Feb 8, 2011

Praying for your children

Hello friends! 

Today I want to share with you a prayer tool that I LOVE!

Before Adam and I had Jackson, we started praying for our future children. Then, when we were pregnant with Jackson, we prayed every night (literally) for our sweet little boy. I would research how and what was forming when, and we would pray over those specific things. We prayed for spiritual things as well, that he would come to know Christ at a young age, that he would love others, that he would have a passion for scripture.

I pray for Jackson every day, but I have wanted to start praying more specifically for him, and the Lord in His graciousness sent me the perfect resource. 

It's an orange plastic prayer card. Sounds simple I know, but it is fantastic! The front of the card has several short prayers and corresponding verses that you can pray over your children, and the back has specific prayers you can pray for yourself as a parent. 

I thought I would share with you the verses that are on the front of the card so you can be praying these things over your children (or grandchildren, nieces, nephews etc.) as well. 

Lord, I life my children to You today and pray, according to Your Word, that:

-they will know Christ as Savior early in life and desire a close relationship with Your throughout their childhood, teen, and adult years (Mark 10:13-16; Luke 2:52; 2 Timothy 3:15)

-they will develop the discipline of prayer and time in Your Word (Joshua 1:8; Daniel 6:10, Matthew 4:4; Philippians 4:6-7)

-You will bring into their lives godly adults and friends who will help them grow in godly living (Psalm 1:1-3; Philippians 1:27; Proverbs 27:17; 1 Corinthians 4:15).

-You will keep them pure and strengthen them against temptation (Job 17:9; Psalm 24:3-4; I Corinthians 6:18-20

-they would develop discernment, wisdom, responsibility, and a strong conscience (1 Kings 3:11-12; 1 Timothy 1:5 Daniel 6:3

-they will be caught if they wander into cheating, lies, or mischief (Psalm 119:71; Proverbs 20:30

-they will see other people as You do, treating them with love and kindness (Matthew 25:35-40; Romans 12:10; Philippians 2:1-4)

-You will protect them from emotional, physical, and spiritual danger (Psalm 28:7-9; Psalm 41; John 17:15;2 Thessalonians 3:3).

-You will prepare them to be a godly, loving, and faithful spouse or prepare them to glorify You in their singleness (1 Corinthians 7:7-8); and that you also prepare their future spouse (2 Corinthians 6:14-15; Ephesians 5:21-33)

-they would leave home with an eternal perspective and Christ-like values (Matthew 28:18-20; Galatians 2:20; Philippians 1:21)

-they will sense Your calling on their lives and their lives will count for Your kingdom (Psalm 78-1-8; 103:12-18; 2 Timothy 1:9)
(FamilyLife resources)

**I didn't include the content that is on the back of the card.  I'm sure the company would not appreciate me putting all of their content on the web :) I've searched the web for a place that you can buy the cards, but no luck so far. I'll keep looking!

Hope the prayers and verses above help you pray for the sweet blessings in your life! 

I will leave you with  a pic of one of the sweet blessings in my life:

abundantly blessed,



  1. Great resource. I think this will be helpful to sweet parents like you!

  2. i have this too! you're right, great resource! i found it one time on family life's website, but i didn't see it today..... here's a link to something similar :) love.