Dear God, Thank you for my son. Thank you for the experiences and people who have shaped his life. Thank you for the hard times that he has walked through, for I know that these difficult experiences will allow him to better minister to others who are facing their own challenges. Thank you for the opportunities that I have had to teach, coach and pastor him. Thank you that my son has been able to get a great education at Legacy Christian. Thank you, God, for his Christian teachers and quality friends whom you used to lead him to Christ this past fall. Thank you that he chose to accept your forgiveness for his sins and to give Jesus Christ control of his life. God, might he never forget that you are his only source for a rich and satisfying and abundant life.
God, I pray that my son will continue to seek you all the days of his life. May he be disciplined to establish personal habits in his life that bring honor to you. May he grow in prayer and in knowing and obeying your Word. God, I pray that he will always make church a priority. May your church provide him with blessing, teaching of truth, and spiritual protection. And as he participates with your church, may he find great delight in sharing with others the gifts that you have given to him. God, I pray Jeremiah 9:23 and 24 over my friend and son in the faith.
Don’t let him boast in his wisdom, or in his power, or in his riches. But let him, if he chooses to boast, boast in this alone: that he truly knows you and understands that you are the Lord who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth.
Prayer for my daughter
Dear Jesus, You tell us that each and every life is precious and is a gift directly from you and that is how we view our daughter - a precious gift that you've entrusted us with here on earth. Thank you so much for this gift of her and we pray today, and every day, that she will continue to use her life for you, knowing that your plans and purposes for her are the very best life she can live. We know that Satan wants her to not be used by you and so today our prayer for her is that you guard her heart as it says in Proverbs 4:23 because everything we do flows out of what we place in it. Because Matthew 6:21 tells us that where our treasures are our heart will be also, we pray that what she values will be only the things that are important and of value to you. We're so thankful that you've placed in her a love for children and we ask that her heart for them be sold out for seeing them come to faith in you and having a personal relationship with you!
With having a goal like that we know that our daughter will need to stay close to you, remember that her identity comes solely from you and that she will daily need to renew her mind in you, and so we pray Psalm 51:10 over her so that she will have a steadfast spirit within her and a pure heart before you.
And, Lord, for the days that are long and hard, because we know she WILL have them, we pray Proverbs 73:6 for her that reminds us that when our flesh and heart fail us YOU are the strength of our hearts and YOU will give us the portion of yourself that we need in those tough discouraging moments of life.
So, Lord, we again say thank you for the precious gift of our daughter and thank you for the desires you've placed in her heart. May she love you, honor you, fear you, serve you faithfully and delight in you as you give her the desires of her heart. Amen.