Children's prayers

Bubble Prayer — Joan Smith, UK

Supplies:  Bubble-making paraphernalia Inside, individual small bubble liquid containers with wands suffice, as sold for weddings. Outside, any size bubble containers and wands will do.   An especially large wand might be used for a ‘big’ group prayer. Think about your week. What questions, worries or confessions do you have? What positives, joys and hopes do […]

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Healing prayer for children — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson

Hold us and heal us with your love Alternative phrases for both American and British English are provided. Ow! That hurts! Mama! Grandma! Daddy!  [Mummy! Nana! Daddy!] A whimper. A wail. A wound. Oh God, Hold us and heal us with your love.   Silent. Withdrawn. Pain visible only in our eyes. Or perhaps hidden […]

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Hey God, Wanna Play? — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson

A Call to Worship written for young readers — The lines in bold might be given to very young children to say. Inspired by ‘Retelling of Mark’ 10 in Children of God Storybook Bible. All:      Hey God! Wanna play? Voice 1: God’s too busy taking care of the world, listening to our troubles […]

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Praise God! — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

A Call to Worship for young readers The bold sections may be said by a very young child. Use two or many voices. Let’s praise God!  Let’s sing!  Let’s laugh! Praise God! God, you mend our broken hearts when we feel sad, when we are hurt, when friendships end, when things change, when beloved people […]

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Bringing Our Questions — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

A Call to Worship written for young readers  The bold lines might be said by a very young child. I have so many questions, God! Who are you? What are you? How did you make the universe? How did you make me? Whales, moose and bears? Why do bad things happen Even when we try […]

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God’s table of Love — Thandiwe Dale-Ferguson, USA

This might be used as a Call to Worship or Call to Communion. It works as a responsive reading involving the entire congregation or read by 2-3 readers.  It has been written with young readers in mind. If you’re worshipping on-line, parents might video their children reading this, or audio-record it and play as the […]

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Psalm 104 for Today — Operation Noah, UK

Thank you for my eyes that help me see the world. Thank you for my ears that bring music to my soul. Thank you for my feet that keep me on the ground. Thank you for my hands that I can wave around. For fingers and toes, Mouth and nose, Chin and hair, And even […]

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Called by name — Ana Gobledale, UK

  Pray with me.   God, come close and speak our names. Remind us that we are fully known and loved. God, thank you… for calling us by name. Come close to us, re-claim us for life. God, thank you… for calling us by name. Come close to us, and never let us go. God, […]

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