TEACHING OUR KIDS TO PRAY AND WORSHIP
Some students once asked me how to pray. Smiling, I replied, “It’s simple. Just talk to God like you would your best friend… BUT with a whole lot more respect, because there could be a lightning bolt with your name on it! :) It’s okay, though, because He loves you and knows everything about you. You can tell Him anything. In fact, He already knows about it. He knows you better than you know yourself.”
Sadly, we are not always going to be able to be there for our kids, but God always will be. I figure the best thing I can do for my kids is to encourage and help them to connect to each other. One of the most valuable ways we can do this is to inspire, remind and teach our children to pray and worship, to assure them that God IS there AND listening. As God’s children, through their relationship with the Lord Jesus, they have direct access to the throne room of the universe. Here are some fun and creative ideas to get you started.
When we pray the Lord’s prayer and get to the bit, ‘lead us not into temptation’, that used to always puzzle me. It took me many years before I realised that God will allow testing in our lives in order to purify and refine the gold that is in us, burning away the dross, and making us more valuable, our ‘gold’ more pure. The evil one wants to make us fail, in order to destroy us and turn that testing into a temptation so that we will give God ‘the forks’. So when we pray, ‘lead us not into temptation’, we are actually asking the Lord to help us pass the test. God’s desire is for the Christian not to fail in temptation, while Satan’s desire is for the Christian to fail and eventually give up (i.e. become an apostate). There are four main schemes that the evil one uses to succeed in the destruction of Christians:
- He tries to crush us under the weight of hardship or pain.
- He tries to urge us toward a wrong fulfillment of natural desires.
- He tries to make us complacent, careless, and self-assertive.
- He tries to misrepresent God to us and create false ideas of His truth and His will. Matthew 4:5 demonstrates that Satan can even quote (and misapply) Scripture.
From a note that I had made, too long ago to remember the source. :) If it’s yours, please let me know so I can give you credit.
PRAYER & WORSHIP ~ BIBLE VERSES
Matthew 6:9-13 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Psalm 139 O LORD, You have searched me and known me. You know my downsitting and my uprising, You understand my thought afar off. You compass my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, You know it altogether. You have beset me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it. Where shall I go from Your spirit? Or where shall I flee from Your presence? If I ascend up into heaven, You are there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, You art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall Your hand lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me. If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me. Yes, the darkness hide not from You; but the night shines as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to You. For You have possessed my reins: You have covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are Your works; and that my soul knows right well. My substance was not hid from You, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in Your book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with You… Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Bible verses about Prayer and Worship 5 pages with Bible verses and photos of children; free printable
A ton of Bible verses for our kids to find a verse for your child, and if you are not sure, the Psalms are a great place to start.
PRAYER & WORSHIP ~ INFORMATION FOR KIDS
Worship is the Key to Joy (Nancy Missler) …worship is the doorway to intimacy with the Father…
Prayer is all about Relationship with God (kidsprayer) Prayer is not all about us or a to-do list. Jesus wants to know us—the person deep down inside—and to talk to Him like we might talk to a best friend (but with a whole lot of respect, because He could send us that lightning bolt!) How does God want to be loved?
Teach kids to Pray (childrensministry) Talk to God about anything; there is nothing too big or too small; pray anywhere, any time; God listens and knows all, anyway
Teaching kids about Praise and Worship (kidsprayer) Let’s encourage our kids to worship from their hearts
5 Ways God Speaks to us every day (bitesizeBiblestudy) God speaks in creation; God speaks through His Word; He speaks to us through His Holy Spirit; God speaks through other Believers; He speaks through circumstances. But whenever God speaks, He never, never, never disagrees with Scripture, nor does He lead us down selfish, deceptive, or godless paths. Is it God’s voice you’re hearing today?
When the answer is ‘no’ (karinasussanto) God has his own reason why he doesn’t answer our prayer. When the answer is, “No” Please don’t be disappointed and discouraged, don’t think that God doesn’t love and care to us; don’t hate and leave Him. When God doesn’t answer our prayer, I encourage all of us to remember that God has a plan to give more beautiful than we ask and He will give according to His will and plan as He said, For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)
PRAYER & WORSHIP ~ COLOURING PAGES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Prayer – colouring (Paper Gifts for Estefany) with Bible verse from 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves; and pray; and seek my face; and turn from their wicked ways. Then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land; featuring diamonds and hearts; free printable
Lamentations 3:41 (Paper Gifts for Estefany; scroll down to ‘Lamentations 3’) Let us lift up our heart with our hands unto God in the heavens; [if you have ever been in a situation where you desperately needed to pray, but had no words, this obscure verse hidden away in a tiny book is just for you!]; free printable
Matthew 22:37 – colouring (flamecreativekids) in a swirly doodle style; Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind; free printable
Worship – colouring (timewarpwife; scroll down) with Bible verse from Psalm 45:11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty; for he is thy lord; and worship thou Him; the back view of a girl with a crown on her head, sitting on a swing in a busy garden of flowers; free printable
Prayer changes things – colouring (karladornacher) a tiny colouring page with swirly flowers, heart and bird; white on black; or black on white; the full-size free version has expired, but this sample size is perfect to add into a corner of a blank page and turn your letter into a colouring page; free printable
Be faithful in Prayer – colouring (supercoloring) with Bible verse from Romans 12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer; curly bracket border, lines and hearts; free printable
Worship – colouring (fromvictoryroad) with Bible verse from Psalm 63:34 Because your love is better than life my lips will glorify you. I will praise you as long as I live and in your name I will lift up my hands; a guy lifting up his hands in worship and the words hanging between his arms as he is speaking them; free printable
Worship – colouring (fromvictoryroad) with Bible verse from Deuteronomy 10:12 What does the Lord your God ask of you except to fear the Lord your God by walking in all His ways to love Him and to worship the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul; free printable
Prayer – colouring (teachershelp; scroll down to ‘Matthew 6:33 – But seek ye first the kingdom of heaven – picture of young children praying and Bible verse’) a Precious Moments’ girl and boy kneeling to pray; with Bible verse from Matthew 6:33 in English and Spanish; free printable
Family Praying – colouring (coloringbook4kids) a Precious Moments family saying grace around the dinner table, complete with puppy holding his feed bowl up and being hushed; free printable
Worship – colouring (doodlethroughthebible) with Bible verse from Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord; a young girl in a field of flowers with her arms in the air worshipping God; also available as a poster; free printable
Philippians 4:19 – colouring (timewarpwife; pdf) My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus; birds and birdhouses in a tree; free printable
Pray until something happens – doodle (ministryark) free printable
Teenagers praying – colouring (abdaacts); Worship – colouring (scroll down) with Bible verse from 2 Kings 17:39 You must worship only the Lord; a road running beside an avenue of trees; free printable free printable
Time to Pray – colouring (ministry-to-children.com) a girl lying down outside in the garden and praying; Prayer – colouring 2 pages – one with a boy, and one with a girl, kneeling to pray, with a blank thought bubble where children can write their own prayer; free printable
My Father already knows all about it – doodle (1arthouse) free printable
Prayer – colouring (wildolive) with Bible verse from Philippians 4:6-7 Instead of worrying, pray. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together will come and settle you down. Christ displaces worry; Bible verse paraphrase in a doodle style; free printable
Pray without ceasing – colouring (aworkofheart; scroll down) with Bible verse from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you; words only in a sketch font; free printable
House of Prayer – colouring (flandersfamily) with Bible verse from Mark 11:17 My house shall be a house of prayer; a cottage house; free printable
Prayer – colouring pages (Biblewonderland) several to choose from; free printable
Prayer – colouring (coloring-pages-kids) a cute little girl prays with her teddy bear under her arm; Prayer – colouring of a shepherd boy with a lamb and a girl with her teddy under her arm; free printable
LORD’S PRAYER ~ COLOURING PAGES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
Lord’s Prayer – colouring pages (supercoloring) 6 to choose from of the Lord, Abba Father, delighting in children sitting on His knee; and one doodle page to colour of the whole Lord’s Prayer; free printable
Lord’s Prayer – colouring (waycoolBibleschool) of the Lord, Abba Father, delighting in a child sitting on His knee; a slightly different version from the one above; free printable
Prayer Safari – colouring booklet (kos; pdf) 4 page booklet about the Lord’s Prayer from Matthew 6:9-13 using safari animals – hippo, elephant, lion, zebra, giraffe; free printable
Lord’s Prayer – colouring (teacherhelp; scroll down to ‘The Lord’s Prayer NIV Matthew 6:9-13’) words in a lovely scalloped frame decorated with stars and suitable for boys and girls of all ages; Lord’s prayer – colouring (pdf) King James Version; also available in Spanish (scroll down to ‘The Lord’s Prayer NVI Spanish Matthew 6:9-13’); free printable
Lord’s Prayer – colouring (Biblewise) a little girl kneels to pray, hugging her teddy bear; colour the words of the Lord’s Prayer; free printable
Lord’s Prayer – colouring (ministry-to-children) 5 pages showing a boy or girl in everyday situations, e.g. ‘Lead us not into temptation’ shows a boy looking at a cookie jar behind Mom’s back; free printable
Lord’s Prayer – colouring (Bible-printables) with small images of birds, candles and a large bow to colour around the words; free printable
Lord’s Prayer – doodle (ministryark) words with a swirly doodle background; free printable
Lord’s Prayer – colouring pages (teachustopray; scroll down) teaching kids to pray; also available as a stained glass colouring in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese; free printable
PRAYER & WORSHIP ~ PUZZLES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
FREE Prayer Journals (garmentsofsplendor; scroll down to ‘prayer journals’) a selection of beautiful prayer journals to choose from decorated with flowers – free gratitude journal; free floral prayer journal about your identity in Christ; free prayer journal with stickers; free floral prayer journal; free coloring prayer journal decorated with flowers for you to colour; free prayer tracker; free prayer calendar; praying through the Psalms; free prayer printable; free prayer request printables; free prayer journal; free printable
FREE Prayer Journal (raiseyoursword; scroll down to ‘Free Printable Prayer Journal’) with a cover page and separate pages decorated with flowers that you can colour; and if you scroll down you will find a ‘free printable prayer tracker’ so you can keep track of your prayer requests, and ‘Gratitude Journal’; free printable
My Prayer List – fill in sheet for kids (imom) free printable
Jesus teaches about Prayer – word search (sermons4kids) find the 20 words based on Luke 11:1-10 – For everyone who asks receives, he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks, the door will be opened; Jesus teaches about Prayer – crossword 10 clues; Jesus teaches about Prayer – decoder puzzle 8 clues; Jesus teaches about Prayer – fill in the blank 10 clues; Jesus teaches about Prayer – word shape puzzle 8 clues; Keep on Praying – word search 20 words; Keep on Praying – crossword 8 clues; Keep on Praying – decoder puzzle 8 clues; Jesus Prays – wordsearch 20 words; Jesus Prays – fill in the blank 10 words; Jesus Prays – crossword 8 clues; Prayer of Faith – word search 20 words; Prayer of Faith – word match 10 clues; Prayer of Faith – decoder puzzle 10 words; Prayer of Faith – crossword 10 clues; Prayer of Faith – word shape 10 clues; free printable
Lord’s Prayer – puzzle (Biblewise) Cut out the animals and put the phrases from the Lord’s Prayer in the right order; Break the Code (God Knows Our Needs) Use the code of animals and symbols to discover the hidden Bible verse from Jesus’ sermon on the mount when He taught us how to pray; Pray in Secret – dot to dot connect the dots to complete the children praying to God; numbers 1-46 and 1-53; Lord’s Prayer – maze find your way through the maze by connecting each phrase of the Lord’s prayer in order; Lord’s Prayer – word search circle the words from the Lord’s Prayer; Pray in Secret – unscramble puzzle unscramble key words from Matthew 6:5-8 where the Lord Jesus teaches us to pray; Lord’s Prayer – dot to dot numbers 1-26; Give us our daily bread; Praying to our Father – traceover the words, ‘Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name’; Prayer of Jabez – maze; Lord’s Prayer – crossword puzzle 17 words; free printable
Prayer – maze (fromvictoryroad) with Bible verse from Acts 2:42-47 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship to the breaking of bread and to prayer; to colour; free printable
Lord’s Prayer – word search (creationmoments; scroll down to ‘The Lord’s Prayer Part 3 Puzzle’ or do a page search for ‘prayer’ to find all 5 word search puzzles about the Lord’s Prayer) 30 words; 17 words; 25 words; 42 words; 24 words; free printable
Prayer – booklets for kids (Bibletoday4kids; click on ‘topic 7: Prayer’) lesson ideas with puzzles and activities for kids; free printable
Lord’s Prayer – simple jigsaw puzzle (teachustopray) 12 pieces; free printable
Lord’s Prayer – handwriting traceover (handwritingforkids; press ‘CTRL+P’ to print page) trace over the whole Lord’s prayer; free printable
PRAYER & WORSHIP ~ CRAFTS / ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
I talk to God | God talks to me – mobile phone craft (Paper Gifts for Estefany) a fun and colourful paper toy to make where kids can write out their sms/texts/prayers to God (I talk to God) and some of their favourite Bible verses (God talks to me). There are ready made designs, transparent templates where you add your child’s photo, as well as extra inserts; simply print, cut, and fold; free printable
I can talk to God – mobile phone craft (creativesundayschoolcrafts) a fun and colourful pretend mobile phone with smiley faces, numbers to press and Bible verse from Jeremiah 33:3 – Call to Me and I will answer you and will show you great things; free printable
Praying Hands – easy craft (hookedonthebook) a great idea to help your kids choose 10 specific people they want to pray for and to remember who they chose. Kids draw their hands on a piece of paper and write the name of each person on one of their fingers.
Prayer Journal – booklet cover for kids (creativesundayschoolcrafts) colour the page, then fold it in half and insert blank pages to make a prayer journal where kids can either write or draw in; free printable
Set up a Reflection area – ideas for kids (flamecreativekids) When we first set this up we were quite surprised that it was actually the boys who preferred coming to this area! We set out some thows and cushions in a corner where, during time we spent with prayer stations, children could just come and sit silently with God. We lit a candle and detailed one of the adults to keep a quiet watch over the area so that the children could light tea lights if they wanted to. We also provided pens and paper so they could write or draw [this would also work well with Scripture Doodles to colour]; Set up Worship stations – creative ideas for kids set up different stations – a communion space, creative space with coloured lights, reading space, holy space, building space, seeing space – and allow each child to move around the stations at their own pace; Set up Prayer Stations – ideas for kids where children can write their prayers on little cards, play dough thank you prayers, whiteboard worry prayers, bringing light craft activity, saying sorry with sand prayers, cardboard box prayers, pipe cleaner thank you prayers, prayers for the world written on heart shaped post it notes on a world map, questions for God, and more; Set up Prayer Stations – more ideas for kids prayer board, prayer play dough mats, writing letters to God, healing prayers with names written on bandaids, coin prayers heads or tails; God is with us – glow in the dark activity for kids a craft to help children explore the concept of God being with them in the darkness and hard times; Reflection – origami chatterbox activity to help children reflect on prayer and God; Pop up Pirate Prayers ; Bubble Prayer Paintings – reflective activity for kids a lovely, peaceful way to encourage children to be reflective and to pray for others; Guess Who – prayer game for kids using the game to think about the ways that people are unique, and how God has made us all differently but he knows every part of us and knows all about us; cool ideas for your homeschool or Sunday school students
Worship (Dancing Person) – finger puppet (kirstymcallister) to make and colour; free printable
Ask, Seek, Knock – door hangers (ministryark) to colour; free printable
Make a Prayer Jar (whenlifegavemelemonade) and decorate it; a fun idea for your homeschool or Sunday school students
Teaching kids about Worship (kidsprayer) Thinking about how great God is and putting Him first. This ‘worship and praise wall’ may be something your child can also do with family and friends
Prayer in a pocket (kidsprayer) This creative idea could easily be adapted for paper. Write a Bible verse on the outside, e.g. Psalm 121:4-8. Your child writes a prayer and puts it in the pocket while they sleep. We may be sleeping, but God never sleeps and always watches over us.
Prayer / Bible Treasure Hunt (kidsprayer) Write a Bible verse on one side of a piece of paper and a matching prayer on the other. Put inside heart shaped envelopes with heart stickers, eg: Psalm 56:3 – Lord help me to always put my trust in You and not to be afraid. Luke 16:10 – Lord, help me to be honest and want to please You in all things. Or a verse/prayer for wisdom for their teachers; or asking God to help them to treat others with respect. Be creative. And don’t forget to share your ideas with us so we can all learn from each other.
Adoration alphabet (kidsprayer) Creative idea to teach our children to worship – for each letter of the alphabet, write down words about God, e.g. T= trustworthy, truthful, terrific, triumphant; X = x-cellent, x-tra special, x-treme, x-alted, x-tra large, x-ray vision (a bit of poetic licence might be needed for the X)
Write a letter to God (kidsprayer) Learn to leave everything in His hands – the best hands to deal with it (how about some nice stationery paper for this activity, perhaps with some suggestions to get them started)
Thanksgiving notes (scroll down) lots of cool notepaper to choose from so your child can jot down things they are thankful for; free printable
Thanksgiving post it notes (kidsprayer) jot down things to thank God for.
Prayer ‘wailing wall’ activity (kidsprayer) Draw a Jerusalem wailing wall, complete with a few cracks. Write out prayer requests on paper slips to attach to it. Include a bit of history – how people have gone there for centuries to pray.
Hopscotch and pray (kidsprayer) Creative ideas for kids to pray while they play
Pray while you play (kidsprayer) More creative ideas to teach your child to pray while they play
My Prayer Book – activity for kids (123homeschool4me) make and assemble a prayer booklet using an image of a child’s hand on the cover and where they can write down their prayer requests; free printable
I can pray to God (kidssundayschool) to remind the kids that they can pray to God wherever they are; My prayer of Faith – worksheet to fill in; Purpose of Prayer – worksheet to fill in; Why do we Praise God fill-in sheet; Make time for God activity sheet; free printable
I spy God (kidsprayer) How do you pray to someone that you cannot see? How can you believe in something you can’t touch? Does God even exist? The answer is all around you. Help your kids discover God in a whole new way.
Lord’s Prayer – crafts and activities kids (ministry-to-children; scroll down to ‘more activities ideas for learning The Lord’s Prayer’) lesson ideas; free printable
M&Ms are for missions (kidsprayer) Adapt this fun idea for paper and stickers. Turn something simple into a powerful prayer tool. Children who learn to pray get the focus off themselves, are more willing to serve and show concern for others
Giving compliments to God (kidsprayer) Compliment others so that it becomes easier to give praise and worship to God
KidsPrayer.com More fun and creative ideas to encourage our children of all ages to develop a relationship with God through prayer, praise and worship (and our own children/ grandchildren/ students too)
Praying Hands – silhouette template (silhouettegarden) to cut out and use for crafts; free printable
My Father already knows all about it – learn to draw (1arthouse) learn to draw a banner in a fun doodle style; free printable
PRAYER / WORSHIP ~ PAPER GIFTS FOR KIDS ~ FREE PRINTABLE
A Beautiful Prayer – FREE poster (Paper Gifts for Estefany) A beautiful prayer of encouragement. Click on the image (or on the link) to go to my cloud storage where you can download this beautiful prayer in full resolution; Strengthen my faith, Lord. Forgive my sins, so that I may be clean in your righteousness. Make me brave, so I can stand and fight the spiritual battles in my life and in our world. Give me your wisdom and discernment so I won’t be caught off guard. Together, Lord, we’ll win, because in truth, you already have. While evil still roams, the power of Your name and Your blood rises up to defeat and bring us victory against every evil planned against us. While malicious actions may disturb us, we use the armor of God You have given us to stand firm. You will bring justice in due time for all the harm and needless violence aimed at Your children. Until then, we remain in Your presence, aligned with Your purposes, and we look to You as our Supreme Commander and Protector. Help us to avoid temptation, and deliver us from evil, Lord. You are the Mighty One, the One Who will ultimately bring all evil to light. With You, Jesus, we are safe. Amen.
Revival Prayer – FREE poster (Paper Gifts for Estefany) a beautiful waterfall with the words, ‘Lord, make me a clean channel, holy and pure, so that through me, you can pour out Your love to a lost and hurting world’; free printable
Prayer – FREE Bible poster (alittleperspective) a sunset with Bible verse from Psalm 88:13 – But to you I have cried out, O Lord, and in the morning my prayer comes before you; Praise – FREE Bible poster rainbow in a stormy sky with Bible verse from Psalm 106:1 – Praise ye the Lord, O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endures forever; Peace – FREE Bible poster sunrise with Bible verse from Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You; more; free printable
FREE Prayer posters (garmentsofsplendor) beautiful posters decorated with flowers; free printable
Power in Prayer – poster (ministryark) a warrior with a sword; red, grey, brown, dark blue on red background; free printable
Tick-Tock Prayer Clock – poster (kidsprayer) a fun and colourful prayer clock to teach our children to pray; free printable
Lord’s Prayer – poster (GodsBibletruth) words of the Lord’s Prayer against a scenic background; free printable
Lord’s Prayer – poster (lifeposters) light rays from a shining gold crown; for purchase
Teach us to Pray – Bible verse cards (paththroughthenarrowgate) 10 Bible verse cards with coloured borders; 2 per page; free printable
Talk to God about it in Prayer – Bible verse card (darrellcreswell; scroll down) free printable
Jelly Bean Prayer – verse card (happyhomefairy; scroll down) Black is for our sin, the wrong things we have done; Red is for Jesus’ blood He shed everyone; White is for a clean heart when in Jesus we believe; Gold is for the streets in Heaven promised when Jesus we receive; Green is for growing, hide His Word in your heart; Put your trust in Jesus; Give your life a brand new start; colourful (blue, green, pink and yellow) in a doodle style; free printable
Prayer/Worship – Bible bookmarks for kids (Christianpreschoolprintables; scroll down) Lord’s Prayer – 10 per page; I can always talk to God – children kneeling to pray; 10 per page; Let children come to Me – Jesus with kids; 10 per page; Jelly Bean prayer – 4 per page; free printable
Prayer Booster Rockets – cartoon (joyfultoons) rockets blasting off, with bible verse from Psalm 100:4 – Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name; free printable
Lord’s Prayer – award certificate (kidssundayschool) a cream coloured certificate with dusty pink, blue and white border to give to children for memorising the Lord’s prayer; add your child’s name; free printable
Prayer – prompt cards for kids (meetpenny) to spark ideas for prayer, while also teaching that prayer is about thanking God and interceding for others as well as asking for things we need. The cards also have Scriptures on the bottom to affirm that we can talk to God any time and about anything; free printable (subscribers only)
MORE CREATIVE IDEAS
Bible poster or verse card
Bible bookmark ~ add your child’s name
Bible note cards
Bible wallet cards
Bible board game
Jazz up your envelopes if you are including any special treats like stickers for your homeschool or Sunday school students. Sticker sheets are fine for your sponsored child.
REMINDERS TO PRAY FOR OUR CHILDREN
Prayer for our kids is vital. Not only for our sponsored children, but for our own children and families, as well. Prayer connects us with God and changes things. If you are anything like me, sometimes it’s a tired mumble at the end of a busy day. Here’s some visual reminders to help us to pray more often and more effectively:
35 Scriptures to pray over your children (garmentsofsplendor; scroll down to ‘prayers for my children prayer calendar’) free printable
Prayer cards (homeschoolcreations) by a sponsor as a colourful, visual reminder of the prayers on our heart; something we can carry and a written record of how those prayers are answered; free printable
10 ways to pray for your child / 10 Ways to pray for your teen / 10 ways to pray for your child at school (imom) lovely printables that we can print and tuck into our Bible; put up on the fridge; the bathroom mirror; above the computer; next to your child’s photo; or anywhere else we will be sure to see it; 10 Mom Prayers that can be adapted to help us to be the best (sponsor) moms we can be; 30 Day Family Prayer Challenge; free printable
Praying Scripture over your children – cards (seamlessdays) 6 wallet-sized cards with Bible verses on them that can be personalised; free printable
How to Pray for my children – bookmark free printable
Heaven (and how to get there… don’t leave Earth without it) ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids
Second Coming ~ FREE colouring pages, puzzles, crafts and creative ideas for kids
And when you write to your sponsored child, don’t forget…
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