A Prayer for Your Child Tonight

I bet you love to watch your children sleep…I know I do. I love to pray for them while they are sleeping and sometimes I need some specific direction in terms of knowing what to pray. Tonight, I’m going with the prayer on teachability–a willingness to learn and grow taken from While They Are Sleeping, by Anne Arkins and Gary Harrell.

“Father, it is your own Spirit who teaches us through your Word. I pray that _______ would yield to your instruction. Please protect __________from developing a stubborn or rebellious spirit. May he/she be a spiritual sponge, soaking up your truth. Grant him/her a teachable spirit and heart. You are the giver of every good and perfect gift. Thank you that you want to give wisdom and instruction to my child.”

Recommended Scriptures:

“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good spirit lead me on level ground.” (Psalm 143:10)

“The heart of the discerning acquires knowledge; the ears of the wise seek it out.” (Proverbs 18:15)

“Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens…” (Daniel 12:3)

“Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”  (Psalm 25:5)


Do you have a prayer for your children that you has been on your heart?

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