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PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN THROUGH PRAYER


Prayer is our most powerful spiritual weapon to support, guide, and protect our children. As parents, we have many limitations, but with prayer, we can be sure that our children are in the hands of God with unlimited power.


Parental prayer is like an invisible fence that protects children from all the evils of this world. Parental prayer can also create a strong relationship between parents, children, and God.


Moreover, prayer provides parents with peace and hope. When we feel worried about our children, prayer becomes a place to release worries and grow the trust that God will surely take good care of our children.


Parents who pray also set a good example for their children. When children see their parents praying and relying on God in everything, they will learn to do the same in their own lives.


PRAYER POINTS FOR CHILDREN

Prayer for Spiritual Growth

Prayer for spiritual growth is a petition to God for children to have a strong and deep relationship with God. We can also ask God to bless our children with wisdom, understanding, and spiritual strength to face life’s challenges. Pray that they grow in God’s love, love others, and practice Christian values daily.

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6 NKJV)

Prayer for Protection and Well-being

Prayer for protection and well-being is a petition to God to protect and watch over our children from all dangers and threats, and to grant them a safe, peaceful, and happy life. In this prayer, we ask God to always oversee their steps and protect them from accidents, illnesses, and all forms of physical and spiritual danger. This prayer also includes a request for our children to live in overall well-being, including good physical, emotional, and spiritual health.

“For He will command His angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” (Psalm 91:11 NIV)


Prayer for Achievement and Potential

Prayer for achievement and potential is a petition to God to bless our children with talents, skills, and opportunities to achieve and maximize their potential. In this prayer, we ask God to give our children courage, perseverance, and creativity in pursuing their dreams and goals in life. With prayer and effort, we can help our children achieve their best potential according to God’s will in their lives.

“There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work.”
(1 Corinthians 12:4-6 NIV)


Prayer for Relationships with Others

Prayer for relationships with others is a petition to God to bless our children with the ability to build healthy, loving, and meaningful relationships with family, friends, and the community around them. In this prayer, we ask God to grant our children wisdom, patience, and love in their interactions with others.

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”
(Ephesians 4:2-3 NIV)

Prayer for the Future and Life Goals

Prayer for the future and life goals is a petition to God to bless our children with His guidance in finding life purposes that align with His will. In this prayer, we ask God to grant our children courage, determination, and peace in pursuing their dreams and achieving their life goals. We can trust God to guide and bless every step of their journey toward a bright future.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
(Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)

It is important to remember that prayer is one of the most powerful expressions of love and care we can give to our children. When we pray for them, we convey our worries, hopes, and dreams to Almighty God, with whom all things are possible.


Parental prayer is not just a series of words, but a recognition of our dependence on a greater God in protecting and guiding our children. With prayer, we ask for our children to be protected from harm, blessed with wisdom, and strengthened in their faith. We also ask that they grow in love, kindness, and courage to face life’s challenges.


Protecting children with prayer is a commitment. As parents, let us continue to pray diligently and with confidence. With prayer, we build a strong foundation for our children’s lives, so they can grow to be strong, faithful, and valuable individuals in the eyes of God and society.


Source: Ps. Ancella Gunawan (Global Kids Coordinator)

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