How To Pray For Your Children

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HOW TO PRAY FOR YOUR CHILDREN

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 3:17-19

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 3:17-19

that they will know Christ at an early age. – II Tim. 3:15

that they will allow God to work in his/her life to accomplish His purpose for him/her. – Phil. 2:13

that they will earnestly seek God and love to go to church. – Psalms 63:1 & 122:1

that sins will find him/her out and that he/she will be caught and corrected when guilty – Ps 119:71

that they will submit to God and resist the devil in all circumstances – James 4:7

PRAY: FOR GODLY ATTRIBUTES AND CHARACTER

that they will be protected from attitudes if inferiority or superiority – Genesis 1:27 & Phil. 2:3

that they will respect authority – Romans 13:1

that they will hate sin – Psalm 97:10

that they will be able to control his/her anger – Ephesians 4:26

that they will display the fruit of the spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control Galatians 5:22 & 23

PRAY: FOR FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

that they will obey his/her parents in the Lord – Proverbs 1:8 & Colossians 3:20

that they will accept discipline and profit from it – Proverbs 3:11 & 12; 23:13

that they will love his/her siblings and not allow rivalry to hinder their lifelong positive relationship – Matthew 5:22

that we may live so before them as to entice him/her to the banqueting table, not drive him/her away – Matthew 5:16

PRAY: FOR RELATIONSHIPS WITH FRIENDS

that they  will choose godly friends who will build him/her up in the Lord –Proverbs 27:9 & Ecclesiastes 4:10

that they  will desire the right kinds of friends and he/she will be kept from harmful friendships that will lead him/her astray –Proverbs 1:10

that they will be firm in his/her convictions and be able to withstand peer pressure – Ephesians 4:14

that they will befriend the lonely, the discouraged, and the lost – Matthew 25:40 & Philippians 2:4

PRAY: FOR PROTECTION

that they will be protected from the evil one in each area of his/her life – spiritual, emotional and physical – John 17:15

that they will be protected from drugs, alcohol and tobacco – Proverbs 20:1&23; 31-32

Edited by Martin H. Dupree
Chief Consultant, The Jasper.Foundation

www.MartyDupree.org Contact MartyDupree7@gmail.com

 

31 THINGS TO PRAY FOR YOUR CHILDREN

for their moral purity (Prov. 5:7-23; 1 Thess. 4:3-8)
to obey and respect authority (Ex. 20:12)
God would draw them to Himself at an early age (John 3:3)
protected from the schemes of Satan (Eph. 6:10 )
know and love God’s Word (Ps. 119:9-11)
that they would glorify God in whatever health or life circumstances He gives them, rejoicing always (1 Thess. 5:18)
for them to be wise (wisdom of the Lord — Prov. 1:7)
have and be a special friend (David and Jonathan — 1 Samuel 20)
they would endure hardship in fellowship with Christ (Col. 1:24)
that their “yes” would be a “yes” and their “no” would mean “no” (Matt. 5:37)
equally yoked to a godly spouse (2 Cor. 6:14)
humble, desiring for God to have the glory (2 Tim 4:18)
that their life would be used to promote God’s kingdom (Matt 28:18-20)
understand grace and so live out the law of Christ (Titus 2:11)
that my girl(s) would have a quiet and gentle spirit and my boy(s) would be the spiritual leader of his family
hunger and thirst for God’s righteousness (Matt. 5:6)
identify with femaleness/maleness
hate evil and avoid it and get caught when they disobey (Prov. 4:14)
hard worker (Col. 1:28-29)
think biblically (2 Cor. 10:5)
an encourager to others (Heb. 10:24)
love the Church (Eph 4:14-16)
be salt and light (Matt. 5:13-16)
be secure in who God has made them to be (Eph 1)
know they are deeply loved (Ps. 103)
live selflessly, not selfishly (2 Tim. 4:5)
love the Lord their God with all their heart, mind, soul, & strength (Matt. 22:37-39)
love others (Matt 22:37-39)
that they would have honesty with the Lord, themselves and others (1John 1:1-9)
be faithful stewards of all the treasures and talents God entrusts to them (1 Tim.6:6-10)
live by an eternal perspective (Phil.2:20)

 

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