We are finished homeschooling Leah, but she still lives at home – and still needs my prayers daily! Even when your kids “fly the nest,” it’s vital to keep them covered in prayer (and generations to come!).
Recently I came across an article by Nancy Campbell in the Above Rubies homeschooling magazine (I occasionally still read this!), and thought I’d share it with you. (Copyright 2013 Nancy Campbell, Above Rubies magazine)
These are prayers that Nancy and her husband pray for her children, their spouses, their grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and generations to come. They pray personally by name for each one. They don’t pray for every one of these requests every day, but as the Holy Spirit leads them.
Nancy said you might like to copy and print the prayers out to have as a guide for praying for your children. You can look up the scriptures and pray them out loud before God as a powerful way to pray for your children.
“O God, hear our cry for our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the children who are yet to be born. We pray…
- That they will have a real born again experience and come to know God personally (1 John 1:12-13; 2 Tim. 3:15, Rev. 3:20).
- That they will have soft and tender hearts to hear and obey the voice of the Lord (1 Sam. 3:10; Isaiah 57:15 & 66:2).
- That they will walk humbly before the Lord (Micah 6:8 & 1 Peter 5:5-6).
- That they will love the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength (Mark 12:30).
- That they will love to read and meditate on God’s Word and will receive revelation and insight as they read (Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119:9, 11, 18, 97, 105, 130; Ephesians 1:17-18; Colossians 3:6 & 1 Peter 2:2).
- That they will love to pray and be committed to prayer (2 Chron. 7:14; Psalm 55:17; Luke 18:1 & 1 Thess. 5:17).
- That they will be committed to the regular gathering together of God’s people (Heb. 10:25).
- That they will love righteousness and hate evil (Psalm 97:10; 101:3; Amos 5:15 & Romans 12:9).
- That they will stand strong against the wiles of the devil and never compromise (Eph. 5:11; 6:13-14 & 1 Peter 5:8-9).
- That they will hate the spirit of this world and not give in to the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life (1 John 2:15-17; Romans 12:2 & James 4:4).
- That they will hate lies and deception and seek after truth (Psalm 51:6; 119:30, 163; Proverbs 12:22; 13:5 & 19:9).
- That they will shine as lights in this dark and deceived world (Isaiah 60:1-2; Matt. 5:16; John 17:18 & Phil. 2:15).
- That they will understand true justice and have discernment regarding good and evil, the holy and the profane (Lev. 10:10; Isaiah 59:14-15; Jer. 15:19 & Ezekiel 22:26).
- That they will seek God with all their hearts (Psalm 27:8; 105:4; 119:2; Proverbs 28:5 & Zephaniah 2:3).
- That they will keep their whole spirit, soul, and body pure and blameless for the Lord (1 Thess. 5:23).
- That they will keep themselves from evil (1 Chron. 4:10; John 17:15-16).
- That their faith will not fail (Luke 22:32).
- That God will pour out His Holy Spirit on them mightily (Isaiah 44:3-4 & Acts 2:16-18).
- That they will keep themselves pure and holy (body, soul, and spirit) for the man/woman that God has chosen for them (Rom. 6:12-13; 1 Cor. 6:15-20 & 1 Thess. 4:3-4).
- That God will even now prepare them for a godly wife/husband who will be committed and faithful to the marriage to the end of their lives (2 Cor. 6:14-18).
- That they will love and embrace children and establish a godly home (Gen. 1:28; Deut. 7:13; Psalm 127 and 128 & Malachi 2:15).
- That God will keep them from accident, harm, sickness, danger, and all enemy attack – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually (Psalm 91).