Praying for Our Sons from Head to Toe: Day 2

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Hello Strong Praying Mamas! How was yesterday’s time of prayer? Be encouraged that the prayers you prayed yesterday went before a Mighty God and will follow your son(s) for the rest of their lives!!! That is how powerful prayer is. But let’s not stop, get weary or lazy. Let’s give God no rest on behalf of our boys so that when the Lord sees us bow our heads in prayer He says, “Here she comes again! That daughter of mine is relentless. Just like Me.”

HIS MIND

Lord, I pray for my son’s mind. I know that You do not give a spirit of fear, but one of love, power and a sound mind (2 Tim. 1:7, KJV). Make him of sound mind today and take away any confusion. May he have the mind of Christ and think as the Holy Spirit would lead him and not the flesh (1 Cor. 2:16).

I pray he will not be conformed to this world but be transformed by the renewing of his mind with Your word day by day (Romans 12:2). Because every spiritual battle of temptation is won or lost at the threshold of the mind, I pray that he will turn from the temptation as soon as the thought enters his mind (James 4:7). I pray that he will recognize the temptation, reject the temptation, and rejoice that he had the strength to refuse the temptation (1 Tim. 6:11, 2 Tim. 2:22, 1 Cor. 6:18). Just as You warned Cain that “sin is crouching at your door,” I pray that my son will recognize when sin is lying in wait for him, and master it-beginning with his thoughts (Genesis 4:7). I pray he will be able to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Cor. 10:5).

As You promised that You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, secured and stayed on You, I pray he will experience that peace today as his mind is fixed on You (Is. 26:3). Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, may he think about such things today (Phil. 4:8).

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HIS EYES

Lord, Jesus taught us to pray, “Lead us not into temptation” (Matt: 6:13). I pray that You will steer my son’s eyes away from temptation today. From the internet to magazines to things on other people’s devices, from billboards to girls he might meet at school, keep his eyes from the lingering on images that will be harmful to his thought life. Help him to take the way of escape by clicking delete, removing himself from the situation or focusing his eyes on a different image (Mark 9:47). Keep him from defiling himself with sexual impurity but instead presenting his body to God as a living and holy sacrifice. Let my son not copy the behavior and customs of this world (Rom. 12:1).

Open his eyes to see the greatness in creation and to see that Your mercies are new every morning (Lam. 3:23). Help him to see trials as learning opportunities (James 1:2-3). Help him to see Your fingerprints on each day of his life, to see Your provision and protection. May he be confident in this, that he will see the goodness of the LORD (Ps. 27:13). Open his eyes to see wonderful things in Your word (Ps. 119:18). May his eyes be open when You are doing a new thing in his life and opening up ways in the desert or streams in the wasteland (Is. 43:19).

Just as You asked the blind men, “What do you want me to do for you?” and they answered, “Lord we want our sight,” I pray the same for my son (Matt. 20:32). Help him to see You today. Your word says that those who look to You have faces that are radiant and never covered with shame (Ps. 34:5). May his eyes look to You today. May he look to You for strength (Ps. 105:4). As the eye is the lamp of the body, may his eyes be filled with good things today (Luke 11:23).

In Jesus’ Name we pray. Amen.

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Tomorrow we will be praying over their ears and mouth. Keep these prayers going today. Pray over specific situations your son is tempted by, and ask the Lord to show you where your son WILL BE tempted. Pray for his learning, especially if he has disabilities or limitations. Don’t forget to share tell your boy you are praying for him today and let the other share these prayers with the other person you have asked to lift up your son. See you tomorrow!

Love, DJ

p.s. Don’t forget that I did not write these prayers! I got them from a friend but I don’t know who the author is. If you know please tell me so I can give credit!

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3 thoughts on “Praying for Our Sons from Head to Toe: Day 2

  1. I love the idea of being shown where my sons will be tempted knowing that their temptations in the current world we live in are specific to them and the way they are put together. How can God turn down a prayer request like this made in faith? (rhetorical) He cannot!!! I’m praying.

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