Praying together is a great way to draw closer to God. Here are some simple ideas to get the whole family involved:
- Create a family prayer box. Setting this up could be a fun school holiday project. The box will encourage you to pray for others, for the world, with gratitude, and for character building. (If you don’t have access to a printer, let Andrea know to get a printed copy). Supplied by Thinking Kids
- When you eat together, light a candle to represent God’s presence with you. Each person could say one thing they are thankful for that day, one thing they would like help with, one thing they saw God do that day. Keeping it simple means everyone in the family can be involved and your food won’t get cold!
- Bedtime prayer time – small children love routines and bedtime is a perfect time to include prayer. Check out this guide which includes suggestions for prayers and blessings. Use one or all. Supplied by Unhurried Living
- Lunchbox prayers – pop one of these notes into your child’s lunchbox, leave in their room to find in the morning when they wake up, or text them during the day.
- 7 days of prayer – use this guide to pray for something different each day. Supplied by Minno
- Prayer journaling pages – if you like a bit of structure, try using some journaling pages or keep a prayer diary. It’s a great way to record how God is moving through your prayer life. Supplied by Faith Gateway
Praying as a family is great, but we also want our kids to have their own prayer life. Check out some ways to do this through the Parenting for Faith course.