Praying for Our Sons from Head to Toe: Day 1

praying for our sons from head to toeday 1 of the 7 day challenge

Howdy Strong Mamas!

So glad you are here today! We are in day 1 of the 7 day challenge. Today we will be praying for salvation and over the heads of our boys. No need to dillydally, let’s get into it.

HIS SALVATION

 If your son is not yet a Christian, his salvation is your most urgent prayer. Everything else pales in comparison. You’ve probably already discovered that believing in Jesus is not something you can talk him into or force upon him. He must decide for himself what he believes and where he will stand with God. Only Christ can quicken his heart to believe.

 Lord, I pray my son will come to know you as his Savior and Lord. I pray he will understand that he has sinned and fallen short of Your standard (Rom. 3:23). Grant him to know that the result of sin is death, but You have given him the free gift of eternal life through Your son, Jesus Christ (Rom. 6:23). Lord, open my son’s heart to know that while he was yet a sinner, You demonstrated Your own love for him and sent Your son to die on the cross to pay the penalty for his sins (Rom. 5:8). I pray he will one day confess with his mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in his heart that You raised Him from the dead (Rom. 10:9). I pray he will call on the name of the Lord and be saved (Rom. 10:13).

Praying for my kids is the gateway that allows Christ to teach them selflessness, discipline in faith, holiness of God & gives me a glimpse into their hearts. Lord, help me to open that gate daily.

HIS HEAD

Lord, one day my son will be the head of his own household, and I pray he will look to You as the head of his life (Eph. 5:23, 1 Cor. 11:3). Help him to take the leadership role in his home and seek Your wisdom in every decision he makes, knowing that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Psalm 111:10).

Lord, I ask that one day you will bring a godly woman to be my son’s wife. Lord, I pray she would be a worthy wife, a crown for him and not a disgraceful cancer in his bones (Prov. 12:4). I pray that she would be a woman who accepts the authority of my son as the head of the home and submits to him in everything, as to the Lord (Eph. 5:22). I ask that she wins over any stubbornness or wayward thinking in my son with her pure, godly behavior and not nagging words. Lord, grant her a quiet and gentle spirit; one without fear but stayed on the might of You (1 Pet. 3:7).

Above all, Lord, please make my son to be the kind of man that gives honor to his wife, treating her with godly understanding. Place in my son’s mind and heart a love for His wife like that of Christ for the church. Let my son daily give up his life for his wife and let him lead her in the reading and understanding of the Word of God (Eph. 5:25). Grant that my son might have the wisdom to see his wife as one who is in need of protection as the weaker sex, but that he would harbor a deep abiding respect for her personhood and see her as his absolute equal. Let them be a ferocious team for the things of God. Remind him that if he does not treat his wife well you will not hear his prayers.

I ask that my son would leave our family and cleave to his wife and be a separate unit all unto themselves. Protect his mind from feelings of inadequacy or comparison. Help my son to know that the very hairs of his head are numbered and You care for each and every detail of his life (Luke 12:7).

Amen.

-There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. one is roots; and the other, wings.- (2)

See you tomorrow to pray over our sons’ Mind and Eyes! Please share this with a mama who needs encouragement to pray over her son or sons.

Stay Strong,

DJ

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