It is my firm belief that children who learn early on about prayer, and can point to specific times in their life of divine provision and answered prayer, will carry those lessons with them into adulthood as a foundation for their own personal prayer lives. ~ Rosilind Juric
I clearly recall the morning we all gathered in the living room for our morning devotions. Daddy in his plush, brown easy chair, mom on the couch with us girls on either side, and my brother across from us on the love seat. The need daddy shared with us didn’t seem odd at all. We were used to praying for needs of the home, so our hearts were not anxious as daddy shared that the mortgage payment was due the next day. He shared with us the exact amount that he needed to pay the payment on time. We prayed together that the Lord would provide, and then went about our day.
Somewhere around noon my father burst into the house yelling and wildly waving an envelope about in the air! For a moment I thought he had completely taken leave of his senses; that is until he called us all together to show us a check that someone had sent us in the mail for the exact amount we had prayed for that morning. What is amazing is that the person who sent the check had to have sent the check before we prayed for it to have arrived the same day.
I can recount many such stories from my childhood. And while we knew God as our provider, we were also encouraged to cultivate a life of relational prayer. This was modeled for us so well in my daddy’s life. I knew that on any given morning I could wake up and find him kneeling at his easy chair with his head buried in the cushions, praying and weeping before God. This picture is a comfort to me even today.
It is my firm belief that children who learn early on about prayer, and can point to specific times in their life of divine provision and answered prayer, will carry those lessons with them into adulthood as a foundation for their own personal prayer lives. When they face their own crises of faith, these times stand out for them as stone markers, pointing them back to the times when God was faithful.
It is for this reason that the Good Morning Girls Children’s Resources Team not only wanted to provide you with a top-notch companion children’s manual filled with activities and resources that reinforce the tender relationship God longs to have with them. We have also designed a prayer journal for both women and children! There are two kinds of children’s manuals: one for boys and one for girls. These journals provide a daily prayer focus, spaces each week for personal requests, and more.
The Anything Children’s Manual correlates with our SOAP studies, so that you can use the daily verses in your family devotions, as well as reinforce them with the daily observations and activities provided in the children’s manual. We even have alternative activities for mothers of toddlers.
Additionally, we have provided memory verse cards for each week for you to print off and use with your children. They are sized so you can attach them to index cards (Hint: there is a special activity in the first manual for this). To help with memorization, we have provided a number of tips and activities that aid in memorizing the weekly verses.
These manuals are packed full of helpful advice, fun projects, and colorful graphics. But best of all, they are FREE! I can guarantee that you will find them useful, not only for this study; you will certainly refer back to them over and over again.
I pray that these materials will be a blessing to you and your children as this summer we travel together on a deeper journey of prayer.
Serving with a passion for children to know God more,
GMG Children’s Resources Team
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I would like to send out a special thanks to the GMG Children’s Resources Team, as well as Amanda Buhler, for pouring their passion, time and talents into making these wonderful resources for our children! ~ Whitney
GMG Children’s Resources Team
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Nikki Rosenzweig Hinkle
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