Our culture says that the most important things for children are education, good health, treats, entertainment, and material things. Yet as Christians, we know that children's spiritual health is the most important thing. So we need to pray for them, but where do we start?
This little guide is both deep and do-able. Melissa Kruger takes us back to the Bible to show us what God's will for children is, so we can pray in line with it. She selects 21 key areas of spiritual growth and character development. For each one, there are five short prayer prompts drawn straight from the Bible.
When we pray in line with God's priorities as found in his word, our prayers are powerful and effective (James 5 v 16)--and that's a truly thrilling prospect.
This book can be used in any number of ways: work through it as part of your daily quiet time, or pick it up whenever a particular need arises. Either way, it's worth stepping out of the busyness of daily life for five minutes to pray meaningfully for your child, grandchild, godchild, or kids in your church--from tots to teens, and every age in between.
Melissa Kruger is the author of Wherever You Go, I Want You to Know as well as several books for adults. She blogs at Wit's End, hosted by The Gospel Coalition. Her husband, Mike, is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary, and they have three children.