THE BENEFIT of being a grandparent is – THE GRANDCHILDREN!
Mark and I have three grandchildren, James, Andrina, and Lucille. Luci is four years old and is full of life (she has red hair, does that tell you anything?)
One of my favorite things is to watch and hear Luci pray for our meals. Every-single-time, we get together for breakfast, lunch or dinner, Luci HAS to pray.
This is her prayer:
“Thank you, God. I love my fam-il-ee and my food. Amen.”
Sometimes we have to remind her about the food. I laugh every time.
This reminds me how foundational prayer is in our life. Being in kid’s ministry there are a few things that I make sure I cover regularly. Prayer is one of them.
When I teach on prayer, there are three basic things I teach kids about prayer:
- Prayer is simply talking to God and listening to God.
- My prayer life is more effective if I connect with what God wants for my life.
- The Bible teaches us about the will of God.
- I teach kids the different kinds of prayer. (There are nine different prayers I teach, here is the short list: Prayer of Salvation, Prayer of Forgiveness, Prayer of Commitment, Prayer of Consecration and five more.)
I have also developed a process I have found that works great when I teach on prayer. I want to share it with you.
It goes like this:
- Teach on a Prayer
- Practice the Prayer
- Listen when you pray
- What did you hear?
- Ask for testimonies
Because I believe strongly that teaching children how to pray is vital, I have put these lessons that I teach into a curriculum, and it is available to you.
Super Church 2.0 is a 12-week curriculum on Prayer.
If you would like more information click here.