“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children
are walking in the truth” III John 1:4.
For PRESCHOOLERS, pray they will:
- Develop a well-balanced personality.
- Learn problem resolution skills.
- Play well with others.
- Learn to obey quickly; respect authority
- Explore and create without fear of failure.
- Develop a soft heart toward Jesus.
- Develop confidence and independence.
- Learn to control their emotions and anger.
- Develop an awareness of God’s love for them.
- Build positive friendships.
For ELEMENTARY-AGE children, pray they will:
- Discover their God-given gifts and talents.
- Develop a sense of satisfaction and enjoyment using their skills.
- Be motivated, disciplined and challenged in their learning experiences.
- Treat others with respect.
- Stand firm for what is right and refuse the wrong with a positive attitude.
- Choose friendships wisely.
- Obey their parents.
- Understand their need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and invite him into their heart.
- Develop a strong and healthy self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Have a safe, healthy classroom environment.
- Be protected from the deception of the enemy.
- Develop a hunger for God’s Word
As TEENAGERS, pray they will:
- Be motivated, disciplines and challenged to apply themselves and excel in their academic studies.
- Experience the reality of Jesus Christ in their lives, as they grow strong in their faith.
- Recognize the deception of the world.
- Be covered with God’s safekeeping physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
- Date wisely (which leads to a spouse for a lifetime).
- Be sexually pure.
- Have communication and a good relationship with their parents.
- Choose friends who will have a positive influence.
- Grow spiritually with a hunger for God’s Word.
- Have a balanced view of their beauty, charm, and strength.
As COLLEGE STUDENTS, pray they will:
- Be motivated, disciplined, and challenged to apply themselves in their studies to excel academically.
- Seek God’s wisdom and direction in their management of time, money, and talents.
- Think creatively and live with integrity.
- Recognize their gifts so they can find their God-given assignment.
- Provide the resources to fulfill their God-given assignment.
- Find a spouse with a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Be sexually pure.
- Be willing to accept responsibility and make wise financial decisions.
- Have open communication and a good relationship with their parents.
By Lillian Penner, National Prayer Coordinator
Christian Gandparenting Network
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