Prayer and Children


When I saw this idea for kids prayer journals, I thought this would be perfect for a Lent project with my kids!

I just took a little photo album that holds 4×6 photos and we started filling the pages with pictures of people we want to pray for.

We made a title page that simply says “pray.”

Then, we put in a few pictures of others that we would like to pray for. A family picture, a picture of our church, a picture of missionary friends, a picture of Haitian children I printed from online, a picture of our Compassion sponsor child, etc.

So far, the girls have used it a few times. They took it with their devotional book to their rooms at night to help them pray before going to bed. Then they also used them in the morning time as we started our day with prayer. I am hoping that these little journals will just help the girls in getting started praying by themselves. Sometimes it is hard to think of everyone we want to pray for, so they can just look through this journal and pray for people as they look through their journal.Do you have any other suggestions for teaching your children about prayer?

During Lent I am wanting to spend a little bit of time learning about the Lord’s Prayer with my kids. Here are a few resources I have found, let me know if you have others!

The Lord’s Prayer crossword puzzle

The Lord’s Prayer coloring pages (one per line)

Prayer lessons for kids, look at Lesson #29

Author: Candace Crabtree

I'm just a messed up mama in need of God's fresh new mercies daily. My husband and I live in beautiful East Tennessee with our 3 children. God has taken me on a journey through the valley of depression and is teaching me to pray the Scriptures as a result. I hope and pray that you will be encouraged whenever you stop by this little place on the web.

6 thoughts on “Prayer and Children”

  1. Candace….one thing I did with our Lenten prayer journal was add a page to the very front with an explanation of the ACTS model for prayer. I don’t know if you use that model for yourself and want to with your kids, but I find it is helping Ben when he says, “I don’t know what to say.”

    -Adoration: Praising God for who is and what he has done!

    -Confession: Telling God about the wrong things we have done and asking for his forgiveness.

    -Thanksgiving: Thanking God for all he has done for us.

    -Supplication: Asking for things for ourselves and others.

    I also included a few verses from Psalms to help with the Adoration part.

  2. Here is a link to a blog I LOVE with lots of “Lord’s Prayer” stuff. She’s got a link to a worksheet, a great coloring page, a puzzle, and a game. It’s really a rosary post, so there’s lots of stuff for other prayers too. Hope this helps! Love the prayer book! We might make one 🙂

  3. Thanks so much, Candace, for sharing this idea. My girls and I made one last week to put by their bed to flip through when they pray individually in the mornings. We are looking forward to adding to it. Thanks!

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