"Lord, help my child follow you."
It is one thing to know about God—it is quite another to yield your life to God's will. Many children today don't fully understand the idea of sacrifice. Jesus sacrificed his life so that we can have a relationship with God. Many children, however, take that for granted and don't understand that to be a Christian, we must sacrifice our rights, luxuries, and comforts for the sake of others to exemplify Christ’s example. Ask the Lord to reveal himself to your children as they grow so that they may grow in their hunger for him. When they read the Word and see us as an example of Christ, it might be easier for them to want to follow in his example. Give your child over to God in prayer and allow him to dictate his will for their life. Pray and ask for softened hearts that they may follow his will for their lives.
3. A Prayer for Identity in Christ
"Lord, help my child find their identity"
An important part of a child's development is for them to discover how they are uniquely wired and who God has called them to be. When they understand their position as God's children, they may operate their lives out of that understanding.
4. A Prayer for the Soul
"Lord, help my child know you."
Matthew 7:21-23 says, “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons, and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ These are sobering words for anyone who has spent their lives doing things for God but never taking the time to truly know him or obey his calling in their lives. While it is not for us to say who knows God and who doesn’t, it is important to pray for God’s revelation in your child’s life. God will reveal himself to your child when he is ready.
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