Teach Me to Pray (young children)

Categories: Jabez (Prayer of Jabez)

If Jesus' disciples wanted a lesson in prayer, we're never too old or too young to practice praying. This would be a good time to bring out the cloth dolls or stuffed animals. I prefer the dolls. With young children, pair each one with a doll. Ask the pupils to teach their companions how to pray. Listen to their instructions. Children tend to be very animated as they teach the dolls to pray. You can observe exactly how to improve on their praying. After you've given 5-7 minutes to teach their dolls, then ask the dolls to pray. The children readily give a voice to the doll and pray for them. Encourage them to keep an on-going conversation with God everyday.