Praying for Your Children
Posted on July 22, 2019 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters
My guess is that most of our readers of Freedom Fighters either have children or grandchildren, and well maybe someone even has great grandchildren.
Someone once said, the only thing you get to take to heaven with you is your family.
If God has blessed you with a family, one of the greatest privileges is to pray for your family, especially your kids.
As parents, even when our kids are grown and out of the home, we still have the responsibility of praying for our children and grands.
The Kendrick brothers in their powerful book, The Battle Plan for Prayer – From Basic Training to Targeted Strategies share these 15 ways to pray for your children:
- That they would love the Lord with all their heart, mind, soul, and strength, and their neighbors as themselves. (Matt. 22:36-40)
- Come to know Christ as Lord early in life. (2 Tim. 3:15)
- Develop a hatred for evil, pride, hypocrisy, and sin. (Ps. 97:10; 38:18; Prov. 8:13)
- Be protected from evil in each area of their lives: spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. (John 10:10; 17:15; Rom 12:9)
- Be caught when they are guilty and receive the chastening of the Lord. (Ps. 119:71; Heb 12:5-6)
- Receive wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and discretion from the Lord. (Dan. 1:17, 20; Prov. 1:4; James 1:5)
- Respect and submit to those in authority. (Rom 13:1; Eph. 6:1-3; Heb. 13:17)
- Be surrounded by the right kinds of friends and avoid wrong friends. (Prov. 1:10-16; 13:20)
- Find a godly mate and raise godly children who will live for Christ. (Deut. 6; 2 Cor. 6:14-17)
- Walk in sexual and moral purity throughout their lives. (1 Cor. 6:18-20)
- Keep a clear conscience that remains tender before the Lord. (Acts 24:16; 1 Tim. 1:19; 4:1-2; Titus 1:15-16)
- Not fear any evil but walk in the fear of the Lord. (Deut. 10:12; Ps. 23:4)
- Be a blessing to your family, the church, and the cause of Christ in the world. (Matt. 28:18-20; Eph. 1:3; 4:29)
- Be filled with the knowledge of God’s will and fruitful in every good work. (Eph. 1:16-19; Phil 1:11; Col. 1:9)
- Overflow with love, discern what is best, and be blameless until the day of Christ. (Phil. 1:9-10)
The clock is ticking guys. Don’t put this exercise off. Start today praying for your children.
Relentlessly pursuing Christ,
Bill Welte, President/CEO
Written by Bill Welte, President/CEO of America’s Keswick: Bill has been married to his childhood sweetheart for 40+ years and has four married kids and 11 amazing grandkids. He loves music and is an avid reader.
Think About This: “Prayer turns ordinary parents into prophets who shape the destinies of their children and grandchildren, and every generation that follows.” — Mark Batterson
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength.” – Isaiah 26:3-4
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.