We are officially over halfway through this series. Are you energized about praying with your child and teaching them lots of ways to connect to God in prayer? I really hope so. These are experiences and skills that will last a lifetime, and that’s exciting! Now, let’s take on memorized prayers.
There’s something to be said for having some memorized prayers on hand. Again, you don’t want to do this all the time because it can start to create distance instead of intimacy. But there are some great prayers from the Bible (the Lord’s Prayer, for example) and from Christian tradition (like some of the creeds) that are rock solid as far as doctrine and right living. Memorized prayers can also be a great way to keep praying even when you feel “stuck”. And there’s something about being able to recite a prayer in a group that is moving.
There are some great prayers from the Bible (the Lord’s Prayer, for example) and from Christian tradition (like some of the creeds) that are rock solid as far as doctrine and right living.
Here’s a challenge. You and your spouse might think about working together on a family prayer. This would be something reflecting the love you want your family to have for God and what’s important in your family’s faith. Pray it together, and keep praying it until they are gone from your home. It will become a reference point throughout the years, and they will never forget it. Seriously, think about the legacy of that. If you create one, please please please post it here. I would love to see what you put together, and it will inspire other readers.
I’ve put together a printable for this post because I know you’re busy. Who isn’t, right? This way, you don’t have to set aside time to go find prayers to memorize. My printable will save you time so you can get on with the important business of discipling your kids in their prayer lives.