In Jesus' Name I Pray: TJ the Squirrel Learns the True Heart of Prayer
This simple story teaches children the biblical model for praying in Jesus’ name and not for their own wants. Kids can take comfort that God hears and answers their prayers when they ask for the things that are important to Him and His Kingdom.
Someone told TJ the squirrel that he could ask for anything in Jesus’ name and it would happen.
All the nuts in the entire forest? Done.
Never to have to work hard again? Sure, no problem.
To have a big tree house? Why not?
All TJ needs to do is ask for anything he wants and make sure to say the magic words, “In Jesus’s name.” After all, isn’t that how prayer works?
Your child will learn along with TJ that praying in Jesus’ name means asking for what the Bible says is important to Jesus—things like obedience, hard work, and thankfulness—not just whatever we want.
Help your child develop a lifelong habit of effective, biblical prayer.