Friday, July 27, 2012

Praying for Your Children and Grandchildren

Years ago, I was given a list of praying guidelines that has been a blessing to me and I would like to share it with you: 

Pray that your children will fear the Lord and serve Him.  Deuteronomy 6:13

Pray that your children will know Christ as Savior early in life.  Psalm 63:1

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Pray that your children will hate sin. 
Psalm 97:10

Pray that your children’s lives will bear the fruit of the Spirit.  Galatians 5:22-23

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Pray that your children will respect those in authority over them.  Romans 13:11

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Pray that your children will be kept from the wrong mate and saved for the right one. 
2 Corinthians 6:14

Pray that your children and their prospective mates will be kept pure until marriage.
1 Corinthians 6:18-20

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Pray that your children will learn to submit totally to God and actively resist Satan in all circumstances.  James 4:7

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Pray that your children will desire the right kind of friends and be protected from the wrong kind. Proverbs 1:10, 15

Pray that your children will be hedged in so they cannot find their way to wrong people or wrong places, and the wrong people cannot find their way to your children.  Hosea 2: 6-7

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Pray that your children will be caught when they’re guilty.  Psalm 119:71

Pray that your children will have quick, repentant hearts.  Psalm 51:1-3

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Pray that your children will honor their parents so all will go well with them.  Ephesians 6:1-2

Pray that your children will have a responsible attitude in all their interpersonal relationships. Daniel 6:3

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Pray that your children will be teachable and able to take correction.  Isaiah 54:13,
Proverbs 13:1

Pray that your children will live by the spirit and not gratify the flesh.  Galatians 5:16

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Pray that your children will trust in the Lord for the direction of their lives, including their occupation.  Proverbs 3:56

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This prayer list originally came from The Stay-at-Home Mom, by Donna Otto. 
Artwork is by Frederick Morgan (1847 - 1927)

12 comments:

Mrs.T said...

Oh, what an excellent list of prayer requests for our children and grandchildren. Somehow I am not surprised they are originally from Donna Otto. I had not heard of her before this week when I listened to an interview with her on Revive Our Hearts. What a godly, encouraging lady she is. Thanks so much for sharing these!

Michelle said...

Thankyou so much for sharing this, I had purchased a book recently on this subject but I found it too long winded and vague, what you have shared today is exactly what I was after! Straight to the point and with the power of the word behind.
Blessings
Michelle

Cathy said...

This is a wonderful way to pray for our children. I'm going to write these down!
I also love the paintings you shared...very beautiful. Thanks for sharing. :)

Deborah said...

That is excellent. I will definitely copy and use this list. Thank you so much. :)

Katie said...

This indeed is a blessing to me!!! Thank you for sharing ~ may it impact generations to live for Christ!

Blessings,
Katie

Pam said...

Thank you for sharing that beautiful list, Mrs. Smith. I had a similar one on my fridge for years, but it wasn't nearly as complete as this one. Wonderful, thank you!

janice15 said...

A very nice prayer list...I have a few people I would like to give it to..It's very complete and I just loved it..wishing I saw this when I first started raising my children..Thank you so much for sharing it..have a blessed day with love Janice

Alida said...

What a great list! Thank you!

Denise said...

Awesome, bless you.

MyJourneyBack said...

I love this. I am going to forward to my daughter and dil this was great thanks for sharing and linking at WFW. My link is up (late). I love your blog I'll stay and visit awhile.
Have a great evening,
Sherry

Katie said...

Thank you for your insightful comment yesterday!!! Yes, indeed, it is a blessing to meet like-minded believers in this bloggy world!! Thankful the Lord crossed our paths!

Proverbs 27:17

Blessings to you~
Katie

The Proverbs 31 Sanctuary said...

That was wonderful to read, very inpiring. Thank you. Tara.

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