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Teaching Kids to Pray: 6 Tips for Modeling a Prayer-Filled Life

6. Mix things up.

Use variety! Praying the same thing every day becomes tedious. Develop more variety in prayer by remembering and emphasizing the various ingredients of true prayer. These include:

  • Calling on God to hear your prayers.
  • Adoring God for His titles and attributes.
  • Declaring your humble dependence and need.
  • Confessing family sins.
  • Asking for family mercies (both material and spiritual).
  • Interceding for friends, churches and nations.
  • Giving thanks for God’s blessings.
  • Praising God for His kingdom and glory.

As you’re teaching kids to pray, mix these ingredients in different proportions. That way, you’ll always have variety in your prayers.