Praying for Boys

Praying for Boys


Like me, you might be a mother of girls AND a mother of a boy too! Many of you have contacted me for resources and websites like mine, but specifically for boys.

I am so happy to share with you a terrific new resource just for us!

“Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most” is just the resource us moms of boys need. Written by my new friend, Brook McGlothlin, co-founder of the MOB Society, Mothers of Boys, Brooke helps us target prayers specifically for the guys in our lives!

I had the opportunity to spend the day with Brooke just a couple of weeks ago at a Compel Training Day in our Proverbs 31 Ministries office. I absolutely love the heart God has given her to invest in her boys and help us to do the same!

Brooke & I



I wanted you to get a peak into Brooke’s heart and her passion to help us to pray every day for our sons. Here’s some questions she answered for me:


Brooke, your book is a prayer guide with over 200 scriptural prayers. Can you share a sample or two of these?

One of my favorite verses to pray for my own boys, that shows up in the chapter on kindness, is Numbers 6:23-26. They call it my “special prayer” and I pray it over both of them every single night. If I forget, they remind me, and I love that it’s become such an important part of the way we end our days. I just pull my boys close to me and pray, “May the Lord bless you, and keep you, and make His face to shine upon you, and give you peace.” We’ve been doing it so long now that they actually pray it with me. My other favorite verse to pray for my boys, because they’re young and still learning appropriate behaviors, is Galatians 5:22. I put my own twist on the end that they just think is hilarious. “Lord, fill up my sweet boys with love, joy, peace, and patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…lots and lots of self-control.”


What do you most hope the readers of Praying For Boys gain from experiencing the book?

I wrote Praying for Boys because I truly believe we can change the world if we pray for our sons. My greatest hope for moms who read it is to inspire them to trust God with their boys, get into His Word and find out what it has to say about raising boys, and inspire a generation of moms to get on their knees, partnering with God for the hearts of their sons.


Praying for boys not only changes them, it changes moms too. How has it changed you?

Do you remember from grade school math that any time you change one part of an equation, it changes the answer? So for example, if you’re adding 2 + 3 and get 5, and then read the word problem again and realize you should’ve been adding 3 + 3, you can’t expect the answer to still be 5. Something changed. And when even just one thing changes, it affects everything else…changes everything else, even if just a little. Praying keeps me in the right place with God. Keeping my mind focused on the fact that He is God and I am not helps me put all of life in perspective, and it changes the way I live my days. Ultimately, spending time talking to God brings me closer to Him, and helps me know Him better. There’s no better way to be a better mom than to get to know God better, and listen to Him as He directs our paths. As we change, our families will change too.


Again, for those of us with girls AND boys, I have found when you pray scripture for your kids, God’s word applies to both sexes so you can’t go wrong! That’s why a book loaded with God’s word is just the resource we need to keep us praying for our kids!


I am so excited to give away today a copy Brooke signed for me the day we met! You might be a mom of a boy or a friend of a mom with a boy. You might might be a praying aunt, grandma or youth leader. No matter who the boy is in your life you are praying for, enter to win a copy! To enter to win, just enter in the comments below a boy you love and are praying for and as always, if you are in a hurry, just say, “I’m in!” You can also make sure you get a copy by ordering from your favorite retailer. Click here to link to Amazon!

The winner will be announced tomorrow on my Wednesday Wisdom Tip! See you then!




  1. Lana Black says:

    I’m in. I’m praying for Rody, Danny, and Wyatt. Thank you!

  2. I am praying for my son, who heads to Germany in a few weeks on his first assignment as a 2LT in the USAF. I have always been grateful for all my children, but extra prayers go for my first born right now as he starts his life away from our family. May he always have a heart after God and seek His guidance daily. Thank you!!

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Father, we pray an extra hedge of Your angels around Michele’s son. As he goes forth, YOUR army goes forth with him. Thank you that You are his protection. Bring your peace to Michele’s heart. Amen

  3. My son, who is right on the edge of puberty, is awesome and needs prayer all the time. 🙂

  4. Rachel S. says:

    My three, sweet, energetic boys; Dylan(8), Sawyer(6) and Dawson(2). I would LOVE to own a copy of this book! This is something that I have felt strongly about ever since we were blessed with our first son! God has entrusted us with such a special job in raising Godly men!

  5. Patricia D says:

    The Lord Blessed me with Three boys 25,21,14 The Older two are pretty much on there on ..the 14 yr is with me and I could really use that book for Wisdom and Knowledge to get through and Prayer for what he is going through..Teenage years

  6. Nykesha Jones says:

    I am praying for my son Dominique Linc aware. He is 16 and the enemy is trying to devour him. He has run away from home and recently burgelorized my home. I want my son to live a faithful life but he only thinks I am yelling or degrading him when he is doing something that he shouldn’t. Pray that I have the strength, wisdom and faith knowing that God will not allow him to be destroyed. I pray that the light of God leads him back to God, home and on track achedemically! Thanking you Father in advance for your favor, in Jesus holy, omnipotent and merciful name,


    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Father, give Nykesha Holy Spirit inspired wisdom! When she is in dialogue with her son, give her words straight from Your heart. Draw Him to Yourself God. Lord, the enemy hates our sons. Win God! BE VICTORIOUS! Take their hearts of stone and give them hearts of flesh, soft toward You and Your blessed ways according Ezekiel 25. Open their eyes to the wasting of years they are committing. Do what only you can do, Father. We are desperate for your intervention! Amen

  7. My husband and I have 3 boys, 18, 15, 10. We also have 3 girls…but we’ll leave them out of this boys discussion. My boys need prayer to cover their life and this book sounds like an amazing tool to help me through intercession. There are so many things we want for our sons and most of all I want them to love God and serve Him all the days of their life. God’s ways are higher than are ways and His plans higher than our plans. I think this book would help me constantly remember God wants more for them than I can even think or imagine. So blessed to have these young men in my life!

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Holly – I love your heart! May God put your children on your heart continually to lift them up in prayer!

  8. My husband and I have 4 girls, 26, 23, 15 & 12… (the older girls are from his first marriage and closer to my age than he is!) then ten years after we both thought we were finished having babies… God surprised us with a son, who is now 2!!!
    I would love to win this book, I’d like to become better at praying over Nathaniel and our daughters (as well as all future spouses!)
    I want Godly children with Godly spouse to continue the next generation! My husband was not a Christian when we met and had not raised our older daughters with God… So naturally there is much Godly intervention to be had there to correct their lack of knowledge… I know God is in control and he brought me this family for a reason! I love them very much and we are all a work in progress!!!

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Yes He did Dawn! God, be mighty in this family! Raise them all up to make You and Your name famous! Amen

  9. My three boys..I love and am praying for Jonathan, Jordan and Joshua, as well as my sweet hubby who is a big “boy”!!! 🙂

  10. Lynn Wollenberg says:

    I have a teenage boy as well as my daughter. I pray for them and their decision making.

  11. My teenage son and my husband.

  12. Michelle D. says:

    My 8 year old son, Luke

  13. My grandson Kigh whos mom left him when he was little and will soon be nine, but I also have two sons and three Grandsons and a wonderful husband who all need prayer,and I need the practice!

  14. Christina says:

    I am praying for my 12 year old son, Jake.

  15. Praying for my energetic, sweet, 1 year old boy, Josiah.

  16. I have a sweet friend raising 4 boys – would love to win this for her! I’m in!

  17. I am praying for my 10 year old son.

  18. patty Danna says:

    My precious boy is Michael & he is 7 yrs old.Thanks for the resources for boys too 🙂

  19. I’m praying for my son, Luke. He’s a sweet 8yr old, a brave warrior for Christ, and just lost his vision in one eye. We’re clinging to God’s Word as we travel this new road.

  20. mom@lthfarm says:

    I am praying for my 12 year old son, who LOVES the girls! I pray for continual guidance and good choices for him as he enters into this crucial time in his life! Thank you! 🙂

  21. I’m in. I’m praying for my son and my nephew. Looks like a great resource. Thanks!

  22. Julie osmonson says:

    One 13 year old boy.

  23. This made me cry. My son is so precious to me and I want to teach him wisely. His name is Larry and he’s 6.

  24. Christine D says:

    Praying for Gabriel, Nicholas, Chris -thanks for the great resource!

  25. Roxanne Atkinson says:

    I’m in! Praying for my four sons, Daniel, Evan, Joel and Kyle and my 7 grandsons, Matthew, Isaac, Kaden, Gavin, Jet, Miles and Truett! I lift them in prayer every day. I am already praying for their future spouses and for God’s perfect will in their lives!

  26. My husband and I have a 12 year old daughter who is simply amazing. However, we are currently in the process of adopting a brother (8) and sister (6) from our state. Adding a boy to the family has been….. WHEW! Just one month in, I realize I am CLUELESS on how to raise a boy, especially one with such a difficult and different background! I would love your book, I need all the help I can get in making this guy a world changer!!!!

  27. I am in..I am praying for my 3 sons and 3 grandsons…

  28. I am pregnant with my third child. We have two girls at home and are “Praying for a Boy” LOL! Today’s title made me giggle as that is exactly what we are doing. Obviously, happy and healthy baby and mama is top priority. We love our little girls very much too! Looking forward to reading this book.

  29. I’m praying for Tucker, my first grandson, due any time now (literally — my daughter is in labor). My daughter will be a single mom, and I worry about him a lot. Despite a bad choice she made about nine months ago, God is blessing us with a precious little boy. I would love your book! I don’t know anything about boys. We have been waiting for a boy in our family for a very long time. I’m one of three girls, I have all girls, and my sisters have all girls. When I saw this book, I knew I had to read it. I want to do everything in my power to help this little boy grow up to be a man of God!!

  30. So focused on my tween girl right now, don’t want to neglect my precious almost 8-year-old son,Ty! Thank you for this God-inspired post and book!

  31. Stacy Long says:

    Perfect timing! I am so blessed to have my 12 year old son. He is sandwiched between 2 girls and is currently showing the adolescent attitude. I pray that he will remain in relationship with God through these times (as I pray the same for all of these precious gems mentioned here today). Yes, our boys CAN change the world with God who is able to do more than we can ever expect or imagine!

  32. Praying for my Brennan. This book sounds wonderful!

  33. Rachel Murray says:

    My three boys are young adults and still need prayers! I’m praying for my two college boys, Judah 21, Josiah19 and my special needs little guy Andrew 17. I would love to this book! Thank you!

  34. I pray that my son will grow up to be a Godly man!

  35. I’m looking forward to getting this book. My two boys are 25 and 28 but I still pray for them. “Love them forever, like them for always, as long as I’m living, my babies they’ll be.”

    Beth 🙂

  36. I am praying for my son Logan, a very active 6year old. I love him with all my heart but he is a challenge for sure. He has so much energy and has trouble with focus and self control! He has such a good heart and a strong will. If we can get through these challenging years I know he will be a great leader. But whew, I’m a worn out mama praying for strength!

  37. Alissa Burns says:

    I love reading all the comments! Praying and standing with you all who posted specific prayer needs! I am praying for my 15 year old son, Grayson. My little man of God who 3 years ago decided he wanted to go live with his father and live life his own way. His struggle is great but I know that God has the victory and will see his plan through to completion. I have never heard of this book. I pray daily for my son and his future spouse. I would absolutely love to have this book!

  38. Laurie Shaffer says:

    I’m praying for my man-child Anthony! Thank you for introducing us to Brooke! I am going to be forwarding your blog post to the ladies in my mom’s group!

    1. Lynn Cowell says:

      Thanks so much for sharing with others, Laurie!

  39. I am praying for my 10 year old son, Joey. I am praising God for healing his right hand. I am praying for his purity and that he would follow hard after God all the days of his life!

  40. I’m praying for my son, Walker, and would love to win this great resource!

  41. Nicci Ramirez says:

    My sweet handsome Jordan, Austin, Will, Alex and Devon!!!

  42. Danielle I says:

    I am praying for a 7, 4, and 1 year old! Thank you for sharing!

  43. Brandi Lamb says:

    I’m in!!! I’m continually praying for my little man Barrett…I look forward to reading this amazing book soon!!

  44. I’m in! Praying for both my boys, Brock(5) and Isaac (19months).

  45. Rachel B. says:

    My two full of life boys, Wheaton and Sutton.

  46. Jessica M. says:

    I’m praying for my boys, Matthew & Luke!

  47. I am praying for my two sons Jake (age 7) and Justin (age 5); they are growing older and more independent, trying new things like taking training wheels of the youngest’s bike so it reminds me that I too have to let go a little and let them grow into their own selves without me hovering too much over them

  48. Julie Hennecke says:

    I’m in! Praying for my 2 boys and 2 nephews!!

  49. I’m praying for my three sons, Christian, Aiden, and Landon.

  50. My two sweet boys, Corbin and Hunter!

  51. Allison Hammond says:

    I’m praying for my toddler, Caleb, and the boy I’m carrying and expecting in April – Noah.

  52. I’m praying for my son, Zachary, and my 3 nephews, Lane, Ty and Connor.

  53. Sabrina cosme says:

    Praying for my 2 sweet little boys Mathias and Isaiah and also for my 3 nephews who are sons of single mothers-and that they will find a father in Jesus!

  54. Sloane Taylor says:

    I am praying for my two sons, Jace (2) and Caden (12) as well as my 3 nephews whom I am helping raise, ages 10,11 & 14

  55. Renee Buentello says:

    I pray for my son Noah Isaiah Buentello who is 9 yrs old to have a heart for Jesus. I pray for a spiritual breakthrough in his life and that he will see how important it is to include God in every aspect of his life. I ask that wisdom is poured out on not only him but for me as well and that out relationship with god and each other strengthens. And I pray the spirit of obedience and respect over him and for him to take all his problems to God in Jesus name. Amen

  56. Jen Rehnquist says:

    Praying for my boys.

  57. I’m praying for my three boys – my 9 year old, 5 year and husband. I want to cover them all in prayer, regardless of what is going on in our lives. The need for a book like this feels very great in my heart right now. I would love to pour into it!

  58. I actually have several boys I am praying for…Corban and Carter and maybe another in July!! I love knowing that God’s Word is being taught to them and the the prayers over their lifetime will carry them through. God is faithful!!

  59. I’m in! Praying for my son, Josiah! 😀

  60. vicki chyllo says:

    I am a mom to a very sweet 12 year old girl, Alexis. But as an added blessing I am now a step (although I am not a fan of the word) mom to Nicholas! And his 2 amazing sisters! I am praying for all of them. But when people ask me about my kids I tell them I have an Alexis, Sammy, Nick and Sara. They say, “are they all yours? ” I reply, “thankfully, they are now!” God has blessed me with this wonderful opportunity to impact more lives than just Alexis’ and I am sooo thankful for it.

  61. Melisanne says:

    My 2 boys, Elijah and Josiah.

  62. I am a mom with 4 boys and 1 girl. My oldest is going to be 21 and is an extremely hard worker. His dad walked away from him over 6 years ago and has recently tried to make contact with my son. My son, Kameron, doesn’t want anything to do wth him at this point but I pray for both Kam eron and his dad to find a way to mend their relationship. Keegan my second oldest graduates high school this year and is trying to make some serous decisions about his future. My step-son Travis has a stepfather who recently went to prison for the second time and finds this normal. My youngest son is struggling to adjust going to a public high school after going to a private Christian day school. He finds the kids very annoying and inconsiderate to others. My daughter I pray for often since she is the youngest amongest all these boys! I am one blessed mom to have all these amazing children!

  63. I am praying for my little guy. This book looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing it.

  64. I’m praying for my son Noah(8). We had a big day yesterday. He told me that he had conquered one of his biggest fears. He is no longer afraid of a monster living under his bed waiting to grab him. As we were in his room he went into detail about how he went to great lengths to avoid this monster and also how he had come to conquer this fear. This was especially meaningful for me since I deal with a lot of fear myself. I held him in my arms and we prayed. I thanked God for how he helped Noah over come his fear. I prayed that we would both rely on he Lord to conquer every fear that we have. And then we both said 2 Timothy 1:7 together. Thank you Lord!

  65. nancys1128 says:

    My boys are really more men now, being 25 and 22. But they will always be my ‘boys’ and I will always pray for them.

  66. Mythyl T. says:

    I’m praying for my precious, loving boys JJ who is turning 4 yrs. old this Sat. and for my 2 year old, Joshua. With all the evil around us, I can’t help but pray fervently for protection and for them to walk in God’s ways as they love Him with all their heart, soul, mind and strength.

  67. praying for my 15-yr old who is struggling in school and with depression as a result. He is a very smart young man and has been in honor society, but is failing several classes. We recently discovered his older sibling has ADHD and we will also have him tested next month. praying for strength and that God will guide him in the right direction in life and also to get the help he needs to succeed.

  68. Elizabeth says:

    I’m praying for my guys, 9 and 7!

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