Praying That God Will Bring My Parents Joy | The Good Book Blog
The following are prayer prompts based on Psalm 16:8-11. God, true happiness comes from you. Grant my parents. This is an excerpt from Chelsea Stanley’s book 5 Things to Pray for Your Parents.
1. Unshakeable hope
Pray that your parents keep their eyes on the Lord and place their hope firmly in Christ, who gives us all joy, and that no matter what sorrows or trials may come in the futureu2014or already have clouded the presentu2014your parents will not be shaken because God is with them.
2. A glad heart
Psalm 16:9 says, “Therefore my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices.” David, the author of this psalm, was satisfied in the Lord, calling him “my portion and my cup.” Pray that your parents will rejoice in God’s presence and provision as David did.
“My body will also rest secure,” says Psalm 16:16, “because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead.” So often, fear steals our joy. Your parents may seek security from financial advisors, doctors, government programs, or family.
4. True life
Psalm 16:11 – Ask God to show your parents the way of life; we can’t figure it out on our own; we need God to reveal it to us through Jesus, who is “the way, the truth, and the life.”
5. Eternal pleasures
The Bible calls us to honor our parents, and one way we can do that is by praying for them. This guide will help you pray rich, intentional prayers for your mother or father.
Should we pray for our parents?
Little children often see their mothers and fathers as the ones who have all the answers, and the command to honor our parents comes with a beautiful promiseu2014u201cthat it may go well with youu201d (Ephesians 6 v 3).
What does God say about parents?
‘Honor your father and mother.’ This is the first commandment with a promise: If you honor your father and mother, ‘things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth.’
What does God say about treating your parents?
It also says, ‘Every person must respect his mother and father’ (Leviticus 19:3), and, ‘You shall respect and serve God your Lord’ (Deuteronomy 10:20). The Torah uses the same word, respect, to equate the respect you owe your parents with the respect you must show God.
What the Bible says about the prayer of a mother?
Listen to your father who gave you life, and do not despised your mother when she is old; let your father and mother rejoice; let her who bore you rejoice. Proverbs 31:31: Honor her for all that her hands have done, and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.
How do I pray for my mom?
“Thank you, Lord, for blessing me with my mother; I know I’m not always the perfect child, and I know I test her with my beliefs and actions, but I also know You gave me to her so she could love me, and I pray that you continue to bless her with patience as I grow older and more independent.
How do you pray for aging parents?
Thank you for your gift of parents and family; thank you for all the time I get to spend with them and all the things they’ve taught me over the years. Strengthen them in mind and body, Heavenly Father.
What does Jesus say about family?
“Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord,” Jesus said. “But Jesus called them to him, saying, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”
What are the most powerful Bible verses?
My Top 10 Bible Verse Powerhouses
- 1 Corinthians 15:19. If our only hope in this life is in Christ, we will be the most miserable of all men.
- Hebrews 13:6. So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper
- I will not be afraid.”
- Matthew 6:26.
- Proverbs 3:5-6.
- 1 Corinthians 15:58.
- John 16:33.
- Matthew 6:31-33.
What does the Bible say about parents listening to their children?
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right; as a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him. u2014Ephesians 6:1 (ESV) Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord.
Is it OK to disobey your parents?
By law, your parents have complete authority to impose rules, expect obedience, and punish you for breaking or refusing to obey them. There are some exceptions, such as things that would harm you or another person, illegal acts, and so on, but you generally do not have any legal rights to disobey.
What does Bible say about disrespecting parents?
u201cThe eye that mocks a father, that scorns obedience to a mother, will be pecked out by ravens of the valley, and eaten by vultures,u201d says Proverbs 30:17.
How do you honor abusive parents?
We honor them by not enabling their bad behavior or allowing them to continue abusing us or others under our protection; we honor them by setting clear boundaries and consequences for them if they are not remorseful, repentant, or willing to work to stop abusing others.
What does Jesus say about mothers?
Exodus 20:12, u201cHonor your father and your mother,u201d and Leviticus 19:3, u201cEvery one of you shall revere his mother and his father,u201d are two passages in the Bible that ask followers to honor and love their mothers.
What does God say about mothers and daughters?
“Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband, too, praises her, saying, “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Deuteronomy 6:6u20137: “And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.”
Who is a good mother?
A good mother is selfless, but she recognizes that she needs u201cme timeu201d to care for her family. She teaches her children right from wrong, even when it is difficult, and she is there for them when they need her most, but then she lets them fly when they are ready.