Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6
As parents, we watch our babies grow into adults. Someday they will be called upon to make their own decisions and walk their path, and we cannot be there for every decision they make.
We fight to keep them healthy, we fight to keep them safe, and we fight to keep them playing by the rules but do we fight for them from our knees?
Our children need our prayers no matter their age. You might wonder what to pray or how to pray and that is where the word of God, our roadmap for the journey through life (“Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path” Psalm 119:105) is imperative. Pray for them by name and pray for them without ceasing.
Prayers for Moms to Pray over Their Children
Lord, give me the strength and the wisdom to raise them according to your plan…
Pray for BELIEF— “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved–you and your household” Acts 16:31 Stir within their lives, Lord. Cause them to seek you with all their heart, draw them close to you and never let them go.
Pray for FORGIVENESS— “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:19 Oh, how they have been forgiven for so much, Lord give them a soft, forgiving heart. May they be quick to love and slow to anger and always forgive in the name of Jesus Christ.
Pray for COURAGE— “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Lord, this world is ugly, help them to be brave and strong in you. Give them the courage to choose love and rest securely in you at all times. Grant them the wisdom to know when to stand their ground and when to walk away.
Pray for CONTENTMENT— “Keep your life free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, for He has said, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5 May their satisfaction only be found in you and you alone. Turn their hearts towards heaven above and not on the things of earth.
Pray for FAITHFULNESS— “Only fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things He has done for you.” 1 Samuel 12:24 Father, forever it is you and you alone. All the days of their lives may they be faithful to you, constant in their lives and committed in their work.
Pray for ENCOURAGEMENT— “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that is may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29 Set a guard at the door of their mouths and a watchman upon their lips. May their speech and thoughts always honor you.
Pray for ENDURANCE— “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus…” Hebrews 12:1-2 When the temptation to quit is great, may they always remember the Hope they have in you. May your Hope carry them through the trials and hardships that this fallen world hands out so freely.
Pray for your children and never stop. Remember always; He has them in the palm of His hand. He will not let them go; He will not let them fall.
*all scriptures NIV
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