2. Pray with Sign Props
Use the acrostic ACTS to pray and teach about prayer. Make a sign for each letter and what it represents (A-adoration, C-confession, T-thanksgiving, S-supplication). On each sign around the main word, in smaller letters, write words and phrases that reflect the meanings. Here are some examples:
Adoration: you are almighty, everlasting is your love, Father of mercy
Confession: lied, spoke hurtful words, disobeyed, hurt someone
Thanksgiving: home, family, friends, good test score, food, great day, good weather
Supplication: help me be kind, heal my friend, give me hope
Lift one sign at a time and let each family member pray that element. They may read a phrase from the sign or make one up. Repeat with each sign. Be sensitive to confession, and let people say, “I am sorry for my sins.” Then allow a moment of silence for individuals to tell God their sins.
Props provide visual cues and encourage children to talk to God.
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