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LucyHere’s my little swimmer Lucy, one of my kids who I pray for.  As we begin a new summer month, here’s a prayer to keep you focused on what’s really important as a mom.  Insert your child’s name(s) in the blanks and read this out loud.

Dear Lord,

I pray _____ may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. (2 Pet. 3:18)

Help ____ not to be like many others around them, but let ______ be alert and self-controlled in all they do.  (1 Thess. 5:6).

Please clothe ______ with the virtue of compassion (Col 3:12) and help ____ learn responsibility because each one should carry his own load (Gal 6:5).

Help _____ develop a servant heart that _____ may serve wholeheartedly, as if they were serving the Lord, not men.  (Eph. 6:7)

Lord may ____ overflow with hope and hopefulness by the power of the Holy Spirit (Rom 15:13).

I pray _____ may acquire a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair (Prov. 1:3).

Please help _____ develop a desire to see Your glory declared among the nations, Your marvelous deeds among the peoples (Ps. 96:3).

Why not pray this out loud when you know your child is near enough to hear you?  What a blessing it is for a child to know he or she has a praying mom.  When you pray the Word of God, you know God hears you.  You know your words are not just words; they are powerful truths that will change the life of your child.

Praying gives you confidence as a mom.  Patience when you feel like losing it.  Hope when you are in despair.  A smile when you felt like pouting just moments before.

This summer, you’ll eat ice cream, swim, drive your kids to day camp, and do a myriad of other fun activities.  Make sure prayer is on that list.  Pray out, pray loud, and let your kids be blessed by hearing you say this summer prayer for moms.

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