Pray with Your Child
The current COVID-19 crisis can be overwhelming for us as adults, so how can we explain it to children in ways they can understand? And how can we pray with them in a time of crisis such as this? Below are a few simple ideas what to pray for that can serve as guidance as you pray with your child. They are flexible and can be adjusted according to the age of the child. Learn how to pray with your child.
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20 Minutes Each Day
If you find it difficult to stay at home with your family all day, you are not alone! Being a loving parent 24/7 is not easy, especially under such circumstances. But try to start with one simple habit: spend at least 20 minutes of quality time with each child per day. Ask them how they are, share your faith story, engage in conversation or have fun together. The most valuable you can give them is your undivided attention!
Memorize Bible Verses
When Jesus was tempted by Satan in the desert, he used one simple defense: God’s Word! (See Matthew 4:1-11) Helping kids memorize Bible verses can be fun, especially if they do it together with the parents. Why don’t you pick just one verse per day and memorize it over breakfast as a family?