As Children’s Pastors/Directors do we pound heaven for the children in our ministry? Do we train Primary Disciplers (parents, etc.) how/what to pray for their children?
Sunday Plus Curriculum includes a weekly topic of prayer for parents which connects to the Biblical truth their children are taught that week. There is also a simple suggestion of what to talk about through the week. Below are a few samples.
Ask the Triune God to give your child a hunger for His Word; ask God to provide understanding as your child reads. Talk often about how you have used God’s Word to guide you through a day, a tough situation, a joyous time.
HIS STORY BEGINS
Ask the Triune God to give your child a craving for God and not His creation. Talk often about your relationship with the Triune God; share a daily God sighting.
MADE IN HIS IMAGE
Ask the Triune God to give your child insight into the importance of being made in God’s image – how that makes humans unique from the rest of creation. Point out the uniqueness of your child from all the rest of creation, one thing at a time; mention the responsibilities we have due to that uniqueness.
ADAM AND EVE SIN
Ask the Triune God to give your child an awareness of his/her separation from God, and understanding of what this means for eternity. Share your awareness of sin in your own life and your need for forgiveness.
GOD’S PLAN FOR YOU
Pray that Almighty God will give your child a desire to surrender to Him, a desire to walk with Him. Share with your child how you came to surrender to the Triune God; how has it made a difference in your life?
GOD SHOWS MERCY TO MANKIND
Ask God to show your child his/her sin; to make him/her aware of the need for mercy. Talk every day of God’s mercy and for what you need mercy.