Prayers for Your Children: 90 Days of Heartfelt Prayers for Children of Any AgeJames Banks, James, H. Banks
Many parents have witnessed the power of faithful prayer over their child's life, praying for health and healing from heartbreaks and for spiritual awakening and future direction, and inside Prayers for Your Children, pastor and author James Banks offers ninety accessible, S... Read More
Filled with heartfelt wisdom and truth, these ready-to-use prayers cover specific needs, including knowing Christ as Savior, loving the Lord and others, experiencing God's protection, and walking in purity. Witness the power of prayer as you glean through the pages of this book and talk with God on behalf of your child.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Mar 1, 2015
- UPC: 9781627073332
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 336
- Publish Date: Mar 1, 2015
- Language: English
- BISAC: "REL012080"
- ISBN: 1627073337
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- Great Devotional. Will use again and again by Laura on 4/1/2015
Have you ever thought about why you pray for your children, or even how to pray for your children?
You pray for their health, their safety, their friends, their school work, their future spouses, future kids, future grandchildren. You pray. It doesn't matter what the subject is, but you as a parent know that you need to pray.
But praying takes on a whole new level when you know why!
Praying for your children is split up into different weeks. Based on Different overall subjects like, Knowing Mom’s Gift, Growing Marks in God’s Doorway, Fruitful, the Mess and the Message. Just to name a few. I loved the way that the book was split up into bigger subjects, daily you are given messages based on a certain way to pray for each day.
Banks takes the book and splits it up into practical advice like this based on a verse a subject that intertwines with our prayer life for our kids and breaks it down into a short devotional that is easy to read, easy to relate too and easy to recognize (in the Bible); One of my favorites, Day 69, Crouching Sin and Singing Angels. What a fun title to read about your kids with! Based on Genesis 4:7 that says Sin is crouching at your door, it desires to rule over you, but you must win over it
Can you imagine if parents everywhere started praying for their children to WIN OVER SIN?
What a world we would live in!!
So this is the kind of things we should want to pray over our children. Sometimes, parents can just talk to God and ask them to protect their children as eloquently as anything but sometimes, parents do not know what to say, or even how to say it effectively. It’s all right there for you, even up to the Bible verses that go along right there with it
I will use this book over and over and especially when times are rough. My children are all grown, however, the subjects still relate or they are easy to be able to move it from a young child to an adult child in some format. That and then grandchildren. This devotional can be used for generations and used by generations. If you need something simple, practical and Godly
- Pray Scripture over your children by Rebekah on 3/13/2015
I haven't made it through the whole book yet, but there are three things that have stood out to me as I've read Prayers for Your Children, that I've really appreciated:
First, these are not random prayers - they're completely enrobed in Scripture. The pieces of each prayer that are directly from the Bible are noted in quotes, and each prayer is filled with quotation marks! As I read, I'm literally praying God's Word over my children, with expanded "notes," so to speak. Each verse is referenced, and the exact translation it was pulled from is recorded at the end of the prayer.
Secondly, I noticed the length of these prayers. Now, I'm not saying that length indicates quality - I know it doesn't. And I also know that a beautifully written prayer can be meaningless if the heart of the one praying is not involved and intent. But, that said, I appreciated that the prayers in this book are more than one or two lines. It not only allows me to cover my children in prayer more thoroughly, but I also think it gives me a deeper understanding of our Lord and His Word.
And, finally, the subtitle is "90 Days of Heartfelt Prayer for Children of Any Age," and it really does mean any age. I pray these over my toddlers, but the prayers will still be just as valid when they're 8 and 9, or 17 and 18 - or even older. And many times, after I pray through the day's prayer for my children, I will read the prayer again, this time for myself. I need work, too!
I know that after I finish this book, I'm going to start it again. And again. And again. It's done with excellence. I'm adding to the top of my list for gifts to give new parents - and I highly recommend it for churches who give gifts at baby dedications.
- Excellent Book! by GMC3MOM on 2/21/2015
I was really excited to be able to get a copy of this book in advance, and I couldn't be happier with it. It is a well thought out guide to help us pray FOR our children, not ABOUT our children. It's easy to get stuck in a routine, or not to know how to pray for our kids to begin with. The book provides a scriptural based launching pad, that gets us moving in the right direction. I love that all scripture references are noted, so I can follow up with the context in my bible. This is a great resource for parents. Great gift for new parents, parents that are new believers or a parent who is struggling with their child. When we learn to pray FOR our children, not about them, we become more compassionate... we begin to see them with a heavenly perspective.