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

Sample prayers

Dear God, I love You and think You are amazing! Thanks for loving me, too. Amen.

Dear God, I thank you for making me in an amazing and wonderful way (Psalm 139:14). Amen.

Dear God, You have made such awesome plants and animals. Please help me to love and respect all of nature. Amen.

Dear God, thank you for giving me ________ (A home, a bedroom, toys, a vehicle to ride in, etc.). Please help me to take good care of it/them. Amen.

Dear God, You are the Maker of everything: people, plants, animals and the air. Help me to treat everything You have made with respect. Amen.

Dear God, help me to honour others before myself. Amen.

Dear God, please help me to be respectful of others even though sometimes I disagree with them. Help me to live my life in a way that I may be a good example of Jesus Christ. Amen.

Dear God, please forgive me for being disrespectful by ________. Please remind me to show proper respect for everyone when I am tempted to be disrespectful (1 Peter 2:17). Amen.

Dear God, if there are any ways I am disrespectful of You, others or the things You have made, please show me so I can confess this as sin. 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

Thank God for sharing His strength with you.

1 Chronicles 29:12-13 | Isaiah 46: 9-10 | Revelation 4:11

Heart search

Acknowledge when and how you are disrespectful.

Exodus 20:12 | Proverbs 13:13 | Matthew 15:8


Thank God for ways you show respect to people and other things He created.

Personal requests

Ask God to help you, your siblings and parents to be respectful of Him and all that He has made.

Psalm 33:6-9 | Romans 12:10 | 1 Timothy 4:12