For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers, that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of him, having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his great might that he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the one to come. And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
Sometimes prayers for my children become wooden and repetitive. “And Lord, help them have a great day at school” hardly scratches the surface. But—here is a prayer that addresses daily spiritual needs.
Here are nine things to pray every day for our children and grandchildren.
Thanksgiving: Thank God for the gift of your children (and their spouses!) and grandchildren.
Wisdom: Ask him to give them spiritual wisdom to make godly decisions.
Know Jesus Better: Ask God to grow them deep in their knowledge and love for Christ.
Future Hope: Pray that they live today with eternity in mind.
Glorious Inheritance: Thank God for the eternal inheritance he has in store for them.
Great Power: Ask God to give them the power to live obediently.
Strength: Ask the Holy Spirit to provide strength to resist temptations.
Established in Love: Pray that they demonstrate a 1 Corinthians 13 love.
Grasp the Love of Christ: Pray that they know and live in the freedom of the unconditional love of Jesus.
Talking to God
Lord, to you who is more than able to do immeasurably more than I can think to ask, to you who is able to do even more than I could ever dream, Father, according to your power that is at work in me and in my children—to you be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
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