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Preschool Prayers

Gathered together on this page are four prayers to say with your young children and toddlers. The first prayer is suitable as a short morning prayer, and the second one draws on different elements in creation ("flying birds and swimming fish" etc) to inspire your kids as they pray. If you are running a sunday school class, there is also a short opening prayer suitable for saying before beginning your games and bible activities. Finally there is a prayer which reflects on how wonderful it is to know God as our friend.

A short preschool prayer

(a prayer suitable for children to prayer at the beginning of the day)

Dear Jesus,

Help me to enjoy today.
To have fun and play
To share toys and jokes
To love my family and friends
And be happy.

(a short children's prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

A thank you prayer to God for young children to say

(a prayer suitable to say with toddlers)

Dear God,

You made a brilliant world.
Blue skies and fluffy clouds.
Warm sun and night time stars.
Flying birds and swimming fish.
Tall mountains and deep sea.
Kind grandmas and fun granddads.
Funny brothers and caring sisters.
Lovely mummies and fantastic daddies
And wonderful me!

Thank you!

(a modern prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Opening prayer for sunday school

a prayer suitable for younger children

Dear Lord Jesus,

We are excited to learn more about you, to read the bible and hear stories. Thank you that we can play games together. Thank you that we can create and make things that remind us of you.


(a children's prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

follow this link for bedtime prayers to pray with your children.

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Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me.

Psalm 71:18, (NLT)

A prayer for young children

a prayer for little boys and girls to say

I like being your friend
When I stand on the beach
It helps me to see you,
Hear you and feel you.
I see how big you are in the vast ocean
I hear how gentle you are in the rolling waves
I feel how loving you are in the gentle breeze.

I like being your friend.

(a short children's prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)