3 Scriptures to pray for your children
Parenting is a fulfilling and a full-time job. We realize that we are parents whether we are in the presence of our children or away from them. While away, we worry about their safety, health, hygiene, relationships, and we also imagine their future.
All parents would desire the best for their children but life’s demands many a times rob us of the precious time we would otherwise love to spend inculcating the values we would love to see in their lives through and when all grown up. This may cause us worry and anxiety that they may turn out different from our expectations.
Covid-19 has visited with many challenges, but I encourage us to borrow one benefit which we all strived to have enough of – TIME. Our children are home for a long time and our work schedules have also somehow adjusted to ‘accommodate’ the pandemic. Can we take this opportunity to invest into the lives of our children? Yes, but how do we start?
The Bible is one of the books that is full of treasures that we can explore together with our children. Some of the Scriptures to jump start us in this interesting and precious adventure are: –
1. Teach the children not to be anxious – Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6(RSV)
2. Teach the Children not to fear – Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be in dread of them: for it is the LORD your God who goes with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6(RSV)
3. Having Confidence – That God will help them know that His power will help them overcome the enemy as they stay alert. Be sober, be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.1 Peter 5:8 (RSV)
Heavenly Father we thank you for the gift of children. Thank you for giving parents the assignment to direct them in your ways. We pray that you will continue to strengthen and give them wisdom that comes from you so that they may direct them in your ways. Thank you too for your Word that provides direction. Amen