Monday, February 25, 2013

Praying the Scriptures for Your Children

untitledPraying the Scriptures for Your Children – Discover How to Pray God’s Will for Their Lives
Written by Jodie Berndt
Published at Zondervan

About the book

An inspiring guide for mothers on how to pray scripturally for their children, filled with encouraging true stories and handy resources to begin praying powerfully today.

Who is Jodie Berndt?untitled

Jodie Berndt is the author of several books, including Celebration of Miracles, Generous Living (coauthored with Ron Blue), and Praying the Scriptures for your Teenagers. She is also a former writer and producer for The 700 Club. She and her husband, Robbie, have four children. They live in Virginia Beach, VA, where Jodie leads a weekly prayer group for mothers who have learned to trust God and his promises to work in their children's lives.

My Thoughts

Let’s go back in time for a minute or two.   Back on January 2nd, I realized that Family Matters had a challenge to pray for your kids throughout the month of January.   Each day of the month, they were posting a specific prayer item for your kids via the 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children.  I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to pursue this habit in praying for my kids using Scriptures.   So just before January ended, I stumbled on that came out in 2001 and requested it to review.    One February day, I received the book Praying the Scriptures for Your Children in the mail.   I was delighted and immediately embarked in new praying habit for my kids.

The book is divided in five important theme for our kids’ lives.  

  • Praying for Your Child’s Faith – salvation,love God’s Word, gifts, and promote God’s Kingdom.
  • Praying for Your Child’s Character – wisdom and discernment,servant’s heart, kindness and compassion, self-control, diligence and self-discipline.
  • Praying for Your Child’s Safety – physical health and safety, protection, emotional well-being, crisis.
  • Praying for Your Child’s Relationship – with friends, with siblings, with teachers and coaches, with you.
  • Praying for Your Child’s Future – purpose in life, marriage, management of time and money, when he/she leaves your nest.

Each and every single prayer theme contains a chapter on how to pray for the highlighted theme (ex: servant’s heart) which will give you example from the author’s life, perspectives to consider on the theme and wisdom in how to pray for this specific issue.   You will also have prayer principles through the chapter to encourage you to pray specific things about the subject of the chapter.   Then at the end of the chapter, you will have numerous prayer examples  which are base on scriptures.

I’ve been using this book daily through the month of February in order to pray more for my kids.   What I particularly like about this book is the fact that I can pick different scriptures prayers for each of them at the end of a specific chapter.   I would say that I would go through one of two chapters each weeks.   I am definitively planning to pursue this reading and pray for my kids on a day-to-day basis on specific issues that could happen in their lives.

I think this book is a gem in itself.  Not only will it encourages you to pray scriptures on your children but it also guide you in deepening your daily conversations with God.   I highly recommend it to any parents out there who would like to expand their prayers for their children.

Praying the Scriptures for Your Children is available at your favourite bookstore, even and


The book is also available for the Kindle.


Disclaimer: Thanks to Zondervan for sending me the above mentioned product for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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