Praying For Our Children…Every Day

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Thursday 1/02/2020

Reveal to my children that letting their minds become seduced from wholehearted, sincere, and pure devotion to Christ is no different from Eve taking that apple. Both hinge on the test of obedience. Eve wasn’t ejected from the garden simply because she ate the fruit but because she disobeyed God by rejecting His authority. We won’t be rejected from the Kingdom for any of our acts, but because we disobey God by rejecting the authority of His Son.
2Corinthians 11:3, Genesis 3:6


Thursday 1/01/2020

Go with my children into the New Year so they will live and not hide. Give them the catalyst to activate their faith … courage. Show them how to tremble their way to confidence, that courage isn’t the absence of fear, but the conquest of it.
Deuteronomy 31:6


Tuesday 12/31/2019

Give my children the wisdom to see that Your command to love God above all others is about actions. Love is a verb … They must seek Your presence and Your wisdom through bible study, prayer, and good teachers of Your Word (make me one of those!) so they will be led by the Holy Spirit to fulfill Your purposes for their lives. Loving You above all others means obeying You and turning away from the obligations to please others (and themselves) when their expectations are NOT in line with Your will.
Luke 10:27, Matthew 10:37


Monday 12/30/2019

God speaks to us through the magic of music. Hearing a new song sometimes puts a bounce in our step or a smile on our face that lasts all day, or an instrumental arrangement that for some inexplicable reason fills our eyes with tears … thank You for these little previews of heaven while on this earth. Let my children pay the closest attention to these moments, for You are whispering secrets of where they have come from and unveiling the mystery of where they should go next.
Revelation 14:3


Sunday 12/29/2019

Give my children the drive to know You intimately, then help them understand it won’t happen overnight. Let my children witness me taking the time and effort to become deeply acquainted with You so that they will have the faith to pursue a relationship with You that is so close that you will walk together whatever comes.
Philippians 3:10


Saturday 12/28/2019

Don’t let my children compare themselves to others and conclude that they aren’t worthy because they are missing particular talents, attributes, or possessions. Show them it is what they already possess that You will use to fulfill Your purpose in their life. Give them the faith to see that what they are holding onto is all they need to accomplish great things … then to place it in Your hands and watch as amazing things happen.
Exodus 4:2, Hebrews 11:6


Friday 12/27/2019

It was never Your intent for us to view our faith as a private personal matter. Engage my children with others to be a vital member of Christ’s body sharing life with other believers. Let them serve together and develop true spiritual friendships. They will not co-exit, but co-labor for your great cause. You designed us to be interdependent. Make my children complete!
3John 1:3


Wednesday 12/25/2019

Let my children run in stride with those who (like them) are committed to lives of purity. Let them draw on examples of commitment to the Lord, like Eric Lidell (Chariots of Fire) and my life as encouragement to pursue their faith and finish their race.
2Timothy 2:22


Tuesday 12/24/2019

Left alone my children are vulnerable and incomplete. Surround them with Christians of all ages who continually motivate them to love Christ better and better. Create among them a spirit of Christian community where it isn’t odd or weird for them to reach out to each other for prayer or spiritual based encouragement.
3John 1:1-2


Monday 12/23/2019

Do not allow sin to control the way my children live. Teach them that living without restraint is like removing brakes from a car, while the ride will be exciting, it will end in disaster. Help them see that whatever they choose to obey will become their master, and then give themselves completely to You!
Romans 6:12-16


Sunday 12/22/2019

My children will live in truth and love so they may have the grace, mercy, and peace that comes from You and from Your son Jesus Christ. Truth is internal and may be accomplished in quiet meditation but love requires us to reach beyond ourselves. We have been commanded to love one another from the beginning. Let my children see me loving others, especially those that are hard to love so they too may know the way.
2John 1:3,6


Saturday 12/21/2019

Teach my children the power of prayer. Show them that You rescue others because of our prayers and that many will give thanks to God when those prayers we have been diligently praying for them are answered.
2Corinthians 1:11


Friday 12/20/2019

The world around us is under the power and control of the evil one. My children are safe, Your Son holds them securely so that the evil one cannot get his hands on them. Keep my children away from anything that might take Your place in their hearts.
1John 5:18-19


Thursday 12/19/2019

My children will merrily traverse the path You have laid before them and never give up, even during trials. You will send wise travel companions to accompany them when needed, equip them with everything they need to persevere, and send encouraging supporters when they must walk alone. They are blessed.
James 1:12


Wednesday 12/18/2019

Let my children experience sorrow and deep grief for the wrong things they have done. They will come to You and ask forgiveness, therefore entering Your kingdom by humbling themselves. Evil isn’t present in Your kingdom … may their hearts reside there while still on earth so they may experience Your peace, the peace that passes all understanding.
James 4:7-10


Monday 12/16/2019

Reveal to my children their unique gifts. Give them the wisdom and courage to manage them well so that Your generosity can flow through them.
1Peter 4:10


Sunday 12/15/2019

Help my children listen to Your word and obey it. They will show others the goodness of God for You called them out of the darkness and into Your wonderful light.
1Peter 2:8-9


Saturday 12/14/2019

Show my children that great wealth misappropriated is the ruin of many people. Fill my children with purpose and promise … a drive to work hard and may they prosper … ultimately and faithfully investing their increase in You rather than hoard it for overindulgent pleasure and self-gratification.
James 5:1-5


Friday 12/13/2019

Reveal to my children their areas of weakness and help them avoid situations that tempt them to disobey You. Help them grow and mature but make them aware of danger zones so they don’t put themselves in harm’s way. They will run from temptations today!
2Timothy 2:22


Thursday 12/12/2019

In the midst of painful experiences when they feel rejection by their peers, let my children hear the thousands of angels in joyful assembly. Let my children come into your presence through acts obedience. Give them patience and kindness, the true expression of love for all people, especially those that hurt them.
Hebrews 12:22, 12:25, 1Corinthians 13:4


Monday 12/09/2019

All scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It straightens us out and teaches us to do what is right. Scripture is God’s way of preparing us in every way, fully equipped for every good thing God wants us to do. Lord, give me the endurance and devotion to teach my children theses scriptures, using words only when necessary. Make me a living example of Your word.
2Timothy 3:16-17


Sunday 12/08/2019

Teach my children not to condemn other Christians. Help them understand that we are each accountable to God. Let their minds be free of this clutter so they may focus on serving You.
Romans 14:10


Saturday 12/07/2019

Teach my children not to waste their time and energy on things that cannot be changed. Help them to look forward and press on. Remind them that You have plans for them and they are good. They will give their attention to the important assignment they have every morning, the choice of their attitude. The best is yet to come.
Philippians 3:13, Jeremiah 29:11


Friday 12/06/2018

My children will make allowance for each other’s faults and forgive the person that offends them. They will be bound together by love and let the peace that comes from Christ rule their hearts.
Colossians 3:13-15