52 Things to Pray for Your Kids

52 Things to Pray for Your Kids

by Jay Payleitner


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You thought you were doing okay, and then you became a parent. All of a sudden you see how imperfect you are. So how are you supposed to raise your children up into godly young men or women?

Popular speaker, author, and father Jay Payleitner knows the power of sustained prayer over his children. In his new book, he gives practical insight into

  • finding hope and encouragement in prayer
  • modeling a fervent prayer life for your children
  • going to God for help in everyday problems
  • praying for your children's safety, health, and character
  • seeking godly wisdom as you make decisions

Great for moms, dads, and small groups, this resource will help you pray powerfully for children of any age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736960298
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 02/01/2015
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Jay Payleitner is one of the top freelance Christian radio producers in the United States. He has worked on Josh McDowell Radio, Today's Father, Jesus Freaks Radio for the Voice of the Martyrs, Project Angel Tree with Chuck Colson, and many others. He’s also a popular speaker on parenting and marriage and the author of dozen-plus books, including the bestselling 52 Things Kids Need from a Dad, 52 Things Wives Need from a Husband, and 52 Things Sons Need from Their Dad; he also created “The Dad Manifesto.” Jay has also served as an AWANA director, a wrestling coach, and the executive director of the Illinois Fatherhood Initiative; he now partners with the National Center for Fathering, whose efforts he fosters and promotes. He and his wife, Rita, live near Chicago, where they’ve raised five great kids and loved on ten foster babies.

Table of Contents

A Quiz: Determining Your PQ 8

Foreword Nancie Carmichael 9

Introduction: What a Privilege! 11

1 Pray When You Hear a Siren 15

2 Pray Over Them at Night 18

3 Pray for That Tree House As You Build It 21

4 Pray Because Jesus Did 24

5 Pray for Their Future Spouse 28

6 Pray Watching the Horizon 31

7 Pray They Get Caught 35

8 Pray Psalm 127 38

9 Pray for Their Teams and Teammates 41

10 Pray That Their Eyes Be Opened 44

11 Pray for Daily Bread 47

12 Pray Rocking 50

13 Pray for Angels 53

14 Pray Unexpectedly, Inescapably, and Irresistibly 56

15 Pray for a Faraway Friend 59

16 Pray Lullabies That May Not Be Lullabies 62

17 Pray Like This (Matthew 6:9-13) 65

18 Pray for Their Rotten, Terrible, Creepy Siblings 68

19 Pray for Those Who Persecute You 71

20 Pray Like Hannah 74

21 Pray Big…and Trust God 77

22 Pray Through the Desert 80

23 Pray That They Don't Get Put in a Box 83

24 Pray with Both Persistence and Consistency 86

25 Pray A-C-T-S 89

26 Pray for Spiritual Protection 92

27 Pray They Stick with It 95

28 Pray Away Demons 99

29 Pray Illegally 103

30 Pray Straw into the Manger 106

31 Pray They Are Not Scared of the Holy Ghost 109

32 Pray for a Lost Wallet 113

33 Pray Using Names 116

34 Pray Submissive Prayers 119

35 Pray Your Own Prayer Requests with Your Kids 123

36 Pray for Your Church 127

37 Pray You Have the Courage and Wisdom to Break Your Child's Plate 130

38 Pray Out Your Anger 133

39 Pray for Peer Evangelism (Bur Don't Call It That!) 137

40 Pray for a Ceiling Garden 140

41 Pray Despite the Pain 142

42 Pray for Your Neighbors 145

43 Pray Scripture 148

44 Pray for Their Teen Years 151

45 Pray Conspicuously 155

46 Pray Briefly 158

47 Pray for a Parking Space-Or Not 162

48 Pray with a Paintball Gun 165

49 Pray a Blessing 168

50 Pray During Commercials, on a Dirt Road, Tucking In, and over Waffles 171

51 Pray the Walls of Your Home 175

52 Pray for Their Salvation 178

Notes 181

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