We’re starting off 2018 learning all about prayer. Teaching kids how to pray is one of the best ways to help them grow spiritually, it can also be a very difficult subject to explain. Thankfully, Jesus gave us a simple example of how we should pray. By using The Lord’s Prayer as a guide we can help our kids make sense of chatting with God. We’ve broken the Lord’s Prayer down into 4 different Big Points that will help kids learn how we should pray; Start With Worship, Pray For Good Things, Ask Forgiveness And Forgive, and Trust God. Alone, these are great lessons on prayer, but when we combine them they give us the template for meaningful and powerful prayer. Below, we’ve got a great activity to help you teach your kids The Lord’s Prayer.
The Lord’s Prayer can be confusing for young ones, since it contains lot sayings that we don’t use much anymore. But, by using the Big Points, we can still learn how to pray like Jesus prayed. Each day set time aside to pray as a family, find a time when you’re all together and not rushed. Then have everyone take one of the four Big Points (Start With Worship, Pray For Good Things, Ask Forgiveness And Forgive, Trust God) and use them as a guide to pray as a family. It may be difficult at first so be ready to jump in if needed, but after a few days it will become easier as you all grow in prayer together. You can even write the Big Points on slips of paper and put them in a jar, then have each member of the family draw a different slip each day! Prayer is such a powerful tool in our relationship with God, and the younger we learn to chat with God the more natural it will become.