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10 Tools To Help You Pray For Your Kids

Feb 5, 2015 1:36:36 PM / by Chris Heinz

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.

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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

Written by Mary Ruth Swope, this powerful book helps you pray blessings over your child in every area of his or her life. My wife uses it to pray for our kids every morning. Learn more.

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

Written by Dannah Gresh, these books include Scripture-based prayers for critical areas of moral development for girls and boys. Learn more about the book for girls or the book for boys.

9. The Power Of A Praying Parent

This book by Stormie Omartian includes a chapter, prayer, and Scripture on important areas of your child's life. She also has a handy little book of prayers to accompany this book. Learn more.

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.

Chris Heinz

Written by Chris Heinz

Chris Heinz writes and speaks on employee engagement, self-awareness, and coaching. He's the Chief Human Resources Officer for EnergyCAP, Inc., where he increased engagement by 52%. Chris holds coaching certifications from Gallup and the International Coach Federation, and is a Learning Partner with Penn State. Chris' writing has been featured as "Best of the Week" by "Human Resources Today." He’s also the author of the “Made To Pray” book and prayer assessment, which helps people find their prayer strengths. Chris lives with his wife and three children in central PA. He blogs from www.ChrisHeinz.com.