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Kids talk with God

Kids talk with God

These sample prayers all begin with “Dear God,” however, you may use any other names for God your children are comfortable with (i.e. Jesus, Father God, Lord Jesus, Heavenly Father, Abba Father, Lord).

If your children are ready to pray original prayers, you may wish to use the Bible verses provided under “Scripture-guided prayer for children.”

Sample prayers

Dear God, You are the Lord of this universe. You placed the stars in the sky and You know them all by name (Isaiah 40:26). Please help me remember to give You the honour You deserve. Amen.

Dear God, thank you for loving me enough to die for my sin. Amen.

Dear God, it’s so easy to be proud. Please remind me that You prefer it when people are humble. Amen.

Dear God, when someone compliments me, please help me to honour You with the compliment instead of becoming proud of myself. Amen.

Dear God, when I am tempted to try and do things on my own, please remind me that You can help me in any situation. Amen.

Dear God, please teach me to trust in You instead of myself. Amen.

Dear God, You are so wise. Please give me a humble heart that is willing listen to You. Amen.

Dear God, please help me be willing to take advice from others. Amen.

Scripture-guided prayer for children

Read through one of the selected Scriptures under each heading and help your children pray based on the verse you read. Encourage them to listen to God and allow His Spirit to guide them as they pray.

Character focus

Begin by thanking Jesus for His humility and acknowledge that He is worthy of praise, honour and glory.

Deuteronomy 7:9 | 2 Samuel 22:31-34 | Psalm 59:16

Heart search

Acknowledge when and how you are tempted to be proud.

Psalm 78:19-22 | Proverbs 28:26 | 1 Peter 5:7

Gratitude

Thank God for ways you have seen humility demonstrated in your family.

Personal requests

Ask God to help you, your siblings and your parents to be humble.

Psalm 25:9 | Proverbs 16:20 | Colossians 3:12