Top 12 Prayers to Pray for Your Children

Top 12 Prayers to Pray for Your Children

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Below are 12 prayers to pray for your children this year.  If you take one point a month to pray over your them within a year you will have prayed this entire list.

 1. Pray that they will know Christ as Savior early in life.

-Psalm 63:1 O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.

-2 Timothy 3:15 … and how form infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.

2. Pray that they will have a hatred for sin.

-Psalm 97:10 Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for He guards the lives of His faithful ones and delivers then from the hand of the wicked.

3. That they will be caught when guilty.

-Psalm 119:71 It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn from your decrees.

4. That they will be protected from the evil one in each area of their lives: spiritual, physical, emotional, social.

– Luke 2:52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

-John 17:15 My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one.

 5. That they will have a responsible attitude in all their interpersonal relationships.

-Daniel 6:3 Now Daniel so distinguished himself among the administrators and the satraps by his exceptional qualities that the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.

6. That they will respect those in authority over them.

-Romans 13:1 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established.  The authorities that exist have been established by God.

 7. That they will desire the right kind of friends and be protected from the wrong friends.

-Proverbs 1:10-11 My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.  If they say, “Come along with us; let’s lie in wait for someone’s blood, let’s waylay some harmless soul…”

 8.That they will be kept from the wrong mate and saved for the right one.

-1 Corinthians 6:14-17 By His power God raised the Lord form the dead, and He will raise us also.  Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ Himself?  Shall I then take members of Chris and unite them with a prostitute?  Never! Do you not know that he who unites himself with a prostitute is one with her in body?  For it is said, “The two will become one flesh.”  But he who unites himself with the Lord is one with Him in Spirit.

 9. That they, as well as those they marry, will be kept pure until marriage.

– 1 Corinthians 6:18-19 Flee from sexual immorality.  All other sins a man commits are outside his body, but he who sins sexually sins against his own body.  Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  You are not your own; you were bought at a price.  Therefore honor God with your body.

 10. That they will learn to totally submit to God and actively resist Satan in all circumstances.

-James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, To God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

 11. That they will be single-hearted, willing to be sold out to Jesus Christ.

-Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living scarfice, holy, and pleasing to the Lord- this is your spiritual act of worship.  Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- His good, pleasing and perfect will.

12. That they will be hedged in so they cannot find their way to wrong people or wrong places and that the wrong people cannot find their way to them.

– Hosea 2:6 Therefore I will block her path with thorn bushes; I will wall her in so that she cannot find her way.

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The Benefits of Family Prayer Time

Psalm 95:10-6

O come, let US sing unto the LORD: let US make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let US come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms. For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods. In his hand are the deep places of the earth: the strength of the hills is his also. The sea is his, and he made it: and his hands formed the dry land. O come, let US worship and bow down: let US kneel before the LORD our maker.

I have been told by a few that I am a good writer whether that’s true or not is yet to be determined. However I write to keep a record of things. I write down the things that I feel are important and worth remembering. I am hoping to one day gather all of my best post and bind them into a book for my children. The lessons I share under the homemaking and  family life categories have been a medium that has enabled me to record my growth as a Christian, wife and mother…it’s sort of like my personal book of Psalms. It’s my story and with each word I hope to share words of wisdom that will encourage not only you but my children as well.

Habakkuk 2:2

And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that reads it.

This week I have chosen Psalm 95:10-6 as the scripture I will meditate on. It came as a result of praying with my husband and children this past week. Praying together is not something we do everyday as a family and to be completely honest, it’s something that we’ve neglected for a few months.

In the four verses of Psalm 95:10-6 the word “US” is repeated four times which indicates to me that the “US” part is a very important point that David was trying to convey. There is a great blessing in one-on-one prayer with the Lord and I have found an equally beneficial blessing in praying together with my children and husband.

When my family and I pray together, we are able to say things to God on behalf of one another, that we may sometimes forget to say directly or refuse to say. When we pray together we are able to have a one on one conversation with God on each others behalf. Praying together is a way to convey to my husband and children how much I love them. When I pray and ask God to help me become a better wife and mother it speaks volumes to my family. They get to see that I am just a fragile human being trying to be perfected by God. It explains my flaws and restores their hope that God is continuing His work of perfecting me. When my husband and children hear me lift up their names to God and thank Him for blessing me with them, it gives them a strength and a hope that surpasses ordinary words of encouragement.

Praying to the Lord together as a family is a very joyful time for us and it touches every member of our family in a way that no other activity we do together can match. There are so many benefits and I would encourage you to begin to make family prayer an important part of your day or week.