Use this section to help your children learn to reach out to God in all things. If your children are ready to formulate their own original prayers, use the verses under “Scripture-guided prayer for children” for inspiration.
Dear God, I want something that I cannot have. Help me to be content and thankful for what You have given me. Amen.
Dear God, I am frustrated that my friend/brother/sister has been blessed with __________ and I have not. Help me to be happy for him/her. Help me to be thankful for what you have given me. Amen.
Dear God, please show me if there are ways I am discontent. Please help me to be thankful instead. Amen.
Dear God, I have been ___________ (jealous, envious, dissatisfied, discontent, comparing myself to others, hoarding my possessions, gluttonous, controlled by desire to have ________). Please forgive me and send Your Holy Spirit to help me be strong and to withstand temptation. Amen.
Read through one of the selected scriptures under each heading and help your children pray based on the verse you read. Encourage them to listen to God and allow His Spirit to guide them as they pray.
Begin by letting God know how much you appreciate the way He cares for you and your family.
Psalm 34:10 | Psalm 84:11 | Psalm 107:8-9
Acknowledge that sometimes you are not content.
Luke 12:27-31 | 1 Timothy 6:7-10 | James 3:16
Thank God for ways you have seen contentedness exhibited in your family.
Ask God to help you, your siblings and parents to be content in all situations.
Psalm 107:8-9 | Psalm 147:7-9 | 1 Timothy 6:6