September 22, 2020
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16
I am constantly praying for the daily needs of my daughter and son. I pray for their school/work/life balance, for their relationships and future spouses. I pray for their sense of self-worth and their connection to and reliance on God.
As this school year has started with unusual demands on parents and students, our prayers may seem more insular and specific. While we are balancing safety and risk, home and the world, family and social interaction, let’s fortify our children with prayer for the time when they will transition.
I have collected many prayer guides over the years. Here is one for our children and ourselves.
7 Scriptures to Pray for your kids
1. Acts 4:13: Father, I pray that our child would have a boldness for You that would cause people to marvel at You in him/her.
2. Romans 1:16: I pray that our child would never be ashamed of the gospel, which has the power to save the lost.
3. John 17:15-18: Keep our child from the evil one and let him/her know Your Word is truth so that he/she will be a world-changer for Your kingdom.
4. 2 Kings 6:17; 2 Corinthians 4:18: May our child’s eyes be opened to the ways You are working in his/her life.
5. Matthew 22:37; Deuteronomy 6:5: I pray that our child would love You with all his/her heart, soul, and strength.
6. Ephesians 3:18-20: Father, may our child understand how long, how wide, and how deep Your love is for him/her and may You do exceedingly above anything I could ever ask or think for our child’s life.
7. Colossians 3:23: Lord, I pray that our child would have a heart to do all his/her work for you. Let him/her never look for the praise of man but instead do everything with the mindset of pleasing You and walking in Your ways.