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Prayers for children

This team from Brethren in Christ Church Lobengula in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, received a certificate and trophy for coming in second place in a Bible quizzing competition in 2018. Photo supplied by Mqhele Jubane
Release date: 
Wednesday, 19 June 2019

In this issue, we have examples of how members of the Anabaptist Mennonite family are making a place for children in their local churches around the world.


The children are truly well catered for during these BICC Zimbabwe General Conferences. Though the ministry may face insufficient resources, childrens programs and performance during these conferences are always events to remember. 

A word to parents: As much as secular education is important, so is Christian education to our children. One world musician once said there is no other firm foundation of life a child needs than that one can gain from being groomed at church. 

To children: Jesus Christ is our life long friend. Be a friend of Jesus and you will add very good valuable friends in your life. Jesus loves you. 

 

A short prayer:  

Dear Lord

For these three things I pray:

To seek you more sincerely

To love you more dearly

To follow you more nearly

Every day.

AMEN

(From “Day by Day,” attributed to Richard of Chichester)

Submitted by Mqhele Jubane (“Jubs” to the children), has been involved in childrens ministry since 1999 at Mtshabezi Mission, running childrens programs in the local mission church and in the seven preaching points around the mission. 

 

A sample prayer for thanking God: 

Father God, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, thank you for the day. Thank you for all that we see around us, the animals and birds, our sources of water and the sun. All these show us who you are. 

Thank you, Lord. 

Thank you, Jesus our Saviour, that you died for us so that we can go to heaven. Jesus, my Saviour, I believe in you. 

Thank you, in Jesus name. 

Amen

—submitted by Simangaliso Ncube, childrens pastor at Brethren in Christ Church Lobengula Zimbabwe for the past 9 years.

 

This article first appeared in Courier/Correo/Courrier April 2019.