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30 Prayers For Our Children and Future Generations

The Privilege Of Laying the Lives and Souls of Our Children Before The Throne Of Grace

A few months ago a friend of ours, Brian MacStay, who is an amazing photographer took family pictures. It was a fun time and we got great 30 VERSES TO PRAY FOR CHILDRENkeepsake pictures. As I look over the pictures, my heart swells with emotion and desire for their future. It is easy to let my mind run wild about all of the dreams, fears, decisions and life ahead. Adding even another is such a responsibility and I am humbled at the opportunity to raise another child in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Taking my thoughts and heart captive are critical as a mother and running the thoughts and emotions I have through the lens of scripture. I am commanded in God’s Word to not worry about anything but with prayer, petition, thanksgiving to submit my requests to God and the Peace of God, with transcends all understanding will guard mind in Christ Jesus. So as a parent, what am I to pray? Here is a great list from Revive our Hearts of what to pray for our kids. Here is a download to have to future reference. Be sure to see the gallery of a few other pictures at the end of this post!

1. Salvation—”Lord, let salvation spring up within my children, that they may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.” (Isa. 45:8; 2 Tim. 2:10)

2. Growth in Grace—”I pray that my children may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Pet. 3:18)

3. Love—”Grant, Lord, that my children may learn to live a life of love, through the Spirit who dwells in them. (Gal. 5:25; Eph. 5:2)

4. Honesty and Integrity—”May integrity and honesty be their virtue and their protection.” (Ps. 25:21)

5. Self-Control—”Father, help my children not to be like many others around them, but let them be alert and self-controlled in all they do.”
(1 Thess. 5:6)>

6. Love for God’s Word—”May my children grow to find Your Word more precious than much pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb.” (Ps. 19:10)

7. Justice—”God, help my children to love justice as You do and act justly in all they do.” (Ps. 11:7; Mic. 6:8)

8. Mercy—”May my children always be merciful, just as their Father is merciful.” (Luke 6:36)

9. Respect (for self, others, and authority)—”Father, grant that my children may show proper respect to everyone, as Your Word commands.(1 Pet. 2:17)

10. Biblical Self-Esteem—”Help my children develop a strong self-esteem that is rooted in the realization that they are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus.” (Eph. 2:10)

11. Faithfulness—”Let love and faithfulness never leave my children, but bind these twin virtues around their necks and write them on the tablet of their hearts.” (Prov. 3:3)

12. Courage—”May my children always be strong and courageous in their character. (Deut. 31:6)

13. Purity—”Create in them a pure heart, O God, and let that purity of heart be shown in their actions.” (Ps. 51:10)

14. Kindness—”Lord, may my children always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.” (1 Thess. 5:15)

15. Generosity—”Grant that my children may be generous and willing to share, and so lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age.” (1 Tim. 6:18-19)

16. Peace-Loving—”Father, let my children make every effort to do what leads to peace.” (Rom. 14:19)

17. Joy—”May my children be filled with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.” (1 Thes. 1:6)

18. Perseverance—”Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them especially to run with perseverance the race marked out for them.” (Heb. 12:1)

19. Humility—”God, please cultivate in my children the ability to show true humility toward all.” (Titus 3:2)

20. Compassion—”Lord, please clothe my children with the virtue of compassion.” (Col. 3:12)

21. Responsibility—”Grant that my children may learn responsibility, for each one should carry his own load.” (Gal. 6:5)

22. Contentment—”Father, teach my children the secret of being content in any and every situation, through Him who gives them strength.” (Phil. 4:12-13)

23. Faith—”I pray that faith will find root and grow in my children’s hearts, that by faith they may gain what has been promised to them.” (Luke 17:5-6; Heb. 11:1-40)

24. A Servant’s Heart—”God, please help my children develop servant’s hearts, that they may serve wholeheartedly, as if they were serving the Lord, not men.” (Eph. 6:7)

25. Hope—”May the God of hope grant that my children may overflow with hope and hopefulness by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Rom. 15:13)

26. Willingness and Ability to Work—”Teach my children, Lord, to value work and to work at it with all their heart, as working for the Lord and not for men.” (Col. 3:23)

27. Passion for God—”Lord, please instill in my children a soul that ‘followeth hard after thee,’ one that clings passionately to You.” (Ps. 63:8)

28.Self-Discipline—”Father, I pray that my children may acquire a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair.” (Prov. 1:3)

29. Prayerfulness—”Grant, Lord, that my children’s lives may be marked by prayerfulness, that they may learn to pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers.” (1 Thess. 5:17)

30. Gratitude—”Help my children to live lives that are always overflowing with thankfulness and always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Eph. 5:20;Col. 2:7

 

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  • Love the new look of the blog (and of course everything you write!!)

    • gavinandkatiecummings@gmail.com:

      Still so much work to do but just have to start somewhere! 😘 life isn’t always perfect but we just keep moving forward! Love you!

  • Toni | Smal Home Soul:

    Wow, I love this, I wish I had this list when I was raising my daughter. I wish I was a true follower of Jesus when she was younger. Thankfully we are all faithful followers now but these prayers and focus would have been such a helpful resource. Sharing this!

  • Lovely photos! And wonderful prayers too. Keep up the good job on your blog!

  • Rebekah @ Surviving Toddlerhood:

    Hi Katie,
    this list is great! Sorry it has taken me so long to respond and return the visit, somehow I missed your comment over on my post… 🙁
    All of these character qualities are so needed in this world, it is such a humbling thing to pray these over our children, because I then see all my own failings.
    Lots of love Momma, He will give you the grace you need!