I’m a “giver” by nature.  It is what I love to do.  I love to give to my friends, family and anyone really (yes, I’m the crazy lady in the store who will walk up to someone and tell them about a deal somewhere else in the store-ha!).

I was reminded today (as mom’s will be celebrated this weekend) that I believe one of the greatest things we as moms can give to our kids is to pray for them.  Yes, the healthy eating, money managing, personal hygiene, and green living skills are good, but praying for them? Man!! I really want to do that more.  I want to affect their lives for now and for eternity and I can do that through seeking the Father on their behalf.  I found a similar list a few months ago that I have been aiming to pray through on a daily basis for my kids (yes, I have a long way to go to say this is a “habit” my life).  But as I was typing this list for church this week, I realized how cool it would be to pass along to anyone else who would like specific ways to pray for their kids.  I just pray for whatever number on the list matches with what date of the month it is.  For example, today, May 6th, I would pray that they would glorify God and rejoice always.

Would you like to join me in creating this prayer habit for our kids?  I am confident that their lives will forever be changed!

Biblical Prayers for Children
“Then our sons in their youth will be like well-nurtured plants, and our daughters will be like pillars carved to adorn a palace.” -Psalm 144:12

1) That God would draw them to Himself at an early age (John3:3, 6:44, Psalms 78:5-7)

2) For them to obey and respect authority (Exodus 20:12, Ephesians 6:1)

3) For their moral purity (Psalm 119:9, Proverbs 5:7-23, 1 Thessalonians 4:3, 2 Timothy 2:22)
4) That they would be protected from the deceits and schemes of Satan (Psalm 91, Ephesians 6:10-11)
5) That they would know and love God’s Word (Psalm 119:9-11, 2 Timothy 2:15, 1 Peter 2:2)
6) That they would glorify God in whatever health or life circumstances He gives them, rejoicing always (Philippians 4:4, 1 Thessalonians 5:18)
7) For them to be wise in the wisdom of the Lord (Proverbs 1:7, 2:1-7)
8 ) That they would have and be a special friend (David & Jonathan: 1 Samuel 20)
9) That they would endure hardship in fellowship with Christ (Colossians 1:24, 2 Thessalonians 3:13, 2 Timothy 4:5, Hebrews 10:36, 12:7)
10) That their yes would be a yes and their no would mean no (Mathew 5:37, Psalm 15:4)
11) That they would be equally yoked with a godly spouse (1 Corinthians 7:32-35, 2 Corinthians 6:14-20)

12) That they would always be humble, desiring for God to have the glory (John3:30, James 4:10, 1 Peter 5:5-7)

13) That their life would be used to promote God’s kingdom (Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 20:24)

14) That they would understand grace and so live out the law of Christ (Titus 2:11, James 4:6, 1 Peter 1:13)

15) That my girl(s) would have a quiet and gentle spirit and my boy(s) would be the spiritual leader of his family (1 Peter 3:4, Ephesians 5:23, 1 Timothy 3:4)

16) That they hunger and thirst for God’s righteousness (Matthew 5:6, Proverbs 20:11)

17) For them to identify with femaleness/maleness and be protected from gender confusion (Romans 1:25-28)

18) That they hate evil, avoid it and get caught when they disobey (Psalm 34:11-14, Proverbs 4:14, Provers 15:3)

19) For them to be hard workers (Romans 12:11, Colossians 1:28-29, 3:17, 3:23-24)

20) That they would think Biblically (John 8:31-32, 2 Corinthians 10:5, Romans12:1-2)

21) For them to be an encourager to others (Ephesians 4:15,29, Philippians 2:1-2, Hebrews 10:24)

22) That they would love the church (Ephesians 4:14-16, 1 Peter 1:22)

23) For them to be salt and light (Matthew 5:13-16, Colossians 4:5-6)

24) That they be secure in who God has made them to be (Psalm 139:13-16, Romans 8:1, Ephesians 1:3-6)

25) That they know they are deeply loved (Psalm 103, Lamentations 3:22, Titus 2:4)

26) That they love the Lord their God with all their heart (Matthew 22: 37-39

27) That they love others as they love themselves (Matthew 22:37-39)

28) That they would have honesty with the Lord, themselves and others (1John 1:1-9, Psalm 15:2)

29) That they be faithful stewards of their God-given talents and their money (Luke 16:10, 1 Timothy 6:6-10, Psalm 112:5, Proverbs 11:24-25)

30) For them to live by an eternal perspective (Acts 20:24, Romans 12:1-2, Philippians 2:20, Colossians 3:1-2, Hebrews 11:13)

31) That they would be men and women of prayer (Colossians 4:2, James 5:16, Acts 2:42)