Proverbs 2: Praying for Our Sons {Day 2}

Photo Credit: Jake Stimpson via Creative Commons

Photo Credit: Jake Stimpson via Creative Commons

We are on day 2 of praying through Proverbs 2, verse by verse for our sons. If you missed day one, you can go here.

Several years ago, I attended a women’s Bible study that was life changing. Not only did the content of Beth Moore’s Patriarchs transformed my perspective of God, it also ignited in me a passion for His Word. That’s when I began to approach the scriptures each time with a little prayer asking the author and perfecter of the Word and my faith, to give me insight and understanding to His words. God wants to make sense to us and He wants us to understand his words and receive His wisdom. Sure, there are mysteries about God and things we will never have crystal clear understanding of this side of Heaven. But as He always pursues us and promises to be with us, He also wants to draw us into Himself.

Today let’s give thanks to the One who is able to open our sons ears, hearts and minds to understanding.

In the name of Jesus, Let’s pray against the things that fill our boys ears and minds that distract and drown out the voice of God. And while we’re at it… let’s pray the same for ourselves so we can hear God direct us in the raising up of these young men.

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.” {Proverbs 12:15}

Many people shy away from the Bible because they think it’s so hard to understand. The Spirit was given to us in order to light our way and give us understanding. Let’s pray for this. Let’s pray God will surround our sons with friends and mentors who will give them godly advice and wisdom and that our sons would be those people to others as well.

“The unfolding of your words gives light; it imparts understanding to the simple.” {Psalm 119:130}

Our boys are have a depth to their hearts only God will ever truly know. We can pray through these deep waters and ask God to reveal their hearts to themselves… convicting them of sin and raising their God given dreams and purposes to the surface so they can live them out as men who know, listen and understand the wisdom of God.

“The purpose in a man’s heart is like deep water, but a man of understanding will draw it out.” {Proverbs 20:5}

Throughout their lives they will gain knowledge, skills, and will soak in an unfathomable amount of information. Let’s pray with all of this, they will be able to decipher what is of God, and what is not, and that ultimately they will trust Him and not just what they know and see in the natural.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” {Proverbs 3:5}

There is nothing too big for the Lord, no problem, no crisis, no heart ache. Whatever our boys are going through, be it a move across the country leaving all their friends and family they have known and loved their whole lives. Or depression, anxiety, fear of the future, brokenness over divorce, abandonment, or the death of a parent or loved one… God is in all of it. Let’s pray for our boys in whatever they are facing and will face in the future, the would know God is in it, they would see Him, seek Him and make their ears attentive and that God would incline their hearts to understanding.

“Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.” {2 Timothy 2:17}

Amen

What would you add to these prayers?

2 thoughts on “Proverbs 2: Praying for Our Sons {Day 2}

  1. Mary Lou says:

    I pray God would love my children through me! I pray that as I first go to God for my “manna”, love and strength everyday that through that time with the Father God would equip me to guide and lead my sons to His heart as in Deuteronomy 6:4-9 NIV

    Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.

  2. Amber says:

    Yesterday I was reading ‘A Daily Word For Parents With Ron Hutchcraft’. http://bible.com/r/Ok check out day 3. It really encouraged and challenged me to give my kids back to God daily, as difficult as that is. Ron also wrote: we should be talking to God far more about your child than talking to your child about God, as important as that is. I love that we are all praying for our kids together.

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