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12 Daily Prayers to Pray for Your Children | Guest Post

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12 Daily Prayers to Pray for My Children by Arabah Joy @ AVirtuousWoman.org

Today I am welcoming Arabah Joy as she writes for us. She usually writes at ArabahJoy.com, so you’ll have to check her out there! Also, you’ll find a free printable daily prayers bookmark to download at the end!

Last night I had a really bad dream. A nightmare, really. I dreamed that two of my children disappeared at a crowded bus stop. My husband jumped in a taxi to follow the bus we thought they may have gotten on and I started searching the area.

I was frightened and shocked when I found them…drugged…and with a kidnapper who refused to give them over. With him were several other children. I singlehandedly fought to get my children back.

I woke with the somber realization that, for many parents, this isn’t a dream. Kids the world over are vulnerable—and not just physically, but also emotionally and spiritually as well. Praying scripture for our children is a powerful…and simple…thing we can do for our kids.

While I can’t figure out exactly how prayer fits into the sovereignty of God, I do know the Bible says the fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much (James 5:16) and Jesus said we should keep praying and never give up (Luke 18).

This summer, my oldest son and I worked together to create scripture cards to use during prayer time. But I discovered that I wanted a short list of scriptures to pray EVERY DAY for my kids. With that in mind, I created a bookmark to tuck into my Bible.

Sometimes having a simple tool like this is all it takes to establish a daily habit of praying for our kids. Below are the scriptures and prayers on my daily prayer card, as well as the printable bookmark. Simply print and laminate it {or use packing tape to cover it like I do.}

Twelve Daily Prayers for My Children

  1. Pray that they will come to know Christ at a young age. Isaiah 45:8, Ecc 12:1
  2. Pray for quick conviction of sin and that their sins be found out. I John 2:1, Num 32:23
  3. Pray that they would be humble and willing to receive instruction. James 4:10, Prov 1:8
  4. Pray that they will have a love for God’s Word and accept it as the standard of Truth. Psalm 119:105, Heb 4:12
  5. Pray that they will be protected from evil, body, soul, and spirit. John 17:15, Matt 6:13
  6. Pray that they would be free of the need for people’s approval and be willing to stand alone. Gal 1:10, Daniel 1:8
  7. Pray that they will value wisdom and make wise choices. Proverbs 4:5-7
  8. Pray that they will learn to submit to God. James 4:7
  9. Pray for a faith that demonstrates itself in action and hard work. II Peter 1:5-8, Colossians 3:23
  10. Pray that they would have godly friendships and be protected from ungodly ones. Prov 1:10, I Samuel 23:16
  11. Pray for meaningful, lifelong relationships with their siblings. Job 1:2-4, Romans 12:10
  12. Pray for their future spouse. Prov 18:22, Prov 21:9

Arabah Joy is wife to Jackson and mom to four kids. She left a classy career as a CPA to live the nomadic life of a missionary. She is the author of several books, including the soon to be released book, Trust Without Borders. She and her family currently live on the 26th floor of a high rise somewhere in Asia. She loves to connect with readers on her blog at www.arabahjoy.com.

How to Download

  1. Follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram if you can. Or Pinterest. Thanks!
  2. Download the 12 Daily Prayers for My Children Bookmark here.

Do you have a special pray you pray for your children? What would you add to this list?

12 Daily Prayers to Pray for My Children by Arabah Joy @ AVirtuousWoman.org

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  1. I don't Tweet, just use Face Book. Would love to download the 12 Prayers for Children on FB. Don't know how. Thanks, Sheilah
    1. Sheilah, I'm sorry. Following me on Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest is optional. You click on the #2 link where it says, "Download the 12 Daily Prayers for Children here." You can download the file here: https://app.box.com/s/lh3bkk4ic3oce15e1w43 God bless you!

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