Group Prayer

To Praise and Petition God

Activity Objective

To teach the children to praise and petition God

Lesson Outcome

The children will be able to define the words petition and praise.


  • Tell the children that they are going to pray together by praising and petitioning God.
  • Ask the children to first praise God. Encourage them to think of all of the things that they love and appreciate. Encourage them to share their answers.
  • Ask the children to think of something with which they need help. Encourage them to share their answers.
  • Conclude by reminding the children that prayer is an important way of communicating with God. Remind them that both praising and petitioning God are equally important.

Learning Styles

People Smart

Approximate Time

10 minutes


Demonstrate for the children by beginning the prayer by sharing your own praises and petitions.