The Bible talks about blessing your children more than it does praying for your children.

In some ways, a parental blessing is what you are praying to be fulfilled through their lives.

Praying for our children must become a regular, intentional, specific part of our lives.  As you think about your children, how would you pray concerning them in the following areas:

  • Spouse
  • Children
  • Church activity
  • Personal spiritual growth
  • Vocation

Begin praying for where they are now but also where you hope they will be.

Don’t just pray the same generic prayer everyday.  Maybe take days where you pray for them through the lens of a daily psalm.  Maybe you have a daily emphasis like Sunday – walk with God, Monday – marriage (future or actual), Tuesday – friendships, etc.

Pray about what you see and what you hope to see.  Get intentional and specific in your prayers for your children.

The intense prayer of the righteous is very powerful.  –James 5:16

Travis Agnew is a Christian, husband, father, pastor, author, blogger, and religion instructor.