Nothing will melt my heart faster than to see or hear a child pray. We spend time teaching them to brush their teeth, comb their hair and tie their shoes. We teach them to say please and thank you. We teach them so many things along the path of life but do we teach our children to pray?
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Prayer is the key to all things.
Think about it this way: When Christ died for us on the cross His blood created a way for us to have direct access to God. Jesus is now the only link we need. Because of this great sacrifice, prayer is a gift we should cherish, one we should be very thankful for.
I don't know about you but I love giving my grandchildren gifts....And I want one of those gifts to be the gift of praying.....Pray for them, with them, and teach them.
I just recently was sitting down to lunch with two of my grandchildren and before I could get seated good I looked over at my little 2 year old granddaughter who had her little hands together, head bowed and a smile and says, AMEN! That is all she knew to do or say but that my friend is praying to her!
May we have the mindset to Teach our babies to pray. The best gift that you can give them is the gift of Jesus through His Word and prayer.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy