Teaching Kids to Pray

Teaching Kids to Pray

I’ve been taking a class at CMUO and have been truly been inspired by the children prayer warriors I have read about.  In our textbook, Kids Making a Difference, author Pete Hohmann states:

“Children tend to be egocentric in their prayers, but not selfish.  Egocentric means their world is small.  Their prayers are limited to pets, family, and friends.  It is our job to enlarge their world and also mentor children how to pray.  Without this coaching, the prayers of children remain the typical bedtime prayers that never change until eventually, the desire itself to pray is lost” (p12).

So how do we mentor and coach children to pray?  Here are some great resources to point you in the right direction:

When Children Pray: Teaching Your Kids to Pray with Power

Prayer Adventure for Boys & Girls/Teacher’s


The Power of a Praying® Kid

Let the Children Pray: How God’s Young Intercessors Are Changing the World

In our Kids Club, we’ve been using Prayer Cards and praying in small groups or as a large group almost every week.  I’m also thinking about starting a monthly prayer group/club that will meet during the Sunday School hour for some in depth prayer coaching and practice for interested kids.

Related Posts about Prayer:

Making a Prayer Mural


Praying around the Clock: Fun craft idea for families!

Constant Prayer: Book Review

And It Will Take My Breath Away: Preparing for the spiritual “wow” moments

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  1. Just love this one. I am using Stormie Omartian’s Prayer books with my boys in hopes that I can teach them how to pray! Thanks for the info!

  2. Thanks for the comment Cheryl. I’m a big fan of Stormie O’Martian as well!