5 Things to Pray for Your Kids Prayers that change things for the next generation
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Our culture says that the most important things for children are education, good health, treats, entertainment, and material things. Yet as Christians, we know that children's spiritual health is the most important thing. So we need to pray for them, but where do we start?
This little guide is both deep and do-able. Melissa Kruger takes us back to the Bible to show us what God’s will for children is, so we can pray in line with it. She selects 21 key areas of spiritual growth and character development. For each one, there are five short prayer prompts drawn straight from the Bible.
When we pray in line with God's priorities as found in his word, our prayers are powerful and effective (James 5 v 16)—and that's a truly thrilling prospect.
This book can be used in any number of ways: work through it as part of your daily quiet time, or pick it up whenever a particular need arises. Either way, it's worth stepping out of the busyness of daily life for five minutes to pray meaningfully for your child, grandchild, godchild, or kids in your church—from tots to teens, and every age in between.
Praying with and for our children is our great privilege and important duty. Like the parents from the pages of Scripture who brought their little ones to Jesus in faith and despite opposition, we have a daily opportunity to carry our precious children to the feet of Christ in prayer. As we do, Melissa Kruger's book serves as a helpful guide. Using the riches of Scripture, Kruger provides daily prompts to encourage and direct our prayers for our kids. This is a book that you will want to use yourself and give to other parents in your church and community. I highly recommend it.
--- Megan Hill, Author of Praying Together
- Praying that God will…
- Save my child
- Fill my child with Spiritual Fruit
- Watch over my child
- Praying that My child will…
- Have confidence in Jesus
- Experience God's greatness
- Delight in God's word
- Live in harmony with others
- Be wise
- Prayerfully seek God
- Be content in all things
- Love others
- Stand firm
- Praying that I will…
- Share the Goodness of God
- Create a home of patience and kindness
- Trust the Lord with my child
- Praying for my child when they are…
- Suffering from disappointment, loss, or hurt
- Making friends
- Experiencing change, uncertainty, or fear
- Making a difficult decision
- Grown up