Kids talk with God

Use this section to help your children request God’s help in growing in the area of obedience. 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 learn how to formulate their own prayers, use the verses under “Scripture-guided prayer for children” for inspiration.

Sample prayers

Dear God, it is hard to obey sometimes – like right now. Please help me to obey my parents, as I know this pleases You. Amen.

Dear God, when I feel like disobeying, please help me to think of the promise You gave us in the Bible – when I obey my parents, things will go well for me (Jeremiah 7:23). Amen.

Dear God, please send Your Holy Spirit to help me be obedient to You, my parents and teachers. Amen.

Dear God, please help me to listen to You and my parents so that I can be obedient. Amen.

 Dear God, help me to hide Your word in my heart so that I won’t sin against You (Psalm 119:11). Amen.

Dear God, I am sorry that I have disobeyed my parents. Please forgive me and help me to obey next time. 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 that 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 love and guidance.

Psalm 119:73 | Proverbs 2:6 | Psalm 73:23-24

Heart search

Acknowledge when and how you are disobedient.

1 Samuel 15:22 | Proverbs 13:13 | Isaiah 1:18-20


Thank God for ways you have been obedient.

Personal requests

Ask God to help you and your siblings to be obedient.

Psalm 119:9-11 | John 14:23, 26 | Ephesians 6:1-3 | Proverbs 4:10-13