Resources for Praying with children

A while back I posted a way to engage children in daily prayer, using a personalized prayer book (read the post here:

Here some follow up resources that I’ve discovered to use alongside family prayer times.


The Lord’s Prayer by Rick Warren

This version of the Lord’s prayer has lovely illustrations that both my kids found very intriguing.  In addition, author Rick Warren provides simplistic explanations of the prayer along with sample prayers that kids can use.  It is available in board book as well. For toddlers and up.


The Lord’s Prayer by Tim Ladwig

Another well illustrated version.

Sing the Bible by Slugs and Bugs


If you want to try and memorize The Lord’s Prayer with your kids the group Slugs and Bugs has a very singable version on their cd Sing the Bible.  Ollie especially loves to belt it out in the check out line.


A Childs Good Night Prayer by Grace Maccarone

A great bedtime read aloud prayer book for toddlers.


Let the whole earth sing praise by Tomie Depaola

I absolutely love this little book!  It is a great way to introduce children to the concept of what it means to praise God for who he is and thank him for what he has done.  Toddlers and up.*Version*=1&*entries*=0


When Daddy Prays by Nikki Grimes and Tim Ladwig

This collection of poems shows the importance of how as adults we can model for children what a praying life looks like.  For preschoolers and up.





Writing to God By Rachel Hackenburg

This is a great resource for elementary kids to introduce them to journaling with God.  Great prompts and ideas about sustaining journaling with God.


Praying in Color kids edition By Sybil Macbeth

The popular practice of coloring with God is articulated for elementary kids and up.  Like the previous book, it provides lots of interesting prompts for kids to try as they learn to communicate with God.


Scrambled Starts by Jenny Youngman

This is a neat guide for parents to read and share with kids.  The author describes the difficulty to make space for prayer as a family and provides practical tips and strategies to find that time, along with sample prayers to use.



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