Sunday, June 26, 2011

Warrior Prayers - Days 17-19

21 Days of Prayer for our Sons…

Playing Catch-Up!

I must admit that do not like it when I over-commit myself & don’t follow through with things. I’ve had a difficult time getting the last three days of Warrior Prayers posted, so I’m going to catch up with this one post.

Then, we’ll be on our way to finishing!

The topics for these prayers are SELF-CONTROL, ANGER, and SALVATION…what a combination!

So we finish up the “fruit of the spirit” with self-control…something I struggle with myself…especially when it comes to food! The key to overcoming our tendencies to put other things ahead of Christ is to choose to love Him more than we love our sin! A constant laying down of our desires and picking up Christ is the only way to fix our problem of self-control. It’s a daily decision & sometimes it’s a minute by minute one!

The verses to pray for SELF-CONTROL are:

1 Corinthians 3:16

Romans 6:12-13

Romans 12:1-2

1 Corinthians 9:27

Ephesians 5:15

Proverbs 23:17

Proverbs 30:8

Psalm 19:14

Proverbs 14:30

Romans 16:19

The next topic of prayer is ANGER…

Brooke states in the Leader’s Guide:

"so much of the Christian life is a choice. Every day (multiple times a day) we’re presented with a choice to choose God or choose ourselves.

Anger is a perfect example.”

“You can just feel it coming, can’t you? Anger is an almost total body experience. Muscles get tight. Temples throb. Jaw clenches. Explosion feels imminent…wooing us into believing we have no choice but to react. But it’s not true.”

“We almost always have a choice when it comes to anger. We can choose to embrace it and sin. Or we can choose to put it away, and instead choose kindness, self-control, compassion, and love.”

“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.” –Ephesians 4:31

The verses to pray for ANGER are:

Ephesians 4:31

Colossians 3:8

Proverbs 15:1

Ecclesiastes 7:9

Romans 12:19

Ephesians 2:14

James 3:18

Colossians 3:15

Philippians 4:7

1 Peter 3:11

Today’s topic of prayer is SALVATION…

I don’t believe there is a more important prayer that we can pray than for our children’s SALVATION! We can pray for protection, good friends, and good influences, but until their hearts submit to Jesus, they will continue to choose themselves and their own way.

Let’s pray that our parenting will always be Gospel-centered.

If your son is already a Christian, pray that the Holy Spirit will keep him close each and every day. If he is not yet a Christian, pray that God will work on his heart until he is ready to pray and receive Christ!

The verses to pray for SALVATION are:

Romans 10:9

Ephesians 2:8

2 Timothy 1:9

Exodus 14:13

Psalm 27:1

Ephesians 6:17

Philippians 2:12

1 Peter 1:5

Psalm 31:16

Hebrews 7:25

**It seems like all of these prayer topics deal with what is in our hearts as well! When we’re tempted to lose patience with our children, let’s stop and ask the Lord to show us the way out and choose grace and love instead. I know it seems easier said than done, but God promises He will always provide a way out in 1 Corinthians 10:13!

Praying for our boys,


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