A Child’s Prayer of Salvation

Last year I wrote a series of 8 children’s poems; as a result of thinking about the faithless prayers that I prayed as a young kid. It is my heart’s desire to teach my children and others, how to pray according to the word of God….or effectual and fervent prayers. When I was a kid, I remember my siblings and I praying: “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.” The problem with this prayer is that it’s inconsistent with what the word of God says. Isaiah 26:3 (CSB) says: You will keep in perfect peace the mind [that is] dependent [on You], for it is trusting in You. Remember that our souls are made up of our minds, will and emotions): so He has us covered.  In Psalm 91:16, God declares that He will reward His followers with long lifePsalm 118:17 says that we shall live and not die. The infamous prayer/poem mentioned above sounds good; but it’s full of unbelief and therefore, ineffective.

It is my sincere hope that all parents teach their children how to pray effectively. This week’s Children’s poem is a Prayer of Salvation.

Please feel free to download this poem and share with other families. As always, God bless you, have an excellent week and I’ll see you again real soon!


6 thoughts on “A Child’s Prayer of Salvation

  1. Jacquie A. Bradford February 10, 2021 / 11:22 am

    Yonka, I only prayed the first prayer a couple of times as a kid; the thought of dying wasn’t a welcome experience, certainly not one I was ready to accept.

    Instead of being scared wondering if I would die each night, I decided to talk to God, and that began my prayer life. Our children definitely need a loving truth based model for prayer. Thank you for sharing. Blessings of His love for you all.

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    • theexcellentwoman February 10, 2021 / 1:34 pm

      I understand sister Jacque. The words creeped me out as a kid; which was a clue that those words shouldn’t be coming out of my mouth. You made a very wise decision as a kid. Although I do teach my kids, I think just talking to God is the best thing to teach them.

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  2. Jacquie A. Bradford February 10, 2021 / 3:08 pm

    I pray there are more parents that take your approach. God bless you sister!


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