Thirty Days of Prayer for the Children


I’m tired.

Aren’t you tired?

I am not going to list all the things that make me tired right now because we all know what they are. Though we each have our own specific things to list, we also have collective things. Confusion, speculations, opinions, imaginations, division, even hatred among friends.

So, what do we do with all this? What I have been doing lately doesn’t seem to be working. Social media, stats, “What does he say?”, “What does she think?”…

I’m tired.

And so, I have decided to TRY to do what the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 10:5.

I am going to TRY to cast down imaginations.

I am going to TRY to destroy speculations.

I am going to TRY to abolish every high and lofty thing that goes against the knowledge of God.

I am going to TRY to fix my eyes upon Jesus, the author and finisher of my faith—my faith, not necessarily my opinions or politics. (Hebrews 12:2)

I am going to TRY to put on love as the perfect bond of unity. (Colossians 3:14)

One way that we can be unified is remembering what we like about each other. Focusing on what we can agree upon, rather than on ways we disagree.

People on different teams can still be friends.

And I think one thing we can all agree upon is that we want good things for the children in our lives—whether our own children, our grandchildren, our neighborhood children, our friend’s children—we want good things for children, don’t we? Can’t we agree upon that simple truth, even if we can’t yet agree upon what that looks like?

In light of that unifying thought, why don’t we join together and pray for the children.

Yes, let’s pray for their health and safety, let’s pray for their mental and emotional fortitude. But let’s also pray for all the other things that get lost in today’s conversations.

Let’s pray for their character, their faith, their future spouse, their calling in life.

Let’s pray that all things, including today’s current difficulties, will work for their good as they learn to love the Lord.

So, dear friends, do you want to join me? I will be posting daily scripture-based prayers for our children for the next 30 days. Feel free to subscribe to my blog, or simply look for the daily posts on social media.

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