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41 Rhyming Prayers For Your Children

Praying can be a fun and educational experience for children when they learn to pray using rhyming prayers. Teaching kids these simple rhymes can help them learn how to structure a prayer, as well as understand the meaning of certain words and phrases. Prayer doesn’t have to be serious business all the time-sometimes it can be downright fun!

Children can quickly become fidgety and unruly during prayer time.

It’s hard to keep kids still and attentive during this sacred time.

Even more challenging is getting them to understand the prayers they’re saying.

Praying with rhyming prayers can help make prayer time more fun and educational for children.

This collection of rhyming prayers are written in a way that makes them easy to understand, and will keep kids entertained while they learn.

Rhyming Prayers For Every Occasion

rhyming prayers for children

Thank You God! Simple Night Time Prayer For Kids

“Thank you God for the world so sweet,

Thank you God for the food we eat,

Thank you, God for the birds that sing,

Thank you, God, for everything! Amen!”

— Unknown

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

“Now I lay me down to sleep.

I pray the Lord my soul to keep.

If I should live for other days,

I pray the Lord to guide my ways.

Lord, unto thee I pray, thou hast guarded me all day;

safe I am while in thy sight.

Safely let me sleep tonight.

Bless my friends; the whole world blesses;

Help me to learn helpfulness.

Keep me ever in thy sight,

so to all, I say good night.”

“Now I lay me down to sleep;

I pray the Lord my soul to keep.

May God guard me through the night,

And wake me with the morning light. Amen.”

— Unknown

Lord In Heaven

“Lord in heaven, hear my prayer,

Keep me in your loving care.

Be my guide in all I do.

Bless all those who love me, too. Amen.”

— Unknown

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Every Day Prayer

“He wakes me up; He makes me sleep.

Provides for me the food I eat.

When I cry, I call on Him,

Because I know with Him I win.

Even through the hardest day,

I trust in Him in every way.

He’s the One who sees me through,

Jesus lives, I know it’s true.

With loving-kindness, He smiles on me.

Because He died, I am free.

Lord, for all, I thank you so,

I know you’ll never let me go! Amen.”

— Esther Lawson

Prayer Of Hope For A New Day

“When I kneel down my prayers to say,

I must not think of toys or play;

No! I must think what I should be,

To please God who is good to me.

He loves to see a little child

Obedient–patient, too–and mild;

Nor often angry, but inclined

Always to do what’s good and kind.

And I must love my dear mamma,

And I must love my dear papa;

And try to please them, and to do

Things that are right, and say what’s true.

For God is always pleased to see

Even little children such as we,

Whose hearts (as angels’ are above)

Are full of peace and full of love. Amen.”

— Flora Hastings

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I’m Coming To Pray

“Hi, it’s me, just come to pray

And thank you for a fun filled day!

You’ve been with me, so I know you’ve seen

All the great exciting things.

But also when I’m sad or cross

I know you love me, no matter what!

So help me rest and go to sleep

And feel the peace of your love for me. Amen.”

— Unknown

Angel of God

“Angel of God, my Guardian dear,

To whom God’s love commits me here;

Ever this day, be at my side,

To light and guard,

To rule and guide. Amen.”

— Unknown

Heavenly Father

“Heavenly father,

I kneel to pray.

Guide me through each day.

Be with me always! Amen.”

— Unknown

Teaching Kids To Pray

Teaching your children to pray doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. Raising them with faith in God begins in the home. These simple rhyming prayers are an easy way to start introducing your children to prayer.

Whether your children are preschool age or growing teens, these impactful games about prayer are a fun way to teach how to pray (and prayer’s purpose).

Morning prayers for kids

Morning Prayer For Kids

Good Morning, Jesus

“Jesus, you are good and wise

I will praise you when I rise.

Jesus, hear this prayer I send

Bless my family and my friends.

Jesus, help my eyes to see

All the good you send to me.

Jesus, help my ears to hear

Calls for help from far and near.

Jesus, help my feet to go

In the way that You will show.

Jesus, help my hands to do

All things loving, kind, and true.

Jesus, guard me through this day

In all I do and all I say. Amen.”

— Unknown

Lord, in the Morning

“Lord, in the morning I start each day,

By taking a moment to bow and pray.

Beginning with thanks, I then give praise

For all your kind and loving ways.

Today if sunshine turns to rain,

If a dark cloud brings some pain,

I won’t doubt or hide in fear

For you, my God, are always near.

I will travel where you lead;

I will help my friends in need.

Where you send me, I will go;

With your help, I’ll learn and grow.

Hold my family in your hands,

As we follow your commands.

And I will keep you close in sight

Until I crawl in bed tonight. Amen.”

— Mary Fairchild

Teach Me Today, Lord

“Teach me now my heart to raise

In a morning hymn of praise;

And for Jesus’ sake I pray,

Bless and keep me through the day. Amen.”

— Robert Brett

A Prayer For Our Family

“Dear God, we thank you for our family and all things bright and good!

Guide us in life’s journey; make our home a place of light.

Keep us free from evil; guide our steps each day; and bring us safely to our journey’s end. Amen!”

— Unknown

Mealtime Prayers For Toddlers

Mealtime Prayers For Toddlers

Mealtime prayers are a great way to connect with your child and help them learn about God. They can also be a fun way to start or end your meal together.

Here are some of the best mealtime prayers for toddlers so you can choose the one that works best for you and your family.

You can say them at home, in church, or anywhere else that feels right to you.

Check out our selection of mealtime prayers for toddlers now!

Food So Good

“Thank you, God for our food so good,

Help us do the things we should. Amen.”

— Unknown

I Thank You Lord

“Help me to enjoy today.

To have fun and to play.

Help me share toys and jokes

To love my family and other folks.

Bless this food and today I pray,

Help me be helpful all day today. Amen.”

— Micah Klug

Food And Thankful

“Good for food and good for fun,

Help me be thankful to God.

Help my family enjoy eating too! Amen.”

— Unknown

Mealtime Prayers For Children

Mealtime Prayers For Children

A Child’s Prayer Of Thanks

“Dear God, I’m thankful for all you give:

For food, for love, and a place to live.

I thank you for my family too, and I want you to know that I love you!”


By His Hand

“God is great, Good is good

Let us thank Him for our food,

By His hands we all are fed,

Give us, Lord, our daily bread. Amen.”

— Unknown

Thank You For This Food

“Thank you God, for food and prayer,

Teach us how to love and share. Amen.”

— Unknown

Food And Family

“We thank you, Lord for the food before us,

The shelter around us, the family beside us,

And the love between us. Amen.”

— Unknown

Food And Help

“Thank you, God, for our food so good.

Help us do the things we should. Amen.”

— Unknown

Kids Salvation Prayer

Kids Salvation Prayer

Here are some simple kids salvation prayers. You can use these as a guide to teach your children how to pray and what to say when they do.

These are great for teaching young children about God and the Bible.

They’re easy enough that even very young kids will be able to understand them and remember them, but they’re also powerful enough that older kids will appreciate them too!

You can teach your child how important it is to talk with God every day by praying along with him or her using these simple words of faith.

Your child will learn how much God loves us, wants us in His family, and has promised never ever to leave us alone if we trust Him completely – no matter what happens in our lives or around us.

This is an awesome way for you both to grow closer together through prayer! Read through the full list of kids salvation prayers below.

Child’s Prayer for Protection

“Angel of God, my Guardian dear,

To whom God’s love commits me here;

Ever this day, be at my side

To light and guard

To rule and guide. Amen.”

— Traditional

Help Me All Day

“Dear God, Help me spend today with a smile on my face, love in my heart, joy in His grace, and my thinking cap on all day.” Amen

— Unknown

Thank You God

“Dear God, Thank you for the world so sweet, Thank you for my home…Thank you for my food…And most of all, thank you for Jesus! Amen!”

— Unknown

Help At Home

“Lord, I pray you’ll help me through the day.

I know that with your love and grace, all will be okay.

Thank you for my family and friends, in Jesus’ name…Amen.”

— Unknown

Goodnight Lord

“Soft and quiet is the bed,

Where I lay my little head;

Thou hadst but a manger bare,

Rugged straw for pillow fair.

Savior, ’twas to win me grace,

Thou didst stoop to that poor place,

Loving with a perfect love

Child, and man, and God above.

Hear me, as alone I lie,

Plead for me with God on high;

All that stained my soul today,

Wash it in Thy Blood away.

If my slumbers broken be,

Waking let me think of Thee:

Darkness cannot make me fear,

If I feel that Thou art near.

Happy now, I turn to sleep;

Thou wilt watch around me keep;

Him no danger e’er can harm,

Who lies cradled on Thine Arm. Amen.”

— Robert Brett

Christmas Prayers For Kids

Christmas Prayers For Kids

Looking for a special way to celebrate Christmas with your kids?

Check out our selection of simple prayers that are perfect for kids. These prayers will help them understand the meaning of Christmas and get excited about the holiday season.

We have a variety of different prayers that are sure to please your family.

You can choose from prayers for Advent, Christmas Eve, or even New Year’s Day.

With so many options, you’re sure to find the perfect prayer for your family this year.

Christmas Morning Prayers

“Lord God, thank You for this wonderful Christmas morning.

Thank You for the presents, breakfast, and this time with my family. Please guide me on what to do today to make it memorable and special, and according to Your will.

Please also help me make today peaceful and in celebration of your birth. Amen.”

— Unknown

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A Christmas Prayer Of Praise

“Thank You God for this beautiful day,

Thank you for one more chance to say goodbye to the old year and hello to new adventures.

I’m thankful that I can spend it with all my family and friends .

Help me make today peaceful and in celebration of your birth. Amen.”

— Unknown

A Child’s Christmas Prayer

“God, thank you for Christmas and for all the great toys and presents.

I love this time and never want it to end!

God, thank you for Christmas and for all my friends and family. I love them so much.

Please place them all into your loving hands.

God, thank you for Christmas and for sending Jesus to be with me.

I love him so much and give my heart to him. Amen.”

— Unknown

Christmas Dinner Prayer for Children

“Dear God, our homes are so full of fun and joy on this special day,

With presents underneath the tree, and gifts to give away! It’s great to get together with friends and family,

To spend this time with each other, it makes us so happy! Our table is laid out with food, it really smells so good,

Thank you for all these good things, and for the love we share today. We invite you Lord to come and be with us on this your special day! Amen.”

— Unknown

A Prayer For Children On Christmas

“God, our Father, we pray that you will protect our children. Keep them safe from harm and help them to grow healthy in mind and body.

Give them strength to keep their faith in You, and keep alive their joy in the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas time. Amen.”

— Unknown

Christmas Prayer For Kids

“Dear God, thank you for this day.

Thank you that Jesus came to be with us today.

Help me make today peaceful and in celebration of your birth. Amen.”

— Unknown

A Child’s Christmas Prayer Of Thanks

“God, thank you for all the toys I’ve been given,

And thank you for all the other presents too.

I want to thank you for my family, friends and for you, God.

Please watch over us on Christmas Eve. Amen.”

— Unknown

Christmas Morning Prayer For Kids

“Thank You Lord for another new day as we celebrate Your birth this Christmas morning!

Help me make today peaceful and in celebration of Your birth. Amen.”

— Unknown

Christmas Dinner Prayer for Child

“Dear Lord, we thank you for this beautiful table set with food to share on your special day.

We give you thanks and praise that You sent Jesus into the world to be born in a manger; we rejoice in His coming! Please help us make today peaceful and in celebration of Your birth. Amen.”

— Unknown

Christmas Dinner Prayer for Kids

“Dear God, thank you for this wonderful dinner on your special day!

Thank you for all that has been given to me.

Please help us maker today peaceful and in celebration of your birth. Amen.”

— Unknown

Kids birthday prayer

Kids Birthday Prayer

Birthday prayers are a special way to celebrate and commemorate a child’s birth. They offer parents, family and friends an opportunity to give thanks for the life of the child and ask for blessings for their future.

Here are some of the most popular kids birthday prayers, so that you can choose the one that is right for your child.

You’ll be able to say a prayer together as a family or invite friends and loved ones to join in.

Either way it will be a memorable moment during your child’s birthday celebration.

Keep reading and find one that is perfect for your little one!

Dear Lord, On This Special Day

“Dear Lord, on this day that we celebrate [NAME’s] birth,

I pray for blessings and joy over [NAME] You knew everything about them before his/her birth and you have a plan of prosperity and hope for his/her life!

Let him/her feel confident and ready for the year ahead knowing that you have an order to his/her steps and a purpose for her life.

Help him/her to find joy in every circumstance in life, knowing that you work all things out for good.

I thank you for [NAME], for loving him/her with unconditional love, and for the promises, you have spoken over his/her life. In Jesus Name, Amen.”

— Unknown

God’s Continuous Blessings

“Dear Father, may you bless [NAME] with your boundless love, calming peace, and heavenly joy throughout the coming year. Amen.”

— Unknown

More Love

“Dear Father, may you bless this child this day with more love than their heart can hold. Amen.”

— Unknown

Dear Lord Birthday Blessings

“Dear Father, thank you for the gift of [NAME].

Thank you that he/she has come into this world to share love with us.

Please give him/her a wonderful year filled with blessings from You. Amen.”

— Unknown

Special Birthday Prayer For Child

“Dear Lord, I pray that You will bless my child and continue blessing his/her life.

I pray that You would give him/her the desire to share your love with others.

Please let him/her know of Your goodness and faithfulness, Amen.”

— Unknown

A Prayer For A Little One On His Or Her Birthday

“Dear Lord, thank you for this child You have given me.

Help him/her grow into a man/woman of integrity, strength, and grace.

Please give him/her the desires of his/her heart today.

I ask that you would bless him/her with an abundance of happiness and laughter as well as good friends to share it with. Amen.”

— Unknown

Teach kids to pray, object lessons on prayer for kids

Object Lessons On Prayer For Kids

Games can be a fun way to teach kids and youth the purpose of prayer and how to pray.

Prayer can be seen as a bit of a dry and boring activity for some kids, but it doesn’t need to be this way!

With a little creativity, your child can develop a love for praying throughout their young lives.

You’ll find different games and activity ideas about prayer to help teach kids the purpose of prayer.

They’ll also learn how to pray through interactive gameplay that gets them involved in their religion.

You will find 40 impactful prayer activities for kids (including some preschool prayer games and games for your teens) in this post.


These rhyming prayers are a great way to introduce your kids to praying. You can pick one or two of them, depending on the length you want for each prayer.

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