Monday, April 21, 2014

A Prayer List for Our Children

Jesus promised: “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you (Matthew 7:7).” Let us pray for our children, our grandchildren, and for one another’s children. As a starting point, here are twelve goals which we can consider as we petition God on their behalf. We can take one each month for a year, or one each day in rotation. We can certainly add to the items and Scriptures on this list. We can make it more specific, according to our children’s needs, ages, personalities, and circumstances.
Let us pray …
1.            That they will love the Scriptures early in life and continue in them (2 Tim 3:14-15).
2.            That they will believe, repent, confess, and be baptized into Christ (Acts 16:31-34).
3.            That the Lord will protect them from the evil one spiritually, emotionally, and physically (John 17:15).
4.            That they will love righteousness and hate wickedness (Rom 12:9).
5.            That they will act responsibly and refuse to sin even when away from home (Gen 39:1-18).
6.            That they will respect those in authority over them (Rom 13:1-7).
7.            That they will be caught and corrected when guilty (Acts 8:20-24).
8.            That they will seek the right kind of friends and not be influenced by the wrong ones (Prov 1:10-11).
9.            That they, and those they marry, will be morally pure until marriage (1 Cor 6:18-20).
10.         That they will find a godly, Christian mate suited to them (2 Cor 6:14-17).
11.         That they will be single-hearted, presenting themselves as living sacrifices for the Lord (Rom 12:1-2; Jas 4:7).
12.         That they will spend eternity in heaven with us (Rev 22:12-14).

Cory Collins

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