I’m totally guilty of not praying intentional prayers over my children.
I want them to have an intimate and personal relationship with the Lord. I desire for them to submit to God, resist the devil and flee from the lusts of the flesh and avoid giving in to temptation and sin. I yearn for them to use their gifts and abilities to love on others while expressing boldly their love for the Lord.
But, I ask myself… am I just expecting this to happen without my part in prayer?!
The hearts and minds of children are subject to everything around them. Why? Because they’re kids and they absorb information like a sponge. They learn from their environment and surroundings – whether that be books, videos, friends and us as their parents. Everything to them is true and truth unless told otherwise.
So how do we help our children, when they are subject to so much?
Praying For Your Children
One way, is to teach them the Word of God, helping them to see who God has created them to be, while also helping them develop Godly character.
Another way, is to be a praying parent. Prayer is our weapon.
James 5:17-18 NKJV uses prayer in this example of how Elijah earnestly prayed that it would not rain. (reference 1 Kings 17:1)
Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.
If praying earnest prayers is effective, what intentional prayers should we pray for our children?
The answer? The Word of God.
The Bible shares the heart of God clearly for us, His children, so you can use it as your guide in praying for your children.
The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much! (James 5:16 NKJV)
I love praying and talking with the Lord from my heart. Every day is different and we’re all experiencing unique seasons with our children. That said, a prayer guide based on scripture is a nice foundation to have, which is why this FREE 30-Day guide to praying for your children is a powerful tool in your hands!
Included in this prayer guide are daily challenge scriptures which you can confess and declare over children.
Here is an example:
On day 1, the scripture Romans 10:13 is included, which says, For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
You would then pray this scripture over your child, saying, “___________ (name of your child) will call on the name of the Lord and he/she shall be saved!”
To get your copy of the FREE 30-day guide to praying intentional prayers for your children, and to challenge yourself to remain consistent in prayer, head on over to Wildly Anchored and grab it now.
Melanie is a homeschool mom to 2, living in Alberta, Canada. She is passionate about encouraging homeschool moms who are just like her – unqualified to homeschool, yet called by God to do it. Melanie loves coffee, worship music, and the mountains. You can find resources, printables and more from Melanie at Wildly Anchored, and you can connect with her on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.
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