Specific Things to Pray for Your Children

Earlier this spring, Jon Bloom posted an article, “Seven Things to Pray for Your Children,” at Desiring God. Here is a summary of his seven things to pray:

  1. That Jesus will call them and no one will hinder them from coming (Matthew 19:13–15).
  2. That they will respond in faith to Jesus’ faithful, persistent call (2 Peter 3:9).
  3. That they will experience sanctification through the transforming work of the Holy Spirit, and will increasingly desire to fulfill the greatest commandments (Matthew 22:37-39).
  4. That they will not be unequally yoked in intimate relationships, especially marriage (2 Corinthians 6:14).
  5. That their thoughts will be pure (Philippians 4:8).
  6. That their hearts will be stirred to give generously to the Lord’s work (Exodus 35:29).
  7. That when the time is right, they will GO! (Matthew 28:18-20).

Read the entire post here. (Jon Bloom is President of Desiring God, and is also on the Board of Directors of Children Desiring God.)

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.

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