Prayers for a Mother’s Day: A Prayer for Your Children

“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13

My childhood was broken and filled with sadness, so when my children were little, I decided I would do whatever it took to create a different life for my kids and raise them up in a Christian home. I went to many mom’s conferences to learn all I could about how to be a Christian mom and how to disciple my children. If I had to choose between two breakout sessions, I would buy the cassette tape for the ones I missed and listen to them after the conference.

On one of these cassettes, I remember listening to a speaker (whose name I can’t remember) talking about how he prayed for his kids while they were growing up. When I heard this prayer, it hit me so hard that I pulled my car over and wrote out this prayer on a sales receipt that I still keep in my Bible to this day. I prayed it daily for my kids, and now I pray it for our grandchildren.

Pray this prayer with me…

“Lord, help my children to be godly, responsible, respectful, fully obedient, totally dedicated to you, hunger for the truth, and discerning about friends.”

I have seen this prayer answered in our children’s lives in magnificent ways, and they display each of these qualities as adults. Both of my children hunger for God, and they love learning about Him. Christie and Jack love the Bible and listen to faith-filled podcast teachers and speakers who share Spirit-filled insights about Jesus from the Word. They have both walked their own paths of making their faith their own and continue to stand in their faith. One of my children even walked through church hurt from when he was a teenager and came out on the other side as a strong Believer with a heart for kids who feel hurt by the church.

I love the phrase, “God doesn’t always pay on Friday, but He does always pay.” He may not answer your prayers as fast as you would like Him to, but rest assured, He will answer. Keep strong in your faith, love your children unconditionally, never give up on them, minimize focusing on the bad, call out the good things they are doing, and always act as if God will answer your prayers.

Mama, you WILL “see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” (Psalm 27:13).

God answers prayers. He loves it when you pray, and He will be faithful to answer your prayers. Even if it doesn’t seem like your prayers are working, and your teen or young adult is making poor decisions, hang in there and don’t stop praying. God is faithful.

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Deb Weakly

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