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quinta-feira, 17 de março de 2011

How to Pray for Your Kids

by Dr. Larry Sherman

“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man.” Luke 2:52

Pray for Wisdom for your kids:

•Wisdom to fear the Lord & to love the Lord.

•Wisdom to know the Word and to seek for God’s perfect Will.

•Wisdom in their classes — pray also for their teachers.

•Wisdom in their use of time.

•Wisdom in choosing friends.

•Wisdom for the specific choices they’re confronted with.

•Wisdom for you as you parent them.

Pray for Stature for your kids:

•For physical, moral and sexual purity.

•To keep away from unhealthy habits.

•For specific physical needs they may have.

•For protection on the road as they travel.

•For financial provision for you so you can provide what the family needs.

•For financial provision for them.

Pray that they grow In Favor with God:

•Pray that they find ways to connect with God through prayer and Bible study on a daily basis.

•Pray that they find God’s will for their life.

•Pray that God would bless them.

•Pray that God would expand their territory — i.e. that they would increasingly bring their world to Christ.

•Pray that God’s hand would be with them.

•Pray that God would keep them from evil so they would not cause harm.

•Pray for their future spouse.

Pray that they grow In Favor with Man:

•Pray for their friends.

•Pray for their school, work, etc.

•Pray for specific people in your kid’s lives.

•Pray that they’d get along with siblings.

•Pray for godly mentors for your kids.