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We invite you to devote part of your summer to prayer. All summer our devotionals will be focused on surrounding the children and youth of our community in prayer. With each devotional, our prayers will surround them for a specific characteristic of faithfulness. These devotionals will also inspire us, the adults, to be models of these attributes in our faith practices. We hope you will find this summer devotional series meaningful and inspirational.

Rev. Micah James, Associate Minister of Faith Development, & Adult Education Team

Overview of Prayers

Salvation - “Lord, let salvation spring up within my children, that they may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory” (2 Timothy 2:10).

Growth in Grace - “I pray that they may ‘grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’” (2 Peter 3:18).

Love - “Grant, Lord, that my children may learn to ‘live a life of love,’ through the Spirit who dwells in them” (Ephesians 5:2; Galatians 5:22).

Honesty & Integrity – “May integrity and honesty be their virtue and their protection” (Psalm 25:21).

Self-Control - “Father, help my children not to be like many others around them, but let them be alert and self-controlled in all they do” (1 Thessalonians 5:6).

Love for God’s Word - “May my children grow to find your Word more precious than gold, than much pure gold, and sweeter than honey from the honeycomb” (Psalm 19:10).

Justice - “God, help my children to love justice as You do and to ‘act justly’ in all they do” (Psalm 11:7; Micah 6:8).

Mercy - “May my children always ‘be merciful, as [their] Father is merciful’” (Luke 6:36).


Respect - “Holy God, grant that my children may show proper respect to everyone, as your Word commands” (1 Peter 2:17a).

Self-Esteem - “Help my children develop a strong self-esteem that is rooted in the realization that they are ‘God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus’” (Ephesians 2:10).

Faithfulness - “Let love and faithfulness never leave my children, but bind these twin virtues around their necks and write them on the tablet of their hearts” (Proverbs 3:3).

Courage - “May my children always be strong and courageous in their character and in their actions” (Deuteronomy 31:6).

Purity of Heart - “Create in them a pure heart, O God, and let their purity of heart be shown in their actions” (Psalm 51:10).

Kindness - “Lord, may my children ‘always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else’” (Ephesians 4:32).

Generosity - “Grant that my children may be generous and willing to share, laying up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for eternity” (1 Timothy 6:18-19).

Peace - “Peacemaker, let my children make every effort to do what leads to peace” (Romans 14:19).

Joy - “May my children be filled with the joy given by the Holy Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 1:6).

Perseverance - “Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them especially to run their race with perseverance” (Hebrews 12:1).

Humility - God, please cultivate in my children the ability to show true humility toward all” (Titus 3:2).

Compassion - “Lord, please clothe my children with the virtue of compassion” (Colossians 3:12).

Responsibility - “Grant that my children may learn responsibility, ‘for each one should carry his own load’” (Galatians 6:5).

Contentment - “Father, teach my children the secret of being content in any and every situation, through Him who gives them strength” (Philippians 4:12-13).

Faith - “I pray that faith will find root and grow in my children’s hearts, that by faith they may gain what has been promised to them” (Luke 17:5-6; Hebrews 11:1-40).

A Servant’s Heart - “God, please help my children develop a servant’s heart, that they may serve wholeheartedly, ‘as to the Lord, and not to men’” (Ephesians 6:7).

Hope - “May the God of hope grant that my children may overflow with hope and hopefulness through the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).

Willingness to Work Hard - “Teach my children, Lord, to value work and to work hard at everything they do, as they are working for the Lord, not for men” (Colossians 3:23).

Passion for God - “Lord, please instill in my children a soul that follows after You; a heart that clings passionately to You” (Psalm 63:8).

Self-Discipline - “Gracious One, I pray that my children may develop self-discipline, that they may live a disciplined life, doing what is right and just and fair” (Proverbs 1:3; 1 Corinthians 9:27).

Prayerfulness - “Grant, Lord, that my children’s lives may be marked by prayerfulness.” (Ephesians 6:18).

Gratitude – “Help my children to live lives that overflow with thankfulness, giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Colossians 2:7; Ephesians 5:20).

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