This month our kids will be praying for people living in far away places, as well as for the people living right next door! They will spend time focusing on the death and resurrection of Jesus and will pray for their own relationships with the Lord. This is a great month for your child to pray intentionally BIG prayers!
And when your child’s prayers join with my child’s prayers . . . well, we might never be fully aware of the impact our kids are having simply by praying BIG!
Before you leave, make sure you pick up your own prayer calendar for the 365 Days of Praying for Your Children challenge. If you haven’t used these before, now is a great time to begin! You can find that prayer calendar right here: https://cherigamble.com/2015/03/21/365-days-of-praying-for-your-children-april/
Also, I recently posted a devotion for kids from my devotional My Brother’s Feet Smell as Bad as Noah’s Ark! (and 30 Other Devotions that Stink). It is geared towards boys ages 9-13, but girls might enjoy it, too. There is a story about playing in mud — which I’m sure we can ALL relate to, especially this time of the year (and I KNOW some of you moms will relate to the mom in the story!) as well as a look at an Old Testament passage in a slightly different way. The post also includes application questions — Think about it, Pray about it, and Draw/Write about it suggestions. Be sure to get a copy for your kids before you leave. You can find your copy here: https://cherigamble.com/2015/03/18/mud-pits-and-river-banks-a-devotion-just-for-kids/
And now here’s the prayer calendar for April.
April 2015 Prayer Calendar for Children (printable calendar)
1. Pray for your next door neighbor. Pray for opportunities to show him Christ.
2 Pray for forgiveness for the times when you do not have a servant’s attitude. Ask God to help you be a servant.
3 Spend time today thanking Jesus for His death on the cross for us.
4 Decorate Easter Eggs today!
5 Praise Jesus for rising from the dead! He is our awesome and mighty God!
6 Pray for God’s will to be done on the mission field in South Africa.
7 Pray for the people who work at your local library.
8 Pray for your teacher. If you are homeschooled, pray for your parents!
9 Pray for forgiveness for the times you lose your temper. Ask God to help you be slow to anger.
10 Ask God to help you deal with your greatest temptations.
11 Play catch with a neighbor or little brother or sister today!
12 Jehovah Elyon – The Lord most high. Praise God for being above all!
13 Pray for God’s will to be done on the mission field in France.
14 Pray for a revival to break out among truck drivers.
15 Pray for the financial needs of your family.
16 Pray for forgiveness for the times you become impatient. Ask God to teach you to be a patient person.
17 Pray for the fashion industry. Pray for a desire for modesty to take over fashion!
18 Clean the house of someone who could use your help today!
19 Jehovah Mekah – The Lord punishes sin. Praise God that He is just – but that He also provided salvation!
20 Pray for the persecuted Christians in Iraq.
21 Pray for the leaders of your country. Pray for them to seek and follow Jesus.
22 Pray for your family to draw closer to one another and to enjoy being together.
23 Pray for forgiveness for the times you speak carelessly. Ask God to help you guard your speech.
24 Pray for people who are tempted by drugs and alcohol. Pray for them to be able to say no.
25 Plant flowers in your neighborhood today!
26 Jehovah Shammah – The Lord is present. Praise God that He is always with you and involved in your life.
27 Pray for the mission field in your own community. Pray for God to help YOU be a missionary!
28 Pray for the leaders of your local church. Pray for them to feel God’s presence and encouragement.
29 Pray for yourself! How is your relationship with Jesus? What needs do you have? Pray today for YOU!
30 Pray for the forgiveness of your nation. Pray for your nation to come back to God.
Sunday: Discovering and praising God for His Names/attributes (“Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed by Thy Name”)
Monday/Tuesday: Praying for God’s will to be done in different areas (“Your Kingdom come, Your Will be done, on earth as it is in heaven”)
Wednesday: Praying for people and situations that are close to us (“Give us today our daily bread”)
Thursday: Concentrating on forgiveness (“And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors”)
Friday: Praying for areas that lead to temptation (“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one”)
Saturday: A suggested activity/service project to end the week.