Most parents want to help their children grow spiritually. Sometimes, however, we can have a hard time figuring out how to help and what to do.
The family prayer time we present here developed over the course of many months as we discovered, among other things, some activities that worked as well as needs we hadn’t anticipated. The prayer time takes approximately twenty minutes to complete. Feel free to adapt it to fit your family. Use the parts that suit both the ages of your children and the time your family has set aside.
One more note about our experience—and may it be a real encouragement if you have young kids. When we began this family prayer time with our sons, they were two, five, and eight years old. Our youngest would typically be moving around the room or standing on his head on the couch. It’s ok for kids to be kids. May God be with you as you shepherd and bless your children.