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Parental Prayers.

Key Verse

“That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude of a palace” (Psalms 144:12).

Text — Psalms 144:7-12


The prayer in our memory verse today was written by a concerned parent. Many parents in Bible and contemporary times said prayers that transformed the lives of their children. In his book, The Power of a Praying Parent, Stormie Omartian says, “When we pray, we bring that power to bear upon everything we are praying about, and we allow the power of God to work through our powerlessness.”

This implies that through prayer, parents can bring the power, wisdom, and knowledge of God to bear upon the situations affecting their children. Before Samuel was born, his mother, Hannah prayed for and dedicated him to God. He became a great leader. Susannah Wesley also prayed one hour a day for each of her 17 children. No wonder two of them, John and Charles, became mighty instruments in God’s hand.

Youths should provide an atmosphere at home for their parents to pray without distractions. The Wesley children allowed their mother to focus on her prayers. Prayer is a spiritual bulwark against the forces of darkness. Endeavor to participate in family devotion, where your father ministers to the household.


Prayer is a spiritual bulwark


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Prayer for today

My God, let my life encourage my parents to pray and praise you.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.


  1. The devotional is part of what is used for outreach & to assist people to grow spiritually but I realized this morning I can copy & paste for transmission to the people I send it to. For instance, I send it to my former students who are outside the country & to someone I witness to but not within my reach again. How do I reach out & they are not members of the church

  2. Generally when children make their parents
    happy, they are prone to release blessings
    on the children…

    1. Prayers for our children are indeed so valuable, with their immediate and potential effort unquantifiable. God continually make me a prayer(some one who prays). Amen

  3. Prayers for our children are indeed so valuable, with their immediate and potential effort unquantifiable. God continually make me a prayer(some one who prays). Amen

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