Teach Your Children to Pray for Others

teach your children to pray for others

Live It – Romans 1:8-10

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you in my prayers at all times; and I pray that now at last by God’s will the way may be opened for me to come to you.” 

Romans 1:8-10, NIV

Paul had never been to Rome but he prayed for the Christians there “constantly” and “at all times.”

Get the address of a missionary family your church helps to support. Write and ask them to send you letters about their work. When you pray at bedtime, pray for that missionary family as well as for your won family and friends.

Live It – Praying For Others

Head to Bible Gateway to read the passage: Genesis 18:16-33

This is an important story about praying for others. Now try to answer the following three questions. If you need help, discuss the questions with a friend or one of your parents.

How do I know that God cares for the people I pray for?

Who else should I pray for besides the people I know and like?

How does this story show that God will answer my prayers for other people?

Make a list of people to pray for and things to ask God to do for them, and then use the list when you pray each day.

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