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A Prayer Guide for Family

A few years back, I was blessed to be part of a thriving church that was not lacking in Bible studies for women. I picked up this prayer guide at one of the studies. I cannot claim it. A godly lady named Lisa put it together. I think it’s just wonderful though and wanted to share it with you.

First.. 31 Things to Pray for Your Children (31… one for everyday of the month)

1. they will be morally pure

2. they will obey and respect authority

3. they will see the need for a Savior at a young age

4. they will be protected from the schemes of Satan

5. they will love and know Your word

6. You will give them excellent health

7. they will have wisdom of Solomon and also apply it

8. they will have and be a special friend

9. they will not be bossy as an older child or passive as a younger child

10. their “yes” will be “yes” and their “no” will be “no”

11. they will one day be equally yoked with a Godly man or woman

12. they will be humble, desiring for You to have the glory

13. their life would be used to promote God’s kingdom

14. they will understand grace and not love by the law

15. that my girls will have a gentle and quiet spirit and that my boys will one day be the spiritual leader of his family

16. they will hunger and thirst for Your righteousness

17. they will identify with their femaleness and their maleness

18. they will hate evil and avoid it and get caught when they disobey

19. they will have a strong work ethic

20. they will be critical thinkers

21. they will be an encourager of others

22. they will fulfill the meaning of their name

23. they will be salt and light

24. they will have Your self image

25. that my child will know he or she is deeply loved

26. that my child will know they cannot have their own way

27. they will love you Lord

28. they will love others as You love

29. they will be honest with You, themselves and others

30. they will be a faithful steward of all the treasures and talents you entrust to them

31. they will live with eternal perspective

And… because I assume that most of the people who read this blog are women… here is a guide to pray for your husbands. From the same lady who put together the above list.. and again… 31 things…

1. above reproach

2. husband of one wife

3. temperate

4. prudent

5. respectable- worthy of respect

6. hospitable

7. able to teach

8. not pugnacious

9. gentle

10. uncontentious

11. free from the love of money

12. manage his own household well

13. good reputation- as he coaches outside of the church, etc.

14. man of dignity

15. holding to the mystery of faith

16. not double tongued

17. godliness with contentment would find great gain

18. righteous without sin

19. love the Lord with all his heart, mind and strength

20. faithful servant

21. love, stir in him superior passions for You

22. perseverance

23. to work as an evangelist

24. make a covenant with his eyes

25. man of passion

26. protected from the schemes of Satan

27. believe what is true

28. mentor

29. watch over heart

30. honor the Lord from the first fruit

31. love the Word and meditate on it

I am going to work on a 31 things to pray for ourselves list to be posted soon. Let me know if this guide is helpful to you. It’s a great resource… I just need to put it into practice!

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Updated 10/ 13/ 2011

Please also check out theĀ  Prayer Guide for Self (women- single, married, moms)

Printable Versions of these prayer guides are now available… HERE.


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Text Message Tuesday- Proverbs 29:11

A fool gives full vent to his anger,

but a wise man keeps himself under control.

Proverbs 29:11

**it doesn’t say we can never be angry…just that a fool gives full vent to his anger**

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Text Message Tuesday- Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.

Proverbs 16:24

Object Lesson (suggested in My Father’s World 1st Grade):

“Hold up two spoons- one full of honey and one full of garbage. Ask ‘Which one do you want to eat? Why?’. Let the student eat the honey. Then say, ‘Honey is good, isn’t it? God says that pleasant words are like honey- they cheer you up and make you feel better. But mean and unkind words are like garbage. They are terrible. What kind of words do YOU like? What kind of words do you think OTHER PEOPLE like to hear? What kind of words do you think GOD wants us to say?’ “

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Text Message Tuesday- Proverbs 21:23

He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.

Proverbs 21:23

I am glad my monkey boy is learning this verse this week. We are constantly disciplining and teaching him to use kind, helpful words. He has had a huge vocabulary from the start- at his 2 year old well check, the doctor asked if he had at least a 50 word vocabulary. We went home and started writing all the words he knew- we gave up after about 1000 (not including songs he knew). I don’t mention this to brag or say my child is better than another… As I have told him, God has blessed him with a lot of words to use and he has the choice to use them well or not. As we talk about this verse this week, we are talking about what it means to guard our mouths and what kinds of calamity can come when we are not on guard.

Whoever said “sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me” was misinformed. Words are a powerful weapon. Broken bones tend to heal much quicker than broken hearts.

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Text Message Tuesday

Apply your heart to instruction and your ears to words of knowledge.

Proverbs 23:12

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Text Message Tuesday

5 He who gathers in summer is a prudent son, but he who sleeps in
harvest is a son who brings shame.

Proverbs 10:5

We are learning this week about having a good work ethic. This
morning, we were taking a look at the chore chart. The monkey boy
realized his sister had earned more stars than him thus having a
greater reward. He decided that he would have to work harder this
week so he wouldn’t be left behind!

Next lesson… How to handle the money we earn.

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Text Message Tuesday

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

Proverbs 9:10

The little monkeys started scripture memory this week. Proverbs 9:10 is the verse of the week. Here are the questions I presented to the kids:

What does it mean to fear the Lord?
Where does wisdom begin?
What is wisdom and why should we want it?

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