[ The Little Children and Jesus ] Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them.
We recently had to put our dog, Baron, to sleep. It was hard on all of us, but especially hard for our 4 year old daughter. For the past week at bedtime, Sophia climbs in bed, blows us a kiss, and then 5 minutes later come back out crying because she misses Baron. I walk her back to her room, and remind her that it’s okay to feel sad, and it’s okay to miss Baron but why don’t we pray to Jesus about those feelings.
Prayer has always been my favorite part of my relationship with God. I never have to worry about what I say, or how I say it. I can just talk and tell him all my fears. I want my daughter to have that relationship with her heavenly Father as well. I want her to know that even when she looses a pet, friend or family member, they are gone but God never is.
God is always with us, and when any of us are sad we can talk to God in our prayers. What is much more comforting is that we are able to speak to God who is always with us and always hears us. He is actually able to help us unlike a passed on family member or animal, who even when they were alive couldn’t help us in the one way that we truly need, which is giving us new life and salvation.
Over the next weeks we will be talking about praying and your preschooler. Teaching your children to pray is an exciting way to communicating with Jesus! Prayer is yet another way to build on their foundation of faith you have already planted.
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About Mary Sankey
I am a, Wife, Mommy, Social Analytic Guru, and Daughter of a King; try to live everyday in His grace, believing this is just a temporary home.
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