This is a tutorial for making a Prayer Box that you can use in your Sunday School classroom. These are great for getting children used to the idea of praying for others, and it’s a great way for all children to participate in the morning prayer.
Keep the box by the front of your classroom, somewhere where the children can see it first thing when they walk in. Each child has their own prayer stick with either their name or their photo on it.
If the child has something they would like to pray about during circle time, then they grab their stick and put it into the box.
Then when you start your morning routine, have all the children sit around you and bring over the prayer box. Pull our a stick and read the name and ask the child what he or she would like to pray about today. Do this for each child who puts in a stick, and pray as a group together for everyones needs.
Remind children that prayers don’t always have to be asking for things. We can praise God with our Prayers too, and encourage them to put in a stick with any praises they want to share as well. (i.e. God really helped me when…..ect)
If you have any additional suggestions for the use of a prayer box, I’d love to hear about it! Just leave me a comment below so everyone can see your ideas!