National Day of Prayer is Thursday, May 7, 2015
Theme: Lord, Hear Our Cry
Verse: Lord, hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in Your Presence this day. 1 Kings 8:28
It’s important to teach children to pray for their nation. There are a number of ways you can involve your students in the National Day of Prayer.
Teach a series on praying. Children who are taught how to pray are more likely to pray on their own. Gospel Light is offering a free downloadable prayer curriculum called Teach Us To Pray at this link.
Have a Special Prayer Service that night. Include children in the prayer time or have a special prayer meeting just for children. Have a list of the things you can have the children pray for. Go through the list with the children. Here’s a prayer list with the 7 spheres of influence.
- Pastor and Church leaders
- God will send a Great Awakening
- People all over America will be saved
- People in other religions will learn the truth about Jesus
- American missionaries in other lands
- Peace of Israel (We are blessed when we pray for the peace of Israel.)
Families and Marriages:
- Poor People
- Jobs for everyone who can work
Government and People in Authority:
- President Obama
- Supreme Court
- Congress (List you senator and US representative)
- State Officials
- City Officials
- Hospital and emergency workers
Media: Pray these media outlets honor God.
- TV Shows
- Social Networking
Arts and Entertainment: Pray these avenues of entertainment honor God.
Get the family involved in praying for our nation. Here’s a downloadable family guide for parents.
Here are some children’s prayer resources available on the web.:
Here are some articles from Revival Fire for Kids about prayer: