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Creating our family’s own book of prayers
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By simplyfaithful
Jan. 31, 2013 12:01 a.m.

prayer book1At each meal, we hold hands and pray. Our 5-year-old, Benjamin, always volunteers to lead and the rest us of tag on prayer requests and mentions of gratitude. But recently, one prayer request was weighing so heavily on me that I requested Benjamin add it to his beginning — that we all pay special attention to my best friend’s health.
I told the boys how Ang is having trouble moving, how her limbs are stiff and she’s in pain. How doctor after doctor has had no solution to offer.
We often have a running prayer list on the chalkboard but two of our family members are not yet reading. So, this time, I asked Ang for a recent picture, and we began our family prayer book. It’s just a simple $1 album and photos of those who are on our hearts, but it’s helping all of us feel included in the prayer list.
How have you helped children pray?
Do you have a prayer request? If so, there’s room in the album…

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