That’s great! While most Christian parents understand the need to pray with our kids each night, how many really do it? And when we do, do we do it right? Sometimes it’s easy to fall into a rut of saying maybe the Lord’s Prayer, or maybe praying things like, “Be with Susie, Jonnie, Mommy and Daddy, Grandma and Grandpa.” As parents, let’s teach our kids to pray for specific things, following the prayer model Jesus taught His disciples. Let’s have our kids keep a prayer list maybe, pray over each item, and then keep track of how God answers—yes, no, or wait. As we do, we’re showing our kids not only the importance of prayer in our lives, but how much God values it.

Suggested Reading: Ephesians 6:18, Psalm 34:17, 1 John 5:14-15