11 Simple and Uplifting Prayers For Children To Say

December 7, 2022

Alberta Vadnais

Alberta Vadnais

Author & Non-profit Consultant

Alberta Vadnais

Alberta Vadnais

I love finding ways to feel God in my day, whether I’m going to work or cooking dinner. I make sure I’m connected to Him by listening to Bible stories, sermons, praying, and singing praise songs. All the apps I test are introduced into my everyday life so that I can feel their usability on a daily basis.

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Teaching your children the art of prayer is one of the most important assets you can pass onto them as they grow.

They are the ones you’d leave behind to continue your family’s legacy. Whether you choose to acknowledge it or not. There is no better time than the present to start teaching them foundational principles of faith that will last them throughout their lifetime. 

As the bible directs, we should “Train up a child in the way he should go: And when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6 )

In light of this, this article contains simple prayers that your children can pray out loud by themselves. Below you’ll find: bedtime prayers for kids, prayers for children’s protection, morning prayers for kids, night prayer for kids, and so much more.

Train up your kids in the art of prayer with these originally crafted children’s prayers. Make it fun and also teach them its significance.

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Kids' Prayer For Protection

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for keeping me safe. I know that you and your big angels are with me, protecting me. Thank you. But bad news is everywhere now. Bad people are killing others with guns, even in schools. Father, please keep me safe and alive. Cover me with your mighty wings. I don't want to meet any of the bad people killing others. Protect me from accidents too. I know that you will do this because you are a good Father. Thank you, God.

In Jesus' name. Amen.

Children’s Prayer For Family

Dear God,

Thank you for my family. Thank you for my mummy, daddy, and my siblings. You have given me good people to surround myself with. Although they are not perfect, they are wonderful. Help us grow as a family, Lord. Grant all our prayer requests and keep us happy. Thank you, Father, for you will do us good.

In Jesus' name. Amen

Kids' Prayer For Their Siblings

Dear Father,

I thank you for my wonderful siblings. Lord, please unite us with love. Help us love and trust each other every day. Please help us to understand each other, care for one another, and tolerate each other's wrongdoings. We don't want to be siblings that fight each other a lot. We want to be like You, You who loves everybody. Help us make our parents proud and also live the way you would want us to live.

In Jesus' name. Amen.

Prayer For Mom’s Happiness

Dear Father,

I know you make people happy. You do things that make people smile a lot and I love you for that. Please make my mother smile. Help her solve all the problems she has been facing. Help her go through them with your strength and power. I don't want her to fall sick or remain unhappy. Remind her of the love you have for her. Please give her a laugh that comes straight from her heart. If you make her smile, you'd make me smile too. Thank you Father for listening to me.

In Jesus' name. Amen.

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Prayer For Dad’s Happiness

Dear Heavenly Father,

I know my earthly father is going through a lot. Even if he doesn't show it, You know that his shoulders are weighed down by the many responsibilities he has to carry. Please help him fulfill his duties as a good father and husband. Help him pay all the bills he has to pay and do well at his job. Please give him the wisdom he needs to lead his family as the head of the home. Also make me a good child, so that I don't cause him any trouble. And please remind him that he has a Father in heaven whom he can talk to.

In Jesus name.Amen.

Children’s Prayer For Good Grades

Dear God,

Thank you for marking me with the spirit of excellence. And as long as I am with you, I know that I can be outstanding. I want to be the best in my class, Father! I want to have A's in all the subjects I offer at school. Please help me to understand my teachers while they teach. Also, teach me yourself when I read my books. Thank you, Father, because I know that you can do it through me.

In Jesus' name. Amen.

Kids' Prayer For Good Health

Dear Good God,

Thank you for the gift of healing and good health. It's something that you gave me as I accepted Jesus as my savior. Today, I ask that you heal me of every disease in my body. I don't want to be a sick child. I want to be healthy enough to play and do sports with my friends. Please keep me healthy and strong too. Help me grow up and have strong bones and a fit body. Touch your healing hands from the top of my head to the sole of my feet. Thank you, Jesus. Thank you.

In Jesus' name. Amen.

Children’s Prayer To Their Guardian Angel

Dear angel,

That was sent to me by God. Thank you for choosing to obey God. Angel, please continue to protect me always. Give me everything I need to live. And please be my faithful heavenly companion. Thank you.

In Jesus' name. Amen.

Kids' Prayer For Gratitude

Dear God,

All I'm here to say is Thank you. Thank you for life. Thank you for providing for me. Thank you for protecting my family. Thank you for your strength. Thank you for the beautiful birds that fly in the air. Thank you for the wonderful bright sun. Thank you for my church and my school. Thank you for my beautiful friends. I'm so grateful. Thank you, Father.

In Jesus' name. Amen.

Bedtime Prayers For Kids

Lord Jesus,

I thank you for a successful day. Thank you for helping me throughout today. Thank you, Lord. As I sleep, please keep me safe. Be with me and protect me through the night. So that I will wake up strong and healthy with a sharp mind tomorrow morning. Thank you, Father.

In Jesus' name. Amen.

Morning Prayer For Kids

Dear Father,

Thank you for guarding me through the night and waking me up this morning. I do not take it for granted. Thank you for the gift of another day. I bless your name for this. As I go about my activities today, please give me strength and wisdom. I know I can't do everything by myself. Please help me, Father. I need your help today. I trust that you will come through for me. Thank you, Good God.

In Jesus' name. Amen.

Final Thoughts

As said earlier, make praying an activity that your kids look forward to. Make it fun and easy to do. Be creative! 

Print out the prayers on colorful paper and paste them on the kid’s bedroom wall. You can personalize and tailor these children’s prayers to fit your child’s personality or preference.

Being intentional also means being involved. When you hand them these children’s prayers, don’t leave them to figure it out on their own. Don’t be too busy to pray with them. Pray with them and answer whatever probing questions they might have. 

Be present as you lead them down the right path. This is a seed of sacrifice being sown. Your harvest will be worth it.

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