When my children were young I often told them I didn’t care if they were successful or rich when they grew up, but the only thing that really mattered to me was that they would live for Jesus.
That’s the only thing that really matters, isn’t it? We long for our children to do well in life. And the key to doing well is knowing and loving Jesus. What would it matter if they became the next founder of a Facebook or YouTube if they weren’t saved? What good would it do if they became millionaires without Christ? But if our children know and love the Lord, he will establish and prosper them in ways that really matter.
Here are 9 passages of Scripture every parent should cling to and pray for their children.
I have most of these written on notecards and memorized. These Scriptures have encouraged me for years and continue to give me hope for my children and now my grandchildren. I trust they will encourage you.
Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land, the generation of the upright will be blessed. Psalm 112:1-2
All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. Isaiah 54.13
“And as for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the Lord: “My Spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children’s offspring,” says the Lord, “from this time forth and forevermore.” Isaiah 59:21
The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you. PS 102.28
Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in his commandments! His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. PS 112:1-2
The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him! PR 20:7
I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread. PS 37:25
In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge. PR 14:26
And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” AC 16.31
God has given us his word to give us hope. Ask your heavenly Father to fulfill these promises in your children and grandchildren. Cling to these promises no matter what your kids are going through. God can save them and change them. After all, he saved us, right? No one is too difficult for the Lord to save. Let’s pray that God will save each and every one of our children, grandchildren, and descendants until Jesus comes back.