I was so blessed by Melanie’s guest post last week – 5 Verses to Pray for Your Daughter’s Spiritual Sensitivity and Growth, that I was inspired to write a post of verses we could pray for our sons as well.
I’ve said often that the one thing I wish I had done more often when my children were growing up is PRAY for them!
Not just for their success and happiness but for their spiritual growth.
The quote Melanie shared is so insightful…
“Most of us spend all of our time
prayingour kids onto the soccer team, into the club, into the school, into the sorority, into the job, and into the friend group.
But, are we really taking time each day to pray our children INTO THE KINGDOM OF GOD?’’
There is nothing more important … not just for their eternal future although there truly is nothing I want more as a parent than to spend eternity with my loved ones in heaven. But the Kingdom of God is not just about their eternal future…
The degree to which our sons and daughters seek the Kingdom of God will have an impact on their lives every day from the moment they believe.
It’s why my tagline here at Counting My Blessings is “At the Intersection of Faith and Life.”
Kingdom citizenship and our relationship with God affects everything … every day!
So I’m thankful it’s not too late. I pray regularly for our children and grandchildren to love God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength and I ask God to give them an ever growing desire to “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else.”
And that’s where I’m starting today as I pray for my son, son-in-love, and grandsons. I’d love for you to join me.
5 Verses to Pray for Your Son to be Strong, Courageous, and Wise
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need.Matthew 6:33
Father, Please give ________ a deep desire to seek a relationship with You above everything else this life has to offer. I pray that he will search the Scriptures so he might know Your heart and Your promises. Please help __________ know and follow Your will.
Make this promise true in __________’s life. Enable him by the power of Your Spirit and graciously give him everything he needs to live for You. Amen.
Fear of the Lord is the foundation of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in good judgment.Proverbs 9:10
Father, Please give __________ godly wisdom. The world will confront him with lies about what is wise. But Father, Your Word says that true wisdom and good judgment come to those who fear You.
Please help __________ to know and understand what it means to fear You … to have awe and respect for who You are and obey Your commands. Protect __________ and give him good judgment. Amen.
So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.Deuteronomy 31:6
Father, Please give __________ the strength and courage he needs to live obedient to Your Word and Your will. There will always be people who will try to dissuade and discourage him. He will be challenged by thoughts and ideas that stand against Your truth. Father, please make __________ strong … willing to take a stand against the crowd, always willing to trust and follow Your will. Assure him of Your constant presence and give him peace knowing that wherever the road before him leads … You are already there.
Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.Ephesians 4:32
Father, just as I ask for __________ to be strong and courageous in a world that will try to weaken him; please help him to see the strength that comes in being kind, caring and forgiving. May __________ realize the blessings of loving like Jesus. Amen.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.Romans 12:2
Father, this is hard. I’ve heard it said often, “God whispers and the world is loud.” It is so very true. In fact, lately, it seems like the world is getting even louder and more frantic. So, Father, I ask that You will work in __________’s heart and mind. Transform him through Your Spirit. Give him an overwhelming desire to know and follow Your good, pleasing, and perfect will. In Jesus name. Amen.
Remember … Melanie has written a new book titled – Live in Light – 5-Minute Devotions for Teen Girls … you can preorder your copy here.
You will also love her post – 5 Powerful Phrases Every Boy Wants to Hear.
And there is a partner book by Andy Dooley titled – Walk in Faith – 5-Minute Devotions for Teen Guys … you can find it here.
Of all the things you and I do for our children, there is nothing more important than praying for and with them everyday.
Thank you so much for joining me today.
And a thank you to BibleGateway.com for sources.
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