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-31 DAYS Of Prayer For Your Children

Picture Frame 31 DAYS Of Prayer For Your Children

“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16 NKJV These 31 prayer points – one for each day of the month – were brought to our attention recently by a parent who felt that others might appreciate them too. We hope your family will be blessed by them.

DAY 1: For salvation. Help my children learn to trust in the Lord Jesus while they are young, and remain committed to Him throughout their lives (2 Tim. 1:5).
DAY 2: For knowledge of God. In their busyness, may my children have quiet moments in which they can think about and reflect on God in their lives (Ps. 46:10).
DAY 3: For kindness of speech. So many children have been deeply wounded because they have been the brunt of criticism and teasing. May my children exhibit kindness in their speech. Let Psalm 19:14 be true for them: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight.”
DAY 4: To recognize mistakes. May my children recognize when they are wrong and take responsibility where they are at fault. Give them a deep and sincere desire to make things right as quickly as possible (1 Jn. 1:9).
DAY 5: For love. Let my children follow Jesus’ command to “love one another” (Jn. 13:34). Let them reach out with love to all within their sphere of influence.
DAY 6: For spiritual stability. In times of moral uncertainty and temptation, empower my children to exhibit spiritual stability. May the words of Joshua have a firm grip on their hearts: “Hold fast to the Lord your God” (Josh. 23:8).
DAY 7: To help bear burdens. Let my children be the ones who willingly reach out to help lift the burdens of others. May my children learn the importance of fulfilling the call of Scripture to “bear one another’s burdens” (Gal. 6:2).
DAY 8: To be instruments of peace. May my children guide their thoughts, words and actions by God’s Word: “Have peace with one another” (Mk. 9:50).
DAY 9: For spiritual and emotional growth. Let my children be like Jesus who “increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men” (Lk. 2:52).
DAY 10: To be salt and light. May my children learn to cooperate rather than compete, to respect rather than revile, and to console rather than condemn. “You are the salt of the earth … the light of the world” (Mt. 5:13-14).
DAY 11: For protection. As my children go out this day, may Your loving protection be ahead of them, behind them, over them and beside them. This day protect them from every danger, disease and trauma (Heb. 13:5).
DAY 12: For faith in difficult times. Whenever my children face trial, trouble or fear, let them turn to You for guidance and strength. May my children know this powerful promise of Scripture: “The eternal God is your refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms” (Dt. 33:27).
DAY 13: To be compassionate towards others. Give my children hearts of love and compassion for those whom society overlooks. Let them understand the importance of this biblical command: “I was hungry … thirsty … a stranger … naked … sick … in prison and you came to Me” (Mt. 25:35-36).
DAY 14: For growth in grace. Day by day, let my children “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 3:18).
DAY 15: For contentment. Let my children cultivate the same spiritual contentment as the apostle Paul who said, “I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content” (Phil. 4:11).
DAY 16: To be unselfish. Give my children more love, more self-denial, more willingness to sacrifice for others. Let them understand deeply that “it is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35).
DAY 17: For wisdom. May Your Spirit be so present in the lives of my children that their thoughts are Your thoughts and their ideas are Your ideas (Col. 2:2-3).
DAY 18: To be filled with hope. No matter what may befall my children, may they be filled with hope that prevents any despair from taking hold. Let the “God of hope” fill them with all joy and peace (Rom. 15:13).
DAY 19: For perseverance. Keep my children from becoming impatient and quitting prematurely. Develop within them endurance and perseverance so that when faced with major challenges they do not easily give up. May they be “rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer” (Rom. 12:12).
DAY 20: For a passionate love of God. Cultivate in my children a passion to love and serve You. May my children have the same kind of passionate love for You as did the psalm writer: “I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will tell of all Your marvelous works. I will be glad and rejoice in You” (Ps. 9:1-2).
DAY 21: To be generous. Instill in my children a desire to give of themselves and love one another. May they always be honorable in action, sincere in words, and gentle in their treatment of others (Jn. 15:12).
DAY 22: To be forgiving. Fill my children with the spirit of forgiveness. Whenever they are hurt, may they forgive and thereby free themselves from the burden of resentment. May they take seriously this word from the apostle: “Be … forgiving one another even as God in Christ forgave you” (Eph. 4:32).
DAY 23: To have a teachable spirit. Make my children aware that the world is filled with teachers. May they see others as being sent by You to teach them to learn to be more patient, more loving and more compassionate (Eph. 4:11-16).
DAY 24: For the wise use of their talents. Thank You for filling my children with numerous gifts, talents, and abilities. As they mature, let them exercise wisdom in using their gifts to help others and to glorify You (1 Cor. 12:4-11).
DAY 25: To be honest. Let my children always exhibit honesty in their conduct and speech. May there be nothing deceitful in what they say and do. Instill in them the awareness that life flows more smoothly when it is built on honesty (Ps. 15:1-3).
DAY 26: To practice hospitality. May my children be open and affirming of others. May they be the ones who reach out, embracing those who are left out or left behind. And may they experience the joy of helping, giving and sharing (1 Pet. 4:8-9).
DAY 27: For the courage of convictions. Convictions mean nothing unless there is the courage to stand up for them. May my children “be strong and of good courage” (Josh. 1:6), standing up for those treated unkindly and unjustly.
DAY 28: For emotional and spiritual strength. Whenever my children feel the pain of rejection by friends, or feel they are the objects of ridicule, infuse them with emotional and spiritual strength. May they always remember that You are the strength of the weak, the refreshment of the weary and the comforter of the heartbroken (Jn. 16:33).
DAY 29: For humility in victory and dignity in defeat. Life is made up of peaks and valleys, wins and losses. There will be times when my children will make important gains and other times when they will feel the sting of losing. May they have humility in victory and dignity in defeat (Prov. 16:18-20).
DAY 30: For myself as a parent. Fill me with sensitivity and insight that I may understand the best ways to guide my children so they may grow in Your wisdom and love (Prov. 22:6).
DAY 31: For parenting patience. Although family life is often hectic and busy, help me to listen with patience to the worries, troubles, and problems my children may have (Jas. 1:19).

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:6-7

With permission to publish by: Sam Hadley, Grace & Truth, 210 Chestnut St., Danville, IL., USA. Website: www.gtpress.org

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