It's a privilege and responsibility to help your kids pursue God, and prayer is a big part of seeing it happen.

Key Points:

  1. Pray for kids to trust Jesus for salvation. Ephesians 3:16-17
  2. Pray for kids to live a life that honors God. 2 Thessalonians 1:11
  3. Pray for kids to look outward and help others pursue God. Matthew 9:37-38

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Ephesians 3:16-17 I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him.

See Also: Prayer, Parenting

Takeaway: Challenge parents with teens to go through Family 201 over the next ten weeks. Parents with kids use Family 101. See promo video below.

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Praying for Kids Who Pursue God

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PROMO VIDEO

Download this video and use it to promote Family 201 for families with teens. Encourage families with kids to use our Family 101 series.

Small Group Questions
  1. What is your initial reaction to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. When you were growing up how did your family pray? How do you pray in your home today?
  3. How do you invite your Children to pray for your family?
  4. Read Matthew 19:13-15. What do you think Jesus means when he says, “For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children”?
  5. Why do you think it’s important for parents to pray for their kids and families?
  6. Read 2 Thessalonians 1:11. How can praying for your kids have an impact on their lives? Explain.
  7. Read James 4:7. Do you believe that you can successfully resist the enemy’s plans for your children in prayer? Why or why not?
  8. List the three biggest concerns you have for your kids/family. How can prayer affect those concerns?
  9. Do you feel like your kids can make an impact in their peers lives? How can your prayers support them?
  10. What are some practical areas in which you can be praying for your kids/family?
  11. What prayer have you been praying the longest for your kids or family? What prayer has been answered for you recently for them?
  12. Write a personal action step based on this conversation.

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