How To Pray Daily for Your Children Pt. 1 – A Free Calendar

“God, please let them all nap at the same time today.”

Most mothers do a lot of praying like this every day, but these are really the types of prayers that Abraham Lincoln talked about when he said

“I remember my mother’s prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.”

I love to imagine children walking around with all the things their mothers have prayed for them clinging to them like armor.

I WANT to pray more often and more intentionally for my kids, but I usually do one of two things:
1. I fall off the wagon and just throw out a couple random prayers throughout the day.
2. I get in a rut and pray the same things over and over every day – without getting specific or taking the time to listen.

Deep, meaningful, passionate prayer for my children is something I desperately want.


Sometimes we just need a little direction. That’s why I love this prayer calendar adapted (with permission) from Bob Hostetler’s prayer list for parents. It’s a great starting point as we develop a daily habit of praying for our children.

Each day has a prayer topic and verse. It’s just the inspiration I need to get me going.

You can download the Mother’s Prayer Calendar here.

Enjoy! May all our children be well prayed for today.

(Read Part 2 of this series here.)

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