Recently, I discussed essential reasons to build our children’s prayer life. I also believe that giving them ways to apply prayer makes their communication with God more enriching.
Today, I am sharing four activities that will build your children’s prayer life:
1. Memorizing The Lords Prayer. This foundational prayer is a great place to start. This is the model of prayer Jesus gave to us! When we pray The Lord’s prayer we can be confident in how we present our praise, concerns, and requests to the Father.
2. Encourage them to lead family prayer time. This teaches confidence in praying publicly and it also gives them the opportunity to focus on the needs of others.
3. Create a prayer list. This is such as encouraging activity! We started this a couple of years ago. The prayer list includes prayer request and date, when the prayer is answered and the date. It’s so delightful to watch our children witness their prayers being answered!
4. Encourage prayer in everyday life situations. During bad dreams, struggles, hurts, victories. losses, etc. inspire them to develop a habit of prayer throughout life’s circumstances.
Lastly, being an example is the best model we can give to them. When we demonstrate a consistent prayer life, they will learn from us.
As the old saying goes “more is caught than taught.”
What ways do you encourage your children to apply prayer in their lives?