Prayer Of Direction During My Vacation
10 Verses to Pray for Your Daughter
I have always wanted to be a prayer warrior.
I remember hearing stories of the power of prayer from missionaries that would come to our church growing up, or testimonies of women who prayed for their husbands and children incessantly until they came to know Jesus. I love those stories, and I wanted that – I wanted to make a difference through prayer too.
I wanted to be a praying mother, but after I had my first baby, I struggled with figuring out what to pray for.
Sometimes we feel we aren’t “good” at prayer just because we don’t know where to start.
Thankfully, I read several good books and articles around that time with really helpful lists that gave me some direction during my prayer time.
I read a whole book on praying for my sons, but I was unable to find a good equivalent book for girls.
(Somebody, please write that book!) So many prayers for our children can be prayed for both boys and girls, and a few of these can as well, but I wanted focus here on some things that I especially hope and pray for my girls as they grow.
Eternal salvation is still the most important thing I pray for all my kids! I want them to recognize what Jesus did in dying on the cross to pay for their sins and rising again. I want them to turn to Him to save them and always remember His love for them.
If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. — Romans 10:9-10
To Find Her Identity in Christ
As a woman in today’s culture, where we are expected to be able to “do it all”, I have struggled with my identity and purpose and have had to remind myself that I am first a child of God, saved by His grace. I pray that my daughters will always find their identity in Christ and remember that their purpose is to glorify Him.
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you darkness into His marvelous light. — 1 Peter 2:9
To Walk in A Manner Worthy of Her Calling (and to Have a Spirit of Repentance When She Fails)
Along the same lines, I pray my girls keep their ultimate purpose in mind as they live their daily lives, which is to glorify God and point others to Christ. And, when they inevitably stray from what they know is right, I pray that they recognize it and turn back to Jesus in repentance.
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called, with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love, endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. — Ephesians 4:1-3
Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God. — 2 Corinthians 7:1
To Have a Love for God and His Word
The Bible is God’s written Word to us, and I pray that my girls will have a love for God and His Word, and will turn to the Bible first for their answers.
With my lips I have declared
All the judgments of Your mouth.
I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies,
As much as in all riches.
I will meditate on Your precepts,
And contemplate Your ways.
I will delight myself in Your statutes;
I will not forget Your word. — Psalm 119:13-16
Use and Cultivate Their Spiritual Gifts for God’s Glory
I pray that my daughters will recognize their spiritual gifts and talents that the Lord has given them, and use those gifts to bring glory to God.
Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. — 1 Peter 4:10
To Have a Desire for Wisdom
Proverbs is clear that godly wisdom is to be prized. I want my girls to seek to be biblically wise in all their decisions and interactions.
Wisdom is the principal thing;
Therefore get wisdom.
And in all your getting, get understanding.
Exalt her, and she will promote you;
She will bring you honor, when you embrace her.
She will place on your head an ornament of grace;
A crown of glory she will deliver to you. — Proverbs 4:7-8
Healthy and Godly Relationships with Family and Friends
Healthy relationships play such an important role in every person’s life, and much pain comes when relationships sometimes go bad. I pray for my girls to have and offer the support that comes from God-Honoring friendships and family relationships.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. — Ephesians 4:2-3 (NIV)
Her Future Husband and Marriage
While many women honor God through lives of singleness, and my daughters’ may as well, in all lihood, my girls will someday get married. I want to pray now for their future husbands, and for them as I hope to prepare them for a good marriage.
Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. — Proverbs 31:10
Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. — Ephesians 5:33
To Value Her Role in the Home and Family
The Bible calls women to be “keepers” of their homes, and I think this can apply whether my daughters are working in the home, the home, married or single. I want my daughters to learn how to manage their home well no matter their situation in life, and to realize how valuable and honorable that role is.
And so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled. — Titus 2:4-5 (ESV)
To Train Their Own Children to Love The Lord
Mothers play a major role in nurturing and raising their children, and they are often the first to teach their children about God. I pray for my daughters as they will hopefully take on that important role someday in their own families.
And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. — Deuteronomy 6:6-7
I’ve also just started to realize that keeping prayer in the back of my mind helps me to pray for more for my children.Something that no one tells you is that praying for our kids doesn’t have to happen during a designated prayer time – if I am thinking about something specific for my kids, why not pray about it right now? As I encountered certain verses in my devotion time, or certain life situations that remind me of these things that I want to pray for my kids, I am learning to take a moment right then to pray for my children and cover them in prayer all through our days together.
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What do you pray for your daughters? Here are just a few resources to help moms strengthen a life of prayer and faith themselves…and for their daughters (or sons)!
Powerful Prayers for Guidance and Protection [Quotes & Verses]
God is always there for us, even when we doubt and falter. Praying for guidance can help you find your path again and we can help you deliver your prayers to one of the holiest places in the world, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
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We can all use a little extra guidance and those who follow the Lord know that it is best to put your faith in him. Allowing God to guide every step in your life will only result in a better life and one that serves Him. Take the time to go over these prayers and to pray them with all your heart.
God is more than willing to give us a helping hand whenever we need it. All we have to do is ask. It’s the asking that often dissuades people, as they’re not sure if He will hear them or if they should really ask.
Remember that God is immortal and all powerful and He wants you to follow His path, which means he will happily give you some directions and guidance. All you have to do is remain open to the guidance He provides. In some cases, it’s not what you expect or even want, but it is different from anything you anticipated.
In these cases, it’s important to realize that it is God’s will and His plan for you is going forward.
Use these prayers when you really need help and guidance. When you find yourself struggling to make sense of things or if you are in need of a light to show you which way to go. He will always respond.
Lead me in the right path, O Lord, or my enemies will conquer me. Make your way plain for me to follow.
PRAYER FOR GUIDANCE AND WISDOM
Lord God, in this moment of distress and uncertainty, I ask for Your wisdom and guidance to shine down on me. Help me to understand what Your plan is for my life and how to make it happen. God, I ask You to give me peace as I move forward in this world. Amen.
PRAYER FOR GUIDANCE AND STRENGTH
In the Lord’s Name, I pray for this brother/sister and ask that You, God, guide them in the way they should go.
Do not abandon them in their time of need and aid them as they struggle to do Your will and to follow Your directions. Give him/her a direction to go in and strengthen their resolve in You.
Lord, fill his/her heart with peace and joy and give him/her strength and courage to do Your will. In Your Name we trust, Amen.
PRAYERS FOR GUIDANCE IN DECISION MAKING
Dear God, we come before you today to give thanks for Your everlasting love and to ask for your guidance in this great decision that must be made. Lord, help us to understand what You want in this situation and aid us in executing Your will. Help us realize that this decision is in Your hands, even if we are uncertain. In Your name we trust, Amen.
PRAYER FOR DIRECTION AND CLARITY
O Lord, in this difficult time, I am on my knees before You, asking for your guidance. Wash away the world from my eyes, Lord, and make me Your vessel. Give me a sign that I may know where to go and what to do to fully honor You, God. I ask this of You, as Your humble servant. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
PRAYER FOR GUIDANCE AND PROTECTION
Dear Father in Heaven, I come to You in my time of need, to beg for Your protection and Your guidance in my life. Please help me see Your hand in this situation and give me peace, even when I am unworthy. O Lord, I need Your protective shield over me and my family and I ask that you give me the sense of calmness as I follow Your path. Amen.
PRAYER FOR GUIDANCE AT WORK
Lord Jesus, today we ask that you give our brother/sister the wisdom to know what to do in this difficult work situation.
As he/she continues to follow You, Lord, please give her/him the guidance necessary to make the right decisions that will honor You. As a light in this dark world, he/she is in great need of Your heavenly touch right now.
Thank You for all that You have done for us and given us and we pray that we may pass the light to the next generation. In You we trust, Amen.
PRAYER FOR GUIDANCE IN A RELATIONSHIP
Dear God, we come to you with humble and broken hearts, asking for forgiveness and begging for your guidance in our relationship. We wish to serve You, Lord, both in our relationship and outside it.
Please give us the guidance to deal kindly with one another, to always treat each other with love and respect, even as You have treated us with love and respect.
We ask that You give us the patience to put up with each other and the wisdom to guide one another in Your ways. Amen.
PRAYER FOR GUIDANCE IN THE CHURCH
Our Father in Heaven, we ask that you protect this church and every member within it. Whether we are together or far apart, Lord, keep Your healing hand upon us and guide us in Your ways.
As we gather together each week, bless our services and lay Your mighty hands on our pastor, that he might bring Your words to our ears. Thank you, Lord, for all You have done for us.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.
I will lead blind Israel down a new path, guiding them along an unfamiliar way. I will brighten the darkness before them and smooth out the road ahead of them. Yes, I will indeed do these things; I will not forsake them.
For that is what God is . He is our God forever and ever, and he will guide us until we die.
Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.
Prayer During the Day
Prayer During the Day provides material for a number of patterns of prayer.
¶ It provides a framework for a daily Quiet Time and Bible study – an Office of Readings.
¶ It is a single order for those who wish to be united with the Church’s daily corporate offering of prayer.
¶ It is a simple order for use during the day, with Night Prayer as a simple evening office.
¶ It is Midday Prayer for those who wish to supplement the saying of Morning and Evening Prayer.
¶ It is a model for prayer at the third, sixth and ninth hours – traditionally called Terce, Sext and None – as used by some religious communities and their associates.
Using Prayer During the Day –
a variety of patterns
Many people have evolved a daily Quiet Time, for reading Scripture and for praying. With this in mind, Prayer During the Day is offered as a framework for personal devotion; it follows a pattern which would be shared with others. In this way Christians can be united in their worship by making use of common lectionary resources and the overall shape of the Church’s year.
Some will use Prayer During the Day as their sole act of prayer and praise. Others will use both Prayer During the Day and Night Prayer in a simple pattern of prayer at the beginning and end of the day.
There will be those who wish to say the offices of Morning and Evening Prayer each day but without lengthy readings.They will be looking to what is sometimes called the ‘city’ or ‘cathedral’ model of office – prayer and praise – rather than to what is sometimes called the ‘desert’ or ‘monastic’ model of office – reading and meditation.
For those who use Morning and Evening Prayer to focus on prayer and praise, Prayer During the Day will become a time for a greater concentration on Bible reading and meditation – an Office of Readings.
Others will use Morning and Evening Prayer with full Bible readings. Prayer During the Day will then become Midday Prayer, perhaps using the short Bible readings printed in the text of the service.
All of these patterns are variations on a common theme – praying the Bible together. A church in which people pray the Bible together becomes a church which is equipped for proclamation and service.
It is in this hope that Prayer During the Day is offered as a simple starting point for common daily prayer.
It is advisable, once choices have been made, to use them consistently for at least four weeks before any change is made.
Opening responses, or another introduction. A Form of Penitence may be used here or in the Prayers.
Either the printed text or another acclamation, hymn or song
¶ The Word of God
A psalm, and one or more Bible readings
The printed text, or a less formal response
Intercessions, a Collect and the Lord’s Prayer
¶ The Conclusion
A closing prayer, dismissal, blessing, or other ending
¶ Notes to Prayer During the Day ↑
A pattern for Prayer During the Day is provided for each day of the week. This may be used on that day of the week at any time of year.
In addition there is a form of Prayer During the Day for each of the seasons of the Church’s year.
This may be used throughout the season or at certain high points: for example, the Easter form might be used on Easter Day, or for the first week of Eastertide, or throughout Eastertide.
A versicle and response is the conventional opening for a short order of prayer of this kind. Alternatively people may to begin by quietly meditating on a verse of scripture.
A Form of Penitence (here) may be used here or in the Prayers.
Praise may include a hymn, song, canticle, extempore praise or the text provided. Hymns for Prayer and Praise, the New English Hymnal and other collections contain ‘office hymns’ which may be used here.
At least one psalm should be included on each occasion.
A daily or seasonal psalm and a four-week cycle are provided.
Two tables making use of Psalm 119 (the great psalm of contemplation on God’s word) and Psalms 121–131 and 133 (the Psalms of Ascent, used by pilgrims on the way up to Jerusalem) on a weekly, fortnightly and monthly pattern are also provided (here).
These are especially appropriate when Prayer During the Day is being used alongside the other offices. Alternatively, part of the psalm provision for Morning or Evening Prayer in the Common Worship Weekday Lectionary may be used, or any section of Psalm 119 may be chosen.
One of the following is used:
¶ The short reading printed in the order.
¶ On weekdays one or more of the readings appointed for Morning or Evening Prayer or Holy Communion in the Common Worship Weekday Lectionary.
¶ On Sundays and Principal Holy Days, one or both of the readings appointed for the Third Service are used (if not used at another service that day).
Personal or corporate Bible study might also take place at this point.
A versicle and response are provided for use after the reading. Other appropriate responses include silence, group discussion, responsive prayer and singing.
The Prayers may include a litany, extempore prayer, or a pattern of intercessions. Forms of intercession are provided here. A General Thanksgiving (here) may also be used. This section should also include the Lord’s Prayer and the prayer provided in the text, the Collect of the day, or some other prayer.
7 The Conclusion
The office concludes with a dismissal, a closing prayer, the Peace
The peace of the Lord be always with you
All and also with you.
These words may be added
Let us offer one another a sign of peace,
God’s seal on our prayers.
or another ending.
¶ Psalm Tables for Psalm 119 and Psalms 121–131, 133 (the Psalms of Ascent) ↑
Over a calendar month
|Day 23||121, 122|
|Day 24||123, 124|
|Day 25||125, 126|
Over a week or a fortnight
Psalm 119 and the Psalms of Ascent may be used over a fortnight as follows:
Alternatively, Psalm 119 and the Psalms of Ascent may be used, together or alone, on a weekly cycle.
O God, make speed to save us.
All O Lord, make haste to help us.
My heart tells of your word, ‘Seek my face.’
All Your face, Lord, will I seek.
A hymn, song, canticle, extempore praise or
We praise you, O God,
we acclaim you as the Lord;
all creation worships you,
the Father everlasting.
To you all angels, all the powers of heaven,
the cherubim and seraphim, sing in endless praise:
Holy, holy, holy Lord, God of power and might,
heaven and earth are full of your glory.
from Te Deum Laudamus
On any Sunday Psalm 19
|Week 1||Psalm 20|
|Week 2||Psalm 34|
|Week 3||Psalm 115.1-13|
|Week 4||Psalm 116|
When Morning and Evening Prayer are also celebrated, one of the monthly, fortnightly or weekly cycles may be followed here.
Each psalm or group of psalms may end with
All Glory to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning is now
and shall be for ever. Amen.
In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.
Then God said, ‘Let there be light’; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night.
And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.
If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself.
2 Corinthians 5.17-19a
The man went away and told the Jews that it was Jesus who had made him well. Therefore the Jews started persecuting Jesus, because he was doing such things on the sabbath.
But Jesus answered them, ‘My Father is still working, and I also am working.
’ For this reason the Jews were seeking all the more to kill him, because he was not only breaking the sabbath, but was also calling God his own Father, thereby making himself equal to God.