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.
See also 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 one of your children. Please help me to understand the Bible (Psalm 119:125). Amen.
Dear God, please teach me so I know what’s right and what’s wrong. Amen.
Dear God, You are my power source when it comes to choosing to do the right thing. Help me to say no to sin and to choose righteousness instead. Amen.
Dear God, just as David prayed, I also pray, “Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in Your commandments” (Psalm 119:66). Amen.
Dear God, I want to be like Daniel, who set his heart to understand and humbled himself before You (Daniel 10:12). Amen.
Dear God, please help me to honour You in the choices I make, rather than just doing whatever I please. Amen.