Prayer Covenant Themes
Please join us in praying daily for these virtues in our children:
Lord, let salvation spring up within these children, that they may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory.
Isaiah 45:8, 2 Timothy 2:10
2nd: GROWTH IN GRACE
I pray that they may "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."
2 Peter 3:18
Grant, Lord, that these children may learn to live a life of love through the Spirit who dwells in them.
Ephesians 5:2, Galations 5:22
4th: HONESTY & INTEGRITY
May integrity and honesty be their virtue and their protection.
Father, help these children to be "alert and self-controlled" in all they do.
1 Thessalonians 5:6,
6th: A LOVE FOR GOD'S WORD
May these children grow to find Your Word "more precious than gold, than much pure gold; sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb."
God, help these children to love justice as You do and to "act justly" in all they do.
Psalm 11:7, Micah 6:8
May these children always "be merciful, as (their) Father is merciful."
9th: RESPECT (for self, others, authority)
Father, grant that these children may "show proper respect to everyone," as Your Word commands.
1 Peter 2:17
10th: Strong, Biblical Self-Esteem
Help these children develop a strong self-esteem that is rooted in the realization that they are "God's workmanship created in Christ Jesus".
"Let love and faithfulness never leave (these children)," but bind these twin virtues around their necks and write them on the tablet of their hearts.
12th: A PASSION FOR GOD
Lord, please instill in these children a soul with a craving for You, a heart that clings passionately to You.
Grant that these children may learn responsibility, "for each one should carry his own load."
Lord, may these children "always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else."
Grant that these children may "be generous and willing to share (and so) lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age."
1 Timothy 6:18-19
16th: PEACE, PEACEABILITY
Father, let these children "make every effort to do what leads to peace."
May the God of hope grant that these children may overflow with hope and hopefulness by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Lord, teach these children perseverance in all they do, and help them especially to "run with perseverance the race marked out for (them)."
Lord, please cultivate in these children the ability to "show true humility toward all."
Lord, please clothe these children with the virtue of compassion.
Grant, Lord, that these children's lives may be marked by prayerfulness, that they may learn to "pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests."
Father, teach these children "the secret of being content in any and every situation...through Him who gives (them) strength."
I pray that faith will find root and grow in these children's hearts, that by faith they may gain what has been promised to them.
Luke 17:5-6, Hebrews 11:1-40
24th: A SERVANT HEART
Lord, please help these children develop servant hearts, that they may serve wholeheartedly "as if (they) were serving the Lord, not men."
"Create in (them) a pure heart, O God," and let their purity of heart be shown in their actions.
26th: A WILLINGNESS & ABILITY TO WORK HARD
Teach these children, Lord, to value work and to work hard at everything they do, "as working for the Lord, not for men."
Father, I pray that these children may develop self-discipline, that they may acquire "a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair."
28th: A HEART FOR MISSIONS
Lord, please help these children to develop a heart for missions, a desire to see your glory declared among the nations, your marvelous deeds among all peoples.
May these children be filled "with the joy given by the Holy Spirit."
1 Thessalonians 1:6
May these children always "be strong and courageous" in their character and in their actions.
Let us pray without ceasing for our children.
This resource is adapted from Bob Hostetler's "A Parent's Prayer Program",
Focus on the Family, February 2000.