Effectively Praying Moms


by: Jeanie Cullip
24/7 MOMS Inspiration Editor

We have a responsibility and privilege of praying for our kids. Moms prayers make a difference. Abraham Lincoln once said, “I remember my mothers prayers and they have clung to me all my life.”

Do you pray for your children, but still worry about them? How can we pray effectively? What kind of prayers are ones that can make a difference for our kids?

1 John 5:14-15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

So when we pray for our children for anything according to His word, then we know H hears us, and if we know that He hears us we know that we have the thing we have asked for Him.

Effective prayer begins with knowing what we are praying about is God’s will. The Bible is full of his promises, these promises are His will for us. These are all things He wants to fulfill in our lives and in our children. In prayer, we can bring his promises to Him and make them our requests.

Here are 10 promises that we can take to Him on behalf of our children. I use them as a guideline in praying for my children.

1.Pray for your child to know Jesus Christ.

Promises in His Word: John 3:16 & Acts 2:38-39

2. Pray for your child to be filled with God’s word.

Promises in His Word: 2 Timothy 3:14-17, Psalms 119:10-16 & Ephesians 1:15-19

3. Pray that your child would be led by the Spirit.

Promises in His Word: Romans 8:14 & 1 Samuel 3:1-10

4. Pray for your child to Live by Faith.

Promises in His Word: 2 Timothy 1:5 & Hebrews 11:6

5. Pray for you child’s Personal Maturity.

Promise in His Word: Proverbs 22:6 & 1 Timothy 4:12

6. Pray for your child’s Education & Learning

Promise in His Word: Daniel 1:17-20

7. Pray your child’s Friends & Mate.

Promise in His Word: 1 Corinthians 15:33, Proverbs 18:24 & Mark 10:6-9

8. Pray for your child’s Purity.

Promise in His Word: 1 Thessalonians 4:3-5

9. Pray for your child’s Well Being & Long Life.

Promise in His Word: Ephesians 6:1-3, Proverbs 3

10. Pray for your child’s Destiny & Future.

Promise in His Word: Jeremiah 29:11 & Psalm 25:4-5

Which of these 10 promises do you want to focus on for each of your children? This week I will be discussing each one of the 10 promises on our Ning! Join on in the discussion at the 24/7 MOMS Inspiration Group.

Blessings & Giggles to you & yours,


Stay- at- Home Mommy & Writer

Jeanie Cullip is a happily married, stay-at-home mom of 3 children of her own and 2 step-children. Finding joy, love & hope right in her own back yard and sharing it with her neighbors near and far. She is a freelance writer residing in Gig Harbor. Find out more on her website jeanie cullip, writer.

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