When my son was four years old, we started to prompt him to contribute his own prayer requests as we were getting him settled into bed at night. “Buddy, why don’t you go ahead and talk to God? You can give Him thanks for something or ask him for something or just share with him.”
In his little voice, he would say, “Thank you God for my sister. Thank you for my fish . . . and my dresser . . . and my bed. Oh, and thank you for my pillow.”
Even if the prayers were simple, my husband I were committed to cultivating a prayer habit with and for our kids. As our children have grown, their prayers become much more involved.
When we pray with and for our children, we place a foundation of prayer in their lives that will be answered for generations to come.Here are few ways to help your children develop a prayer habit in your family . . .
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