A Prayer to Know Jesus

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There are a million things we can dream of for our children. College careers. Job success. Happy marriages and many grandchildren. But the most important thing our children need is Jesus.

Father, above all things, above comfort and success, I pray my children know You. I beg you to quicken their hearts. I ask you to fill their thoughts with a desire to know you completely, follow you forever, and deeply love you. The greatest of all blessings as a parent is when my children call you Savior.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)

As our children grow up and eventually leave home and start families of their own, it may seem our job is done. But we are always parents. Our role may change, but our God never does. Through intercessory prayer for our adult children, we continue to love and care for their needs. 

This article is part of our larger Prayer resource meant to inspire and encourage your prayer life when you face uncertain times. Remember, the Holy Spirit intercedes for us and God knows your heart even if you can’t find the words to pray. 

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tamela turbeville headshotTamela Turbeville lives for every woman with a difficult past to know God loves them, they are worthy and wanted. She is wife to Richard, and mother to three grown sons and two beautiful daughters-in-law. When doing what she loves most– studying God’s Word, reading and writing–she is surrounded by her six rescue dogs in her small office in south Arkansas. She began Living One Word to write and share how God redeems the unlovable and you can read more about Tamela, her journey, and her family at www.livingoneword.com, on Facebook, and Instagram.