The Prayer Guide
Praying in families
Praying with others
Prayers to pray
Books to read
Prayers for Children
some prayers for children. However, you might like to mix these with encouraging
children to pray themselves - since they may feel less self-conscious than adults when
praying aloud. This also enables them to pray for what they want to pray, rather than
reciting a list of prayers. Some books of childrens' prayers use complex language, and
some even rhyme! The prayers below are deliberately uncomplicated. This gives children a
better pattern for their own prayers. (ideas for encouraging children to pray.)
We are sorry for doing wrong things. Please forgive us. Help us to forgive those who are
unkind to us. Amen.
As I turn off the light, please be with me. Help me to get to sleep, and please give me
good dreams. Amen.
Lord Jesus, Thank you for my friends, and for the games and fun that we share.
Please help me to be a good friend to them. Amen.
Thank you for my family : and not only for those I live with, but grandparents, uncles,
aunties and cousins. Please be with them today. Amen.
|Lord, Help me to notice
people who need my help. Children who are alone without friends, My parents or teachers,
when they need a hand. Amen.
I know that I am your special child, and that you love me. Other children don't know you.
Please may they come to know your love. I particularly pray for _____ and _____. Amen.
God, you are great. You made the world and it's good. Thank
you for making it so beautiful, and we are sorry that we have spoiled it. Amen.
Please help me at school. Sometimes I find it hard, and it's at those times I specially
need your help. I know you are with us always. Amen.
|You might also want to encourage
them to use the Lord's Prayer, to join with Christians from
all over the world in praying the prayer that Jesus taught us. There are also a number of mealtime prayers, or graces which are great fun for kids to join
|There are many books of
Children's prayers, and others which are helpful for praying with children. One of the
ones we recommend is "a story, a hug and a prayer."