I’ve talked about praying for our children in the past. The recent challenges our family has faced, however, reminded me of the importance of praying for our children in every season.
We should pray for our children…
– when they make us proud
– when they disappoint us
– when they are close by
– when they are far away
– when they make good choices
– when they make choices we don’t agree with
– when they listen without question
– when they challenge us.
Every day we are given the opportunity to pray for our kids. Constant, steadfast prayer is vital in helping us meet the challenges we face as parents. It makes it easier to pray for our kids in their less lovable moments and even more rewarding when we see the fruits of our labors.
And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. (Ephesians 6:18 NIV)
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving. (Colossians 4:2 ESV)