I’m guessing we have this in common: you want the best for your girl. For her to reach her fullest potential.
And so we pray…or at least we attempt to.
Then our days grow busy, we become distracted and we forget.
Or maybe we don’t forget.
Instead, we feel like we’re wasting our time praying the same things day after day. We get tired of praying the same prayers.
What if our prayers were right where we were…on our social media?
And what if our prayers came from God’s word so we knew what to pray, how to pray and didn’t pray the same thing every day?
And what if they were short, so we had enough time in this busy season?
That’s why I’ve created 9 Prayers to Pray for Your Girl.
Let’s do that together for the next 9 days. I’ll post a prayer, based on based on God’s word, for our girls to become the girl He wants – a girl filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control found in Galatians 5:22-23.
Together, let’s give our daughters the greatest gift we can give them this Christmas season – the gift of our prayers.
Prayers for Your Girl:
Day 1: Love
Lord, please work in my girl’s heart to love who You created her to be and in turn love others. Amen
“And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (Matt . 22:39) (NIV)
Day 2: Joy
Jesus, empower my girl to look for joy all around her instead of looking around her for what is missing.
“and those the Lord has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.” (Isaiah 35:10) (NIV)
Day 3: Peace
Father, teach my girl to go after peace; looking for prayers to pray instead of words to say. Amen
“Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. (Psalm 34:14) (NIV)
Day 4: Patience
Lord, train my girl to be patient. Teach her to wait; not manipulate a situation or person for what she thinks is best. Amen
“Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.” (Proverbs 14:29) (NIV)
Day 5: Kindness
Jesus, open my girl’s eyes to see opportunities for kindness and choose putting others’ needs and desires above her own. Amen
“This is what the Lord says: “Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am
the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 9:23–24) (NIV)
Day 6: Goodness
God, may my girl choose goodness and stand strong, not just go along with culture. Amen
“But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking, which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving.” (Ephesians 5:3–4) (NIV)
Day 7: Faithfulness
Jesus, may my girl fight to be faithful in all she does, not quick to quit one thing in order to snatch something “better.” Amen
“Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. (Proverbs 3:3) (NIV)
Day 8: Gentleness
God, teach my girl to lean into Your gentleness learning to become gentle with herself so she can be gentle with others. Amen
“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:1–2) (NIV)
Day 9: Self Control
Father, may my girl practice self-control, not allow feelings-driven thoughts to overrule Your wisdom-living words in her life. Amen
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” (2 Corinthians12:9–10) (NIV)
If you enjoyed this month’s series, I invite you to check out my latest book, Magnetic: Becoming the Girl He Wants.
Magnetic encourages you to live out the nine amazing characteristics—known as the fruit of the Spirit. You will not only cultivate an inner and outer beauty, but you will also hold an irresistible appeal for godly guys. Shift your focus from a guy to the Guy and become the magnetic young woman God created you to be.
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You can read all the previous You and Your Girl series here.