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Day Five of Praying for our Kids

Praying for our Kids Day 5 – Self-Controlself control

“Father, help my children not be like many others around them, but let them be alert and self-controlled in all they do” (Thessalonians 5:6).

Even though today’s topic is self-control I’m finding myself focused more on Father’s grace in my life. I am so thankful for it, so blessed by it.

I had no idea how challenging it would be to pray for my kids every day. I mean, praying for them isn’t the hard part. It’s the personal convictions that have come with each day’s topic that are hard. It’s realizing the weight I carry as their mother, their example. Each morning as I pull up that day’s verse I am taken back by the realization that I need to pray for help in this area in my own life first, and then go through the day praying over them.

I am realizing the importance of praying not only for each day’s topic, but also that they will be stronger than I am, that my kids will look to Father as their example and not me, and that He will be their compass in life.

Guest post: Rachel Theobald

Praying for our Children Day Four.

Praying for our Kids Day 4 – Honesty and Integrityhonesty and integrity

“May integrity and honesty be their virtue and their protection” (Psalm 25:21).
This one really hits home to me today. I woke up today in prayer about an area of my life where I knew I needed to practice both honesty and integrity. I did not want to. It would’ve been much easier to just avoid this certain situation. I was praying for wisdom to know how to handle things when I sat down to write the verse out on my prayer board. God sure has amazing ways of speaking to us, doesn’t he?
How wonderful that God not only spoke to me, but also reminded me of the importance to be praying for kids on issues that they will face the rest of their lives. How amazing that we have the opportunity to cover them in prayer and grace now when they are so willing to soak up His truths.
I am so thankful for the opportunity we have to go to church this Sunday, take communion, and be reminded of the blood of Christ which washed our sins away.
Be blessed today as you end the week strong, covered in Father’s love!
Guest post: Rachel Theobald

Praying for our Kids Day 3 – Love

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“Grant, Lord, that my children may learn to ‘live a life of love’, through the Spirit who dwells in them” (Ephesians 5:2; Galatians 5:22).


“Live a life of love.” What does that mean? Each person feels love in a different way, through words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time or physical touch ( My prayer today is that Father reveals to me how each of my kids receive love so that I may show it in “their language”.

Ephesians 5:1-2 in the Message says, “Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Mostly what God does is love you. Keep company with him and learn a life of love. Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He did not love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that.”

This verse reminds us that our kids learn proper behavior from us, their parents. The more I read today’s verses the more convicted I am to be in prayer and stay focused on Christ because it is through my example and prayer for them that they will learn to live in love and accept the Holy Spirit into their own lives.

In Galatians 5:22 Paul teaches the fruit of the Spirit being; LOVE, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Pastor Mark was talking about the importance of growing up and feeding our spirits whole food and not baby’s milk. What a great reminder as we start this week. And how fitting that he would talk about this the same week we pray these two verses over our kids.

Father is fighting for our kids. They are worth it. Let’s do our part as we continue to pray over them. Let’s keep fighting the good fight!

Guest Post: Rachel Theobald

Prayer for our Children Day 2

Prayer for our Children – Day 2 -

“I pray that they may grow in gracegrow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’” (2 Peter 3:18). The second half of this verse says, “To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”  While that isn’t something we can pray over our children I do think it is great to remember… he deserves all glory and our praise each and every moment of every day!
My goal for these 31 days is to speak each days verse out loud for my kids to hear. They pick up on so much and it is important for them to be hearing Father’s words and for me to be instilling his truths into their hearts and minds. Today specifically, I will be praying a little more in detail that I will be an example of Father’s grace to them. That my actions will represent the grace I am shown each day. Also, that I will learn how to teach them who Father is and that they will learn to love him and not just know of him. Also, I love how today’s verse ties into yesterday. Yesterday we prayed for salvation, today we pray that they “grow in knowledge of him”.
I am so thankful for this opportunity to pray as a community of believers for our children. Jesus bless you today!
Guest Post- Rachel Theobald, CRBC