On Wednesday nights I co-lead a college small-group of 12 freshmen through my church. What's refreshing about these girls is that they haven't done enough life to taste its bitterness yet. Starting off in their college careers, they're full of dreams, goals, and promise. As I sit and talk to them, it's clear that they have no idea what life can bring them, nor should they. A person needs to start off with the ideal first so that she knows what to reach for. But I do wonder - Are they prepared for what's to come? Are they equipped for the harshness that life sometimes brings?
Recently I heard that my job as a mom is to prepare my children for the day I'm no longer with them. Even though I can't prepare or protect them from everything they will experience, I can do my best to equip them with the tools they will need during those times. This starts with prayer. It takes divine guidance for God to transform their hearts and renew their minds so that they have an arsenal of truth to fall on when trouble comes.
Here are 10 promises from scripture to pray over your children. As you pray, ask God to grow deep roots in your children's hearts for each of these and help them to believe that these promises are for them.
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