It’s difficult for many adults to step outside of the it’s all about me mindset and sincerely pray for people all over the world. And if it’s challenging for adults to pray for all nations, you can bet our kids need some guidance in this area as well.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28:19-20
Teaching Kids to Pray for People of All Nations
The Great Commission that Jesus gave tells us that we are to make disciples of all nations. That means that we can’t keep our focus on ourselves or our own families and communities. And if we want our kids to follow Jesus’ commission with us, they’ve got to be taught.
Since we can’t always physically go and share the love of God, we’ve got to get serious about praying for people of all nations and teaching our kids to do the same.
After all, if we don’t teach them to pray beyond themselves and their circumstances, who will stand in the gap for our brothers and sisters across the world? Who will stand in the gap for those worshiping in secret churches in light of a legitimate threat of death? Who will stand in the gap for those who haven’t heard the life-changing news of God’s love?
Friend, the importance of teaching our kids to pray for all nations is second only to us praying ourselves. But what does that look like? What are some tangible ways to teach our kids to pray for those around the world?
I hope you’ll join me over at Future Flying Saucers and take a look at my guest post on this very subject: