Kids talk with God

These sample prayers all begin with “Dear God,” but you may use any other names of God your children are comfortable with (i.e. Father God, Lord Jesus, Heavenly Father, Abba Father, etc.)

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, You are an awesome God. You are the great King of the earth. Amen. (Psalm 47:2)

Dear God, I praise Your awesome name. You are holy. Amen. (Psalm 99:3)

Dear God, You amaze me! Most of all I love ________ (have your child list something they appreciate about God). Amen.

Dear God, my favourite animal is the ________. Thank you for making it just the way You did. Amen.

Dear God, please help me to learn more about You so I can love You even more. Amen.

Dear God, You are so great that I don’t really understand how amazing You are. So I praise You with one word: Wow! Amen. (Psalm 145:3)

Dear God, You are holy and worthy of honour! Amen. (Revelation 4:8, 5:13).

Dear God, You are bigger than a ________. You are stronger than a________. You are more powerful than a ________. I am in awe of You! 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 marvelling over God’s power and love, and the beauty and complexity of the things He has made.

Psalm 77:13-14 | Psalm 96:4 | Amos 4:13

Heart search

Tell God you are sorry for showing a lack reverence for Him.

Psalm 5:4 | Psalm 15:1-2 | Proverbs 3:7


Thank God for the ways that your family admires and respects God.

Family requests

Ask God to help you, your siblings and your parents learn to deeply respect Him.

Deuteronomy 13:4 | Psalm 86:11 | Psalm 119:9-10