Quick Tip to Teach Your Kids to Pray

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Teaching your kids how to pray can be intimidating.  When it comes to prayer, many of us feel inadequate.  We believe we don’t pray enough, aren’t spiritual enough or don’t even know how to do it right.  But the good news is that teaching your kids to pray can be a really simple thing.

In the two minute video below, I’m going to give you a quick first step to teach your kids to pray.  It’s easy, painless and fun.  So check out the video and give it a try.

So what do you think?  Will you give drive-thru prayers a shot?  If so, let me know in the comments and I’ll be praying for your family.

How to Help Your Kids Understand God’s Love

As good parents, we’re always thinking about what our kids need.  From a mother taking prenatal vitamins in the earliest stages of pregnancy, to a father saving for his child’s college fund, we’re constantly thinking about how we can provide for our kids.

Their greatest need, however, is love.   Not just any kind of love, but the unconditional, secure love that comes from God.

Rick Warren, author the Purpose Driven Life, said it like this, “Out of all the conversations parents need to have with their children, one of the first and most important is telling children that God created them and loves them. Until our children understand that they were made by God and for his pleasure, life will not make sense.”

It’s not enough for kids to know God loves them. They need to understand how God’s love works and makes a real difference in their lives.  If kids don’t understand how God’s love can change them, it will cripple with their spiritual lives and lead to all kinds of problems including struggles with:

  • Perfectionism
  • Insecurity
  • Shame
  • Low self-esteem
  • People-pleasing
  • Legalism (religion over relationship)
  • Judgmental attitude

On the other hand, if we can help our kids get their heads and hearts around the reality of God’s love and how it works in their lives, they can experience freedom, confidence and spiritual growth.

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