We want our children’s experience of life to be better and more rich with meaning than ours. That’s not to say our lives as children were bad necessarily, it’s simply that every parent’s desire is to offer more to their children than they had in every realm. It follows then, that Christians want their child’s experience of God to be deeper and more impactful than theirs was as a child. This begs the question: how will our children come to experience God more deeply and intimately than we did? It won’t magically happen.
When it comes to teaching our children to pray, how do we go about this? How exactly do we teach our children to pray? In what ways do we lead our kids into prayer such that God is seen as an ever-present, ever-loving, always-filled-with-mercy kind of Father who longs to be connected to His children?
We’ll talk about some basics to practice with your children this week: why, what and when. Why pray? What to pray? When to pray?