Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most

Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most


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What Are Your Biggest Concerns for Your Son?

Instead of trying harder to change your boy's behavior or worrying about his future, enjoy the peace that comes when you pray specific prayers for him straight from the Bible. This encouraging book helps you target your prayers on what your son needs most--from patience and self-control to having a pure heart and making wise decisions.

Today you can start giving whatever concerns you have to God and
- learn to fight for your son's heart in prayer
- look at raising boys as a gift
- see how even quick prayers make a difference
- understand boys' deepest struggles, no matter their age
- rest in knowing that God is the only One who can change your son's heart

Written for moms but great for dads (and grandparents) too, this easy-to-use book is filled with uplifting stories and biblical wisdom that will equip you on your journey to raising a godly man.

Includes a 21-Day Prayer Guide for Small Groups, in Person or Online!

"What a gift Brooke has given us in this wonderfully practical and urgently needed book. We all want the very best for our sons. We invest so much in growing our boys up right, but we must remember that only our prayer partnership with God can mold their hearts. Brooke teaches us mamas how to fill the most sacred spaces of parenting with powerfully effective prayers."
--Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times bestselling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

"Praying for Boys is more than a book of prayers or a devotional book for moms. It's a real toolbox that empowers parents to lead, love, and fight for the hearts of their sons."--Amanda White,, author of Truth in the Tinsel

"Praying for Boys is profoundly motivating and biblical. Every mom who needs direction in raising boys into spiritually vibrant men will be challenged to embrace this clear strategy that Brooke provides. Highly practical and very encouraging!"--Sally Clarkson, director of Mom Heart Ministries and author of Desperate

"I can't think of a greater resource for parents of boys than this book. Brooke McGlothlin has taken her love for all things boy, spelled out the important stuff, and infused a deep understanding of what boys need most in these pages. It is a must-read and pass-it-on kind of book!"--Lisa Whittle, speaker and author of {w}hole

"Praying for Boys has challenged me to get on my knees and cry out to God for my sons in ways I never had before--boldly, expectantly, persistently, passionately. My mama heart has been changed."--Erin Mohring, co-founder of Raising Boys Media

"As a mom it is a necessity and a privilege to bring our children to God through prayer. Brooke has created a fantastic resource to encourage and help us along the way. Praying for Boys is a must-have for every boy-mom!"--Ruth Schwenk, speaker, writer, and creator of

"Brooke's practical book, full of vulnerable sharing and deeply rooted in God's Word, will become a useful tool as you seek to make prayer a priority and model for your boys just how to run hard after Jesus."--Karen Ehman, Proverbs 31 Ministries director of speakers and author of LET. IT. GO.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764211430
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/21/2014
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 514,098
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Brooke McGlothlin has encouraged thousands of moms toward a richer prayer life as co-founder of the popular online community for mothers of boys, the MOB Society ( She's the author of several books and resources for moms, and lives in the mountains of southwest Virginia with her husband, their two sons, and two Labs.

Table of Contents

Foreword Cliff Graham 11

Boys Are a Battle Zone 13

What Is Prayer, and Why Should We Do It? 19

Going It Alone 37

How to Use This Book 50

The Things They Need Most

1 Heart Change 57

2 Obedience 62

3 Overcoming Fears 67

4 Integrity 72

5 Wisdom 77

6 Pride 82

7 Honor 87

8 Purity 91

9 A Servant's Heart 97

10 Fruit of the Spirit: Love 102

11 Fruit of the Spirit: Joy 106

12 Fruit of the Spirit: Peace 112

13 Fruit of the Spirit: Patience 117

14 Fruit of the Spirit: Kindness 122

15 Fruit of the Spirit: Goodness 128

16 Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness 133

17 Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness 139

18 Fruit of the Spirit: Self-Control 144

19 Anger 149

20 Forgiveness 155

21 Salvation 160

Conclusion 165

21 Days of Prayer for Sons 169

Leading a Church or Community Study 172

Leading an Online Study 178

Acknowledgments 187

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Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
KimTeamer More than 1 year ago
Praying for Boys: Asking God for the Things They Need Most was a spectacular book. The word brilliant also comes to mind. It was just what I needed. In fact, I think it is just what all parents need. There were so many things that I liked about this book. I adored the conversational tone that the author used. She was funny and she was encouraging at the same time. She didn't have all of the answers, but yet and still, she offered the perfect solution. I loved that she talked about the peculiar challenges that come with raising boys. I loved that she presented a picture of the dual parent, as well as the single parent family and home life. I loved that she also gave a picture of what a successful parenting model looks like from a Biblical perspective. She referred to Scripture after Scripture to convey what to pray and how to pray. She gave a step-by-step guide on how to use this book. She provided questions for consideration. She suggested helpful tips on how to insure that mom-time with God did not fall by the wayside. In a way, she served as the head cheerleader for moms-R-us. I cannot say enough good things about this title. It was even better than I anticipated. Mothers, especially busy mothers (and fathers, I dare say), will like this book because it is an easy, functional, practical read that allows one to hit the ground running. Outstanding! Rating: 5/5 Recommend: Yes Bookshelf Worthy: Yes Other/Options: This book needs to be read by mothers and fathers, as well as by extended family and caregivers. It is suitable for all audiences. It would be ideal for a book club. It would be perfect for a church library. It would also be a great resource for a parenting seminar or class. A complimentary copy of this title was made available to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. The words I have expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.
PickyBookworm More than 1 year ago
When I purchased this book, I wanted a prayer book. The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian is a prayer book. This is speaking the Word out loud and inserting your child's name where appropriate. That is great, but I already do that on a daily basis for my son and was looking for prayers. My rating is so low because for me, the title is extremely misleading. Had it said what it is "Speaking the Word for Boys" I would not have purchased this book. I have a Bible with these verses in them that I insert my son's name into already. If you are looking for specific verses to speak over your child and you do not know them off hand, then yes, this book is exactly what you need. However, if you are looking for prayers more than inserting names to a verse, this is not the book for you.
tmurrell2 More than 1 year ago
Praying specific prayers for your son will not only bring results, but will also give you a peace about your son's life that isn't possible without a direction connection to the heavenly Father. The author has taken specific concerns that moms have for their boys and designed chapters to address each of them with prayer. Each chapter has the title of a positive trait. It then begins with a thought from a "grown up boy", scripture and thoughts to work towards this trait. It ends with prayers and some discussion or reflection questions. Each chapter is well laid out and very concise. The author brings her own personal experiences into the book, but has also pulled from other moms and grown men to get a very good feel for specific topics to address. Each chapter resonated with me as a mom. While written by a mom and probably for a mom, it can definitely be used by dads, grandparents, or other people. I also think it can be adapted to work for my daughter. I will definitely be keeping this book and intend to gift it to several of my friends who are pregnant with boys. I received this book free of charge from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please let these kids live. They too young.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please let her live. Kids are too young to die and they dont deserve it. Please let her live. Amen