A Child’s Grace God is great and God is Good,
And we thank God for our food;
By God’s hand we must be fed,
Give us Lord, our daily bread. Amen.
A Child’s Prayer for Morning Now, before I run to play,
Let me not forget to pray
To God who kept me through the night
And waked me with the morning light.
Help me, Lord, to love thee more
Than I ever loved before,
In my work and in my play
Be thou with me through the day.
Guardian Angel Prayer Angel of God, my guardian dear,
to whom God’s love commits me here;
Watch over me throughout the night,
keep me safe within your sight.
God Hear My Prayer God in heaven hear my prayer,
keep me in thy loving care.
Be my guide in all I do,
Bless all those who love me too.
Prayer for Students God of Light and Truth,
thank you for giving me
a mind that can know
and a heart that can love.
Help me to keep learning every day of my life,
for all knowledge leads to you.
Let me be aware of your presence
in all things and at all times.
Encourage me when work is difficult
and when I am tempted to give up;
encourage me when my brain seems slow
and the way forward is difficult.
Grant me the grace to put my mind to use
exploring the world you have created,
confident that in you there a wisdom
that is real.
Angel Blessing at Bedtime Angels bless and angels keep
Angels guard me while I sleep
Bless my heart and bless my home
Bless my spirit as I roam
Guide and guard me through the night
and wake me with the morning’s light.
A Child’s Evening Hymn I hear no voice, I feel no touch,
I see no glory bright;
But yet I know that God is near,
In darkness as in light.
God watches ever by my side,
And hears my whispered prayer:
A God of love for a little child
Both night and day does care.
Child’s Prayer Dear God most high, hear and bless
Thy beasts and singing birds:
And guard with tenderness
Small things that have no words.
Table Blessing God is great! God is good!
Let us thank God for our food.
For Happy Hearts We thank Thee Lord, for happy hearts,
For rain and sunny weather.
We thank Thee, Lord, for this our food,
And that we are together.
Children’s Bedtime Prayer Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep:
May God guard me through the night
And wake me with the morning light.
23rd Psalm for Students The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not flunk
He keepeth me from lying down when I should be studying
He leadeth me beside the water cooler for a study break
He restores my faith in study guides
He leads me to better study habits
For my grades’ sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of borderline grades
I will not have a nervous breakdown
For thou art with me
My prayers and my friends, they comfort me
Thou givest me the answer in moments of blankness
Thou anointest my head with understanding
My test paper runneth over with questions I recognise.
Surely passing grades and flying colours shall follow me
All the days of my examinations
And I shall not have to dwell in this exam hall forever.
Child’s Prayer for Protection Angel of God, my Guardian dear,
To whom God’s love commits me here;
Ever this day, be at my side
To light and guard
To rule and guide.
Thanksgiving Day Sample Prayers
Sample Christmas Prayers
A sample Opening Prayer
A sample Closing Prayer
Saying Grace – Table prayer
A Prayer Before Meals
Sample Birthday Prayer
Praying for Children
A Father’s Prayer for His Children
Praying For Your Husband
Wedding Prayer by Max Lucado
Another Wedding Prayer
A Prayer for Commitment to Marriage
The Lord’s Prayer
A Prayer when you are Fearful
A Prayer about Commitment
A Prayer for Neighbours
A Prayer about Being in God’s Will
A Prayer of Confession
A Prayer for When you Need Wisdom
A Prayer for Success
A Prayer for When You are Weak or Ill
Check Out: TWO KEYS TO A HAPPY MARRIAGE
A Prayer for Protection
A Power prayer about the reality of God’s forgiveness
YOU WILL ENJOY:
KEEPING ROMANCE ALIVE IN YOUR MARRIAGE?
A prayer about getting Strength during troubling times
Prayer – Asking Specifically
The Knots Prayer – Dear God, please untie the knots…
Prayer for me as a parent and for my family
A Prayer for Inner Peace and Joy
|NEED POWER TO BE A GOOD PARENT? READ ‘GETTING THE POWER’.|
A Soldier’s Prayer
Should I pray every day?
You asked for what?
Praying for your Neighbours – while taking a walk
Daily Prayers – prayer for protection, prayer for friends, prayer for the home; and more.
Another Daily Prayer
Conversational prayer(short version) or Long Version
Lord, because of you.…
Sample Easter Prayers
A Morning Prayer
A 2nd Morning Prayer
Another Morning Prayer
Prayer for Power
The Praying Hands of a Grandmother
A Prayer for our Children and Grandchildren
A Great Article on: How to Know God Listens to your Prayers
Heavenly Father, help us remember…
A Prayer for When You Need more Faith
Praying Prayers of Mercy
How did Jesus Pray?
Praying with Confidence
A Prayer by Saint Ambrose
A Prayer for Young Women of the World
A Prayer for Others
A Prayer for Friends
A Prayer about Nature and God’s Creation
A Prayer for Prodigals
A Prayer for When You Want to be Reflecting Christ
Make me an Instrument Prayer
A Prayer for when you Feel Like you have Failed
A Prayer for a Dream
A Prayer for Conflict Resolution
A Prayer about Bearing Burdens
A Prayer for the Home
Prayer for a Pastor
Prayer for a Pastor’s Wife
Put on the Whole Armour of God Prayer
A Prayer for Protection
What should be included in prayer
Pray and then Decide
A Call to Prayer– seniors, bedridden individuals and others
Sample Christmas Prayers
Sample Mother’s Day Prayers
Sample Easter Prayers
A New Year Prayer by Gail Rodgers
We would love to hear your comments.
If you are human, leave this field blank.
Imagine a child is ready to accept Christ,
but they can’t find the words.
That’s when a simple example prayer asking for salvation (aka “The Sinner’s Prayer”) is helpful. I’ve read about the debate about this practice, but still believe a model prayer is important for kids who want to give their life to Jesus.
Here are some great examples to get you started.
Biblical Example (from Jesus)
Luke 18:13 contains the prayer of the tax collector, as told by Jesus. This parable shows that heart felt repentance is much more important than the particular formula of words.
But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me, a sinner!’
Sample Sinner’s Prayer
Dear God, I know I’m a sinner. I know my sin deserves to be punished. I believe Christ died for me and rose from you grave. I trust Jesus alone as my Savior. Thank you for the forgiveness and everlasting life I now have. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Simplified for Younger Children
Jesus – I know that you made me and want me to obey you with all my heart. I know I have disobeyed and wanted to be my own boss. I have thought and done things against your directions. I am sorry. I know that you gave up his life to save me from these sins and make me your child again. I accept your promises and ask you to please save me now and forever. Amen.
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Your Name. Amen.
Campus Crusade for Christ
Lord Jesus, I need You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.
Leave Your Thoughts
Theologically, such prayers should express two concepts – repentance for sins and faith in salvation offer found in Jesus. No child should be compelled or mislead into such a prayer (that would have not effect and only breed confusion).
I’d love to hear your thoughts. What model prayer do you use when inviting a child to give their life to Jesus? Leave a comment below and share your experience.