GOD, I’M FEELING SCARED!
Are your kids struggling to process big emotions right now? Are they feeling scared? Worried? Angry? Disappointed? There is so much fear, anxiety, and disappointment in their young lives these days. But your kids may not know the words to express what’s going on in their minds and hearts.
Unidentified big emotions often express themselves in anger, irritability, and moodiness. The world around us is spinning so fast these days, it’s often hard to slow down and talk to God about what’s happening in our hearts.
God loves us deeply and he wants us to share our thoughts and feelings with him! I have created a set of 14 Printable Prayer Cards that will help your kids talk to God about their feelings.
Each card includes a Bible verse about a particular feeling, as well as a scripture-based prayer to help your children express their thoughts to God.
HOW TO USE THESE CARDS:
Use During Family Time:
- Choose a few cards to discuss together as a family.
- Read the title of the card and ask your kids if they know what it means to feel that emotion. If they’re not sure, you can explain it to them. What does it look like when someone is feeling _____?
- Allow your kids to talk about a time recently when they were feeling this way.
- Read the scripture verse and the prayer out loud. Explain to your kids that God loves us so much. He wants us to talk to him and share our thoughts and feelings with him. We never have to be afraid to talk to God.
Use In the Moment:
If your child is upset, pull out the cards and ask her which emotion she is feeling right now. Then talk about the situation that caused those feelings. Read the verses and prayer together. Remind your child that God is always ready to listen and he loves to help us when we call out to him.
Display In Your Home:
- Punch a hole in the corner of each card and keep them on a metal ring.
- Hang a card on your refrigerator and switch each week.
- Read one card each night before bedtime.
- Display in your child’s bedroom in a picture frame.
- Clip cards to a string with mini clothes-pins.