Read in 1 min Leader Resources » Teacher Tips » Nursery Tips Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email 3 Ways to Bless the Children in Your Nursery Through Prayer Published: April 26, 2023 Check out these 3 ways to bless the children in your nursery. (We’ll give a hint: It all starts with prayer.) As parents, we don’t think twice about praying for God to bestow blessings on our children. But it’s often easy to overlook the importance of praying for God’s blessings on the children in our nurseries. Nothing is more powerful—or more meaningful—than prayer on behalf of others. So why not give this most wonderful of gifts to the little ones you shepherd? Here are three ways to bless the children in your nursery through prayer: 1. Learn more about the children in your nursery by contacting their parents. Phone calls or email messages to parents communicate your care and interest in them, and they help you learn more about each child. There’s no better way to know these precious children and their families than by staying connected. 2. Write a prayer of blessing for each child. It helps me to keep a list of the children and the specific blessings that I’ll say for them in my Bible or daily devotional. 3. Give a copy of the prayer to the child’s parent to let him or her know you’re praying daily. You’ll be amazed at each parent’s response. I can’t think of a better way to show people how much you love them through Christ than by praying daily for their children and staying connected personally. Adults and children forget lots of things, but they’ll never forget the hands that have reached out to them through prayer. Sondra Saunders is the current assistant in pastoral care and former leader of Prestonwood Baptist Church’s preschool and children’s ministry with more than 5,200 children in Plano, Texas. Looking for more nursery 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!