Thursday, May 3, 2012
Theme: One Nation Under God
Verse: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord… Psalm 33:12
It’s important to teach children how to pray for their nation.
One way to do that is to have a series of messages leading up to the day teaching children to pray. A great resource for teaching children to pray is PRAY KIDS MAGAZINE. I highly recommend it. Here’s a link to an online sample of the magazine teaching children to pray for those in authority over them.
You could also have a special service that night for children to take the time to prayer. Have a list of the things you can have the children pray for. Go through the list with the children. Some things that should be on that list are these:
- President Obama
- Supreme Court
- Congress (List you senator and US representative)
- State Officials
- City Officials
- Hospital and emergency workers
- Pastors and church leaders
- Peace of Israel (We are blessed when we pray for the peace of Israel.)
- Great Awakening in America
There are many ways children’s ministries can participate in the National Day of Prayer and resources available on the web.
Here’s a link to Revival Fire For Kids blog posts on prayer.
Children’s Ministry Blog has some helpful posts on prayer for children and will have a post on the National Day of Prayer for children as the date gets closers. Here’s the link.
Free Lord’s Prayer and National Day of Prayer coloring pictures are available here.
If you’re interested in a prayer program you can use with your kid’s clubs at church, click here.
Annie’s National Day of Prayer Page for children has some great ideas on how to teach children to pray and how to incorporate the National Day of Prayer into your children’s ministry.
Here’s a great article called Children Can Pray with ideas to teach children how to pray.
National Children’s Prayer Conference is an organization encouraging children to pray for our nation.
Children are great prayer warriors in the Kingdom of God. They only need to be taught and released to pray. Watch this video clip of children praying.