1. Salvation. “Lord, let salvation spring up within my children, that they may
obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory“ (Isaiah 45:8, 2 Timothy 2:10).
2. Growth in grace. “I pray that my children may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).
3. Love. “Lord, help my children learn to live a life of love, through the Spirit who dwells in them” (Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:2).
4. Honesty and integrity. “May integrity and honesty be their virtue and their protection” (Psalm 25:21).
5. 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).
6. Love for God’s Word. “May my children grow to find Your Word more precious than pure gold and sweeter than honey from the comb” (Psalm 19:10).
7. Justice. “God, help my children love justice as You do and act justly in all they do” (Psalm 11:7, Micah 6:8).
8. Mercy. “May my children always be merciful, just as their Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).
9. Respect (for self, others, authority). “Father, help my children show proper respect to everyone, as Your Word commands” (1 Peter 2:17).
10. Biblical self-esteem. “Help my children develop a strong self-esteem rooted in the realization that they are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:10).
11. 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).
12. Courage. “May my children always be strong and courageous in their character and in their actions” (Deuteronomy 31:6).
13. Purity. “Create in them a pure heart, O God, and let that purity of heart be shown in their actions” (Psalm 51:10).
14. Kindness. “Lord, may my children always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else” (1 Thessalonians 5:15).
15. Generosity. “Help my children be generous and willing to share, and so lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age”
(1 Timothy 6:18, 19).
16. Peace-loving. “Father, let my children make every effort to do what leads to peace” (Romans 14:19).
17. Joy. “May my children be filled with the joy given by the Holy Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 1:6).
18. Perseverance. “Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them run with perseverance the race marked out for them”
19. Humility. “God, please cultivate in my children the ability to show true humility toward all” (Titus 3:2).
20. Compassion. “Lord, please clothe my children with the virtue of compassion” (Colossians 3:12).
21. Responsibility. “Grant my children the ability to learn responsibility, for each one should carry his own load” (Galatians 6:5).
22. 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).
23. 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).
24. A servant’s heart. “God, please help my children develop servants’ hearts, that they may serve wholeheartedly, as if they were serving the Lord, not men” (Ephesians 6:7).
25. Hope. “May the God of hope grant my children an overflow of hope and hopefulness by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).
26. Willingness and ability to work. “Teach my children, Lord, to value work and to work at it with all their heart, as working for the Lord, not for men” (Colossians 3:23).
27. Passion for God. “Lord, please instill in my children a soul that follows hard after You” (Psalm 63:8).
28. Self-discipline. “Father, I pray that my children may acquire a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair” (Proverbs 1:3).
29. Prayerfulness. “Grant, Lord, that my children’s lives may be marked by prayerfulness, that they may learn to pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18).
30. Gratitude. “Help my children live lives that are always overflowing with thankfulness and always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20; Colossians 2:7).
31. A heart for missions. “Lord, please help my children develop a desire to see Your glory declared among the nations, Your marvelous deeds among all peoples” (Psalm 96:3).
Copyright Bob Hostetler. Used with permission of the author.
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