“For this reason also, we have not ceased to pray for you.” – Colossians 1:9
Do you pray for your children? God has given us our children on loan for us to raise in His image. It’s almost impossible to do that without praying for them.
For many years, my wife prayed a prayer from scripture over our three sons. Here are some ideas for you to try:
- Pray that they will increase in the knowledge of God – Most parents’ greatest hope for their children is that they will be happy, but a fulfilled life comes from knowing God. Without God, there is a nagging emptiness. Lots of people know about God, but knowing Him personally is different. We all know a lot about our nation’s President, but only a few know him personally.
- Pray that they live a worthy life – Pray that their lives have an impact for good and that they will be people of trustworthy character.
- Pray that they’re strengthened in God’s power – The world and evil influences will seek to pull our children down. They need God’s power to be strong, resist temptation, and do the right thing.
- Thank God for each child – They are unique creations of God.
We all need to pray for our children. If you’ve never regularly prayed for your children, I hope these ideas act as a starting point.