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 want to pray original prayers, you’ll find helpful verses in the “Scripture-guided prayer for children” section.

Sample prayers

Dear God, if I am being selfish or greedy, please show me so I can tell You I am sorry. Amen.

Dear God, please forgive me for thinking of myself instead of others. Please send Your Holy Spirit to help me be generous instead. Amen.

Dear God, please help me to be generous so I can refresh others. Amen.

Dear God, sometimes I have selfishness in my heart. Please send Your Holy Spirit to smother it like water smothers fire. Amen.

Dear God, it is so easy to want things for myself. Please help me to think of others instead. Amen.

Dear God, please show my family and me how we can help the poor people who live in our community. 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 letting God know how much you appreciate His generosity and grace.

Psalm 104:24, 27-28 | Psalm 145:15-17 | Acts 20:35

Heart search

Acknowledge when and how you are selfish.

Proverbs 18:1 | Philippians 2:4 | 1 John 3:17


Thank God for ways you have seen generosity exhibited in your family.

Personal requests

Ask God to give you, your siblings and parents, generous hearts.

Proverbs 19:17 | Proverbs 11:25 | Matthew 25:40