pray for your child through the month






A few years ago our church held a parenting conference. I can’t remember why we weren’t able to attend, but we did get a packet of the handouts from the speakers. I taped this one to the inside of our bathroom cabinet, and I aim to pray through it while I brush my teeth or dry my hair. I love the simple yet profound guidance it gives for praying for my children. Each number on the list corresponds with the day of the month.

Pray for your child through the month
William and Carine Mackenzie

Pray that they would:
1. Know Jesus Christ as Lord (Philippians 3:8)
2. Love the Word of God (Psalm 119:97)
3. Understand the gravity of sin and repent of it (Romans 6:23)
4. Realize the greatness of the mercy of God (Luke 18:13)
5. Obey and respect the authority of their parents (Exodus 20:12)
6. Glorify and enjoy God in all circumstances (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
7. Devote themselves to persistent prayer (Luke 18:1-8)
8. Be protected from schemes of satan (Ephesians 6:10)
9. Be morally pure  (1 Thessalonians 5:18)
10. Know and follow God’s will in their lives (Colossians 1:9)
11. Be wise, knowing the fear of the Lord (Proverbs 1:7)
12. Speak gracious words always (Colossians 4:6)
13. Forgive as the Lord has forgiven (Matthew 18, Ephesians 4:32)
14. Think biblically (Romans 12:1-2)
15. Love going to worship in God’s house (Psalm 122:1)
16. Encourage others in the Christian life (Hebrews 10:24-29)
17. Know the love of God for them (Psalm 103)
18. Love the Lord their God with all their heart, mind, soul and strength (Matthew 22:37)
19. Hunger and thirst for God’s righteousness (Matthew 5:6)
20. Know contentment with godliness (1 Timothy 6:6)
21.  Understand grace and live humbly (James 4:6)
22. Keep God’s commands and obey his voice (Deuteronomy 13:4)
23. Know God’s peace in their heart (Philippians 4:7)
24. Be truthful (Proverbs 12:17)
25. Trust in God with all their heart (Proverbs 3:5)
26. Be washed from all iniquity (Psalm  51:2)
27. Bear fruit that is pleasing to God (Galatians 5:22-23)
28. Have and be a good friend (1 Samuel 20)
29. Resist temptation and pursue what is right (2 Timothy 2:22)
30. Keep their eyes fixed on heaven (Philippians 3:20)
31. Persevere to the end (Philippians 1:6)

P.S.- Here is a link to the talks from the conference.


7 responses to “pray for your child through the month

  1. ooooooooo so good. i copied it into word and am sticking it in my bible. i really really struggle with knowing EXACTLY what i should be praying for in a detailed way for the kids. this comes at a perfect time. thanks! 🙂

  2. I have a very similar list on a bookmark, but it keeps getting “cleaned up” and disappearing from my desk. Taping it inside the bathroom cabinet is a GREAT idea!!!

  3. Love. thank you for sharing:) copying LO and putting it in my Bible.

  4. wait a minute… you brush your teeth everyday?!?

  5. Pingback: Just FYI |

  6. Wow – what a helpful resource. I am printing a copy of it right now. Thanks for sharing.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s