Family Prayer Tips

Jason Smith   -  

What a blessing that we have to teach our children to pray! I am reminded that Jesus gave us great example of praying to His Father in Matthew 6.  When we think about what prayer looks like, I think about a child approaching a loving father.

Taking time to teach our kids to do more than simply ask for things in prayer will deepen the prayer lives of our families. You may have heard of the A.C.T.S. method of praying. Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication. An extended version of that can be found here: A Guide to Daily Prayer Time. What you find below is similar to the ACTS Prayer Method, and may be a little easier for kids to understand and follow.

Modeling and cultivating consistent time in prayer is so important. It has been said that more is caught than taught. If we can be helpful to your family in any way, please let us know. 🙏🏻


Praise God for the awesome works he has done and the perfect Father that he is.

I’m Sorry

Confess our sin to God in this simple language, asking with faith that he will forgive us through Jesus.

Thank You

Build a habit of gratitude in our families and kids by reminding ourselves of God’s goodness to us in simple, everyday ways as well as life-changing gifts from above.


Lastly, come to God with what we want and need. Ask him for help according to his will and purposes.

As you pursue prayer together as a family, remember that our Father wants to hear from us. What a joy that we get to spend time together with Him. He’s waiting to enjoy the prayers of your family. May God bless this time together.