Family Prayer

 

 

At the very heart of the Christian life lies communication with God through prayer. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.” When you were a child, was engaging with God through prayer a part of your family life? While many adults must make a concerted effort to spend regular time in prayer, our hope for the next generation is that prayer will become a regular habit, a reflex reaction, something they do naturally and instinctively as a product of experiencing it from a very young age and having it become part of who they are. 

Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 

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Resources:

Bedtime Blessings, Vol. 2: 100 Bedtime Stories and Activities for Blessing Your Child by John Trent (Focus)

Spiritual Growth of Children by John Trent, Kurt Bruner and Rick Osborne (Focus)

You Can Change the World and the companion volume You Too Can Change the World:  Helping Families Pray for the World by Daphne Spraggett with Jill Johnstone (OM Publishing)

Foundation Verses (Children Desiring God) - Foundation Verses come in a pack and are strategically chosen Bible verses for children preschool through age five. The pack includes short verses with picture prompts to help non-readers remember the passage.

My First Hands-On Bible by Tyndale House (Group)

God and Me!  Devotions for Girls Ages 2-5 by Lynn Marie-Ittner Klammer (Legacy Press)

Gotta Have God! Fun Devotions for Boys Ages 2-5 by Lynn Marie-Ittner Klammer (Legacy Press)