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Kids talk with God

Kids talk with God

Use this section to help your children learn to reach out to God in all things. 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, when I have a choice between doing what is right and what is wrong, I want to choose to do right. Amen.

Dear God, I want Your way, not mine. Amen.

Dear God, sometimes I’d rather do wrong than right. Please send Your Holy Spirit to show me how to make choices that please You. Amen.

Dear God, right now I am feeling ________ (name the emotion, such as mad, hurt, upset). Please show me how to manage these emotions in a way that honours You, not me. Amen.

Dear God, I love You. Please have Your Holy Spirit teach me how to obey Your directions from the Bible. Amen.

Dear God, please be my guide and show me how to make choices that please You. Amen.

Dear God, I know that You know what is best for me. Please help me to learn to listen to Your plans for my life. Amen.

Dear God, thank you that You are wise and know what is best for me. Please help me to be willing to listen to You. 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 honouring God for being righteous and holy.

Psalm 5:4-5 | Psalm 33:5 | Psalm 50:6 | Psalm 71:16,19 | Psalm 97:1-6 | Isaiah 61:8-11

Heart search

Tell God about the times you choose to live your way instead of His way.

Isaiah 53:6 | Isaiah 59:2 | Ephesians 6:1 | James 4:1 | 1 John 4:19-21

Gratitude

Thank God for the times you have chosen to do right instead of wrong.

Personal requests

Ask God to help you depend on Him to help you live righteously.

Psalm 16:11 | Psalm 23:1-3 | Psalm 37:6 | Psalm 119:9-11 | Psalm 119:34-35 | James 4:7-8