Who can believe how fast time flies!! I am always thrilled to experience stepping up to the starting line and getting our feet set in the blocks so to speak. For anyone who is a runner, you know that when you set those feet in the blocks, you have a moment of focus when you silence your thinking, take a deep breath, get your mind on the race and listen for the starting gun. That is where I am as we race through February. Let’s take a moment to focus, take a deep breath, silence our thinking and get our minds and hearts focused on the race He has called each of us to run. I would love for you to join us! It is good for us as spouses, parents, mentors, and friends to disconnect and pull away from constant contact and listen for the starting gun. Ready…set…
10 Prayers for our children in 2021
Lord, I pray that you would help our children to control themselves in their behaviors.
“Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled. In everything set them an example by doing what is good.” Titus 2:6-7
I pray Father that our children will be able to see truth in all situations and circumstances. I ask Lord that they would be able to discern when they should speak and when they should be silent; when they should flee and when they should stand for truth.
“I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.” Psalm 119:125
Influence and Favor
Lord I ask that you give our children influence and favor with their peers and teachers. I thank you Father that you go before and behind them and that you have ordered their steps. Lord I ask that they not fall to peer pressure but that they be a positive influence pointing people to You.
“You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.” Psalm 139:5
I ask Father that you would make our children strong in their mind, body and spirit. Lord, I ask you to give them the strength they need to stand, even if it means standing alone.
“It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure.” Psalm 18:32
Lord, I ask that you grow passion in the hearts of our children to pursue you and to desire their own, intimate relationship with you. I ask God that you would create an unquenchable thirst in them for You and your glory.
“Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4
Lord, I pray that you would give our children hearts that are submitted first to you, then their parents and to authority figures. I thank you Lord that our children are not rebellious in Jesus’ Name but submitted to the calling and authorities you have placed over them.
“Children obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.” Colossians 3:20
I pray Lord that you would blow their minds. Father, would you take them on their own great adventure? I praise you Lord that a life spent seeking you is full of life and adventure. Thrill them, Father.
“May he give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:4-5
I ask God that they would be so busy running hard after you that they would not be distracted. I thank you Father that you have set their feet firmly on a path and they will not turn to the right or to the left.
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way, walk in it.’” Isaiah 30:21
Lord, you created us to need others. I ask God that you would give our children good friends with hearts turned toward you. May their friends be a support and an encouragement to them in their faith. Lord, give them friends to stand with them.
“The righteous choose their friends carefully, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.” Proverbs 12:26
Lord, please grant our children hope. Hope to believe that you are who you say you are. Your promises are not only true but are true for them. You are their inheritance, and it is in you that they place their hope.
“We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.” Psalm 33:20-22