Monday, November 22, 2010

Praying Specifically for your Children

Remember when I did the money saving podcast over at Homemaker's By Choice last year?  Since then, I have also been a subscriber to the HBC newsletter and really enjoy the occasional reminder about what's going on and staying focused, especially as the holdiays creep up!!!

I especially loved one part of last month's newsletter, Praying Specifically for your Children, and thought that many of you would appreciate it too. 

Pray Scripturally For Your Children
Giving your child the gift of prayer
Part of building your home on holy ground is praying for your children. It is both a responsibility and a privilege. You can use the guide below in your prayer time by putting your child's name in the blank. And, as you send time in God’s Word, write down passages that you can later use as prayers specifically for your child.

Help _______________ listen to her father's instruction, and not forsake her mother's teaching. (Prov 1:8)

Show ______________ your ways, O Lord, teach him your paths, guide him in your truth...and may his hope be in you all day long. (Psalm 25:4-5)

Hide _______________ in the shelter of your presence from the intrigues of men; keep _____________ safe from accusing tongues. (Psalm 31:20)

Help _____________ to love righteousness and hate wickedness. (Psalm 45:7)

Guide ____________'s feet into the path of peace. (Luke 1:79)

May _____________ love the Lord with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his mind. (Matthew 22:37)
Protect ___________ from the evil one. (John 17:15)

Give ____________ strength to obey God rather than men. (Acts 5:29

May _____________ be joyful always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances. (1 Thes 5:16)
May ___________ have a pure heart, good conscience and sincere faith. (I Timothy 1:5)

Adapted for use by Donna Otto

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