do you teach your children how to pray?

Philippines
November 18, 2008 3:24am CST
do you teach your children how to pray or you just let them learn it at school? i think i learn to pray at school. but now i heard my wife teaching our son how to pray. he is only two years old. he got the first part of the prayer already but still mumbling on the words to say. i am so proud to hear him doing that. how about you guys, where did you learn how to pray? how about your kids?
7 responses
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
18 Nov 08
In the US, you are not allowed to teach children to pray in the school system. I take my children to church and they learn to pray there. When they were little, we would always say a bedtime prayer together before they went to sleep.
• Philippines
19 Nov 08
they dont teach children to pray because of the school system? can you please enlighten me... with what reason why they are not teaching children to pray? or maybe your school is a non-sectorial school. any one from any religion can go to school there. hope you can enlighten me. thanks a lot for the response
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@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
19 Nov 08
My kids go to public school and the children in the public schools are from all different religions, so have no religion. They are not allowed to pray in schools. They can't even celebrate Christmas or Easter. They do have Holiday parties at Christmas time so it covers all of the beliefs, but those who are Jahovas don't celebrate with the rest of the class.
• Philippines
21 Nov 08
thank you for the enlightenment. yes that is what goes to my mind when you say that they dont teach children to pray. here in our country there are schools also who dont teach any religion so they dont teach to pray and they are called non-sectorial schools. no matter what religion you are in you are welcome. thank you again fpr that.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
22 Nov 08
yesssss i teach her how to pray and now she even said before we are going to bed to pray..
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
22 Nov 08
oppps i learned to pray from my aunt in pinas.
• Philippines
27 Nov 08
you leanr from your aunt sa pinas and you are now teaching your child how to pray. that is the way to do it bomb. i know when she has her own child she will pass what she had learned from you to her off spring. mostly that is what children do they teach what they had learned from their parents. thanks a lot for the response
@balasri (26553)
• India
22 Nov 08
Yes I did teach a prayed to my child.She recite the verses dutifully before God every morning before going to the school.
• Philippines
27 Nov 08
how old is your child already? does she prays only every morning? just asking. i hear my wife teaches my son before every meals and before sleeping. i just want to ask if your child prays too on those times. when my child goes to school already i know he will learn more from there and that would be easy already for my wife taught him some. thanks a lot for the response
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@balasri (26553)
• India
28 Nov 08
She is twelve years old.And she has been praying since she was four years old.She prays daily in the morning before going to school.Once a day.That's all.And weekly once we all go to the temple here.
@Erssyl (617)
• Philippines
27 Nov 08
It is best to teach them while they are young.As soon as they start saying their first word.I remember I learned my prayers by watching my elders pray before meal and every six pm everyday.When I had my own children.I thought them the sign of the cross as soon as they start communicating with us calling me ma.I was happy remembering her do it.Later when they are grown up kids we hear mass together every Sunday.Praying should start at home.It is a mother's responsibility in my opinion.
• Philippines
30 Nov 08
yes i am happy whenever i see my son do the sign of the cross and pray before sleeping. i know as years goes by my son will learn more. praying for me is talking to God. maybe for now it would be only repeatition for he syat hesame prayers.... but i know he will learn to have a good communication with the lord. thanks a lot for the response
@roniroxas (10576)
• Philippines
18 Nov 08
yes i do. i am the one who teach them how to pray. i even taught them how to sing praise song and we sing that all before they go to sleep. now they are teens. i see a smile on their faces when i sing the praise song i taught them then it will bring back memories of them being kids. good that your wife is teaching your child to pray.
• Philippines
19 Nov 08
hey i will tell my wife about praise song. i want my son to learn that too. thanks for the information. children of the new era knows a lot of songs but songs that are hit. the one they can download from itunes. hearing a child singing praise song is really a wonderful site to see. thanks a lot for the response
• Japan
18 Nov 08
Hi there se7enthbird, how's life doing? Im a catholic and I went to a catholic school, but I started to learn how pray at home. My parents taught us how to pray. Then when I went to catholic school it was more enhance. Not that I have son I will do the same as my parents taught me. I will teach my son how to pray, and we will pray together. Have a nice day.
• Philippines
19 Nov 08
this is nice to see and wait. i know that your husband is not catholic but that would be cool to see your child knows how to pray and to speak two or three languages. this would be a lot of hard work but i know you can do that. for the love of our country har har har.... joke. thanks a lot for the response
@annjilena (5620)
• United States
30 Nov 08
i have been teaching my children how to pray before they could speak it,s very important to do this when they are small so they can know how when they grow up i learn to know god when i got older my parent use to send us to church but they never went with us.