5 Ways to Pray for Your Future Children

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It is common knowledge that motherhood often drives a woman to prayer with it many concerns and cares but have you ever considered taking your future little ones before the Lord in prayer even before you see their sweet faces?

In a dark world, turning darker, our children or future children will face many challenges.  Believing, sharing and standing firm for what is good and right, for what God has called us to stand for, seems to grow harder every day.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”  -1 Peter 5:8

Our enemy, Satan, is strong.  He hates children and especially those who grow up in Christian families under the teaching of the Gospel.  Satan’s influences are real and dangerous but thankfully our God is stronger and He equips us with the powerful weapon of prayer!

Prayer is an amazing thing and God often chooses to use it as a means of accomplishing His will.  

Why not take a few moments to pray for your future children?  You wont reget it.

Here are 5 ways you can pray for your future children today:

Dear Father,

Would you please bless my children with:

The gift of eternal life at a young age.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”  -John 3:16 {ESV}

A godly spouse and a strong biblical marriage.

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”  -Ephesians 5:31 {ESV}

The strength to remain pure in heart and body.

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”  -Matthew 5:8 {ESV}

 A Fear of the Lord that leads to great wisdom.

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding.”  -Psalm 111:10

Protection as they bring the Gospel to a dark world.

“Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.”  -Mark 16:15 {ESV}

In Jesus’ name we pray.


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Prayer is a powerful thing!  Consider loving your children and future children now by praying for them!

What are some other things YOU suggest praying about for your children or future children?

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Ashley Schnarr

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  1. sara says

    Ashley & Ruth – I struggle with this one – and a lot of things that people (not just you two! :) post about “mom this” and “moms that.” I’m 37 years old and don’t have any children. I have always wanted kids and thought I would have a lot of them. I was married for 9 years but we are currently separated.

    However, I have struggled with this feeling of being excluded from the ‘mommy club’ before that happened. There is so much on the internet (and books, magazines, etc) that is about how to deal with life as a mom. One thing I’ve always liked to read is about organization but when things are focused on organizing your family, and family only includes people with kids, it can be hard to see that – over and over – not just about organizing but many topics. I am sure that once you become a mom, your whole world changes and your worldview changes, but I wish it wasn’t always such an us vs them type of thing – which is my perspective on it and maybe I’m being oversensitive? (And Ashley I realize that you aren’t married or don’t have kids either but I’ve included you in my question for your perspective if that’s okay? :) )

    (I always assumed that we would eventually have kids but I have numerous health issues that made my doctors definitely be hesitant about “endorsing” me getting pregnant. And those same health issues would make it difficult to raise a child, whether a biological child, foster child, or adopted child. And I know that things could change and I could somehow end up having a child – I’m just expressing my feelings for the season of life that I’m in right now.)

    I hope that at least one of ya’ll will read and comment on this and not just delete it – this is a heartfelt question and I think that you two could provide some great feedback on the question. Thanks!

    • sarah P says

      thank you for the great suggestions for how to pray for your children/future children! I’ve been looking for something with scriptural references as a jump-off point to start from. thank you so much!

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