Jan Stone adapted My Prayer of Choices to make it accessible to children. I think you will agree her adaptation is lovely. I have chosen to shorten the title to ‘Choices’ for the children’s version.
By Cheryl Jensen and adapted for children by Jan Stone
These are the things I choose for me:
I choose to feel calm and peaceful inside, to feel good about what will happen to me and to wake up each morning looking forward to fun.
I choose to be safe.
I choose to have great ideas about what to do and to believe that my ideas are really clever and good.
I choose to follow my ideas and to find out what I’m interested in and what I really love doing.
I know other people choose to do different things to the things l like, and that’s fine. It’s okay for them to want to do different stuff. I’ve already chosen to be safe and peaceful, so that’s what I will be.
I choose to have days filled with all the things I love doing.
I choose to feel great, to be well in my body and in my thoughts.
I choose to be with people who make me feel happy and good inside.
I choose to finish everyday feeling proud of myself and pleased about the good things that have happened.
When I close my eyes at night, I choose to sleep peacefully, and when I wake up in the morning I choose to feel well and rested and to be excited about the day ahead.