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When children are baptized in ELCA churches, parents and sponsors promise, among other things, to teach them the Lord's Prayer.
Jesus taught this prayer to his disciples, and ever since it's been widely used in various forms across Christian faith traditions.
One of the most enriching ways for parents to teach the Lord's Prayer is to let their children hear it said regularly as part of the family's daily routine.
Most toddlers and young children are surprisingly quick when it comes to memorization.
If your child can read or write, have them print or decorate a copy of the prayer as a way to learn it by heart. You can refer to it at bedtime or find a place in the house, such as a kitchen wall, to display it.
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