Praying for Your Kids

Do you sometimes find yourself in a rut when it comes to your prayer time? I know I struggle with this. I know I should be always passionate about prayer. My lack of fervor and excitement probably just shows my earthly, proud heart.

But the fact is that often need some refreshing ideas. If the same is true for you, I'm happy to pass on these resources to you. I came across these articles in the past couple of months.

I'll give the short list, but be sure to read the full article for more details.

From Desiring GodSeven Things to Pray for Your Children 
  1. That Jesus will call them and no one will hinder them from coming.
  2. That they will respond in faith to Jesus's faithful, persistent call.
  3. That they will experience sanctification through the transforming work of the Holy Spirit and will increasingly desire to fulfill the greatest commandments.
  4. That they will not be unequally yoked in intimate relationships, especially marriage.
  5. That their thoughts will be pure.
  6. That their hearts will be stirred to give generously to the Lord's work.
  7. That when the time is right, they will GO!

From All Pro Dad10 Things to Pray for and With Your Child
  1. Pray that your kids make a real connection with God.
  2. Pray that your children honor the Creator.
  3. Pray they translate that honor into action.
  4. Pray that they are well-equipped to meet every daily need.
  5. Pray that your children understand the power of forgiveness.
  6. Pray that they are well-equipped to deal with temptation.
  7. Pray that they will have the resources to defeat everything negative. 
  8. Pray that they will develop relationships that serve to strengthen them.
  9. Pray that love will define them.
  10. Pray for the strength of the family.

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  1. This is great, Joey. I pray for my children often, but probably not often enough! A friend of mine let me borrow her book Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson when Harper had her tonsil surgery. It was wonderful and made me think a little differently about how I pray for them. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sounds like a good book. I'll have to add it to my "wish list."