Teaching Children to Pray

21
Jun
2012


Teaching a child to pray is one of the most valuable gifts you can give them. It helps them develop their relationship with the Lord and helps them grow as a Christian. Prayer is a very personal thing and should be taken very seriously. Teaching a child to do it should done with gentleness and grace.

Consider the Age of the Child

Children need to show a desire as well as a willing heart.   A child asking to learn to pray should be one of the first prerequisites to teaching a child to pray. Forcing an intimate relationship with God is a mistake, as it will only push them further away.  When our little one entered our home and began seeing us pray together as a family, he became very interested and wanted to participate.  So even at a young age, he contributes, learns and shares in the joy of praying together. [Read more…]

His Love

16
Feb
2012


In honor of Valentine’s Day this past week and our ‘extra’ effort of showing love to those around us, I wanted to share with you this wonderful collection of scripture that is called, “A Father’s Love.”

I know I must have come across this at one time or another before, but it seemed perfect to share right now with you all.  I hope you will print out a copy and keep it close – when you are discouraged, feeling alone or having a bad day, remember how much He desires YOU and is Your Father!

My Child,

You may not know me,
but I know everything about you.
Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
Psalm 139:2 [Read more…]