Memorising Scripture with your children helps God’s Spirit bring about lasting change. Choose a verse for your children to learn. Reading it over at least once every day helps.
Scroll to the bottom of the page for some sample prayers that you can use with your children or for older children, encourage them to use these within their own prayers.
Prayers for kids
Dear God, I’m worried about ______________. Would You please be with me and give me courage and comfort? Amen.
Dear God, I’m missing ________ (the person, place or item that has been “lost” through change) right now. Please send Your Holy Spirit to be my comforter. Amen.
Dear God, I feel ________ about ________ (moving, losing a loved one, changing schools). Thank you for caring about me and my feelings. Amen.
Dear God, I just want things to go back to the way they used to be, but I know that can’t happen. Please be with me and be my comforter. Amen.
Dear God, I know You have been sad too. Thank you for being with me in my _______ (pain, loneliness, disappointment etc.). Amen.
Dear God, I’m so afraid of ________ (name the change). Please send Your perfect love to get rid of my fear of ________. Thank you. Amen.
Dear God, thank you for being my Rock. Everything else may change, but I know that You are always the same (Malachi 3:6a). Amen.