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Teaching Preschoolers to Pray. Call unto me and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not. Jeremiah 33 :3. God spoke to Samuel when he was a small boy, serving in the Temple with Eli the priest. . “And the Lord called Samuel again the third time…”

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Teaching preschoolers to pray

Call unto me and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not.

Jeremiah 33:3



Teaching preschoolers to pray

“And the Lord called Samuel again the third time…” Temple with Eli the priest.

“Speak Lord for they servant heareth…”

“And the Lord said to Samuel, Behold I will do a thing in Israel, at which both the ears of every one that heareth it shall tingle…”

I Samuel 3


Teaching preschoolers to pray

Jesus welcomed the little children and told his disciples to let them come to Him.

“And He took them up in his arms, put his hands on them and blessed them.”

Mark 10:16


What is prayer
What Is Prayer? let them come to Him.

“highest form of communication”

C.S. Lewis

Relationship between the Creator and the created


Teaching preschoolers to pray

When do you remember praying for the first time? let them come to Him.

What did you pray for?


Teaching preschoolers to pray

Oswald Chambers says, let them come to Him.

“Most of us find it hard to pray. We sometimes pay lip service to the delight and power of prayer. We know the scriptures call for it yet we often fail to pray.”

Spiritual Leadership, p. 7


How can you teach your preschoolers in your class to pray
How Can You Teach Your Preschoolers In Your Class To Pray? let them come to Him.

  • Youngest preschoolers can learn “thank you” prayers

  • Take preschoolers on a prayer walk around the church, the playground

  • Prayers can be prayed without bowing our head and closing our eyes


How can you teach your preschoolers in your class to pray1
How Can You Teach Your Preschoolers In Your Class To Pray? let them come to Him.

  • Preschoolers have great imaginations—it is possible for them to pray to a God they cannot see

  • Pray at specific times during the day: meals, beginning of class period, large group time


How can you teach your preschoolers in your class to pray2
How Can You Teach Your Preschoolers In Your Class To Pray? let them come to Him.

  • Invite preschoolers to pray at the conclusion of large group time

  • Use Bible thoughts on prayer; print them on strips of paper and place around the room

  • Keep a prayer list and use at different times during the day


How can you teach your preschoolers in your class to pray3
How Can You Teach Your Preschoolers In Your Class To Pray? let them come to Him.

  • Pray for missionaries on their birthdays

  • Make prayer bracelets for the preschoolers to wear, reminding them to thank God for…

  • Let each preschooler make a “thank you booklet”