Prayers for Parents
Day 3: Gifts from God
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” —Psalm 127:3
Every child is a reward and a blessing (Genesis 33:5). God gives us children for the purpose of raising up a godly generation, to draw us closer to Him, to enrich our lives, and to help us grow in Christian character.
Let your children know that you see them as blessings. Tell them often that God has a specific purpose and plan for their lives. Encourage your children in their gifts, speak value to them, and teach them about God and His word. And when your children test your patience and you have difficult days, thank God for the gift of children, and use those opportunities to discover what He may be teaching you through the challenges you’re facing as a parent.
Prayers for parents
- Thank God for each of your children and for entrusting them to your care.
- Ask God to help you care for their souls well and to help you provide a home that is spiritually, emotionally, and relationally
- Ask God to give you the faith to see and receive each child as a gift, even on challenging days.
- Thank God for the patience and love He shows to His children every day.