Kids talk with God

Use this section to help your children learn to reach out to God in all things. The sample prayers all begin with “Dear God,” however, you may use any other names for God your children are comfortable with (i.e. Jesus, Father God, Lord Jesus, Heavenly Father, Abba Father, Lord). If your children are ready to formulate their own original prayers, see the Bible verses provided under “Scripture-guided prayer for children” for inspiration.

Sample prayers

Dear God, I want to be a friend who loves at all times. Help me to be a loyal friend like Jonathan was to David. Amen.

Dear God, thank You that Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Amen.

Dear God, a true friend is willing to make sacrifices or give things up for their friends. Please help me to be that kind of friend. Amen.

Dear God, You are faithful. I have not been faithful today. Please forgive me and help me to have Your love and faithfulness in my heart. Amen.

Think of a friend who is going through a hard time. Help your child to be a faithful friend by praying for the friend in need. Have your child ask God to show him/her how she can encourage this friend. Sample below:

Dear God, my friend _______ is having a hard time with _____________________________. Can You please show me how I can encourage him/her? Amen.

Scripture-guided prayer for children

Read though 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 letting God know how much you appreciate His faithfulness.

Deuteronomy 32:4 | Psalm 33:4 | Psalm 145:13

Heart search

Acknowledge when and how you have been unfaithful.

1 Corinthians 13:4, 7 | James 4:17 | 1 John 1:8-9


Thank God for ways you and your family members have been faithful.

Personal requests

Ask God to help you, your siblings and parents be faithful to God and to each other.

Proverbs 3:3-4 | John 15:12-13 | 1 Corinthians 10:13