From the day I found out I was going to have a baby, I began praying for his salvation and his spouse. If you’re like me, there are some days that we just don’t pray for our children like we should. When I think about that, it makes me cringe. To know there is something more important than my son to take me away from praying for him like I should is unpleasant. If we don’t PRAY for our children, they will fall PREY to the world.
Pray for Our Children
For several weeks, I’ve been busily working on creating a Prayer/Devotional Journal. I want to be able to keep everything together for as long as I can, instead of having 100 books to store when I’m finished using them. While I’ve been working on this journal, I came across many ways to pray for my son. I personally like these 10 ways best of all. These are things that I can pray about each day, instead of breaking them down into a certain day or month.
- Nothing will hinder his salvation and relationship with Christ early in life. (Matthew 19:14)
- He will know the true God and have a desire to do God’s will all of his life.(Psalm 119:26,33-35)
- As he hears the Bible, he will develop a love and dependency for God and His Word.
- For his growth: an increase in wisdom, in stature, and in favor with God and others. (Luke 2:52)
- He will have a thankful heart and positive attitude. (Psalm 126:2-3; Romans 8:31)
- He will be protected from Satan in every area of life. (Psalm 121)
- God would reveal the inclination to sin and enable him to overcome them before they become sinful habits. (Psalm 139:23-24; I John 1:8-9)
- He will be successful in the work God has planned for him. (Ephesians 2:10)
- He will have a strong sense of belonging to a family that is loving and dwells together in unity. (Psalm 133)
- He will respect those in authority over him. (Romans 13:1; Ephesians 6:1-4)