After breakfast each morning J and I read a Bible story and then pray together before starting our day. A friend of mine had the best idea that I’ve adopted into our routine (thanks mamanickles!). I made a prayer journal to help J through our prayer each day. It’s basically a notebook of pictures and names. It starts with the thankfulness page and then is divided into five categories (separated by colored dividers), family, friends, government officials, ministers, and military servicemen/women. I covered each page with page protectors so that J can handle the book himself without fear of tearing the pages.
Every morning we pray for one person from each side of the family and then one person in each of the other categories. So we are praying for 6 people a day which turns out just right for his attention span.
He really likes it. When I get the notebook out, he folds his hands together for prayer. If I don’t pick up the notebook quick enough, he’ll point to it, so I do.
I hope to eventually move to where he comes up with specifics to pray for and eventually pray himself.
Age? I think we started this around 17 or 18 months??
Try Again? We use this almost everyday still at 21 months.