Praying for Your Kids Monday
College, Careers and Beyond
As you know, one of my favorite things to pray for my kids is their future. Futurefriendships, future choices, future spouses, etc. Their career paths are not exempt from my covering.
Between Jeff and I we have a ridiculous amount of college under our belts. It took both of us a lot of time, a lot of goofing off and a lot of advice from our advisors to finally graduate. We did it (hooray) but we have the student loans to show for it also. I know a certain amount of trepidation in college is normal but I long for my kids to be a little more focused than we were and I long for them choose a career based on God's will for their lives.
When praying about this topic for them I like to pray the New Living Translation's version of Proverbs 3:6, Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. I love that the verse doesn't say if Samuel seeks God's will than maybe God will show him which path to take; no, it clearly states if you do this, I will do this.
Again, the goal here is not to see my kids not have a change of major during their junior year (although that would be nice), the desire of my heart is that no matter what they choose they will have done it by seeking God's will and by feeling confident He has shown them the path to take.
Gracious Lord, I am amazed and humbled You listen to the prayers of this Mommy. Thank You for loving ________ even more than I do. Thank You for having a plan for him and that before he was even born You sanctified him. I pray that ________ will seek Your will in all that he does and that You will show him which path to take. I pray that as he grows You will give me insight in to his strengths so that I can help him to follow Your will and grow in the way You designed him. Amen.