Saturday, February 19, 2011

How to Pray for Your Children (and Grandchildren)

Some years ago I made these notes in my Bible Study folder. Unfortunately, I did not record the source. I have referred to this on several occasions, and I think it’s worth sharing.

How To Pray For Your Children (COPIED)
  • Psalm 63:1; 2 Timothy 3:15--That they will know Christ as Savior early in life
  • Psalm 119:67; 71; 75--That they will be caught when guilty
  • Psalm 97:10-11; Romans 12:9--That they will have a hatred for sin
  • Matthew 6:13; John 17:15; 2 Corinthians 10:5b; 1 Corinthians 6:19; Revelation 12:11--That they will be protected from the evil one in each area of their lives: spirit, soul and body
  • Esther 10:3; Daniel 6:3--That they will have a responsible attitude in all their personal relationships
  • Proverbs 1:10,11,15; 1 Corinthians 15:33; Proverbs 22:24-25--That they will desire the right kind of friends and be protected from the wrong friends
  • That they will respect those in authority over them:
         Parents – Ephesians 6:1-3
         Spiritual leaders – Hebrews 13:17
         Government Officials – Romans 13:1
         Employers – Ephesians 6:5-8
  • 2 Corinthians 6:14-17--That they will be kept from the wrong mate and saved for the right one
  • 1 Corinthians 6:18-20--That they, as well as those they marry, will be kept pure until marriage
  • James 4:7; 1 Peter 5:6-9--That they will learn to totally submit to God and actively resist Satan in all circumstances
  • Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 6:33--That they will be single-hearted, willing to be sold out to Jesus Christ
  • Hosea 2:6; Ezekiel 22:30--That they will be hedged in so they cannot find their way to wrong people or places and that the wrong people cannot find their way to them


Val O'Bannon said...

Thank-you so much for sharing this!I wish I had come across it while my kids were very young!

Barbara said...

I first came across this during a crisis time in my life. It made me feel better to have something specific to pray, and I've always loved praying Scripture. But now, it's relevant for my prayers for my grandchildren!