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“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28:19-20
With our busy lives and “all about me,” mindsets, remembrance of God, worship, and praying have almost slipped from our routines. We know children learn from elders, and this ignorance will never help them have the kind of faith they should have in the Almighty.
God gave away his only Son for the love of the world, then why is it so hard for us to follow God’s command and pray for the world we live and thrive in? It’s because maybe we think we are not enough to make a difference, but together, with our children, we can!
Kids will follow what they observe in the adults around them; that is why they need you to pray with them and teach them the importance of praying for the nations of the world. Here are some things to remember while teaching your kids to pray for all nations.
God was very clear about the job we all have to do. It’s spreading his love, his message, among others, and praying for all his children across the world. It’s important for us to spark the love for humanity in our children and encourage them to say a prayer the healing of the nations. No one can make a prayer as sincerely as an innocent child, for they have the purest of hearts. They can learn to be more empathetic and kind towards humanity when praying for all nations becomes part of their daily routine.
It is okay if you are unable to explain the problems of this world to your children. God lives in our hearts; He knows the core of our intentions and empathy inside those little hearts. We should teach our children just to say a prayer wholeheartedly all the nations around the world. There’s no better time to remind the kids to pray from the heart than those moments when they’re unsure of what to say. When we remember that praying for everyone in the world isn’t so much a geography presentation to God but more of a conversation with Him, the words come a little easier.
We must turn the children’s praying habit into a daily ritual. Silence is the place where you can hear God. There should be a 24/7 prayer room in every house, and it should be dedicated to all the family members practicing prayer once a day. All adults and younglings should unite there and say a prayer for the world’s peace, security, and well-being. This ritual will become a part of children’s lives, and they will continue to practice it as they grow up.
One of the best ways to teach children to pray for all nations is to make them aware of what’s happening worldwide. Whatever happens around the world is now at our fingertips. There are many resources to educate your little ones about the events unfolding across the nations. This will spark humanity and kindness in their personality, and they will be willing to make prayer for the healing of the nation’s themselves unstintingly.
To conclude, life is all about growth and improvement, and we are continually working on ourselves. And since our children imitate what elders do, we should ensure that they inherit the valuable signs of improvement from us. Spirituality comes naturally to everyone. From a very young age, they connect to most living things and have no trouble believing in things they can’t see. Their curious nature keeps them intrigued by God and religion. If you want your children to follow religious values, the old axiom “practice what you preach” applies here perfectly.