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Parents Prayer

QUESTION: How important is a parent’s prayer for his/her children?


Parents are to pray for their children’s spiritual as well as physical health and well-being. Parents are to ask God to help guide their children in all that they say and do. Parental prayer should be a daily reminder to parents that God has entrusted them with the rearing and training of their children. Parental prayer is an integral part of the loving relationship parents have for their children.

Praying for your children is not a privilege that we have as parents it is a necessity. Our children live in a tough world. Each day our children are subjected to literally thousands of offensive images and words. Our children also face an enormous amount of peer pressure to become part of what is considered normal by the world’s standards. Without prayer our children will not be able to stand against the insurmountable odds they will face from childhood until they leave this world.

There are several other reasons we as parents need to pray for our children;
  • No one else knows our children as well as we do so no one else can pray for our children like we can.
  • No one else but you may be praying for you children, so if you do not pray who will?
  • It will increase your awareness of what your children are doing.
  • It will help you talk to them about the what God desires for them to have as His children
  • It will give them comfort to know that they are loved and cared for by you their parents.
Parents prayer – An example
Lord you have given me these children to watch over and care for. Grant them your safety and your protection against all the schemes and temptations of the devil. Grant them the wisdom to get through life. Grant them the security of knowing that they rest firmly in your grasp. Thank you for giving me these children. All these things I pray in your name Amen.

Unfortunately, there are hungry and homeless children in the world that don’t benefit from the prayers of their parents. In fact, they need very basic spiritual and financial support. If you feel called to support a child, please consider our friends at Compassion International.

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What do you think?
We have all sinned and deserve God’s judgment. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him. Jesus, the creator and eternal Son of God, who lived a sinless life, loves us so much that He died for our sins, taking the punishment that we deserve, was buried, and rose from the dead according to the Bible. If you truly believe and trust this in your heart, receiving Jesus alone as your Savior, declaring, "Jesus is Lord," you will be saved from judgment and spend eternity with God in heaven.

What is your response?

Yes, I want to follow Jesus

I am a follower of Jesus

I still have questions

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