Praying For Our Children…Every Day

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Tuesday 1/01/2019

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

Wednesday 01/02/2019

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

Monday 12/31/2018

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

Sunday 12/30/2018

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

Saturday 12/29/2018

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

Friday 12/28/2018

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

Thursday 12/27/2018

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 12/26/2018

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 12/25/2018

Gift my children with your Holy Spirit, giving them vision, inspiring them with creative ideas, introducing them to the right people, and empowering them to do the job. Fill them completely with faith and the love of Jesus Christ. Have mercy on them because of their sin and use them as examples to other sinners that they too can believe in Him and receive eternal life.

Luke 1:35, 1Timothy 1:15-16

Monday 12/24/2018

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