Summary: We are often told to pray, but very seldom are parents equiped to pray for their children in the power of God’s Word. This prayer guide is disigned to do just that.
Prayer Guide For
Our Children and Grand Children
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6)
Praise: “Know that the LORD is God. It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations.” (Psalm 100:3-5) Thank God for every child by name, then ask for forgiveness for anything the Holy Spirit brings to mind about your attitude or treatment to His children. Thank the Lord for the work He has already done in their lives and the blessings He has shown them.
“I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge--that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:16-19) Pray That: God would send His Holy Spirit into the spiritual hearts to reveal Christ to our children and grand-children. That they be truly born again and live in the fullness and the abundant life promised in Christ.
“Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed--not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence--continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.” (Philippians 2:12-13) Pray That: Our children and grand-children will have hearts to obey the Lord and be involved in the things of God even when they are not in our presence. That they would walk in a true fear of the Lord and that they will have a heart that will ask the Lord to do His work in their lives. That God would bring them to a condition in their spiritual heart that says, “Make me hungry to do your will.”
“But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 3:14-15) Pray That: Our children and grand-children will become convinced that what they have learned is true because they have seen the lives of those they have learned it from and the Christian life they have been expose to will produce fruit that is pleasing to God. They will be made wise and live a life that expresses the salvation of Christ within them.
“Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD. Blessed are they who keep His statutes and seek Him with all their heart.” (Psalm 119:1) Pray that: Our children and grand-children will have a hunger and thirst for the Word of God and that they will seek Him with all their mind, heart and strength. That they will seek out to learn the Word of God and will desire in their hearts to obey and live what the Bible tells them to do.
“Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for He guards the lives of His faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 97:10) Pray That: Our children and grand-children will not find delight in any kind of evil. They will have the heart of the Psalmist who wrote, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” (Psalm 139:23-24) They would look at the Word of God as a mirror and the key source to determine what He calls sin.
"In your anger do not sin" (Ephesians 4:26) Pray That: Our children and grand-children will not sin when the become angry and they will surrender everything over to the Lord.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23) Pray That: Our children and grand-children will feed their spiritual hearts the Word of God and be led of the Holy Spirit so they may produce the fruit that should be seen in a Christian’s life.
“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.” (Colossians 3:20) “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They will be a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.” (Proverbs 1:8-9) Pray That: Our children and grand-children will obey their parents in the Lord and they will be eager to get direction from their godly parents so that it will go well for them and their children.