Children, Longing

My Shining Heart

Lord Jesus, You are my friend, Thank you that you have faith in me! Your grace is holding me. You are my mountain, My glorious light, My shining heart! I was covered in sin, But you broke the chains! I rise in your Greater love and grace. Send your angels to surround me, May I entertain angels unaware. You have…

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Children, Creation, Mealtime & Table Grace

Johnny Appleseed Grace!

O the Lord is good to me, And so I thank the Lord For giving me the things I need, The sun and the rain and the appleseed, O the Lord is good to me! (Amen)   – This grace was commonly sung to the old traditional tune by my country cousins!  (Matt)

Children, Mealtime & Table Grace

Superman Grace!

Thank you Lord for giving us food! Thank you Lord for giving us food! For our daily bread, ‘cause we need to be fed Thank you Lord for giving us food!   Obviously this is sung to the tune of ‘the Superman’ theme!

Children, Mealtime & Table Grace

Adams Family Grace!

We thank you Lord for giving This food we need for living So join us while we eat it Because we really need it   This is sung to the tune of “The Adams Family” theme. Hum and click fingers in the appropriate places!

Children, Creation

Children’s Creation Prayer

Loving Father we praise you: For the beautiful sun, For the rain which makes things grow, For the bush and the paddocks, For the sea and the sky, For the flowers and the birds, And for your gifts to us. Everything around us sings with joy. With all you made we sing for joy too! Amen.

Children, Evening

Jesus Tender Shepherd

Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me: Bless your little child to-night; Through the darkness please with me, Keep me safe till morning light. All this day Your hand has led me, And I thank Your for Thy care; Thou hast warmed me, clothed me, fed me; Listen to my evening prayer. May my sins be all forgiven; Bless the friends I…

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Blessing, Children

An Old Children’s Blessing

May the love of God our Father be in all our homes today: May the love of our lord Jesus keep our minds and hearts always: May his loving Holy Spirit guide and bless the ones I love, Mother, father, brothers, sisters, keep them safely in his love. Amen.

Children

Thank You God For Being There (Children)

When I wake up in the morning, thank you God, for being there. When I come to school each day, thank you God, for being there. When I am playing with my friends, thank you God for being there. And when I go to sleep at night, thank you God, for being there. Amen.

Children, Morning

Thank You For Today (Children)

Thank you, God, for the day-time when I can be awake and busy. Thank you for all there is for me to do today: new things to find out, friends and games to play. Thank you for the sun that gives us warmth and light to see by. Amen.