Prayers with and for Your Child
All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.
─ Isaiah 54:13
As a parent or grandparent focused on God’s intentions for our lives, it’s vitally important to pray for and with each of our children or grandchildren every day. There is something that happens when we stop and pray with our kids. It should be more than a quick prayer over dinner or a bedtime prayer. We’re talking about really spending time in prayer for them and with them.
For those of us who grew up in Christian homes, most of us prayed at the table before meals. Many parents tried to be consistent to pray with the kids every night when they’d put the children to bed too, but prayer should go deeper than that.
We need to spend more time with them praying that:
- They would seek to know God through His Word.
- They would seek God’s will and leading for their lives.
- They would experience God – not only know Him – but truly experience Him.
- As they grow up they would make decisions that would honor Him.
Imagine what kind of difference it could make in the lives of our children and grandchildren if we developed a habit in our lives to pray with and for them. That one, simple, intentional decision could completely transform our families.
Today’s One Thing
Make a commitment to pray with and for each one of your children (or grandchildren) every day for the next 30 days.