(Recommended for age 6)
Teach your child about prayer and establish the practice of praying as a family.
One of the core values of St. Paul Lutheran Church is that God designed the family as the primary place for discipleship. The Faith Path initiative exists to partner with you as you guide your child’s spiritual journey one step at a time. Age appropriate packets have been created to help you leverage the best faith formation strategy for your child’s stage of development. In this Prayer packet you will find practical ideas and suggested resources to help you teach your child to talk to God. I urge you to start today by taking the following simple steps.
STEP ONE: LEARN
We have provided a link to a video that explains this particular Faith Path step. You will hear from both experts and ordinary families as they describe the importance of family and individual prayer and share practical suggestions from their experiences. You will also find a guide that offers practical tips and what we consider the best resources on the topic.
STEP TWO: START
To help you jump start the process, this packet includes handouts with prayers you can start using today. Use them at meals, in the morning, at night or when you are out and about! You’ll also receive information on Prayer Apps that will allow encourage you and your family in prayer wherever you are at.
STEP THREE: TAKE IT HOME EVENT
Every March families are invited to our “Prayer @ Home Event.” This event provides an opportunity for kids and parents together to hear about, learn the importance of and practice prayer. This event takes place during the sermon time of our 9:15 service. Parents and their kids are dismissed from church at the appropriate time.
If you are a member of St. Paul you will receive a reminder during appropriate years with information on how to get the free kit appropriate for his or her age. In order to confirm that your e-mail information is correct, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you find this kit helpful in the process of forming the faith of your child at home. Feel free to visit fallsathome.com/faith-path/ to learn more or to determine if your child/children are ready for other Faith Path steps.
Prayer Guide (PDF)