A Parent’s Prayer Calendar

When you pray for your children do you find the same tired words rolling from your lips?
Here is a parent’s prayer calendar to help you pray for character traits, virtues, and the fruit of the Spirit in the life of your child.

1 salvation 
Lord, let salvation spring up within my children, that they may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. 
(Isaiah 45:8; 2 Timothy 2:10)
2  growth in grace 
I pray that they may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 
(2 Peter 3:18)
3  love
Grant, Lord, that my children may learn to live a life of love through the Spirit who dwells in them. 

(Ephesians 5:2; Galatians 5:22)
4  honesty and integrity
May integrity and honesty be their virtue and their protection. 

(Psalm 25:21)
5  self-control
Father, help my children to be like many others around them, but let them be “alert and self-controlled” in all they do. 

(1 Thessalonians 5:6)
6  a love for God‘s Word
May my children grow to find Your Word “more precious than gold, than much pure gold; [and] sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb.” 

(Psalm 19:10)
7 justice
God, help my children to love justice as You do and to “act justly” in all they do. 

(Psalm 11:7,
Micah 6:8)
8  mercy
May my children always “be merciful, as [their] Father is merciful.” 

(Luke 6:36)
9 respect (for self, others, authority)
Father, grant that my children may “show proper respect to everyone,” as Your Word commands. 

(1 Peter 2:17)
10 strong, biblical self-esteem
Help my children develop a strong self-esteem that is rooted in the realization that they are “God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus.” 

(Ephesians 2:10)
11 faithfulness
“Let love and faithfulness never leave [my children],” but bind these twin virtues around their necks and write them on the tablet of their hearts. 

(Proverbs 3:3)
12 a passion for God
Lord, please instill in my children a soul with a craving for You, a heart that clings passionately to You. 

(Psalm 63:8)
13  responsibility
Grant that my children may learn responsibility, “for each one should carry his own load.” 

(Galatians 6:5)
14  kindness 
Lord, may my children “always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else.” 
 (1 Thessalonians 5:15)
15  generosity 
Grant that my children may “be generous and willing to share [and so] lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age.” 
(1 Timothy 6:18-19)
16  peace, peaceability 
Father, let my children “make every effort to do what leads to peace.” 
(Romans 14:19)
17  hope 
May the God of hope grant that my children may overflow with hope and hopefulness by the power of the Holy Spirit
(Romans 15:13)
18  perseverance 
Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them especially to “run with perseverance the race marked out for [them].” 
(Hebrews 12:1)
19  humility 
Lord, please cultivate in my children the ability to “show true humility toward all.” 
(Titus 3:2)
20  compassion 
Lord, please clothe my children with the virtue of compassion. 
(Colossians 3:12)
21  prayerfulness 
“Grant, Lord, that my children’s lives may be marked by prayerfulness, that they may learn to “pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.” 
(Ephesians 6:18)
22  contentment 
Father, teach my children “the secret of being content in any and every situation…through him who gives [them] strength.” 
(Philippians 4:12-13)
23  faith 
I pray that faith will find root and grow in my children’s hearts, that by faith they may gain what has been promised to them. 
(Luke 17:5-6, Hebrews 11:1-40)
24  a servant heart 
Lord, please help my children develop servant hearts, that they may serve wholeheartedly “as if [they] were serving the Lord, not men.” 
(Ephesians 6:7)
25  purity 
“Create in [them] a pure heart, O God,” and let their purity of heart be shown in their actions. 
(Psalm 51:10)
26  a willingness and ability to work hard 
Teach my children, Lord, to value work and to work hard at everything they do, “as working for the Lord, not for men.” 
(Colossians 3:23)
27  self-discipline 
Father, I pray that my children may develop self-discipline, that they may acquire “a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair.” 
(Proverbs 1:3)
28  a heart for missions 
Lord, please help my children to develop a heart for missions, a desire to see your glory declared among the nations, your marvelous deeds among all peoples. 
(Psalm 96:3)
29  joy 
May my children be filled “with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.” 
(1 Thessalonians 1:6)
30  courage 
May my children always “be strong and courageous” in their character and in their actions. 
(Deuteronomy 31:6)

12 thoughts on “A Parent’s Prayer Calendar

  1. I wish more people would write blogs like this that are really fun to read. With all the fluff floating around on the net, it is rare to read a blog like this instead.

  2. I will continue praying for my children, and my grand children. My two grands were baptist two weeks ago. That for me was a Awesome moment to see. 🙂 That was a grandmothers prayer, and I give all praise to my LORD and SAVIOR for His Blessing. Agape! 🙂

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