. 

“For then you will delight yourself in the Almighty and lift up your face to God. You will make your prayer to him, and he will hear you” (Job 22:26–27 ESV).  

Editor’s note: Today’s entry is slightly adapted from He’s Listening! Prayers for Moms. 

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