Three Ways to Pray with Children

0 comments Posted on September 21, 2021

by Karen Whiting

Enjoy new ways to pray with children, such as “moment”-ous moments where you stop for a few moments throughout the day. It can be a moment of silence to listen to God, a moment of thanks where everyone shouts out blessings, a moment before parting to pray for safety, or a moment to listen outside and praise God for creation.

Another way to pray is to use hand signs. Take turns using a hand sign and then each one prays.

  • Thumbs up: state one name for God that shares God’s greatness.
  • Love sign: pray for someone you love.
  • Blow a kiss to heaven and thank God for a blessing.
  • Peace sign: Ask God’s forgiveness.
  • Make a cross with two fingers and thank God for saving you.
  • Little finger up: ask for small prayer needs.
  • Pointer finger up toward heaven: ask God who is the greatest one for big prayer needs.

Thirdly, hold a POW-WOW. POW stands for “Pray Over Worry” and WOW stands for “Worship Over Wonders.” One person states one worry and one wonder (like a prayer answer or blessing). The next person prays one sentence for the POW and one sentence for the WOW and then shares his or her POW and WOW.

Check out Karen Whiting, author of 28 books and international speaker, and her newest book 52 Weekly Devotions for Family Prayer and discover a different way to pray every week.


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