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Faith Formation: Prayer & Worship with Children

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Welcome to The Ministry Lab's curated list of resources geared toward prayer with young people. Here you'll find:

  • Websites and Curricula suitable for sharing online or in person
  • Blogs, Podcasts & Articles with helpful tips and worthwhile content
  • Activity Suggestions & Resources
  • Books and Downloadable resources to share with or through parents

If you don't find a resource to fit your need, you might also look in our Contemplative Practices/Introductions guide, or don't hesitate to consult with The Ministry Lab's director, Emily Meyer, who is happy to assist you.

Prayer - Books & Downloads

Frolic Storybook Collection: Complete 13-book Set, Paperback Edition

SparkHouse's Frolic storybooks present common early childhood (pre-K-K/2-3 yrs.) challenges encountered by the charming Frolic friends. Using the faith practice of prayer, each friend manages the challenge and finds a solution.

Picture of 3-Minute Prayers for Brave Boys     Picture of 3-Minute Prayers for Courageous Girls     Ain't Burned All the Bright          Daddy and Me     Dear Mama God cover mockup     Picture of Decisions, Decisions Devotions for Kids          Everyday Prayers for Families     The Examen Book: Exploring Every Day with God: Mitchell, Paul, Broussard,  Katie: 9780829451276: Books     Faith Practices     Front Cover Preview Image - 1 of 13 - Feminist Prayers for My Daughter: Powerful Petitions for Every Stage of Her Life          The Lord's Prayer Illustrated Prayer Booklet     Little Prayers for Everyday Life     The Lord's Prayer Sticker Sheets      Loved     Mommy and Me     Prayers for Faithful Families: Everyday Prayers for Everyday Life     Prayers for the People by Terry J. Stokes     Simple Prayers for Children     Picture of Sing, Wrestle, Spin     Sparrow's Prayer     There's No Wrong Way to Pray     What Do I Do with Worry?     Wonder Awaits!     This affirming book celebrates the curiosity and thought-provoking questions children ask.

This family discussion guide accompanies There's No Wrong Way to Pray.

In Our Library

The Blessing Cup: Prayer Rituals for Families and Groups  -     By: Rock Travnikar               Growing Together Volume I: Fall & Winter: Six Intergenerational Celebrations (Growing Together: 6 Intergenerational Celebrations) by Kathleen Finley 1889108456 9781889108452     Growing Together Volume II: Spring/Summer: Six Intergenerational Celebrations (Growing Together: 6 Intergenerational Celebrations) by Sara Fontana, Kathleen Finley, Sylvia Devillers 1889108464 9781889108469     Guide My Feet: Prayers and Meditations for Our Children (Paperback) by Marian Wright Edelman     Hope for the Future     Imaginative Prayer         Cover Image          9780819222756: Peanut Butter and Jelly Prayers     Prayer & Prayer Activities: For Worship with Adults, Children and All-Ages, Years A, B & C [With CDROM] Cover Image          Praying in Color Kids' Edition  -     By: Sybil MacBeth          Paperback Savoring God Book     Scrambled Starts          Story & Stretch: A Guide to Teaching Kids Yoga Using Gospel Stories     Worm Watching | And Other Wonderful Ways to Teach Children to Pray (Ingalls & Macdonald)     Writing to God: Kids' Edition


Cathy’s Music is music where faith and fun meet. Your children will sing about the promises of God and the stories of God’s people and have fun at the same time.

Kid-friendly Christian songs that make a director’s job easy!

In Our Library - Prayers

Beautiful Moon (A Child’s Prayer)                    9780061153976: God, Can You Hear Me?     Hardcover I'm Your Child, God Book     In Every Tiny Grain of Sand by Reeve…     Hardcover My Spiritual Alphabet Book          Hardcover Our Father: The Prayer Jesus Taught Book     

Blogs, Podcasts & Articles

Here's a wonderful list of Inclusive Versions of the Prayer of Jesus. I don't know who compiled it, but most of the prayers are cited for use!

P.S. I would not use the title, 'The Prayer of Jesus': so far as we know, this was never a prayer Jesus prayed. This is the Prayer Jesus Taught Us, the prayer Jesus instructed his followers to pray.


Building FaithBuildingFaith's Sarah Bentley Allred offer this brief how-to and testimonial for Praying with Families... via Text (scroll down for the paragraph).

Activity Suggestions

The Great Banquet: Parable Series     

The Ministry Lab teams up with the MN Conference UCCDanger Boat Productions, Doing Good Together, and a musician to offer SummerFallAdvent, and Lent Toolkits for Families and Faith Formation Leaders from any denomination.

Narrative Yoga: Connects a Children's Story with RCL Bible texts for Sunday worship:

"Choose Love" connects Elizabeti's School to Matthew 21:23-32
"Stepping Into the Unknown" connects Scaredy Squirrel at the Beach to Exodus 16:2-15

"Live and Let Live" connects The Grumpy Pets to Romans 14:1-12
"Work It Out" uses the story Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse to Matthew 18:15-20