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5 Things to Pray for Your Kids

Prayers that change things for the next generation

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Fresh ideas all drawn from scripture, that help you pray for your children, from toddlers to teens.

Part of the 5 Things to Pray series.

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Our culture says that the most important things for children are education, good health, treats, entertainment, and material things.

Yet as Christians, we know that children's spiritual health is the most important thing. So we need to pray for them, but where do we start?

This little guide is both deep and easy to use. Melissa Kruger takes us back to the Bible to show us what God’s will for children is, so we can pray in line with it.

She selects 21 key areas of spiritual growth and character development. For each one, there are five short prayer prompts drawn straight from the Bible.

This book can be used in any number of ways: work through it as part of your daily quiet time, or pick it up whenever a particular need arises. Either way, it's worth stepping out of the busyness of daily life for five minutes to pray meaningfully for your child, grandchild, godchild, or kids in your church—from tots to teens, and every age in between.

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  • Praying that God will…
    Save my child
    Fill my child with Spiritual Fruit
    Watch over my child

  • Praying that My child will…
    Have confidence in Jesus
    Experience God's greatness
    Delight in God's word
    Live in harmony with others
    Be wise
    Prayerfully seek God
    Be content in all things
    Love others
    Stand firm

  • Praying that I will…
    Share the Goodness of God
    Create a home of patience and kindness
    Trust the Lord with my child

  • Praying for my child when they are…
    Suffering from disappointment, loss, or hurt
    Making friends
    Experiencing change, uncertainty, or fear
    Making a difficult decision
    Grown up

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Contributors Melissa B Kruger
ISBN 9781784982928
Format Paperback
First published March 2019
Dimensions 110mm x 178mm x 7mm
Weight 0.09 kg
Language English
Pages 96
Publisher The Good Book Company

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This popular series is designed to boost your prayer life by giving you fresh ideas of what to pray for. Each chapter takes a passage of Scripture and looks at how it can influence how we pray for a specific issue. Be excited by how our prayers really can change things when they are based on God’s word.


Megan Hill

Author of Praying Together; Mother of four

Praying with and for our children is our great privilege and important duty. Like the parents from the pages of Scripture who brought their little ones to Jesus in faith and despite opposition, we have a daily opportunity to carry our precious children to the feet of Christ in prayer. As we do, Melissa Kruger's book serves as a helpful guide. Using the riches of Scripture, Kruger provides daily prompts to encourage and direct our prayers for our kids. This is a book that you will want to use yourself and give to other parents in your church and community. I highly recommend it.

Matt Smethurst

Gospel Coalition reviewer and Master of Divinity student at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

I can easily fall into a rut when praying for my children. I am so thankful, therefore, for Melissa Kruger's fresh new book, 5 Things to Pray for Your Kids: Prayers that Change Things for the Next Generation. This is not an abstract lecture about prayer; it's a practical guide to prayer. The layout is clear, the framing is biblical, the prayer prompts are brief, and the value—for us, for our kids, and for the glory of Christ—is eternal.

Christine Hoover

Author of Messy Beautiful Friendship and Searching for Spring

What a biblical and handy tool Melissa has given us to use as we pray for our children! I look forward to giving this resource to parents and grandparents in our church and family.

Independent reviews

My children will be blessed by this book. As will yours.

Jonny Ivey, Heirs Magazine, 1 Mar 2019

This book reminded me that I’m only God’s instrument my child's life – not his saviour. Only God can change his little heart.... continue reading

Customer reviews

2 Nov 2022

“Handy and practical”

We got it for our church library . It's a great resource for the little time we are left to spend with the family on a daily basis. However I would recommend using more of the Biblical text, and only then auxiliary books, even though the plain Biblical text may sometimes seem a bit hard to chew for our little ones. About the 'Good book' experience: thank you for making it so easy to get books even outside UK. Great prices, delivery and experience . Blessings from Romania !!

27 Oct 2022

“Easy to read and understand. would recommend to anyone”

Really good teaching books. Love them

26 Aug 2022

“A great reminder”

(Review written for '5 Things to Pray for Your Kids (ebook)')

This book is a great reminder that God is in control. As parents, we think the best for our children and sometimes forget that only God can transform their hearts. I like that every prayer point includes scripture references. Highly recommend!

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