My favorite way to pray is with my eyes wide open reading God’s Word and writing a conversation with Him on a blank page. There are many prayer postures that our preschoolers and children can learn. Of course, children can bow their heads to honor God, lift hands in praise, and kneel in worship. But thinking through a different lens, consider an attitude of quietness, and listening. We continue to explore some ABC’s of Prayer that include prayer postures and principles:
Join in His plan – Prayer is listening to God and then getting in on His plans. “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Jeremiah 33:3 NIV
Kneel in worship– Kneeling is a reverent prayer posture. “When Paul had finished speaking, he knelt down with all of them and prayed.” Acts 20:3 NIV
Lift hands in praise – Hands uplifted can be a prayer posture of asking or joy. “Therefore, I want the men everywhere to pray, lifting up holy hands without anger or disputing.
I Timothy 2:8 NIV
Mend relationships – Take care to forgive others. “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.” Matthew 6:14 NIV
Nurture a two-way conversation – Prayer is talking with and listening to God. “Then, you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.” Jeremiah 29:12 NIV
Open your Bible – God speaks through His Word; listen to Him speaking as you read or hear the Bible. “If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” John 15:7 NIV
Pray in pairs – Pray in small groups for accountability and power. “For where two or three gather in My name, there am I with them.” Matthew 18:20 NIV
Quiet your mind – Set aside distractions like televisions or devices. “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen”
Matthew 6:6 NIV
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