Children and Prayer

Read the eye opening truths in Winkey Pratney's "CONTRACT ON CHILDREN" or do search on line

Remember the song, "Jesus Loves the Little Children" which we sang in our youth?

Jesus loves the little children,
All the children of the world.
Red or yellow, black or white,
They are precious in His sight,
Jesus loves the little children of the world.

Jesus said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such are the kingdom of God." Mark 10:14 (KJV)

"And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, And said, 'Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offences (temptation to sin)! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
Matthew 18:2-7 (KJV)

May all of us pray earnestly for our children and be worthy examples for them to follow. John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, urged the ministers in his charge to talk to children and to pray earnestly for them.

Every parent should read "31 Biblical Virtues to Pray for Your Children". Search online for them. These are excellent suggestions and well worth reading and using! Another good resource is 40 Ways to Pray for Your Children, which is helpful in getting specific in your prayers for your child's character. It also includes a couple items for parents

"Pray for the Children" has suggestions of how to pray for children and information about PRAY FOR THE CHILDREN weekend annually in October. Tell your pastor about it!

God bless your obedience. - Miles

More Helpful Links: Latest link in bold letters.

Lift Up Ministries Updates - Index
Lift Up Home Page - Home
Bible in Schools - Benjamin Rush - Article by an early American colonist

Moms in Touch Moms In Touch International is two or more moms who meet for one hour each week to pray for their children, their schools, their teachers, and administrators. (added 5/04/05)

Encouraging Children to Pray

Praying for Fathers - A few suggestions for praying for fathers

Prayers for Children

Children's Presidential Prayer Team - Encourage your child to pray for our president.

Children's Prayers

Encourage Your Child to Pray - 23 helpful suggestions to parents.

Partners in Prayer for Schools

Kids Pray

National Children's Prayer Network

Children's Prayer Net - Its Vision is "To raise up a generation of young leaders who know how to reach heaven through intercession. To challenge youth of all ages to find their destiny in Christ and to recognize their potential in prayer by training them in principles of effective prayer and motivating them to pray for their national leaders. To minister to and pray for our national leaders with precision, power, and purity."

Kids Need Prayer 

Recommended book:

  • 52 Simple Ways to Teach Your Child to Pray, by Roberta Hromas - Great for parents!