We all know that praying scripture for our children is one of the most powerful things we can do as a parent.
But let's face it, life is busy and besides, the Bible is a big book!
Where do we start?
I've learned that praying scripture is as simple as having a few tools.
Having scripture on hand in the form of a bookmark, prayer calendar, or prayer cards has increased both the quality and quantity of my prayers. I hope the simple tips and resources below help you as a busy mom pray consistently for your children.
1. Select a tool.
As mentioned above, choose one tool to start with, such as a prayer calendar, bookmark, or scripture cards.
2. Select a time.
This could be on the way to work, while you shower each morning, on break, or while folding laundry. Pair prayer with another daily activity and use that as a reminder to pray, every day. Consistency is key.
3. Pick a family prompt.
One fun way to pray as a family is by choosing a prayer prompt such as when the telephone rings or when someone burps. Every time it happens, stop to pray! You can even have a jar of scripture cards and when your "prompt" happens, have a child pull a card and everyone pray that scripture together. See how fun and easy it is to add more prayer to your day?
One resource I use are these prayer cards. My son worked with me to select 26 virtues and corresponding scriptures to pray and together, we created printable prayer cards for each one.
You can download the cards here.
Praying scripture for your children: FREE set of scripture prayer card printables.
I hope you find these tips useful~ I'd love for you to visit me at my blog for more great resources and inspiration.
Related Resources: Praying Scripture for Your ChildrenBio: Arabah Joy is wife to Jackson, adoptive and biological mom to 4 little ones, and missionary to East Asia. Her adventures span far and wide, from eating pig snouts to giving birth in three different Asian countries. Mostly though, she is a broken woman redeemed by grace. She has written several books including the 40 day devotional, Trust Without Borders. You can find out more and connect with her at ArabahJoy.com.