You may have the greatest intentions of praying for your kids intentionally (more than a harried prayer at dinnertime) and consistently (more than when your New Year Resolution runs out), but struggle with following through. If that's you, I get it, I'm in the club, too!
But failing to follow through doesn't have to be the end of the story. With some help, we can all pray for our kids with purpose and regularity, whether you have one child or a vanload of them.
Here are 10 tools to keep you strong in praying for your kids:
1. 31 Ways to Pray For Your Kids App
With prayers written by Bob Hostetler, this 99-cent app on iTunes offers 31 days of biblical prayers for your child plus the ability to set a reminder on your phone to pray the same time every day. Learn more.
2. 365 Prayers For Kids App
This app for $2.99 provides a years' worth of short, illustrated prayers to pray with your child, recommended through age seven. Learn more.
3. Praying For Your Children From Head To Toe
This downloadable sheet from the blog, Loving Life At Home provides a prayer and Bible verses to guide you through praying for your child's mind, eyes, ears, mouth, heart, hands, legs, and feet. Download now.
4. The Lord's Prayer For Kids
This bookmark is a prayer guide to help kids pray the Lord's prayer in language they can understand, published by NavPress. Learn more.
5. The Power Of Blessing Your Children
6. Made To Pray
Many parents don't pray because they don't enjoy prayer or haven't learned how to pray, but my book helps readers find their best prayer types. Learn more.
7. Prayer Assessment
As a complement to my book, Made To Pray, this prayer assessment scores you on 12 types of prayer to help you discover your best prayer types. Take the assessment now.
8. Six Ways To Keep the Little In Your Girl/Six Ways To Keep the Good In Your Boy
9. The Power Of A Praying Parent
10. One-Minute Devotions On Prayer
Used by families for family devotions, my book offers 50 devotions with a Bible verse and prayer, each in only 250 words to satisfy short attention spans. Learn more.
So make use of these tools to keep you praying! What tools have you used? Let us know in the comments section.