Who? What? Cards

Who? What? Cards offer a simple, fun and creative way to pray for family and friends with your children. These cards can be found in the S&D prayer resource, titled My Family, My Friends.

Cardstock!

When printing the Who? What? Cards we recommend using colored cardstock. The cards will be more durable and the color adds a touch of fun!

Pray Again!

Who? What? Cards can be used over and over again. After you have used the cards in prayer with your children, shuffle the cards before putting them away. The next time you pray together, the requests and names will be in a different order and therefore you will most likely be praying different requests for each person! Enjoy!

Printed Copy

If you would prefer to obtain a printed copy of My Family, My Friends it is available here.

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

My Thank-You Book

Do you have a baby, toddler or preschooler in your family? Or, are you a grandmother who is blessed with little grandchildren? If so, this video is for you! On this video I share how to make a little book that you can use with your child or grandchild as you help him/her begin to learn how to talk to God in prayer focusing on thanksgiving.

How to Make This Book:

Take and print pictures of people, places and things in your child’s world. Put the pictures into a little photo book (search online for photo book using the words “plastic photo book for 4×6 pictures”). Or, print the pictures onto paper and then staple the pieces of paper together to make a little book. Include a front and back cover, as well as an introduction letter and Bible verse if you like! (See download.)

Picture Ideas:

PEOPLE: Daddy, Mommy, brothers and sisters PLACES: house, back yard, church, playground, library, swimming pool. THINGS: bed, blanket, clothes, various toys, cup, book, crayons, food, car.

Have Older Children?

You can use this idea with older children in your family too! Your older children may like to take the pictures for their book and put the book together themselves. They may like to include pictures of friends, teachers, neighbors and missionaries.

I am looking forward to hearing from you as you enjoy using a My Thank-You Book with your child or grandchild!

Why the Teddy Bear?

The Teddy Bear in this video is letting you know that the idea shared is great for little children too! If your children are not old enough to quote the Bible memory verses, you can say the verses while they listen. You may also like to make the game board with a 3×3 grid instead of a 4×4 grid.

Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

My Street

My Street is a creative way to pray for your neighbors with your children. Years ago, I enjoyed using this idea with our daughters and it is fun for me to share it with you!

Here are some more details related to the information about My Street that I share on the video:

Praying for Neighbors You Have Yet to Meet

You may not know every neighbor on your street by name. Pray for them anyway! God will know exactly who you are talking about and He cares about them deeply. Pray for the opportunity to meet them and eventually you will be able to add their name to the back of their house card.

Use a Pencil

It could be helpful to use a pencil when you write the names of your neighbors on the back of the houses. Then if a neighbor family moves, you can erase their names and write in your new neighbor’s names.

Free Download

This prayer activity is available for free. You are welcome to download and print a copy for free to use with your children.

Printed Copy

If you would prefer to obtain a printed copy of My Street it is available for purchase in the Daughters of Decision Shop.  

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

Knock, Knock! Come In!

Being home with your children provides you with a great opportunity to spend time in prayer with them. And Knock, Knock! Come In is a creative prayer activity that you might like to enjoy with your children!

See further ways to enjoy this activity here:

More than one child?

Enjoy this activity together taking turns praying in different rooms in the house. 

Only older children?

Omit the “knock, knock, come in” step. Visit different rooms of the house together to pray as the video shows. You may wish to encourage more than one person to pray as you visit each room.

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Marian Thomsen

Marian Thomsen

Wife, Mother, Teacher, Author, Product Developer

As a young daughter my parents encouraged me to memorize Scripture verses. I memorized Isaiah 41:10 and it became one of my favorite verses.

“Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” Isaiah 41:10

As an adult I continue to treasure Isaiah 41:10. And I can say with confidence that God has always been faithful to His Word. Praise Him! He is worthy of all our trust.

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