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Prayer Guide for Parents
  1. Pray for parental wisdom: that they will know when to say "yes," and when to say "no"
  2. Pray that the parent(s) will be good role models for their children.
  3. Pray that the parent(s) will choose to spend quality [and quantity] time with their child(ren).
  4. Pray that God will supply the family's needs[$, time, food].
  5. Pray that the parent(s) will have a vibrant, growing relationship with God.
  6. Pray that the parent(s) will remain sexually pure and faithful.
  7. Pray that the parent(s) will become actively involved in a healthy faith community where the whole family can grow spiritually.
  8. Pray that the parent(s) will listen and understand their children [their needs, the world they live in, their joys and sorrows].
  9. Pray that each parent emotionally connects with their child(ren).
  10. Pray that the parent(s) will effectively pray for their child(ren).
  11. Pray that they will become Christlike in their use of time [with spouse, family, work, church, play, child's school].
  12. Pray that the parent(s) will teach the child(ren) to love, serve, and obey God.
  13. Pray that the parent(s) will not pass on to their child(ren) the negative things from their own childhood(s), but will get appropriate help.
  14. Pray that they will encourage and challenge their child(ren) to be all that they can be.
  15. Pray that the parent(s) will model forgiveness and reconciliation.
  16. Pray that they will be wise disciplinarians doing what is best.
  17. Pray for the relationship(s) between parent and child(ren) to grow strong, based on mutual love and respect.
  18. Pray that the parent(s) will express anger, frustrations, and resolve conflicts in a constructive manner.
  19. Pray for the extended family of the child(ren), that they would move toward becoming more Christlike.
  20. Pray that the parent(s) will know how to talk to their child(ren) about sex, drugs, faith, moral choices, problems, disappointments.
  21. Pray that the parent(s) will model unconditional love.
  22. Pray for parental patience, wisdom, and flexibility in coping with the stresses of raising a family in today's world.
  23. Pray that the parent(s) will genuinely love and like their child(ren).
  24. Pray that the parent(s) will not over or under indulge their child(ren), that their child(ren) will value relationships [with God, family, others] more than things.
  25. Pray for the home environment: peace, beauty, music, love, safety.
  26. Pray that the parent(s) will model how to choose good friends.
  27. Pray that the parent(s) will make the sacrifices necessary to be the parent(s) that the child(ren) need.
  28. Pray that the parent(s) will model respect to those in authority.
  29. Pray that the parent(s) will know where to turn for help.
  30. Pray that the parent(s) and child(ren) will learn to talk about God in free and natural ways.
  31. Commit this home and family to the care and nurture of God; that God's holy and perfect will and purposes will be accomplished with this family.