As a Christian mom I believe in the power of prayer. As a busy mom, I can get caught up in life and forget about being intentional in specific prayers. My kids take up a large amount of my prayer journal. I pray out loud over them every morning and night but sometimes struggle with what to say. There’s plenty of prayers throughout our days, like Lord help us make it to bedtime. But I wanted something easy to remember that we could say together.
Let me share how much of an agriculture nerd I am…..I took the cadence the 4H Pledge and changed it into a little prayer. Ok ok, I didn’t steal it but I used it as a basis for us to have a little prayer.
The pledge is “I pledge my head to clearer thinking, my heart to greater loyalty, my hands to larger service, and my health to better living. For my club, my community, my country, and my world.”
No kidding. At almost 31 years old and plenty of years after I was a 4H member, I can still recite that and do the hand motions that go along with it. Yeah I’m real cool. No shame!
We have this little tray stand that is filled with some fun stuff. Jesus Storybook Bible, Indescribable, flashcards from Kindergarten Toolkit, and now this little prayer print. We don’t use all these tools everyday but if we keep them close then we’re more likely to utilize them. Indescribable was an Easter gift for N and I’ve loved reading from and exploring how science and God work together. For little kids that constantly ask why, this book is a wonderful assistant to explaining creation with more of a real answer. It’s also been a great way for us to learn too!
Anywho, the prayer. It’s easy. The kids are learning and it’s fun! I pray this is just a stepping stone to build their confidence in praying, especially aloud.
“I pray my mind be filled with wisdom, my heart with courage and love, my hands to kingdom service, and my life to God above.”
Of course my kids needed a little reminder of how to say the prayer, so I created this little printable. You can get it in the Resource Library as a free download!