Monday, July 25, 2016

Biblical Prayers for My Children and Grandchildren

1. Pray for their relationship with God:  that they may know “how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge” (Ephesians 3:18-19).

2. Pray that at an early age they come to love Christ as their Savior and Lord, and eagerly allow God to accomplish His purpose in their lives without hindrance or hesitation (Philippians 2:12-13).

3. Pray for them to develop godly attributes and character:  that they will be protected from attitudes of inferiority or superiority, respect authority, hate sin, and be able to control their tempers.  In sum pray that they will exhibit the fruits of the Holy Spirit in their lives:  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, thankfulness, submission, perseverance, and humility (Galatians 5:19-23; Colossians 3:1-25).

4. Pray for the relationships they will have with their friends:  that they choose godly friends who will build them up in the Lord, be kept from harmful friendships that would lead them astray, be firm in their convictions, and withstand peer pressure (1 Corinthians 15:33). Pray also that they would befriend the lonely and help the lost.

5. Pray for their protection from all harm:  from the evil one, enemies, temptation, drugs, alcohol, illicit sex, accidents, and illness (Matthew 6:13).

6. Pray for their future. Pray that they will be wise in their choice of a mate if God leads them to marry—someone who loves Christ deeply and consistently puts others before him or herself (1 Corinthians 7:39; 9:5).  Pray for those who will marry your children:  that they even now are being raised in or influenced by a godly Christian home, they remain pure, and enjoy a very happy, blessed marriage.  Also pray that your children and grandchildren, and their future spouses, will be wise in choosing their ministries and jobs all their lives long, and will use their God-given gifts, talents, and abilities in a maximum way.  Ask the Lord to direct and provide that their education be excellent at every stage, well preparing them for His very best for them (2 Timothy 2:15; Philippians 4:19).

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