Seven Devotions for Kids About Prayer

Seven Devotions for Kids About Prayer

May 3, 2024

Teaching children how to pray is one of our most important responsibilities as parents. Yet, it’s not as easy as we might expect. Sometimes, our grown-up brains get in the way. We overthink it, over-explain it, overdo it. And that can sometimes lead to feelings of anxiety about whether or not we’re teaching well. These seven children’s devotions about prayer can help you model prayer for your kids. They show how Jesus taught his disciples to pray with the Lord’s Prayer and how we can imitate Jesus by praying in adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication (ACTS).

The Lord's Prayer - Jesus taught his disciples how to pray. Let’s look at what Jesus taught them.

How Do You Pray? - When you pray to God, what do you say to him? Let’s look at each part of “The Lord’s Prayer.”

The ACTS Prayer - There are lots of different ways to pray. One of them is called an ACTS Prayer. Each letter stands for a different section of the prayer.

Praise Prayers - Adoration is ‌praising‌ ‌God‌ ‌for‌ ‌being‌ ‌who‌ ‌he‌ ‌is.‌ ‌What‌ ‌are‌ ‌some‌ ‌other‌ ‌words‌ ‌we ‌can‌ ‌use‌ ‌to‌ ‌adore‌ ‌God?

Confession Prayers - In our prayers, God does not want us to hide our sins from him. He wants us to seek him by confessing our sins when we pray.

Thanksgiving Prayers - The Bible encourages us to thank God no matter what is happening—not only for the big things but for the little things, too.

Supplication Prayers - God wants us to bring our requests to him with a thankful heart. By doing this, we tell God we know he is in control and he loves us.

Would you like to dive deeper into prayer with your family? Check out our ebook Faith Practices for Families: Bible Reading. It gives parents great tools to guide their families' good prayer habits.

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Christopher Hunt

Christopher Hunt

Chris loves to see God transform lives through the gospel. He serves as Marketing Communications Manager at Kids Corner's parent ministry, ReFrame Ministries. Prior to ReFrame, he marketed children's and youth programs at the ministry of Awana. Chris was a torpedoman on a US Navy submarine. Chris and his wife have five children, two cats, and a little dog named Cocoa. In his free time, Chris enjoys playing board games.

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