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Children should be made to pray daily

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In its simplest form, prayer is defined as “talking to God.” It is a personal process of opening our hearts to our Heavenly Father and bringing everything in our hearts to Him. Through the Apostle Paul, God asked us to pray. Prayer can be a powerful force for change in our lives, and the importance of doing it on a daily basis should be instilled in our children.

Communication is the foundation for success in any relationship. When we communicate openly and freely with each other, we learn to know each other as individuals. This principle also applies to our relationship with God. By talking to God, we can learn more about who He is and what plan He has for us.

We should teach our children about the need to read the Bible and to pray, both as a family unit and as an individual. It is through this action that we learn to live our lives with God as a part of it. https://blogsbychristianwomen.com/the-importance-of-prayer-for-kids/
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Kids aren’t going to learn heartfelt prayers until we pray heartfelt prayers in front of them. So every night, after dinner, have a mini-prayer session where you do pray earnestly for something important for your family: a family member who needs God, a financial situation, a personality conflict. Something. When they hear you praying for someone, they learn how to do it, too!
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How important is it to teach kids how to pray and how should it be encouraged?
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Teaching children to pray is a vital part of introducing them to Jesus and reinforcing their relationship with God. Our Lord gave us prayer so we could communicate with him directly, and getting children comfortable with prayer helps them to understand that God is always close and accessible.
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Be sure your children understand that prayer is simply a conversation with God,
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Children can start learning to pray even before they can speak in coherent sentences simply by watching you pray (more about this later) and by inviting them to pray with you as best they can. As with any good habit, you'll want to reinforce prayer as a regular part of life as early as possible. Once a child can communicate verbally, they can learn to pray on their own, either out loud or silently.
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The best way to begin educating your children about prayer is to pray in their presence. Look for opportunities to practice prayer in front of them, just as you would seek out instances to teach them about manners, good sportsmanship, or humility.
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Choose Age-Appropriate Prayers, try to keep the words and subjects appropriate to your child's age level, so younger kids won't be scared by serious situations.
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Medical researchers have discovered that people with a full robust dynamic prayer and faith life have the healthiest brains and therefore healthier lives. This so excites me because that means God designed us to be in communion with him daily, particularly kids
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Ask your children if there is anything they want to have as a prayer request. And then teach them that God is the provider
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Some children feel shy about praying out loud at first. They may say they can't think of anything to pray. If this happens, you can pray first, then ask the child to finish your prayer.
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Children should pray
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Just like everything else you must work on it. It must be a part of your kid’s daily life. I always tell the children in my life that practice makes perfect. What’s more important than perfecting and practicing prayer in a child’s life.
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God has wonderfully and beautifully designed each child. He has created them as complex individuals, no two are alike. Yet complex as they are, God knows them individually, he knows their name
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I caution you to not force your child to pray. While I have a strong faith now, I really went through a huge"question mark" period in my teen years. I believe I did this because my mom was almost cult-like in her christian beliefs. Please understand she was not in a cult, that is just how I view the rigidness of her Christianity. I believe that a true relationship with Jesus is organic and comes from you. I do agree with others that we can lead by example and pray with and in front of our children but I shudder at the words"be made to" . From a child forced into everything christian, I would advise to pray for your children and with your children but do not force faith or prayer time.
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Be sure the children know that the purpose of prayer is to talk to God.
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