There's an old cartoon that depicts a boy in prayer. Distraught, the boy cries out: "Aunt Harriet hasn't gotten married, Uncle Hubert hasn't found a job, and Daddy's hair is still falling out. I'm getting tired of praying for this family without getting any results."
Many children have questions concerning prayer. One mom says that her son, Vinnie, asked God, "Are you OK?" one evening during prayer. When she remarked on the unusual words, he replied, "You said God will speak to my heart. Since I can't hear anything, I'm wondering if He's OK."
Unanswered questions about prayer may cause kids to have misconceptions or misunderstandings. We can help correct those misunderstandings as we teach our kids how to draw closer to God through prayer.