Pray for your kids – obedience

Mama and her 9 little ones crossing the road

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.(Ephesians 6:1 ESV)

I guess this is something most parents will be happy to pray for their kids!

Even Jesus had to learn obedience (Hebrews 5:8-9). As a husband obeys Christ and a wife submits to her husband, so a child is to obey both parents in Christ (see  Ephesians 5:22-33).

I cannot force obedience upon my children, but as their father I can walk in obedience to Christ, letting this be seen by my kids and showing them that as I am not a law unto myself so too they should be obedient.

And, of course, I pray that God will put within them a desire and motivation to obey!

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31 Days of Prayer; Children

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