8.22.9 For Parents Concerned about their Difficult Children

Method for Prayer by Matthew Henry


When we pray with or for those parents whose children are a grief to them or such as they are in fear about.

Lord, give to parents the desires of their souls concerning their children, which is to see them walking in the truth; 2 John 1:4(KJV) form Christ in their souls. Galatians 4:19(KJV) O give them betimes to know the God of their fathers, and to serve him with a perfect heart and a willing mind. 1 Chronicles 28:9(KJV) Let children of the youth, that are as arrows in the hand, be directed aright, that those parents may have reason to think themselves happy that have their quiver full of them, Psalm 127:4-5(KJV) and they may never be arrows in their hearts.

Let those foolish children, that are the grief of the father and the heaviness of her that bare them, Proverbs 17:25(KJV) that mock at their parents and despise to obey them, Proverbs 30:17(KJV) be brought to repentance; and let those that have been unprofitable, now at length be made profitable. Philemon 1:11(KJV) O turn the hearts of the children to their fathers, even the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that they may be made ready a people prepared for the Lord. Luke 1:17(KJV) O shew them their work and their transgressions, that they have exceeded, and open their ear to discipline. Job 36:9-10(KJV)


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