You are a child of God. You aren’t perfect, but God forgives. Go to Him often during the day, even if it’s just quick little thank you or help someone prayers.
Put others before yourself. Here’s your challenge: when you pray, think of something specific you can pray for someone you know–maybe your dad is tired and needs a good night’s sleep, maybe your friend is starting a new school tomorrow, maybe your sister is fighting with her friends–see the world through their eyes and really think “what can I pray for them about?”
Are you having troubles? You should pray. Are you happy? You should sing.14 Are you sick? Ask the elders of the church to come and rub oil on you[d] in the name of the Lord and pray for you. 15 If such a prayer is offered in faith, it will heal anyone who is sick. The Lord will heal them. And if they have sinned, he will forgive them. 16 So always tell each other the wrong things you have done. Then pray for each other. Do this so that God can heal you. Anyone who lives the way God wants can pray, and great things will happen.
James 5:13-16 (ERV)
Dear Lord, Teach me how to pray for others. Please help my _____________ with the _________________ they have to do this week. Amen.