A Prayer for our Children – Part 1
This week my girls informed that there are 2 months left in school. “No,” I retorted, “there are three months left: March, April, May.” I was informed that if you include all the weekends and days off, you end up with only two months. “Only 60 days left!” As we look to the end of our school year, the Children’s Discipleship Team is working hard to plan for summer and fall. Please join with us in praying for our children. Here is a sample prayer you can pray over your family and our children at EFCCL.
For the next several weeks, I will be posting additional prayer models. I hope you will follow this series of posts for March.
Prayer for Salvation (part 1)
Dear Father in Heaven,
I come to You in thanksgiving and worship for being the Author and Perfecter of our faith. You are the one who builds this church and You are the Rock of my family. Help me to shepherd, carry, and gently lead this precious flock. You are the good shepherd. You are the creator.
Father, I pray first that my children would know you as their Savior, that you gave your only Son for us that whoever believes in Him should not perish but has everlasting life. May they love You with all their heart, with all their soul, and with all their strength. May they trust you with all their heart, and lean not on their own understanding; in all their ways acknowledge You, and You will direct their paths. By your Spirit, breathe life into them and enable them to walk in newness of life. I pray that they would love the Word of God and hate every false way, and hide your word in their heart so that they may not sign against you. The world offers many distractions and ways to find security and confidence. I pray that our children will find it in you alone. I pray that our children would not be distracted by keep their mind stayed on you and trust in You as their everlasting strength. May they know that they can do nothing apart from you, but in you they can do all things through Your strength. May they grow to be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power, putting on the whole armor of God to stand against the wiles of the devil. May they know who they are in Christ. As they learn who they are, I pray that they will seek to please and pursue you alone in all they do.
In the name of Jesus, Amen.
Scripture References: Hebrews 12:1-2; Matthew 16:18; John 3:16; Isa 40:11; John 10; Deut 6:5; Prov 3:5-6; Psalm 119:11, 127 & 130; Ephesians 1:4,7; Isa 26:3-4; Phil 4:13; Eph 6:10-11; Psalm 119:73; Col 3:23
by Heather Soukup, Children’s Discipleship Director