Kids talk with God

Use this section to help your children request God’s help to grow in gentleness. 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  original prayers, you’ll find helpful verses in the “Scripture-guided prayer for children” section.

Sample prayers

Dear God, please help me to be a boy/girl who is gentle in the things I say and do. Amen.

Dear God, I need to talk to someone who has done wrong. Please help me to do it in a gentle way. Amen.

Dear God, when I am angry or upset, please help me to be gentle in the things I say and do instead of being harsh or mean. Amen.

Dear God, please tell me if there are ways I could be more gentle. Amen.

Dear God, please send Your Holy Spirit to help me to be gentle. Amen.

Dear God, Jesus was so gentle! Please help me to be like Him. Amen.

Dear God, I have been ________ instead of being gentle with my words/hands. Please forgive me and send Your Holy Spirit to help me be gentle. 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 telling God that you appreciate His gentleness and grace.

1 Kings 19:10-13 | Jonah 4:2 | Matthew 11:28-29

Heart search

Acknowledge when and how you are not gentle.

Proverbs 15:1 | 1 Corinthians 13:4-5 | Ephesians 4:29


Thank God for ways you have been gentle.

Personal requests

Ask God to help you, your siblings and your parents to be gentle in your thoughts and actions.

Ephesians 4:2 | Colossians 3:12 | Colossians 3:13-14