When my husband and I were first married, I drug him along to a local clothing store that I liked to shop at. As we pulled up I noticed that the parking lot was empty and the sign on the door said “closed.” I also noticed another sign. It mentioned that the store would be closed for an unknown amount of time due to a fire that started inside the store. My husband and I got out of the car to peek inside the window and see how extensive the damage was; but what struck me was not the fire damage. What we both saw when we peek into the window, was a middle-aged man kneeling in prayer in the middle of the empty, dark store. We both quickly walked away to leave the man in his private moment with God, but we have never forgotten that moment. We walked back to our car, and after discussing our touched we were by this man’s faith, we had a prayer together asking God to bless this man.
My hope as a mother is that my children will understand the power that comes from prayer, as this man must have. In a previous post I shared a prayer journal template as well as a few ideas how to use it. Since then I have had a few requests for a children’s version. I finally got around to it! This template is perfect if you want to use it as an actual prayer journal template, but it also works well for one-time use if you want to sit down as a family and have a lesson on how to pray. The older kids can fill out the form with actual words, and the younger kids can use stickers or cut out pictures that represent things they are grateful for. If your kids like to fill this out every day and you don’t want to print it every time, you can also put the form into a dry erase pocket and use them that way. Enjoy!