Here is a simple way to teach your young child to pray. Hold up your hand and say a prayer for each finger. As you pray, bend each finger down to your palm. Your "thumb's up" is a reminder that God heard your prayers.
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Prayer is a conversation with God. Does your family have a prayer bottle? Decorate a small jar or plastic bottle with stickers, photos or anything colorful. Your child can string beads on a piece of shoelace (the plastic tip makes this easy for young children) or wire. Add a crucifix and your favorite saint medals. Then tie it around the neck of the bottle. When a friend is sick or needs help, write their name on a slip of paper and drop it in the jar. Every day say a prayer asking God to bring comfort to all the people in your prayer jar.
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Student at Annunciation Catholic School in Cave Creek, AZ making her prayer bottle