Monday, October 6, 2008

14 Biblical Virtues to Pray for your Kids

Someone sent this to me so I thought I'd add it to my prayers and share it.

Salvation - Lord, let salvation spring up within my children, that they may obtain salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. (Is. 45:8, 2 Tim. 2:10)

Growth in Grace - I pray that my children may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Peter 3:18)

Love - Grant, Lord, that my children may learn to live a life of love, through the Spirit who dwells in them. (Gal. 5:25, Eph. 5:2)

Honesty and Integrity - May integrity and honesty be their virtue and protection. (Ps. 25:21)

Self-Control - Father, help my children not to be like many others around them, but let them be alert and self-controlled in all they do. (I Thess. 5:6)

Love for God's Word - May my children grow to find Your Word more precious than much pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb. (Ps.19:10)

Passion for God - Lord, please instill in my children a soul that followeth hard after thee. (Ps. 63:8, KJV), that they cling to you passionately.

Mercy - May my children always be merciful, just as their Father is merciful. (Luke 6:36)

Respect - For self, others, authority - Father, grant that my children may show proper respect to every-one, as Your Word commands. (I Peter 2:17)

Faithfulness - Let love and faithfulness never leave my children, but bind these twin virtues around their necks and write them on the tablet of their hearts. (Prov. 3:3)

Purity - Create in them a pure heart, O God, and let that purity of heart be shown in their actions. (Ps. 51:10)

Gratitude - Help my children to live lives that are always overflowing with thankfulness and always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Eph. 5:20, Col. 2:7)

Humility - God, please cultivate in my children the ability to show true humility toward all. (Titus 3:2)

Hope - May the God of hope grant that my children may overflow with hope and hopefulness by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)

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