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Thursday, August 19, 2010

He Will Hear Your Heart

There are times when I don't know how to pray for my children and I want so much for God to hear my heart. Pray with His Word, let His word fall from your lips and rise into heaven. He will hear your heart. If your heart's desires are what He desires.

Here are 31 Biblical virtues to pray for your children, By Bob Hostetler
I borrowed these 31 Biblical virtues from another blog, another sister in Christ. I am going to make a copy and stick them in my Bible. Won't you join me?

1. Salvation
Lord, let salvation spring up within my children, that they may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory. Is. 45:8, 2 Tim. 2:10

2. Growth in Grace.

I pray that my children 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. Ga. 5:25. Eph. 5:2

4. Honesty and Integrity.

May integrity and honesty be their virtue and their protection. Ps. 25:21

5. Self-Control.

Father, help my children not to be like many others around them, but let them be alert and self-controlled in all they do. 1 Thess. 5:6

6. Love for God’s Word

May my children grow to find Your Word more precious than gold. Ps.19:10

7. Justice.

God, help my children to love justice as You do and act justly in all they do. Ps. 11:7, Micah 6:8

8. Mercy.

May my children always be merciful, just as their Father is merciful. Luke 6:36

9. Respect.

Father, grant that my children show proper respect to everyone, as your Word commands. 1 Peter 2:17

10. 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. Eph. 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 tablets of their hearts. Prov. 3:3

12. Courage.

May my children always be strong and courageous in their character and in their actions. Deut. 31:6

13. Purity.

Create in them a pure heart, O God, and let that purity of heart be shown in their actions. Ps 51:10

14. Kindness.

Lord, may my children always try to be kind to each other and to every one else. 1 Thess. 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 Tim 6:18-19

16. Peace-loving.

Father, let my children make every effort to do what leads to peace. Rom 14:19

17. Joy.

May my children be filled with the joy given by the Holy Spirit. 1 Thess 1:6

18. Perseverance.

Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them especially to run with perseverance the ace marked out for them. Heb. 12:1

19. Humility.

God, please cultivate in my children the ability to show true humility.

20. Compassion.

Lord, please clothe my children with the virtue of compassion. Col. 3:12

21. Responsibility.

Grant that my children may learn responsibility, for each one should carry his own load. Gal. 6:5

22. Contentment.

Father, teach my children the secret of being content in any and every situation, through Him who gives them strength. Phil. 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, Heb. 11:1-40

24. A Servant’s Heart.

God, please help my children develop servant’s that they may serve wholeheartedly, as if they were serving the Lord, not men. Eph. 6:7

25. Hope.

May the God of hope grant that my children may overflow with hope and hopefulness by the power of the Holy Spirit. Rom 15:13

26. Willingness to Work.

Teach my children to value work and to work with all their heart, as working for you Lord. Col 3:23

27. Passion for God.

Lord, please instill in my children a soul that follows hard after Thee. One that clings passionately to you. Ps. 63:8

28. Protection.

Lord, please protect my children, guarding their course. Prov 2:8

29. Time Management.

I pray that my children would learn to manage their time well. Eph. 5:15

30. Fear God.

Father, I pray that my children may have a holy fear of you. Ps. 34:11, Prov. 9:10

31. Trust.

May my children learn to trust you, O God, with all their heart. Prov. 3:5,6

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