Did you know, that according to the *Mayo Clinic, prayer is the best known and most widely practiced example of meditation? As you have probably heard in recent years, meditation has tremendous health benefits for all ages!
As parents, we are in the best position to give our children these health benefits by teaching them to practice meditation until it becomes a part of their lives. As Christian parents, this includes teaching our children to pray.
Here is a beautiful, easy-to-memorize bedtime prayer to teach your children from a hymn titled Father, We Thank Thee for the Night:
Father, we thank Thee for the night,
And for the pleasant morning light;
For rest and for food and loving care,
And all that makes the day so fair.
Help us to do the things we should,
To be to others kind and good;
In all we do in work or play,
To grow more loving everyday.
For Christian parents who enjoy crafting, this prayer could be made into a beautiful piece of wall art to hang in your child’s room.
*Here’s the link to more information about this subject from the Mayo Clinic https://mayocl.in/2uTdI1d.