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How To Teach the Next Generation To Pray (with Erica Renaud) - Episode 56

February 27, 2023
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There is no greater discipline that we can teach our children than the daily practice of prayer. Communing with our heavenly Father is the lifeblood of our faith.


But how do we teach our kids to pray?


Catherine wraps up this series on Gen Z by exploring that question.


Joining Catherine to discuss this vital topic is Erica Renaud, author of the brand new book Pray with Me: Help Your Children Engage in Authentic and Powerful Prayer. In addition to being a captivating speaker and writer, Erica is a mother five kids ages 18 to 6, and she is passionate about prayer.


Together, Catherine and Erica investigate what prayer is, why we pray, what prayer accomplishes, how to prepare for prayer, and how to respond when our prayers aren’t answered the way we hoped—all using terminology that your kids can understand. Their conversation is insightful, practical, encouraging, enlightening, and refreshing.


You don’t have to be an expert on prayer to teach your children how to pray... so breathe a sigh of relief, moms and dads! You just have to be willing to guide your kids on a journey to engage with God.


To see clips from this interview and find inspiring supplemental quotes and posts, connect with Catherine on Instagram and Facebook . To receive updates about each new podcast and free resources like Scripture songs, Bible verses to pray over prodigal children, and a topical index of Scriptures for prayer, subscribe to Catherine’s website.



EPISODE 55: “The 5 Greatest Cultural Challenges Facing Gen Z” with Dr. Jonathan Morrow

EPISODE 54: “5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know about Gen Z” with Dr. Jonathan Morrow

EPISODE 53: “Practical Ways to Disciple Gen Z” with Dana Che



Erica’s Website

Erica’s Book: Pray with Me: Help Your Children Engage in Authentic and Powerful Prayer

Erica’s Instagram and Facebook Pages



EPISODE 13: “4 Types of Prayer Every Believer Should Know

EPISODE 14: “How To Battle for Your Kids in Prayer

EPISODE 15: “What Should I Expect When I Battle in Prayer?”



Watchman Nee: Let Us Pray

Watchman Nee: The Prayer and Ministry of the Church


2 Chronicles 2:9


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Catherine Segars is an award-winning actress and playwright—turned stay-at-home-mom—turned author, speaker, blogger, and motherhood apologist. This homeschooling mama of five has a master’s degree in communications and is earning a master’s degree in Christian apologetics. Catherine helps parents navigate through dangerous secular landmines to establish a sound Biblical foundation for their kids. Author of the e-book Five Myths about Motherhood That Make You Feel Mere, And Why They're Wrong, Catherine is also passionate about helping mothers see their worth in a season when they often feel overwhelmed and irrelevant. You can find Catherine’s blog, dramatic blogcast, and other writings at and connect with her on Facebook and Instagram.
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