• Christina Van Starkenburg

How to Make a Simple Prayer Journal for Your Kids



As a Christian mother, one of the things I want to do is to help my children have a strong faith in God. One of the ways I can do that is to teach them how to pray. But, beyond asking God for things or reciting The Lord’s Prayer or Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, I didn’t really know how to pray. And I definitely don’t know how to teach my children how to pray.


Earlier this year I officially became a member of my church, which means I stood up in front of the congregation and told them about my life and how God had brought me to that point. But before I told them my testimony, I spent a lot of time learning about what my denomination believes and how I as a Christian mother can dive even deeper into my faith.


One of the things that came up was my prayer life. Yes, I was praying before each meal and bed, but those prayers consisted of very little other than “thank you for this food I eat” and “please watch me and my family while we sleep.”


That’s when I discovered prayer journaling, which, for those of you who don’t know, is the idea of writing down your prayers. I fell in love. And my prayer life has grown, but more than that, I found a way to teach my boys how to pray.


{Read the full article at The Better Mom}

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