Seven Things to Pray for Your Children

28 Nov Seven Things to Pray for Your Children

Seven Things to Pray for Your Children

We talk a lot about prayer at Purpose Church, and for those of you who have children or grandchildren, I wanted to give you some specific ideas on how you can pray for your children.
Jon Bloom published at article at Desiring God called Seven Things to Pray for Your Children. I thought these were great.

 

1. That Jesus will call them and no one will hinder them from coming. (Matthew 19:13-15)
2. That they will respond in faith to Jesus’s faithful, persistent call. (2 Peter 3:(9)
3. That they will experience sanctification through the transforming work of the Holy Spirit and will increasingly desire to fulfill the greatest commandments. (Matthew 22:37-39)
4. That they will not be unequally yoked in intimate relationships, especially marriage. (2 Corinthians 6:14)
5. That their thoughts will be pure. (Philippians 4:8)
6. That their hearts will be stirred to give generously to the Lord’s work. (Exodus 35:29)
7. That when the time is right, they will GO! (Matthew 28:18-20)

 

Why don’t use this list and pray one of these things each day for the next week?

 

As a parent, one of the most important things you can do for your children is to pray for them. A praying parent is truly a powerful influence.

 

Pastor Joel

1Comment
  • Loni Avera
    Posted at 20:09h, 29 November Reply

    Thank you for sharing….its so essential. I just got done saying to my husband that we as christians with every good intention tell people get in your prayer closet…pray about it….pray for your kids and spouse, wait to hear from the Lord but so any times we dont disciple them and give them the tools to get the job done. Its like telling someone to build a house and not give them a hammer.Thanks for sharing the tools.

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