The Prayer Bucket: A Tool to Help Children Learn How to Pray
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I came across a great tool to help teach my children to learn how to pray: the Prayer Bucket.
The prayer bucket is exactly that: it’s a small bucket that we place prayer requests in that we would like to remember to cover in prayer. I use these circle paper discs:(AFFILIATE LINK)
to write the requests on, and during our morning time throughout the week, we take turns drawing prayer requests out of the bucket and we join in prayer together for them.
I got our bucket from amazon too:
We also have a poster board on the wall called “Answered” so that when a prayer request is answered, we take that request out of the bucket and we tape it to the board as a reminder that God answers prayer.
Why I love it
I love how tangible and visible this is for the kids- and me! It’s exciting when discs get taken out of the bucket because God has answered those prayers.
It’s very helpful when teaching the children to pray about big things, like for our President, our government or the nation of Israel. Kids don’t always know how to pray for things like this, so stopping and taking the time to teach them when they pull out one of the prayer discs helps us to focus, but not forget. There’s no rush and we don’t have to try to remember everything because each disc guides us one request at a time.
The Prayer Bucket has been a great addition to our Morning Time, I love that we are being more disciplined as a family in corporate prayer and that my littles are able to join in more because it!
How do you teach your children to pray?