Powerful Prayers for Your Son: Praying for Every Part of His Life

Just recently, I had shared a post on facing different seasons in our life and how we can reconnect with Jesus–fixing our eyes on him, no matter what we're going through at any given time. As a mother, one of my ultimate goals is to help my son develop a strong and lasting relationship with our Father. I pray for him each and every day, sometimes several times a day. While he is still quite young, there may be times in his life when he'll have to face his own seasons. In these moments, I'll still be right there as his mother and prayer warrior.

I have been reading a beautiful companion to accompany my daily prayers. It's called Powerful Prayers for Your Son: Praying for Every Part of His Life. The book is meant to offer encouragement and inspiration to parents as they pray for their son through the many circumstances and events in his life.

From the moment your little boy was born, you knew you were going to be doing a lot of praying. So you may wonder, What exactly should I be praying for? Collecting specific prayers you can use, along with stories from other parents about how God has answered their prayers, Rob and Joanna Teigen give you a strong foundation to build a lifelong habit of praying for your son. They also help you understand what boys go through growing up so that you can learn how to pray for your son's development of character, courage, self-control, forgiveness, and more. Remember: you may not always understand your son, but God does! Start asking him for guidance, protection, and blessings today.

Rob Teigen was a publishing professional for more than twenty years and is the author of the bestselling Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids series (under the pseudonym Rob Elliott). He and his wife, Joanna Teigen, have celebrated twenty-five years of marriage and have five kids who bring adventure to their lives in West Michigan. Together they create resources to encourage couples and families, including 88 Great Daddy-Daughter Dates. Learn more at www.growinghometogether.com.

Let's face it–a vital component of parenting is a whole lot of prayer!

There's nothing like the power of prayer! In a way you can almost say it's like a lifeline. As parents, our prayers for our children can have a powerful impact on their lives. For me, I am consistently pleading with God for Him to always care for, guide, and protect my boy.

What I really enjoy about this book is that it focuses on males and the possible situations or events that they may be exposed to. Powerful Prayers for Your Son offers a comprehensive selection of topics with a total of seventy-seven different prayers. No matter the situation that your son is going through, whether he is afraid, needs wisdom, is being tempted, or is seeking the courage to stand steadfast in his walk with God, there is sure to be a prayer for his circumstance in this book.

There is an included table of contents, which lists each of the seventy-seven prayers. This is a convenient feature that allows the reader to flip to a prayer topic that highlights a specific need or concern. Of course, there are so many important topics that could be relevant, you may find yourself reading through more than just one.

One of the features that I especially appreciate is that each prayer is also accompanied by relevant scripture taken right from the Bible. These are listed before each prayer. I find that it's so important to also recite Bible verses whenever I'm in deep prayer, and this book helps to conveniently lay several scripture references out for readers, so they can just open and go. I also enjoy the depth of the prayers. These are not just a few short sentences asking for something. They are paragraphs filled with heartfelt, spirit-filled words to inspire parents on what they should be asking God for. As I read through the prayers, I had noticed that there are areas where the prayer not only focuses on the child (sometimes as a young boy, other times as a grown man), but there are also requests where parents can ask for help, so that they can offer the best guidance and support for their children.

Every few prayers, the book also switches things up by incorporating a small intermission. These sections share stories from other parents and how their prayers have been answered for their own children. I always enjoy reading personal stories from other parents who have been there; this is a nice inclusion to the book.

Being my son's prayer warrior, I don't think I could ever run out of prayers for him. While I don't have to search any further than my own heart for something to pray about, I do appreciate books that can help encourage and inspire me with pearls of wisdom. Powerful Prayers for Your Son offers insight to parents and is actually written by parents who have been there. The authors provide ideas on what you may possibly need to pray for, all based on what boys and men may encounter in their lives.

The authors have even created another prayer book just like this, only it's actually meant for parents who have daughters. It's called Powerful Prayers for Your Daughter. While I have yet to read it, I am sure it's also just as encouraging and insightful as the version for sons. Whether you have sons, daughters, or both, I highly recommend picking up Powerful Prayers for Your Son and/or Powerful Prayers for Your Daughter.