A Prayer for Your Child to Grow in Faith
As parents, it’s important that we give our children opportunities to grow in faith, so that they not only grow closer to God, but that they are also able to endure great trials. The Bible tells us, “Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Jesus Christ” (Romans 10:17). The closer your child is to God’s Word, the more equipped they will be to standing firm amid severe testings. If you want your child to grow in faith, turn your child over to God, so that He can give them the spiritual insights they need to see Him at work. If you are concerned about your child’s faith and development, you can begin with this prayer: Dear Lord, while my child is away, give him/her opportunities to grow in faith. As I envision his/her future, I’m fearful about what may lie ahead, especially when he/she is away from my care. I acknowledge that his/her safety comes from being spiritually close to you. When my child feels alone, put people in his/her life to stand with them. Give him/her the specific victories and defeats he/she needs to grow stronger. Pull my child closer to You so that You’re the first person he/she turns to in the good times and the bad. Amen.