National Day of Prayer for Children’s Ministry

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.

Child PrayingHave 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.


  • Church
  • 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:

  • Parents
  • Children
  • Marriages

Pray Computer Keys Showing Worship And ReligionEducation:

  • Schools
  • Teachers
  • Students


  • Stores
  • Poor People
  • Jobs for everyone who can work

Government and People in Authority:

  • President Obama
  • Supreme Court
  • Congress (List you senator and US representative)
  • Governor
  • State Officials
  • Mayor
  • City Officials
  • Police
  • Firefighters
  • Hospital and emergency workers

Media: Pray these media outlets honor God.

  • News
  • TV Shows
  • Internet
  • Social Networking

Arts and Entertainment: Pray these avenues of entertainment honor God.

  • Movies
  • Music
  • Art
  • Sports

Get the family involved in praying for our nation. Here’s a downloadable family guide for parents.

Family Prayer Guide

Here are some children’s prayer resources available on the web.:

Kids Prayer Website

Annie’s National Day of Prayer Page  

Every Home for Christ Kid’s World Prayer Map

Teach us to Pray Coloring Pages

Pray Club

National Children’s Prayer Conference

National Day Of Prayer Official Site

Here are some articles from Revival Fire for Kids about prayer:

Equipping Children with the Desire to Pray

Giving Children Opportunities to Pray

Teaching Children to Pray Using a Model

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