Before I start this post, I just want to clarify that your child doesn’t necessarily need to have a repetitive or rhyming prayer. You can simply pray whatever is on your heart with them. I do I mixture of both. Our morning prayer is always the same and I do that because of their age, it makes it exciting for them because they can participate and it gives them prayer language they can memorize in case they want to pray on their own.
I knew that when I had children I wanted to instill in them a love for prayer and I wanted prayer to be more to them than a list of demands. It’s important to me for them to learn to pray scripture and have conversations with the Father about who He is.
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I decided that the prayer should be easy for them to understand, scripture-based, and easy to memorize. After a few drafts, I finally decided on what is now our morning prayer. We’ve been saying this daily since Judah (my son) was a baby.
I wanted to share this prayer with whoever was looking for a prayer to teach their little one first thing in the morning. I created a FREE downloadable version of this prayer (3 piece wall decor) so that you can hang it on the wall of your child’s bedroom!
I would love to hear about how your child is enjoying this prayer and even see it in action! You can tag me on Instagram @kheylapehlke or comment down below! Also, scroll down for a breakdown of the prayer and where I got the inspiration.
Good morning Jesus! (I want my child to speak to Jesus like he is a real person because He is!)
Thank you for sustaining me! (I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the LORD sustains me. Psalm 3:5)
Open up my eyes to see who You are, what You’ve done (I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. Ephesians 1:17)
Thank you Lord for Your great love! (I want my child to make it a habit to be thankful at all times.)
Help me to love you with all my heart, mind, soul and strength (“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. Mark12:29-30)
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