Praying With Toddlers


We’ve developed a positive prayer time with our class of 2- and
3-year-olds. The children love it when I call them to our prayer
circle. We stand, hold hands, and say, “Jesus loves me.” On “me,”
we jump up. Then we sit on the floor, and I ask who has “owies or
boo-boo’s.” Of course, they all do. And I say, “Who can make it

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One by one, children climb into my lap. I hug each child while
another child prays for him or her. I also bless the children and
tell them how much Jesus loves and cares for them. This prayer time
has grown to be their favorite part of the hour. The children are
so loving toward each other during this time. They actually sit and
pray for each other.

Sue McKenzie
San Pedro, California

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