Daily encouragement for parents who realize the things they want most for their kids are things only God can do . . . so they pray.
As parents we want to protect our children; we want them to move forward in life; most importantly, we want them to take hold of and grow in Christ. And while the advice offered by parenting experts can be helpful, at some point we realize there are no simplistic formulas or sure-fire methods. We need wisdom from God’s Word for this all-important task.
In The One Year Praying through the Bible for Your Kids, trusted author Nancy Guthrie weaves together wisdom and insight from each day’s reading in The One Year Bible, providing encouragement through the triumphs and turbulence of parenting. Day by day you’ll find your dreams and desires for your children are becoming shaped more by Scripture than by the culture around you. Worry less, pray more, and help yourself to a daily dose of perspective, hope, and grace as you parent.
As a mom of three teenagers, I can identify with the book description of wanting the things for my kids that only God can do. I can’t guarantee their safety as they go out into the world, but I can pray for them before they leave the house. I can’t be with them every moment to make sure that others are kind to them or that they never experience heartbreak or struggles, but I can pray that God would minister to them. I can’t even guarantee that I will not be impatient or quick to anger with them, but I can pray that God would reveal His perfect love and stand in the gap of my failings as a parent.
The readings in the book are short and quick, so they are easy to commit to on a daily basis. They are relevant to challenges that children will face as they live their lives, such as inner beauty or modesty. Each reading also has additional verses so that if readers want to spend more time on a topic, they are able to.
If you are looking for a book to guide your prayers for your children, no matter what their ages, this is a great choice! With the new year right around the corner, it is a great time to commit to a daily devotional and prayer time for your children. However, although the book is written starting in January, you can begin it at any time.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.