From the moment I met them, I knew that I loved them. Each of them penetrated my heart in their own little tiny way. And as they have grown older, my love for them has grown bigger. How so much love can fit into my heart and continue to grow is beyond me, but it does. I love them bigger than the biggest thing you could ever imagine, and then some more.
As my sons walk through their teenage years, there are some days that my heart is so overwhelmed with fear. It is so easy to fear the unknown, and some days I find myself very concerned for them and what may or may not happen in their lives. But it is those days that I am reminded of the One who holds all of their tomorrows in His hands. It is on those days that I must learn to lean on and trust in the God who entrusted them to my care. And so I pray. I pray for them with all that is within me. And my prayers do not fall on deaf ears…
“Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” 1 John 5:14
Praying according to His will is easy if we know His will. And to know His will, we can simply refer to His word. Over the years, I have learned that there is something really special about speaking and praying the Word of God over my sons. So today, I want to share with you some of the scriptures that I have used to help guide me in my prayers.
Pray that he will have a heart that pursues God and His will, just as David did. Acts 13:22
Pray that he would seek to receive Godly wisdom. James 1:5
Pray that he will use his gifts to serve others. 1 Peter 4:10
Pray that he would place his trust in the Lord, and that he would follow His path. Proverbs 3:5-6
Pray that he would always be honest, and walk in integrity. Proverbs 19:1
Pray that he would be quick to forgive. Ephesians 4:32
Pray that he would have clean hands and a pure heart. Psalm 24:3-4
Pray that he would remain sexually pure. 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5
Pray that he would be filled with joy. Romans 15:13
Pray that he would not give in to temptation. Mark 14:38
There are so many more scriptures in God’s word that we can pray over our sons, but the main thing is to keep praying. Whether your son is in a good place in his life, or walking through a valley, God has a plan for him. And, believe it or not, your prayers make a difference! James 5:16 says that, “the effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” So keep praying for your son, and have faith that God hears you and will answer the cry of your heart.