Prayer, Plain and Simple

Interested in learning more about praying for your kids? Here’s a brief bibliograghy of recent books on the subject:


Every Child Needs a Praying Mom by Janet Kobobel Grant and Fern Nichols. (Zondervan, August 2003). In this excellent how-to-pray book, Fern Nichols, founder of Moms In Touch teaches women the principles and practices “that will not only revolutionize the way people think about prayer, but the way they do pray, leading them into a deeper intimacy with Jesus.”


When Mothers Pray: Bringing God’s Power and Blessing to Your Children’s Lives by Cheri Fuller (Multnomah, December 2001). In this book, moms from around the world share their personal struggles and ultimate victories, giving the reader hope for their own prayer victories. In addition to contemporary examples, this book includes historical examples, suggested schedules of when to pray, as well as topical information on praying for prodigals and grandchildren.


Praying the Scriptures for Your Children by Jodie Berndt (Zondervan, April 2001). This is another example of a how-to guide. Berndt emphasizes praying scripturally for specific needs such as wisdom, protection, and sibling relationships. It also contains examples of prayers.


The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian (Harvest House Publishers, July 1995). Each chapter of this book discusses a different topic. Omartian uses examples from her own life and the specific prayers she prayed for her children. Many readers feel the strength of this book is the prayer examples included in each chapter.

7 Absolutes to Pray Over Kids by Blaine Bartel (Harrison House, June 2005). One of the more recent examples of books on prayer written by the associate pastor of Church on the Move, Tulsa OK. He tells parents what they should pray using specific scriptures and illustrations in seven areas of their child’s life.

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