On the darkest days, when I feel inadequate, unloved and unworthy, I remember whose daughter I am and I straighten my crown.Author Unknown
That’s what I want not only for myself but for my daughters as well.
Being a teen girl is hard. I remember! I remember it was hard for our girls too. And I’m pretty sure it’s not any easier for the current generation.
Which is why I love that quote.
On days when we forget who we are … when our girls forget who they are, more than anything we need to remember whose we are. We are daughters of the King of kings and Lord of lords.
My friend, Melanie Redd, wrote a devotional book for teen girls and I can’t wait for her to tell you about it! And I love that she’s encouraging us all to start with the most important part … prayer!
So, please welcome Melanie, I know her words are going to bless and encourage you…
5 Verses to Pray for Your Daughter’s Spiritual Sensitivity and Growth
When she first said it, I was rather taken aback.
I’d never really thought of my prayer life in this way.
My friend, Dana, was speaking to a group of moms when she said it.
Her words truly shocked me and stabbed right through my heart.
Here is, in essence, what she said:
“Most of us spend all of our time praying our 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?’’
I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent a great deal of time praying for both of my kids to get into the club, group, or school.
However, I’ve not spent nearly enough time praying for their spiritual lives.
More and more, that has changed.
More and more, I’m seeing that the most essential ways we need to be praying involve spiritual sensitivity and spiritual growth. These are the things that ultimately matter most.
Thus, I’d like to urge you to pray more for your children and their spiritual well-being.
Here are 5 wonderful verses and prayers specifically for Your Daughter’s Spiritual Sensitivity and Growth:
First, ask God to give your daughter a heart to deeply trust God.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.”Proverbs 3:5–6
Father, would you encourage ______ to trust in You with all of her heart. Help ______ to not depend upon her own understanding. Instead, encourage her to seek Your will in all she does. Show ______ which path to take in all of her decisions.
Second, invite God to keep your girl’s heart very tender and responsive.
“And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.”Ezekiel 36:26
God, would you give ______ a new heart and a new spirit? Would You take out her stony, stubborn heart and give her a tender and responsive heart to You?
Third, pray for your daughter to have a passionate love for God.
“And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.”Mark 12:30
Lord, would You draw ______ to You? Help her to love You with all of her heart, all of her soul, all of her mind, and all of her strength.
Fourth, invite God to show your girl the emptiness of charm and beauty and the value of deeply respecting the Lord.
“Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the Lord will be greatly praised.”Proverbs 31:30
Father, would You open ______ eyes to see how deceptive charm is? Would You also show her that beauty fades? Draw her to You and make her a girl who fears You, respects You, and wants to live for You.
Fifth, pray that your girl will call on God and really want to hear from Him.
“Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.” Jeremiah 33:3Jeremiah 33:3
God, would You prompt ______ to call on You? Would you lead her to pray about everything? And as she prays, would You show her remarkable secrets about things to come?
Want more to encourage and inspire your daughter spiritually?
You may want to check out this brand new devotional resource for middle school and high school girls.
Live in Light – Light the path to growing up with 5-minute devotionals.
Crushes, girl squad drama, school stress—not to mention figuring out who you are and what you want to be when you grow up—a lot happens in your teens that can make you feel left in the dark. Find the light—open this book and let the Scripture be your guide.
Live In Light is every girl’s guide to tackling their teenage years with the wisdom and comfort of the Bible. From navigating the pressure to be “perfect” on social media to dating and dealing with frenemies, these 5-minute devotionals help you to become the woman that both you and God want you to be.
Inside these teen devotionals for girls, you’ll find:
- 5-minute devotionals—Bring the Bible into your day at any moment with quick and practical readings.
- Relatable Scripture—Unpack lessons from the Bible with anecdotes you can apply to your daily life.
- A spiritual toolkit—Relate God’s words to challenges and topics like social media, body image, self-worth and more.
In a world filled with change, this book offers unwavering guidance to live under the bright light of faith.
Discover more on Amazon at Live in Light.
Melanie is a Christian blogger, Motivational Speaker, and Author. She’s written four books and has a brand new book coming out in April – Live in Light: 5-Minute Devotions for Teen Girls.
She’s married to Randy for the past 28 years and serving alongside him in ministry.
Additionally, she’s mom to two awesome young adults.
God’s grace never ceases to amaze her.
You can find out more about Melanie & her ministry at www.melanieredd.com.
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