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 don’t feel like being joyful right now. I need Your Holy Spirit to help me. Amen.
Dear God, knowing that You protect me gives me joy (Psalm 5:11). Amen.
Dear God, thank You for loving me and sending Jesus to set me free. Amen.
Dear God, Your ways are right and they give me joy in my heart (Psalm 19:8). Amen.
Dear God, can You please send Your Holy Spirit to help me choose to be joyful right now? Amen.
Dear God, please remind me that You are always in control. Amen.