Praying for Others

Praying for others can be as spontaneous as gathering your children together after a phonecall that a friend is in hospital and praying for them or more focused like some of the ones suggested below, but the goal should be the same- teaching your children that they can hand every person and situation over to God and cultivating an attitude of love and compassion for others.

Prayer Bugs

A very creative friend of mine sent my children this cute activity to remind them to pray for specific people regularly- a nice visual reminder and prompt.

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All you need is some black and red felt, a collection of different buttons, a needle, some thread and some fabric glue.

Cut a ladybird body out of the black felt and wings out of the red felt as shown below.

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Next let your children pick a button for each person they would like to pray for- we had lots of lively discussion about this! For instance, my son chose a wooden button to remind him to pray for his granddad as they made a wooden go-cart together, my daughter picked a button to pray for one of our Compassion children, because it reminded her of a precious gem.

My initial idea was that they each pick five people they wanted to pray for regularly and choose buttons and then go from there- as you can see, they both wanted to choose more!

Once you have chosen all the buttons, arrange them on the red felt in the way you would like to sew them on. I then drew black dots for each one as shown below.

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We then glued the wings onto the body and there you have it!

They are now next to their beds where we see them often!

Thank you Leigh, you are a blessing!

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