Session SevenTeaching our children to pray
1. In order to have relationship with God we need to talk to Him for ourselves.
2. As parents we need to model what a relationship with God is like.
3. We can all hear from God in different ways, as parents we need to help our children recognise when God is communicating with them.
Samuel did not yet know the Lord because he had never had a message from the Lord before. So the Lord called a third time, and once more Samuel got up and went to Eli. “Here I am. Did you call me?”
Then Eli realized it was the Lord who was calling the boy. So he said to Samuel, “Go and lie down again, and if someone calls again, say, ‘Speak, Lord, your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went back to bed.
1 Samuel 3, 7-9, NLT
How can you let your child see what your relationship with God looks like?
How do you hear from God?
How can you encourage your child to chat with God?
Find time to pray with your child. Give them some suggestions of what they could ‘chat’ to God about
Talk to your child about a time when you heard from God.
Read Rachel Turner’s book Parenting Children for a Life of Faith: Helping Children Meet and Know God