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.”
Dear God, I’m worried about ______________. Would You please be with me and give me courage and comfort? Amen.
Dear God, I’m missing ________ (the person, place or item that has been “lost” through change) right now. Please send Your Holy Spirit to be my comforter. Amen.
Dear God, I feel ________ about ________ (moving, losing a loved one, changing schools). Thank you for caring about me and my feelings. Amen.
Dear God, I just want things to go back to the way they used to be, but I know that can’t happen. Please be with me and be my comforter. Amen.
Dear God, I know You have been sad too. Thank you for being with me in my _______ (pain, loneliness, disappointment etc.). Amen.
Dear God, I’m so afraid of ________ (name the change). Please send Your perfect love to get rid of my fear of ________. Thank you. Amen.
Dear God, thank you for being my Rock. Everything else may change, but I know that You are always the same (Malachi 3:6a). Amen.
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.
Begin by thanking God for being your comforter and guide during times of change.
Psalm 32:8 | Isaiah 48:17 | Malachi 3:6a
Acknowledge times when you have trouble accepting change or trusting God.
Proverbs 3:7 | Jeremiah 6:16 | Jeremiah 10:23
Thank God for the times when you have seen your family trust God.
Ask God to help you live confidently, trusting Him to care for you.
Psalm 23:1-4 | Proverbs 3:5-6 | Psalm 143:8