We pray with our kids before meals and before bed. I have tried to find other opportunities to pray with the kids also. We pray together whenever we see an ambulance with its lights on. If I get a phone call or see a message on the computer that someone needs prayer, when appropriate, I have the kids stop and pray with me. I want the kids to know and experience that they can talk to God at any moment. A great resource is “Power of a Praying Parent,” by Stormie Omartian. This is mostly about praying for your kids and how to do that effectively. There’s an acronym that can help you to remember what you can teach your kids to pray for – ACTS – Adoration; Confession; Thanksgiving; Supplication. Adoration is a fancy way for saying “praising God.” Confession is talking to God about our shortcomings and acknowledgement of our sin. Thanksgiving is simply saying thanks for all God has blessed us with. Supplication is bringing our requests to God. That can give you some direction if it’s helpful, but what God really wants is you – real and true, so you can teach your kids to talk to God about anything to help build a real relationship.
Day #67 Tip – Pray with Your Kids
March 7, 2012 by 4 Comments