Help your child grow in faith and in their relationship with God through prayer. RECOMMENDED FOCUS: AGES 5+ (Kindergarten)

by Tina Gilbreath on July 13, 2020

FAMILY WORKSHOPS & MILESTONES:
Promoting discipleship at home

1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 Always be full of joy. Never stop praying. “

 WHO: Parents and their 5-year-olds.

 WHY: Prayer can be a complicated idea at times. But it is an important part of growing in faith.  And, as parents it’s our job to help our children grow as disciples.

WHAT: Prayer is simply talking to God. You can model and guide your child to help them get started.

HOW: Attend the Prayer Family Workshop or click on the button above for tips, resources, and plan to be intentional this year.

PRAYER

RECOMMENDED FOCUS: AGES 5+ (Kindergarten)

Help your child grow in faith and in their relationship with God through prayer. 

1 Thessalonians 5:16-17 Always be full of joy. Never stop praying. “

Here are some tips for helping you help your child learn to pray:

 

Be an example: Many of us pray silently.  Let your child see and hear your prayers. 

Keep it simple: No need to pray at length or with complicated words.  Remember God wants ‘prayers’ not ‘expert prayers’. 

Be creative: Encourage your child to involve all their senses and movement in prayer. 

Find a tool that works: Find a tool or prompt that works for your family, a prayer box, prayer calendar, prayer board,  5 finger prayer prompts. 

Incorporate it in your routine: Make a habit with your child of praying when you drive, at bedtime, at mealtime, or other times of day that make sense for your family.

resources & Next steps

RESOURCES 

What happens when I talk to God by Stormie Omartian
The power of a praying kid by Stormie Omartian
Pray big for your child by Will Davis Jr. 

MAKE A PLAN TO BE INTENTIONAL THIS NEXT YEAR WITH YOUR CHILD:

This year I will...

  • Pray daily for and with my child.
  • Consistently spend time in God’s Word
  • Bless my child daily
  • Pepper in faith talks
  • ___________________________________________

 

The next workshop for your child is Worship

 

Remember just two degrees of difference can change your faith journey (and that of your child's) dramatically, “by making small changes in your life, not only can you accomplish...
transformation, but you can also sustain it as well.”

Dr. John Trent, The 2 Degree difference

 

 

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