Prayers for Children

Jesus Christ himself said “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14).

We present here a collection of Catholic prayers for children, which can be recited by your kids in a variety of occassions.  First, we give you some bible verses about kids.

Bible Verses about Children


Genesis 18:19

Indeed, I have singled him out that he may direct his children and his household in the future to keep the way of the LORD by doing what is right and just, so that the LORD may put into effect for Abraham the promises he made about him.


Deuteronomy 6: 6-9

Take to heart these words which I command you today.

Keep repeating them to your children. Recite them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you get up.

Bind them on your arm as a sign* and let them be as a pendant on your forehead.

Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates.

Psalm 127: 3 – 5

Certainly sons are a gift from the LORD,
the fruit of the womb, a reward.b

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the sons born in one’s youth.

Blessed is the man who has filled his quiver with them.
He will never be shamed
for he will destroy his foes at the gate.


Matthew 18: 2 – 6

He called a child over, placed it in their midst,

and said, “Amen, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.

Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

And whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.

Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone hung around his neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea”.


Prayers for Children


Prayer to the Guardian Angel

Angel of God, my guardian dear, To whom His love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide.  Amen.


Prayer Before Meals


Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts, which we are about to receive from Thy bounty. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.


Prayer to the Holy Spirit

Come, O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of Thy faithful,
And enkindle in them the fire of Thy love.
Send forth Thy Spirit, and they shall be created.
And Thou shalt renew the face of the earth.


Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.


Prayer Before Sleeping

Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep,
If I shall die before I wake,
I pray the Lord my soul to take. Amen.


Prayer of Praise

Two little eyes to look at God. Two little ears to hear His word. Two little lips to sing His praise. Two little feet to walk His ways. Two little hands to do His will. One little heart to love Him still. Amen.


This ends our collection of Catholic prayers for kids.

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