Parenting is one of the most challenging and rewarding roles God has given us in this life, and because of this I am always looking for ways to make it more meaningful and effective. I like to ask myself and other parents, “As a parent, what would you say are the top three strategies you use to help your children grow spiritually?”
For me and my wife, our number one strategy has been giving daily blessings to our children throughout their childhood and teen years. I believe that giving our children blessings throughout their childhood may be the most important bonding, nurturing, and soul-strengthening thing we can ever do for them.
Prayer is essential over our children and families, in order to stay alert, aware, and discerning of God’s voice, as well as to stand against the attacks of the enemy in our lives. We should never underestimate the importance of speaking blessing and truth over their lives. Prayer is powerful and his words are true.
Prov 22: 6- “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Prayer For KIDS STRUGGLING IN SCHOOL
Heavenly Father, I pray that my child will know that you are with him. May he rest in your promise that you will take hold of his hand and say to him, “Do not fear; I will help you.” May the security of your words reassure him as he struggles with his studies. When he calls on you, give him clarity of mind. Call to his mind all that he has studied. Protect him from discouragement. Grant him your peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For GENERAL FEAR
Heavenly Father, may my child not fear, for you are with them. As I place my children in your mighty, loving hands, give me peace, knowing that you are right by their side. Please replace their fears with the strength and courage to face whatever the day brings. Give my children a real sense that Jesus is with them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For CONFORMITY TO PEER PRESSURE
Heavenly Father, protect my children from the negative pressures placed upon them by their peers. When they are tempted to compromise who they are to be liked, please give them the strength to not give in. Help my child remember they are not called to conform to the world and its patterns. Stir within them a desire to become transformed by Your Word. Please give them the courage to say no when they need to positively influence those around them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer To PROTECT FROM HARM
Heavenly Father, I ask that you place your angels around my children. Protect them wherever they go. Please help them make the right choices about things they should and shouldn’t do. May they find comfort in knowing that your angels are with them to guide and protect them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For BULLYING
Heaven Father, I pray for you to protect my children from bullies. I pray you will guard them against these attacks, both online and offline. When a bully does come their way, please give them the wisdom to know the right thing to do and provide them with the strength to follow you.
A Prayer For FRIENDS
Heavenly Father, I pray my child finds friends who delight in your law and that they also delight in living according to your ways. Please give them the wisdom and strength to not follow this world’s influences that would draw them away from you. Guide my children to relationships that draw them closer to you. Lead my children to seek you with a pure heart so they will prosper. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Prayer For HUMILITY
Heavenly Father, purify my children’s hearts and minds, so their actions never come from pride, anger, or bitterness. Help them bring to the cross their desire to do things out of selfish ambitions. I pray that they would desire to imitate you, Lord. Help them walk in a spirit of humility, regarding others as more important than them. Help them see the needs of those around them. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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