Many new parents worry about how they’ll introduce God and Christianity to their children through their everyday actions, outside of going to church. Children are so inquisitive and can easily ask hundreds of questions every day, which when combined with the stresses of day to day life, can make it almost impossible to sit them down and talk to them about God. Instead, there are things you can do throughout your day as part of your day-to-day life that will introduce your children to God and your faith.
Let your children see and hear you pray
You don’t need to make your children listen to you praying for long amounts of time. Simply praying to God for His help throughout the day is enough to encourage them to seek God’s help and assistance through prayer. Whilst praying isn’t God answering every request you make for an easy life, you need to show that God will always listen and wants to hear you.
Pray with your children
By taking some time, even if it’s just in the evening, to pray with your children, you can teach them how to pray and show them that it’s a positive experience. Remember that children don’t have as long an attention span as adults, so quick prayers are perfect to say with your children.
Let your children know that God made them and loves them
One of the easiest things you can do to introduce your children to God is to tell them that God made them and that God loves them for who they are. By ensuring that your children hear this every day, you will be encouraging their interest in God, and helping them to start the most important relationship they’ll ever have.
Pray to God for His help to teach your children about him
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him [James 1:5] Praying to God for help about introducing Him to your children may seem obvious, but it’s one of the best things you can do if you’re looking for ways to introduce God to your children and show them how important faith is.
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