A Fervent Prayer for Our Sons

Kissing boo-boos and giving hugs.

 

Teaching, guiding, correcting.

 

Checking homework.

 

Giving advice.

 

Crying, praying and more crying.

 

A parent’s work is never done. The true work of parenting is not in what we say TO our children but in what we say TO GOD about them. Click To Tweet I’ve been blessed with FOUR, yes 4 sons. Most days, I feel pretty adequate in meeting their temporal needs. It can get overwhelming though when I think about the magnitude of my assignment: to shepherd them as they discover and walk out God’s purposes and plans for their lives.

 

So whether you’ve got a son or a daughter (yup I‘ve got 2 girls also), the most effective thing we can do in parenting is to pray for them. So join me in a FERVENT prayer for our sons. Our young men have a charge from God to be strong and courageous. And we need them to be just that as they stand firm in their convictions to help heal our land.

 

Heavenly Father,

You are Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. You are the Creator of all, you see all and you know all. And I thank you God that you see our sons and you know them by name. You know every hair on their heads. You know their beginning from their end. Lord I pray that they will always pursue you with their whole hearts. As the deer pants for the water, may their souls long after you and YOU alone. I thank you that your plans for them are for good and not for evil, to give them a future and a hope. Lord I pray that you will keep them hidden under the shadow of your wing. I thank you that you’ve given your angels charge over them to protect them in all their ways. Lord I pray you grant them the wisdom of Solomon and the courage of Daniel. I pray they have the obedience of Abram and the faith of Joshua. I pray that they will walk with you like Enoch and be honorable like Joseph. Let our sons be a friend to you like David. Let them be filled with gentleness, love and compassion like you Jesus. May they love and respect their bodies and keep them holy and acceptable unto you. May they think critically, communicate clearly and solve problems help humanity. May they grow in wisdom and in stature in favor with you and with man. And may they walk in paths of righteousness for your namesake as you lead them in the way everlasting. Thank you Lord.

 

Amen

 

As always, it is my prayer that you’ve been Inspired To Live Fully!

 

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17 replies
  1. Carlie
    Carlie says:

    Thanks for such a beautiful prayer, Tyra! I’ll be praying it for my teenaged son and all the other young men I know. It is so hard for them to have strength and courage in these days, but God hears our prayers. Blessings to you!

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    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      Indeed Carlie God hears our prayers. And not only does he hear, he promises to answer. He says what we ask in his name shall be given unto us. His desire is to bless our seed so we take him at his word and stand on his promise. And I’m blessed that you are not only praying for your son but for the other young men In your circle of influence. May you be bountifully blessed. Thanks for stopping by.

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    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      Lizzy,
      YES friend. Let’s go boldly before the throne of grace interceding on their behalf. God has commanded blessing on our children’s children. We just need to come into agreement with Him about it. Joining you in prayer. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Sue
    Sue says:

    Hello mama of 4 boys. I’m a mama of 3 boys- always happy to read post about praying for our sons!! Thank you for this, loved it alot! – Saw your post on Grace and Truth Link up!

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    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      Sue,
      Hoorah for boy energy! God must really trust us a bunch to steward these precious little flocks He’s placed in our charge. We’ll continue to present our children back to him, knowing He’s already promised them a future and a hope.

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  3. Debbie
    Debbie says:

    I have a mix 2 girls , two boys, all are gifted in their own way and it is an awesome task to guard , guide and direct these four recombinant dna’s with their own personality I am blessed

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    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      Debbie,
      You have articulated it so succinctly. Each of my children are so markedly different. And to be able to tailor our approach to best meet the needs of each child is no easy feat. I’m grateful we can join heart in prayer and stand on God’s promises for our children. Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Kaylin Zimmerman
    Kaylin Zimmerman says:

    I have four boys as well! (No daughters though). Thank you for sharing this beautiful prayer. It’s a reminder to me that I should be praying for my boys like this. When I think of the job God has given me to be a mother to the precious children he’s given me, sometimes it’s just overwhelming! But I know that He is good and He strengthens me! He is the one who equips for the task. 🙂

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    • Tyra Lane-Kingsland
      Tyra Lane-Kingsland says:

      Kaylin,
      Sweet friend, in our own strength and might we come up short. But the Lord has given us a promise in Isaiah 54:13 All our children shall be taught by the Lord and great shall be their peace. Blessings to you as you walk out the high calling of motherhood. Thanks for stopping by.

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