Here we are at Day 5! Let’s get right to it…
Lord, today I pray for the work of my son’s hands. I pray he will enjoy the good of all his labor and see it as a gift from God (Ecc. 3:13, 5:19). I pray he will neither be lazy (Prov. 10:15) nor a workaholic (Prov. 23:4-5) but have the right balance. May he have clean hands and a pure heart before You (1 Sam. 18:14).
I pray my son may find purpose in what he does with his hands today and all this week. Help him to be faithful in the little things at school so that he will be entrusted with much more (Luke 15:10). When he comes up against a difficult situation, I pray he will turn to You and remember that God’s grace is sufficient and he would know God’s power is made perfect or visible when we depend on Him (2 Cor. 12:9).
Whatever work his hands do this week, I pray he will work as working for the Lord and not for men since that is where his ultimate reward will come from (Col. 3:23-24). At the end of the day, I pray my son will not be ashamed to lift holy hands in praise or fold his hands in prayer.
Lord, I pray my son will love You with all of his heart (Deut. 6:5) and trust You with his whole heart (Prov. 3:5). Create in him a clean heart today (Ps. 51:10), and help him to draw near to You with a sincere heart full of assurance of faith (Heb. 1:22). May Your peace rule in his heart (Col. 3:15). Above all, I pray he will guard his heart, for it is the source of every thing he will think, feel, say and do today (Prov. 4:23).
Lord, I ask that my son would be filled with wisdom and discernment to know who his real enemies are and that he would not give his heart over to them. However, I ask that he would be able to love his enemies and pray for those who persecute him through Your mighty power (Matt. 4:44). I pray he will love his neighbors (Matt. 22:39) and his brothers in Christ (1 Pet. 1:22). I pray Your love may abound still more and more in real knowledge and all discernment, so that he may approve the things that are excellent in order to be sincere and blameless (Phil. 1:9-10, NASB). I pray he will be rooted and grounded in love, and that he will be able to comprehend the breadth and length and height and depth of Your love for him today (Eph. 3:17).
I also ask that the eyes of his heart may be enlightened in order that he may know the hope to which You have called him, the riches of God’s glorious inheritance in him and God’s incomparably great power for him who believes (Eph. 1:18-19).
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
See you tomorrow! Don’t forget to tell your sons you are praying for them and share these prayers with your prayer partner!