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How do I pray for my kids?

Rozy McCormick is a friend who has raised children. They have gone through hard times, but her prayers have enabled them to thrive. Since she got wrecked for the ordinary, her prayers have changed. Here is a prayer she prays. It is the most profound prayer by a parent for their family I've ev…
By Seth Barnes

Rozy McCormick is a friend who has raised children. They have gone through hard times, but her prayers have enabled them to thrive. Since she got wrecked for the ordinary, her prayers have changed. Here is a prayer she prays. It is the most profound prayer by a parent for their family I've ever read. I recommend you print it out, put it in your Bible, or on your fridge and pray it daily.

My prayers have changed so much through the years.  I’ve gone from – "bless them Lord" to "surround them with a hedge of thorns."

I don’t pray God keep them from pain, but that pain would always be used only as an instrument to drive them to God and never from Him.

I don’t pray that they wouldn’t know hardship but learn dependence from it.

I don’t pray for success that would allow their ego to grow bigger than their hearts.  I pray for them to be managers of favor and success for God’s glory.

I don’t pray that their marriages and relationship would be fully satisfying but I do pray that no relationship would ever be as sweet as the one they have with God.

I do pray that no comfort on earth would make them apathetic.

I pray that they would never be comfortable with sin in their lives.  I pray that they would suffer the thought of what an indulgent sin would cost their precious children and spouse.

I pray that their hearts would break when others suffer and they would be compelled to action on their behalf.

I pray that they would suffer God’s lost sheep as if it were their own child.

I don’t pray for bigger houses but for bigger hearts.

I don’t pray for bigger paychecks than their ability to steward.

I pray their character always be bigger than their gifts.

I pray that there is no duplicity in their lives and that if there is, God is his kindness would bring it to light, quickly.

I pray that they be good swimmers in the sea of God’s grace and not pity pit dwellers.

I pray for the ability to love them beyond my selfish need to see them comfortable and that I would lead a life they can follow without apology.

I pray that my husband and I love each other as a living example of how Christ’s loves the church.

I pray that we will continue on the journey towards Christ-like maturity and that no childish ways are found in us.

I pray that we leave them a legacy of prayer for the next generation.

May God's wisdom chase you, his pleasure find you and power carry you and his love keep you.
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