Thoughts for Kids …

Blessings/Prayers and Scriptures for Children

It’s important to teach your children about G-d from the day they are born. I remember telling our firstborn son that “Jesus loves you” when he was still in the womb. (That was in my pre-Messianic days!)
Books are so important and you can never start too early reading to your children and getting them involved in your local library. If you can read – you can do anything! My four children were born within a 4 and a half year period, and I still made time to read to them and teach them about our heavenly Father. A two-year old can learn how to fold their hands at the table. Consistency counts!!!

Begin to treat your children like the young adults they will soon become and expect them to understand. As time goes on, they soon will. I don’t mean expect more of them than they can handle, but most people expect too little.

Here are some paraphrased teachings that they can understand:


    The Ten Most Important Instructions for Children:

(Exodus 20:1-17)

1. Worship only G-d
2. Don’t build anything to worship
3. Use G-d’s name respectfully.
4. Worship G-d on the Sabbath and don’t do other stuff.
5. Always treat your Mom and Dad well.
6. Don’t murder anybody.
7. When you get married, stay true to your wife.
8. Don’t take stuff that isn’t yours.
9. Don’t tell lies.
10. Don’t think about wanting other people’s stuff.

    Aaron’s Blessing

(Numbers 6:24-26)

May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord look at you with joy and be good to you.
May the Lord smile at you and give you peace.

Proverbs 3:1-8

My son, don’t forget My teaching,
Keep My commandments in your heart,
for they will add many days to your life.
Don’t let Grace and Truth leave you,
Hang them around your neck and write them on your heart.
Then you will be honored by G-d and by man.
Trust in G-d with all your heart
And don’t try to figure things out on your own.
Ask Him about everything you do,
And He will help you walk a straight path.
Don’t think you’re so smart, but honor G-d
And keep away from evil.
Then you will be healthy and strong.

You can find other Scriptures for them and put them in your own words for the little ones. Soon they will want to learn to read and have their very own Bible. I still recommend the New King James Version…

See you next time!
Shalom, Sharaka
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