Read in 1 min Bible Activities and Sermons » Activity Type » Kids' sermon/message Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Pray for the World With Your Kids Published: July 10, 2016 Use this children’s message to lead your kids in praying for our hurting world. Kids can see a lot of pain and suffering around them, yet they often don’t know how to process it or what they can do to help. Guide kids in this simple activity that encourages a heart of prayer for the world. What You’ll Need: Large world map Red marker Plastic Bandages Pens Pray for the World With Your Kids Have kids form a circle, and place the map in the middle of the circle. As a group, look at the map and briefly talk about places where poverty, war, violence, oppression, or abuse abound. Use a red marker to put a dot on each country or area you mention. Distribute plastic bandages and pens. Have each child write a prayer for the world on the bandage. Children may write things such as, “God, please help the people in China learn about you.” Or, “Jesus, help take away the war in Africa.” Have children take turns praying and then sticking on their bandages. Then join hands around the map and say this prayer: “Dear God, we know we live in a broken world. But we also know that Jesus is the light of the world. Please heal the people who experience pain and suffering. Help those who are suffering to know that Jesus gives us all life in heaven. In Jesus’ name, amen.” Looking for more ideas? Check out these posts! And for even more ideas and daily posts of inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!