You know you should be praying for your kids, but sometimes you just don’t know where to start. Even the disciples were stumped as to what to pray, and Jesus gave them an example to follow. These scriptures provide a great guide to praying for your kids. AND, you know as you pray you will be praying the heart of the Lord for your children.
1 You have searched _______, Lord,
and you know [him/her].
2 You know when _______ sits and when [he/she] rises;
you perceive [his/her] thoughts from afar.
3 You discern _______’s going out and [his/her] lying down;
you are familiar with all [his/her] ways.
4 Before a word is on [his/her] tongue
you, Lord, know it completely.
5 You hem _______ in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon [him/her].
13 For you created _______’s inmost being;
you knit [him/her] together in [his/her] mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because _______ is fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
[I pray that _______ does not] conform to the pattern of this world, but [is] transformed by the renewing of [his/her] mind. Then [he/she] will be able to test and approve what [your] will is—[your] good, pleasing and perfect will.
May these words of _______’s mouth and the meditation of _______’s heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
[May _______] be wise in the way [he/she] acts toward outsiders; making the most of every opportunity. Let [his/her] conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt,so that [he/she] may know how to answer everyone.
And this is my prayer: that _______’s love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that [he/she] may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ—to the glory and praise of God.
*All scriptures are taken from the New International Version of the Bible. Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®Used by permission.