Prayers For Our Children

Jean Vander Klok

“…laboring fervently in prayers that (they) may stand perfect and complete (fully assured) in all the will of God.”
Colossians 4:12

First, we ask for forgiveness for the times we have neglected to correct and train up our children in Your ways. Grant us grace to encourage and lead them to know and follow You by our own example. Show us how to guard their hearts and minds from ungodly influences and relationships.

Heavenly Father, may we and our children live worthy and pleasing to You in every way today; bearing fruit in every good work; growing in our knowledge of You; strengthened with all might according to Your glorious power; enabled to be patient, thankful, and long-suffering with joy! (Col. 1:10-11). We pray that our children, whom You have called by Your own glory and goodness, will grow in their knowledge of You and be enabled by Your divine power to receive everything they need for living a godly life. (2 Pet.1:3)
We pray for each one to be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. We pray that they would put on the full armor of God, so that they can take their stand against every one of the devil’s schemes. (Ephesians 6:10-13)

Grant each of our children the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation so they may know You better. May the eyes of their hearts be enlightened in order to know the hope to which You have called them, the riches of Your glorious provisions they have in Christ, the greatness of Your power that works inside them as they believe. (Ephesians 1:17-19)
We pray that our children will know the scriptures, receive God’s Word, be equipped for every good work, and know that You are with them. As parents we ask that the Peace of Christ would rule in our hearts, and the word of Christ richly dwell within each of us, so that with all wisdom we might teach and admonish with the right attitude, always with thankfulness in our hearts. (Colossians 3:15-16)

These children are Your workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works that You prepared for them–may they walk in them. Fill our sons and daughters with the knowledge of Your will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that they may always
~ walk in a manner worthy of You in all respects
~ bear fruit in every good work and
~ increase in the knowledge of God
~ Be strengthened with all power according to Your glorious might
~ and attain steadfastness and patience
~ while joyously giving thanks always to You, the Father, who has qualified them to share in the glorious inheritance of the saints in light.
(Colossians 1:9-12)