Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Praying for our Children

As parents, I think one of the greatest things we can do for our children is to pray for them. And sometimes it's easy to know what to pray.

*Our children are facing a struggle, and we pray for resolution to their trouble.
*They have a test coming up in school, and we pray they will do well.
*There's an overload in the sibling rivalry realm, and we pray for peace.
*They're driving us nuts, and we pray that God will grant us patience.

Ahem, I mean, I'm not the only one who experiences this, am I?

Yes. It's easy to consider the moment and pray accordingly, but what about our children's futures? How can we pray thoughtfully and intentionally beyond the momentary circumstance?
I have a good friend who gave me something that helps me pray for my children. It's a bookmark I keep in my Bible and it has printed on it, 31 Biblical Virtues to Pray for your Kids. There are prayers written out for each day of the month which lead me in how to pray for my children.
Today is the 27th and this is what I'm praying: "Lord, please instill in my children a soul that 'followeth hard after thee.' (Ps. 63:8 KJV)

Yes! Today I am praying that my children will develop a Passion for God.

Will you join me?



  1. I think of all those things I pray for my girls and when I really think about it, all I really want for them is to have a soul that desires to follow Him!

  2. O Mom - Yes! If thy love the LORD with all their heart, soul, mind and strength, I will be one very joyful mother. Even if their beds aren't made and the dishwasher isn't unloaded.


  3. I have that book mark, I picked it up along the way and great help in prayer over them.

  4. I pray that very thing often for my grand-girls. :)

  5. Tarrah - It is a great help, isn't it?! And I usually find myself praying the same thing for myself, because I know I need to be a model for my children.

    Edie - I'll say it again. You are a wonderful grandma!!!