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How to Pray for Your Children

Posted by apostolicleona on January 6, 2013 at 11:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Praying for our children is a MUST .. Kids today face challenges and temptations that we were never exposed to .. God is comming back SOON and we not only need to prepare ourselves, but we also need to pray that our children are prepared also. We need our children protected by the hand of God because there is so much evil in this world today and ONLY He can protect them like they need to be. Salvation for them is first and most important, but we also need to pray about their honesty and integrity, their love for Gods word and so on. Hide the word of God in your heart and also teach your children to do the same, be the example they need Mom & Dad. Your children are a precious gift from God and they need nurturing, guidance and prayer.


1. Salvation—"Lord, let salvation spring up within my children, that they may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory." (Isa. 45:8; 2 Tim. 2:10)

2. Growth in Grace—"I pray that my children may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ." (2 Pet. 3:18)


3. Love—"Grant, Lord, that my children may learn to live a life of love, through the Spirit who dwells in them." (Gal. 5:25; Eph. 5:2)


4. Honesty and Integrity—"May integrity and honesty be their virtue

and their protection." (Ps. 25:21)


5. Self-Control—"Father, help my children not to be like many others around them, but let them be alert and self-controlled in all they do."

(1 Thess. 5:6)


6. Love for God's Word—"May my children grow to find Your Word more precious than much pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb." (Ps. 19:10)


7. Justice—"God, help my children to love justice as You do and act justly in all they do." (Ps. 11:7; Mic. 6:8)


8. Mercy—"May my children always be merciful, just as their Father is merciful." (Luke 6:36)


9. Respect (for self, others, and authority)—"Father, grant that my children may show proper respect to everyone, as Your Word commands." (1 Pet. 2:17)


10. Biblical Self-Esteem—"Help my children develop a strong self-esteem that is rooted in the realization that they are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus." (Eph. 2:10)


11. Faithfulness—"Let love and faithfulness never leave my children, but bind these twin virtues around their necks and write them on the tablet of their hearts." (Prov. 3:3)


12. Courage—"May my children always be strong and courageous in their character and in their actions." (Deut. 31:6)


13. Purity—"Create in them a pure heart, O God, and let that purity of heart be shown in their actions." (Ps. 51:10)


14. Kindness—"Lord, may my children always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else." (1 Thes. 5:15)


15. Generosity—"Grant that my children may be generous and willing to share, and so lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age." (1 Tim. 6:18-19)


16. Peace-Loving—"Father, let my children make every effort to do what leads to peace." (Rom. 14:19)


17. Joy—"May my children be filled with the joy given by the Holy Spirit." (1 Thes. 1:6)


18. Perseverance—"Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them especially to run with perseverance the race marked out for them." (Heb. 12:1)


19. Humility—"God, please cultivate in my children the ability to show true humility toward all." (Titus 3:2)


20. Compassion—"Lord, please clothe my children with the virtue of compassion." (Col. 3:12)


21. Responsibility—"Grant that my children may learn responsibility, for each one should carry his own load." (Gal. 6:5)


22. Contentment—"Father, teach my children the secret of being content in any and every situation, through Him who gives them strength." (Phil. 4:12-13)

23. Faith—"I pray that faith will find root and grow in my children's hearts, that by faith they may gain what has been promised to them." (Luke 17:5-6; Heb. 11:1-40)


24. A Servant's Heart—"God, please help my children develop servant's hearts, that they may serve wholeheartedly, as if they were serving the Lord, not men." (Eph. 6:7)


25. Hope—"May the God of hope grant that my children may overflow with hope and hopefulness by the power of the Holy Spirit." (Rom. 15:13)


26. Willingness and Ability to Work—"Teach my children, Lord, to value work and to work at it with all their heart, as working for the Lord and not for men." (Col. 3:23)

27. Passion for God—"Lord, please instill in my children a soul that 'followeth hard after thee,' one that clings passionately to You." (Ps. 63:8)


28. Self-Discipline—"Father, I pray that my children may acquire a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair." (Prov. 1:3)


29. Prayerfulness—"Grant, Lord, that my children's lives may be marked by prayerfulness, that they may learn to pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers." (1 Thess. 5:17)



30. Gratitude—"Help my children to live lives that are always overflowing with thankfulness and always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." (Eph. 5:20; Col. 2:7)

31. A Heart for Missions—"Lord, please help my children to develop a desire to see Your glory declared among the nations, Your marvelous deeds among the peoples." (Ps. 96:3)

Scriptures on PARENTING

Posted by apostolicleona on October 23, 2012 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Lets face it .... one of the hardest most perplexing jobs we are given is to be a parent. Luckily God gives us instructions! The bible tells us in Proverbs 22:6 "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it." ... while parenting can have it's difficult times, applying the Word of God to our child rearing and teaching our children to love God can send forth blessings and give us relationships with our children that will be rewarding from generation to generation. While I don't believe in "child abuse" I do believe in correction, as our loving Father above also corrects us. Children need instruction, love, nurturing and above all to be taught God's ways and God's word. Be a good example Parent!!


Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord


Colossians 3:21 Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.


Psalm 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.


Deuteronomy 6:5-7 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.


Proverbs 23:26 "My son, give me thine heart, and let thine eyes observe my ways."


Proverbs 6:20 "My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:"


2Tim 3:15 "And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus."


Proverbs 19:18 "Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying."


Proverbs 22:15 "Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him."


Proverbs 29:17 "Correct thy son, and he shall give thee rest; yea, he shall give delight unto thy soul."