Praying for Your Kids From Head to Toe

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

In 2010, I will be focusing on "prayer" as my Word of the Year.  I thought I would share a list of prayers that I have prayed for my children in the past.  Here is the first list...I will post the second one soon.

For the life of me I can't remember where I got this list, but I love it!

Praying Head to Toe for Your Kids
Mind: Proverbs 9:9-10 "Instruct a wise man and he will be wiser still; teach a righteous man and he will add to his learning. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding."

Prayer: Father, please make ________ wise. Make his heart open to instruction that he might gain more wisdom. Teach him what it means to fear the Lord, for that is the beginning of wisdom. Grant him knowledge of the Holy One.

Eyes: Proverbs 3:7 "Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil."

Prayer: God, please guard ________ from being wise in her own eyes. May she fear you and find wisdom, strength, and understanding in you alone, not in her own capabilities. May she understand your holiness and resist evil.

Ears: Proverbs 2:2 "…turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding."

Prayer: Father, please make ________'s ears attentive to wisdom. Deafen her ears to the call of sin; teach her to recognize your still, small voice. Incline her heart to understanding.

Mouth: Ephesians 4:29 "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen."

Prayer: I pray that __________ would speak only wholesome words beneficial to others. May his speech be appropriate and respectful. May it encourage those who are disheartened and bring faith to those who have none.

Tongue: Proverbs 10:19-20 "When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. The tongue of the righteous is choice silver, but the heart of the wicked is of little value."

Prayer: I ask that ___________ will learn wisdom and as a result, be able to hold her tongue. Keep her from wicked words. Make her tongue like choice silver.

Neck: Proverbs 3:3-4 "Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man."

Prayer: I pray that love and faithfulness will not leave _______. May she bind them around her neck and write them on the tablet of her heart. Open her eyes to others' needs, making her quick to extend kindness. Bless her with favor and a good reputation in the sight of God and man.

Heart: Proverbs 4:23 "Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life."

Prayer: I pray that _____ will watch over his heart with all diligence. Keep his heart pure. Keep him from being embittered by trials. May his heart be steadfastly set on loving you more than anything or anyone else.

Hands: Psalm 24:3-5 "Who may ascend the hill of the Lord? Who may stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God his Savior."

Prayer: I pray that ________ would have clean hands and a pure heart. May she love you with all her heart, turning away from all that is false. Keep her speech and motives pure. Thank you for promising a blessing and being faithful to fulfill it.

Knees: Psalm 95:6 "Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker."

Prayer: I pray that ______ will worship and bow down before you. May he love and fear you, honoring you as the King of his life. May he acknowledge you as his Maker and recognize that your love will never fail.

Feet: Psalm 119:35 "Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight."

Prayer: Father, please help ________ walk in your path. Cause him to delight in your commandments and follow you all his days.


Anonymous said...

I love that Debbie, and am printing it off!!

Have you read the prayer link on my blog to Bring the Rain? She prays for kids during different parts of the day and has scriptures to go with them. (you may have seen this I can't remember!) I love this one too!!

i started prayer journal a few months ago and it has been SO good. I'm praying for you on this journey. :)

Debbie said...

I don't know if I saw the prayer link from Bring the Rain...going to check it out.

Elinette said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing Debbie. I like the head to toe image because it makes it easy to memorize.

I have been so convicted about praying without ceasind for our children. I have a post to write about on my blog this week. I'm going to link to this post as well.