A Prayer for Our Children – Part 4
We have been praying for immediate needs for our children. God transcends time, and sees our whole life as a brief moment. In this sample prayer, we will pray over the future of our boys and girls. Pray with open hands, palms lifted to the cross, surrendering our children to His perfect plans.
Prayer for Inheritance/Hope/Future
Lord, as they grow in their faith, and you refine them with your tender mercies and grace, develop our children to be Your man or woman for the glory of Your kingdom. Your plans are good, intended to prosper not harm. You know the end from the beginning. Give our sons and daughters contentment in You. Lord, only You know if my child will someday marry. If that is Your plan, give them the character required to be the wife or husband they need to be for the spouse you have already chosen for them. “Blessed is the man who fears the Lord who delights greatly in his commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth; the generation of the upright will be blessed.” Lord, may our sons and daughters grow to reverence You and highly value your Word. May our children – and may we – press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus and may we all run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.
In Jesus’ Name Amen
Luke 2:52; Jeremiah 29: 11-14; Isaiah 46:8-10; Psalm 112:1-2; Philippians 3:14
by Heather Soukup, Children’s Disciple-making Director