Children and Prayer

A controversial subject that educators are facing today is prayer.  I am a late baby boomer, so I prayed in every class in elementary school.  When I was in middle school, we did not pray in every class. By the time I was in high school, we did not pray in any of my classes.  I am not sure if this had any an effect on my personal life.  I am not here to argue the affects of prayer being taken out of schools because I believe that it takes a village to teach children about God. If you pray to God, he will protect your children.  If you teach your children to pray, the Holy Spirit will guide them.   If you teach your children about Jesus, they will make wiser choices in their lives.  I do not agree with not with the whole concept of prayer in school, but I do know that he will be there for us.  You can introduce your child to prayer.  You can pray with them and for them.  When they see you pray, they would feel comfortable about praying too.   The Lord’s Prayer is simple to remember, and will be a great way to help your child to learn to pray.

Matthew 6:9-13King James Version (KJV)

After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.




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