How to Pray For Your Children

How to Pray For Your Children

Sometimes parenting gets overwhelming and complicated, thinking of all the things you need to teach your children – and how much could potentially go wrong. But just as important as teaching, writes Tricia Goyer, is praying for your children. And she has found a catchy way to remember to cloak her kids in prayer – from their heads to their toes.

First, she writes, pray for your child’s head.

“Pray your children will always lift their heads to look to the Lord, and when they’re too hurt or discouraged, pray they’ll allow God to lift their heads.”

Similarly, in her Crosswalk article 12 Things Every Dad Should Say to His Kids, Debbie McDaniel encourages earthly fathers to instill in their children a longing after their heavenly father.

“If you are blessed to be a Dad, you’ve been given a priceless gift in this life. The gift of pointing your children to him. The gift of leading. The gift of loving. Your actions matter, how you choose to live makes a difference in the lives of all you know.”

She writes that every day should remind his children to love God, that God sees their inner character, and that Dad always prays for them.

Tricia Goyer’s second prayer point is for your child’s shoulders.

“Pray your children will learn to let God carry their burdens.”

In her advice on Helping Our Teens Deal with Painful Peer Relationships, Jennifer Slattery shares how she tries to encourage her daughter when she’s been wronged by a friend.

“…my daughter often voices the concern: What if the offender won’t listen or gets upset? In response, I remind her of Romans 12:18, which says: “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone” (NIV).

To paraphrase: I encourage her to do what she knows is right and leave the rest to God, because she has no control over how her offender responds.”

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Source: Crosswalk | Debbie Holloway is the Family Editor for Crosswalk.com

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