— A Brief Timeout For The Most Important Things In Life —

I found this here. I stole it unashamedly. I don’t think the proprietress will mind. It’s just a wonderful collection of thoughts, and I do pray these prayers for my children all the time. I particularly appreciate that she, the person from whom I stole this, placed Salvation first. A good rule for life is: learn to prioritize! 🙂

I’m praying specifically for my children’s:

  • Salvation
    Lord, let salvation spring up within my children, that they may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. Isaiah 45:8; 2 Timothy 2:10
  • Growth in Grace
    I pray that my children may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18
  • Love
    Grant, Lord, that my children may learn to live a life of love, through the Spirit who dwells in them. Galations 5:25; Ephesians 5:2
  • Honesty & Integrity
    May integrity and honesty be my children’s virtue and their protection. Psalm 25:21
  • Self-Control
    Father, help my children not to be like many others around them, but let them be alert and self-controlled in all they do. Psalm 19:10
  • Justice
    God, help my children to love justice as You do and act justly in all they do. Psalm 11:7; Micah 6:8
  • Mercy
    May my children always be merciful, just as their Father is merciful. Luke 6:36
  • Respect
    Father, grant that my children may show proper respect for their selves, others, and for authority figures, as Your Word commands. 1 Peter 2:17
  • Biblical Self Esteem –
    Help my children to develop a strong self-esteem that is rooted in the realization that they are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:10
  • Faithfulness
    Let love and faithfulness never leave my children, but bind these two virtues around their necks like necklaces and write them on the tablet of their hearts. Proverbs 3:3
  • Courage
    May my children always be strong and courageous in their character and in their actions at school. Deut. 31:6
  • Purity
    Create in my children a pure heart, O God, and let that purity of heart be shown through their actions. Psalm 51:10
  • Kindness
    Lord, may my children always try to be kind to each other and to other children at school, as well as show kindness to their teachers. 1 Thessalonians 5:15
  • Generosity
    Grant that my children may be generous and willing to share, and so lay-up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age. 1 Timothy 6:18-19
  • Peace-loving
    Father, let my children make every effort to do what leads to peace, and to live a life of peace with others, as much as it depends on them. Romans 14:19
  • Joy
    May my children be filled with the joy given by the Holy Spirit, may their joyfulness be catching, and may I as their mother create a home where joy abounds. 1 Thessalonians 1:6
  • Perseverance
    Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them especially to run with perseverance the race You have marked out for them, without giving up, and with confidence that they can do all things through Your strength. Hebrews 12:1; Philippians 4:13
  • Humility
    God, please cultivate in my children the ability to show true humility toward all by displaying a gentle, peace-loving attitude. Titus 3:2
  • Compassion
    Lord, please clothe my children with the virtue of compassion. Colossians 3:12
  • Responsibility
    Grant that my children may learn responsibility, for each one should carry his own load. Help them to become mature adults. Galatians 6:5
  • Contentment
    Father, teach my children the secret of being content in any and every situation, through You who give them strength. Philippians 4:12-13
  • Faith –
    I pray that faith will find root and grow in my children’s hearts, that by faith they may gain what has been promised to them. Luke 17:5-6; Hebrews 11:1-40
  • A Servant’s Heart
    God, please help my children develop servant’s hearts, that they may serve wholeheartedly, as if they were serving the Lord, not men. Ephesians 6:7
  • Hope
    May the God of hope grant that my children may overflow with hope and hopefulness by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
  • Willingness & Ability to Work
    Teach my children, Lord, to value work and to work at it with all their heart, as they are working for You and not just for men or their teacher. Colossians 3:23
  • Passion for God –
    Lord, please instill in my children a soul that “followeth hard after thee,” one that clings passionately to You. Psalm 63:8
  • Self-Discipline
    Father, I pray that my children may acquire a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right, just, and fair. Proverbs 1:3
  • Prayerfulness
    Grant, Lord, that my children’s lives may be marked by prayerfulness that they may learn to pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
  • Gratitude
    Help my children to live lives that are always overflowing with thankfulness and always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20; Colossians 2:7
  • A Heart for Reaching Out to Others –
    Lord, please help my children to develop a desire to see Your glory declared among the nations, Your marvelous deeds among the peoples. Psalm 96:3


— xPraetorius


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