Praying through Life

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There are so many things we can and need to pray for in our lives. We pray for God to help us with our jobs, tough life situations, finances and any other hardship we face.

Prayer was not a priority in my family when I was young. We usually always prayed at meals and at church but I don’t recall seeing either of my parents pray outside of these situations.

Children need to know the value of prayer. After all this is our way of having direct communication with God. So many adults don’t know how to pray, if you teach your children how to pray it will make dealing with life’s hard circumstances more bearable because they will not be leaning on their own strength but will know how to talk to God about things they don’t understand.

Not only is it important for us to teach our children how to pray and show them just how critical it is in our walk with the Lord but we should be covering them with prayer daily.

“Pray continually…” (1 Thessalonians 5:17)

What things should you pray for…..

Here are ten ideas of how you can cover your child in prayer:

1. Pray for their safety

2. Pray that God grants them great wisdom

3. Pray for their future husband or wife

4. Pray against attacks from the enemy

5. Pray for good friends

6. Pray for their spiritual health

7. Pray that they experience unspeakable joy

8. Pray for peace to  comfort them when you are not there

9. Pray that the glory of God shines through them to others

10. Pray for their health

It is so important that our children see and know that we pray for them every day. Not only does this teach them how to talk with God, and that you care about them but it shows them that even their hero’s (mom and dad) need help and their help comes from the Lord.

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About ChristineWelker

Christine Welker is the Children's Pastor at Lake Stevens Assembly of God in Lake Stevens Washington. Together with her husband, she ministers to children and their parents. They have three daughters and believe in the spiritual health of the whole family in addition to fostering the spiritual growth of children.
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