Kids talk with God

These sample prayers all begin with “Dear God,” but you may use any other names of God your children are comfortable with, (i.e. Father God, Lord Jesus, Heavenly Father, Abba Father, etc.)

If your children are ready to pray original prayers, you may wish to use the Bible verses provided under “Scripture-guided prayer for children.”

Sample prayers

Dear God, I’m one of your children. Please help me to understand the Bible (Psalm 119:125). Amen.

Dear God, please teach me so I know what’s right and what’s wrong. Amen.

Dear God, You are my power source when it comes to choosing to do the right thing. Help me to say no to sin and to choose righteousness instead. Amen.

Dear God, just as David prayed, I also pray, “Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in Your commandments” (Psalm 119:66). Amen.

Dear God, I want to be like Daniel, who set his heart to understand and humbled himself before You (Daniel 10:12). Amen.

Dear God, please help me to honour You in the choices I make, rather than just doing whatever I please. Amen.

Scripture-guided prayer for children

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.

Character focus

Begin by thanking God for being a God of wisdom.

Proverbs 2:6 | Daniel 2:20 | Romans 11:33

Heart search

Acknowledge times when you’re tempted to avoid doing what you’re asked to do.

Proverbs 1:7 | Proverbs 1:32 | Proverbs 10:8


Thank God for sharing His wisdom with us.

Family requests

Ask God to help you, your siblings and your parents to live wisely.

Psalm 119:33 | Ephesians 6:10 | James 1:5