6 Prayers for Children at an Early Age


Prayers for children at an early age – Quoted from Prayer is a request from a servant addressed to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala

According to the KBBI Prayer ( الاء ) is a supplication (hope, request, praise) to God. Prayer is also worship, as the Prophet said sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam.

Narrated by At Tirmidhi no 2969, Rasulullah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said,

الاءُ الْعِبَادَةِ

Meaning: “prayer is the essence of worship”

God Subhanahu wa ta’ala ordered to always pray this according to the word of God in the QS Al-Mu’min: 60

الَ ادْعُوْنِيْٓ اَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ اِنَّ الَّذِيْنَ ادَتِيْ لُوْنَ اخِرِيْنَ

And your Lord said: “Pray to Me, I will surely allow you. Verily, those who pride themselves on worshiping Me will enter Hell in a state of humiliation.”

Prayer has many benefits, we will get forgiveness of sins, given peace of mind, and of course will be closer to Allah Subhanahu wa ta’ala.

Therefore, it is important for us to pray and teach it, especially to early childhood children so that they will become accustomed to praying.

The following prayers for children at an early age that must be taught:

1. Prayers for both parents

اغْفِرْلِي لِوَالِدَيَّ ارْحَمْهُمَا ا انِي اً

Rabbighfir lii Waliwaalidayya Warhamhumaa Kamaa Rabbayaanii Shagiiran

Meaning: “My Lord, forgive my sins and my parents, and have mercy on them both as they taught me as a child.”

2. Prayer asking for good in this world and the hereafter (prayer sweep the universe)

اٰتِنَا الدُّنْيَا الْاٰخِرَةِ ا ابَ النَّارِ

Rabbana atina fid-dun-ya asanataw wa fil-akhirati asanataw wa qina ‘ażaban-na

Meaning: “Our Lord, grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter and protect us from the torment of hell”.

3. Prayer before eating

اَللّٰهُمَّ ارِكْ لَنَا ا ا ا ابَ النَّارِ

Allahumma baarik lanaa fiimaa rozaqtanaa wa qinaa ‘adzaa bannaar.

Meaning: “O Allah, bless us in the sustenance that You have given us and protect us from the torment of the hell fire.”

4. Prayer after eating

اَلْحَمْدُ للهِ الَّذِىْ اَطْعَمَنَا انَا لَنَا لِمِيْنَ

Alhamdulillahilladzi ath-amanaa wa saqoonaa wa ja’alanaa minal muslimin.

Meaning: “Praise be to Allah who has given us food and drink and made us among the Muslims.”

5. Prayer before going to bed

اللّهُمَّ اَحْيَا اَمُوْتُ

Bismika Allahumma ahyaa wa bismika amuut

Meaning: “In Your name O Allah I live, and in Your name I die”. (Narrated by Bukhari and Muslim).

6. Dua to wake up

اَلْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِيْ انَا مَا اتَنَا لَيْهِ النُّشُوْرِ

Alhamdullillahilladzi ahyaana ba’da maa amaatanaa wa ilaihin nusyuur

Meaning: “Praise be to Allah, Who has awakened us after putting us to sleep, and to Him we were raised.”


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