‘ Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them.
14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” 15 When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.’
– Matthew 19:13-15 (NIV)
Saturday May 27, 2023
Hooray, It’s Children’s Day all over the world. If you are reading this, then you have grown up as a child with some kind of opportunity, and it’s worth being grateful for no matter how difficult it might have been. Some other children were not so fortunate.
As you grow up, it is fundamental to have a relationship with the Savior and to read the love story that He has written to us on a daily basis. It is equally important that you talk with Him throughout your day. That is done through prayer and meditation. Bring before Him the big things and the little things, all things.
One of the dearest institutions of God in life is the family, parents, and their children. Parents ought to constantly pray for their children, consistently storming the gates of heaven and pleading for mercy for those interesting children with whom they are blessed.
So here is a pattern of prayer according to Jesus in Mathew chapter six that you can adopt in praying for your children
Our Father in heaven, Your name be honored as holy.
Father, may my children come to know You as their Savior and Lord. May they learn to honor Your name and understand that You alone are holy.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Father, I plead that until that day of your return, I ask that Your will be carried out in the lives of my children. No matter what that entails, no matter where that takes them, and no matter if it makes any sense to me at all, may Your will be done.
Give us today our daily bread.
Thank You for each and every provision that You make in our lives. Help my children to live in abundance and to understand that not one thing comes to us that doesn’t pass through you. Even the very breath that gives us continued life comes from You. May we always be grateful.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
Thank You for the cancellation of our debts through the atoning death of Your Son. May my children come to know the depth of that sacrifice that was given for them. May they also become adults that know how to forgive and extend grace and love to those in their path.
And do not bring us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
I know that evil abounds in this world, but I ask Your protection over my children. May they come to know that though the thief comes to steal and destroy and that darkness is prevalent, You are more powerful than all the forces of evil.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.
Father, I thank You and praise You for all that You are. May our family always bow before the great I AM. May we continually look forward to the day when we will be in Your very presence. It is in Your holy name that I pray, Amen.
However, you choose to pray for your children, just know that when you do this, it is a sweet fragrance to the Lord. He loves to talk to you about your children. He is there in the struggles and He’s also there celebrating each milestone with you.
Praying for your children has a benefit that lasts forever. Keep speaking the counsel and precious promises over your children all life long.
LET US PRAY:
Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for all the children in my life, family, community, and church. I ask that may all their needs be supplied abundantly. May they grow to know Jesus Christ as their savior and Lord. May they walk in the love of Christ and be the light in the world. May they be preserved and protected from all evil.
In Jesus’s name, I pray, Amen.