Praying as a Family
Praying as a family is a wonderful, rewarding activity. But…
Finding the time and opportunity, however, is not always so easy.
That’s why we created the Hey God! prayer calendar — to provide guidance, tips, and prayer opportunities to help bring families together in prayer.
- For each day of the year, there’s a fun prayer prompt that invites children and grown-ups to talk to God about people, things, and situations that are relevant to them.
For each month, there’s a Prayer Adventure that will encourage children to explore fresh and creative ways of staying connected to God.
FAMILY PRAYER IS A SIMPLE THING THAT IS HARD TO DO
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Many parents want to include family prayers in their daily schedule, they just don’t know how to start.
The HEY GOD! Prayer Calendar might be that simple first step that will help them weave a life-giving prayer habit into the fabric of their family culture.
Parents can hang it on their refrigerator or kitchen wall as a reminder to take time to pray with their children every day.
We all know that lasting faith is built day by day, moment by moment.
But how many parents take the time to capture those sacred moments?
It's not that they don't want to, it's just that they haven't learned to spot all the tiny, faith-nurturing opportunities that hide in plain sight.
We hope that this 12-month calendar will make it easier for busy families to bump into Jesus in their kitchen, and weave faith into their everyday lives.
O God, we long to know You and to love You, but the busyness of life often gets in the way.
Help us to recognize the ordinary, daily ways that our family can learn about You and grow closer to You.
We know that You are with us, leading us and guiding us on our way.
PRAYER IS A GIFT
The most important gift a parent or grandparent can pass to a child is modeling in front of them the practice and the power of prayer.
We want our children to see prayer not as a task or obligation, but as an invitation to a relationship. The Creator of the universe beckons us to His throne, and He wants to hear what we have to say.
When our children see prayer as Scripture portrays it — as a resource, not a responsibility — we help them unwrap the gift of a deeper relationship with God.
Check out this beautiful song that shows how the gift of prayer passes from one generation to the next.