There is so much I desire for my children–how could I ever mention it all in prayer? So I took the following Scriptures and changed only the pronouns, turning Paul’s words to the early churches into prayers for my own children. I’d say this pretty well sums it up.
I do not cease to give thanks for __________, remembering [him/her] in my prayers, that [You], the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory may give _________ a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of [You], having the eyes of ________’s heart enlightened, that [he/she] may know what is the hope to which [You] have called ________, what are the riches of [Your] glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of [Your] power toward us who believe.
–adapted directly from Ephesians 1:15b-19 (ESV)
For this reason I bow my knees before [You] from whom every family in the heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of [Your] glory [You] may grant ________ to be strengthened with power through [Your] Spirit in ________’s inner being, so that Christ may dwell in [his/her]heart through faith–that _________, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that suprasses knowledge, that _________ may be filled with all the fullness of God.
–adapted directly from Ephesians 3:14-19 (ESV)
To this end we always pray for _________, that [You] may make ________ worthy of [Your] calling and may fulfill every resolve for good and every work of faith by [Your] power, so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in _______, and _______ in You, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
–adapted directly from II Thessalonians 1:11-12 (ESV)
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Remember that tomorrow is Works-For-Me Wednesday. I’ll see you back here then!