The ads are out; the shopping in full force. As our state promotes our tax-free back to school buying, I’m jolted back to the reality of the pressure our children face as they go back to school. For some, it will be back to familiar surroundings and faces. Others face a whole new campus with new opportunities…and new temptations.
Over the next four weeks, I’ll share with you the prayers I am praying for my kids as the summer draws to an end. Inspired by Kathi Lipp’s new book, “Praying God’s Word for Your Life”, I have taken Ephesians 1 and chosen four passages to pray for my three kids. Won’t you print it out and pray along for your children with me?
You are Chosen
Father, I pray that my child/children will know deep in their hearts that they are chosen.
“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love” v. 11 ” In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will,” (NIV)
My children are chosen by You; the Creator of the Universe and the Father of perfect, unconditional love. May this truth completely fill their love gap, giving them the acceptance their hearts’ crave. May this truth build in them a confidence that will be magnetic; drawing others so they are light to those hurting all around them.
Thank you for choosing us, Jesus. Today, may our thoughts, hearts and actions ooze out the truth that You, Almighty God, have picked us.
We’ve got just two weeks until we drop off our middle girl at college; so much change in the Cowell house! While I am praying for the changes we are experiencing, how can I pray for you and your family?
Looking for more prayers for your girl? Head to my website (www.LynnCowell.com) and click on “freebies”. Choose “Revolutionary Prayer” and get my free “9 Days of Revolutionary Prayer for Your Girl”. Share it with a friend!