A few weeks ago, I was talking with a friend of mine about praying for our kids. She shared a prayer list* that she’s kept in her Bible for many years, although she memorized the words long ago. I thought it was a beautiful reminder of the blessings we as moms want for our children.
Each day, remember to pray for…
Physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
An abiding sense of safety and security.
Courage to face the problems of each day.
A calm spirit to hear the voice of the Lord.
A willingness to obey.
A clear mind, both to learn and to recall.
A generous spirit toward family and friends.
Wise teachers, mentors, and counselors.
Unshakeable self worth and personal dignity.
Eternal salvation and a home in heaven one day.
As I read through her list, I realized that I have a prayer list of my own, but I’ve never written it down in such an organized way. I’ve kept a prayer journal for some time, so I can look back and see God’s hand at work. If you look through my journal, there are some things I pray for consistently… so often that I’ve developed a kind of shorthand.
That their hearts, minds, and bodies would remain pure, and that they would grow to understand what a precious gift they have been given.
That God’s voice will be louder than any of the other voices that compete for their attention each day.
That He would bring Christian friends into their lives who they can truly rely on and learn with.
That they would be unashamed of the Gospel, and that they will have the opportunity, desire, and strength to share their faith with others.
That the Lord would reveal their weaknesses and help them become strengths.
That they would make an authentic connection with their Savior. That He would be real to them, and that they would be able to talk with Him like they would to a friend.
What is on your prayer list? Please share your thoughts in the comments!
*I’ve looked for the original source, but so far, I haven’t been able to uncover it, so if this is familiar to you, please let me know!