Here are 3 easy ideas for helping children to say sorry to God which will also help them to understand something of the forgiveness He gives. For ‘sorry’ prayers it is important for the children to know that what they are saying is between them and God only if they want it to be. children can use letters, pictures or symbols to communicate to God alone what they are saying sorry for.
Chalkboard sorry prayers
Use plain water to paint prayers onto chalkboard. The water will dry and disappear to symbolise God’s forgiveness
Whiteboard sorry prayers
Write or draw prayers with whiteboard pens onto whiteboards or laminated paper. Rub off as a sign of forgiveness.
Write or draw prayers onto paper, say sorry to God and then screw then up and put them in the bin as a sign of them being dealt with.