Yesterday I began this brief series on praying for our children with an emphasis on asking God to protect them and keep them safe.
Another area of great importance is praying for their spiritual growth. We are thankful that both of our daughters have prayed and accepted Christ as their Savior and followed Him in believer’s baptism. One of the things I pray for the most along these lines is their heart attitude. It is easy to see this displayed in their responses to us as parents and in their interaction with one another as sisters. I pray that their hearts will be sensitive to sin and that they will seek forgiveness from God and others quickly.
I’ve heard of other parents who ask God to bring to light any wrongdoing that their child is involved in so that it can be corrected. I think that is certainly a great idea. If our children feel that they are getting away with sin, they may continue further into it and have it become a stronghold in their lives.
Since our girls hear and learn Bible verses here at home, at school and at church, another prayer is for those verses to sink into their souls and guide them in the choices that they make. Isaiah 55:11 reads, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” If our daughters will hide God’s Word in their hearts and apply it to their daily lives, they will be blessed in many ways and spared from some of the heartaches that sin brings.
Tomorrow I’ll talk about how I pray for our girls’ future. Thanks for some great comments on yesterday’s post! I want to include those, as well as others you may leave, as part of this series later on in the week.
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