” I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.”
1 John 1:4
There’s nothing a mother wants more than to see her children walk close to God. Whether your little bundle of joy currently resides in your womb, or is living on a college campus in the mountains of Pennsylvania, you’ll never stop being a Mama, so you’ll never stop praying…
Here are just a few scriptures for you to pray for your child, or someone else’s, today, as we continue our 31 days of prayer.
For their salvation:
Your Word says that if I ask anything according to Your will, it shall be given. I know that it is Your will that none would perish, but all would have everlasting life with You and come to a knowledge of the truth. Please save my child so they can walk in the truth, and fulfill Your plans for them as they live a life that glorifies You.
(1 John 5:14-15, 2 Peter 3:9, 1 Timothy 2:3-4)
Respect for authority:
Grant my child a healthy respect for Your authority. Teach them to love knowledge, seek wisdom, and obey instruction.
Please put a love for obedience in my child’s heart today. Give them a love and desire for righteousness and, out of obedience to You, obey us as their parents.
Help my child to fulfill your calling to be holy, because You are holy. Set them apart for Your holy plans.
(1 Peter 1:15-16)
I ask You to keep my children from sexual immorality, that they would know how to control their body in holiness and honor, and that they would not give in to passion and lust. Empower them to keep themselves sexually pure until marriage.
(1 Thessolonians 4:3-5)
Help my child walk in the spirit, and give them the power to control their tongues, tempers, passion and behavior. Remind them of Your Word, that when their flesh is weak, they can call on You for strength and You will deliver them.
Every so often I find I just don’t know what to pray on one of our children’s behalf. In those moments, I simply ask Jesus to pray for him/her, as he did for Peter in Luke 22:31-32.
“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.”
How about you? Do you have a verse you pray for your child that you can share? Why not share it in the comments?