How To Never Quit Praying (In the Mind of a 2-year-old)

Prayer pails are a great visual way to never quit praying. Prayer is serious, and it isn’t meant to be easy. It is our job as parents to teach our children how to pray, and how to never quit praying. No matter what.

Why Teach Our Children to Never Stop Praying?

Last week, in our Proverbs 31 Study for Preschoolers, we discussed Proverbs 31: 23 which concentrates on praying for our husbands. What should a preschooler do? They have no husband. A Preschooler can’t learn to pray for their husband as an adult until they first learn to pray. What a better time to learn than now.

What is a Payer Pail?

Prayer pails are super super cute, totally customizable, and super encouraging for children to never ever run out of prayer ideas!

Simply put…. a prayer pail is a bucket or jar that is decorated however a child sees fit. My 2-1/2 year old picked out her Washi Tape colors at the store, and we came home and got to work. I found an old candy jar I found at Aldi last winter for $2.47. Throw together some supplies, and the project took 5 minutes.


  • Jar or pail
  • Sharpie
  • Wax Paper
  • Washi Tape

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Now our plan is to place this jar in my daughter’s bedroom, and whenever we have a new person to pray for, a new activity to talk to Jesus about, or a special prayer of thanks…. I will write it down on a small piece of paper, fold it up, and throw it in our jar – to keep indefinitely. This way too, not only does she have a visual reminder of how often she prays, she has a crockpot full of prayers, encouraging her to never stop praying. ❤


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