Praying for your Children

Several years ago I started praying for my children like never before. But I knew there were specific areas that I was forgetting to cover them in. It is such an honor and privilege to parent my children. I want to glorify the Lord in this role He has placed me in.

I had been reading Becky Tirabassi’s book Let Prayer Change Your Life and had done an intensive study on prayer, using the book to go along with it. Her book totally transformed my prayer life. I began journaling my prayers and my prayers became 1-2 hours long as I prayed over so many people and places and situations the Lord brought to my mind.

At that time, I looked online for resources for praying for specific areas of my children’s lives. I printed these out and placed them in a page protector and placed them in the front of my prayer journal (which is just a 3-ring binder filled with notebook paper). This way, each time I start my prayer time I look at my prayer list and pray for that specific area for each child, that day (along with all of the other things I pray for each of them.)

Below are links to the resources I printed out so that you can use them in your prayer time.

40 Ways to Pray for your children.
Praying For Keeps
A Parent’s Prayer Calendar
The Parent’s Prayer
Power-Packed Prayers

I would love to hear your ideas for praying for your children.

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  1. http://Sarah says

    I LOVE the “40 Ways” article!
    Thanks for sharing these!

  2. http://Mrs.%20Brownstone%20@%20XBOX%20Wife says

    Thanks for sharing this.

    Prayer is just…a lifeline. A necessity. A peace.

    I’m excited to check out all the links.

    I pray for my kids by placing my hands on them and praying out loud – even if they are asleep.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. http://Sheila says

    I like the parents prayer calendar. I should pray for those for myself!

  4. http://Heather%20Cox says

    This is on my mind today too since it is See You at the Pole day today…. I also like Bob Hostetler’s 31 ways to pray for your child (there’s a link on my site).

  5. http://ellen%20b says

    Great tips Karla. Journaling prayer is so effective for me…
    Oh and thanks so much for having the “other” option on your comment page :) :)

  6. http://Dionna says

    I like “The Power of a Praying Parent” by Stormie Omartian. It’s a great book with short chapters and prayers in it.

  7. http://stacey says

    thanks for the links! my prayer life needs a major overhaul and this may a good place to start!

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  9. http://Katy says

    Thank you for posting your parent’s prayer calendar, I was searching the web for just this and am so glad to have found your blog!

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