Praying for the Next Generation + Friday Contest

Praying for the Next Generation in Japan

The following is a story of how CDG’s booklet Praying for the Next Generation  has been taken to Japan by a pastor named Gideon and his wife, Ester, and used for Bible study.

During our internship in Shinkoiwa Baptist church, Tokyo Japan, we happened to meet some parents who came from Myanmar, wondering the future for their children. When they shared about their challenging spiritual lives in Japan we were so moved with compassion that we asked few parents to gather together for prayer meeting.

We introduced PRAYING FOR NEXT GENERATION course and studied together God’s word.  We all asked together for wisdom to lead our children and generation into godly lives amidst the unbelievers. The prayer meeting went every Monday 10 to 12 AM. Prayer participants were added week after weeks. Some men joined. The meeting strength grew stronger. It was unbelievable that such a small group started by just four mothers and PASTOR GIDEON … became the channel to bless many parents to be more prepared to face the future under God’s guidance.

Here is a description of, Praying for the Next Generation (by Sally Michael):


What kind of legacy do you want to leave for your children? Sally Michael encourages you to consider the spiritual inheritance you can give to the next generation through your faithful prayers. In this booklet, she equips you with a method for using Scripture to pray for your child, grandchild, or the children in your church.

Would you like to win a free copy? Just leave us a comment for today’s post by Wednesday, October 2. We will choose two names to receive a free copy. Winners will be announced on Monday, October 7.

Written by Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson

Jill Nelson is a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and author. She has taught Sunday School for over 20 years and writes God-centered curriculum for Children Desiring God.

6 Responses to “Praying for the Next Generation + Friday Contest”

  1. Jessica Johnston September 27, 2013 at 5:31 am #

    I would love to have this resource.

  2. Megan Doddridge September 27, 2013 at 7:39 am #

    Praise God for this! my family and I are missionaries to Japan and I love hearing how He is bringing His kingdom to the children there!

  3. Stacy Whitaker September 27, 2013 at 4:41 pm #

    What a powerful story!

  4. Kristy September 27, 2013 at 10:44 pm #

    This really sounds excellent, and is one of those things that we as parents want to do, but it feels hard because it is so important and such an important thing and something we will likely be praying for over the course of years without seeing much evidence sometimes!

  5. Mary September 28, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    Sounds awesome!

  6. Tjahyadi October 2, 2013 at 11:04 am #

    We really need this kind of booklet which remind us, as parents, not to rely on our own effort but to rely on God through fervent prayer. We also need to teach our children how to pray for their own children and the generation to come.

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