Parents of adult children often wonder: Will my children make good choices when they're on their own? How can I let them go when I've held them for so long?
Jodie Berndt, parent and author, knows what it's like to release children into the world and still deeply care about them and everything they will face in life from relationships to career decisions and everything in between. In Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children, Jodie resumes her Praying the Scriptures series with biblical prayers for your adult children, whether they are just leaving home, doing well on their own, or are struggling to get by at all.
Each section focuses on different aspects of adulthood, with encouraging stories from experienced parents who are praying for their children through unstable marriages, health issues, financial struggles, and other real-life problems. At the end of each chapter, you'll find personalized prayers for your children derived from Scripture. Each chapter also features verses for you to pray for yourself as you take the challenging step of trusting God to care for your children in ways that you can't.
Using grace and wisdom, Jodie confronts cultural trends such as couples living together before marriage and young adults walking away from church, as well as the painful realities of loneliness, addiction, and mental health issues. She provides hope-filled words for parents of the prodigals, and is particularly sensitive to the long-term prayers we offer, even as we doubt ourselves and grieve over our children's choices.
Discover confidence and peace in these powerful prayers for your kids, no matter what issues you are praying for. Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children will guide you to the bedrock of God's promises as you release your children to God's shepherding care.
Part 1: Praying for Your Adult Child
- The Battle Begins
- Blessing and Releasing Your Adult Child
- Praying for Your Child's Transition to Adulthood
- A Year of Prayer
Part 2: Praying for Your Adult Child's Relationships
- Praying for Good Friends and Fellowship
- Praying for a Future Spouse
- Praying for a Young Marriage
- Praying through a Troubled Marriage or a Divorce
Part 3: Praying through the Milestones in Your Adult Child's Life
- Praying for a Good Place to Live
- Praying for a Job
- Praying When Your Children Have Children
Part 4: Praying for Your Adult Child's Health, Safety, and Well-Being
- Praying through a Health Crisis
- Praying for Mental and Emotional Health
- Praying for Protection from Harm
- Praying through a Job Loss or Financial Difficulty
- Praying through the Struggles of Infertility
Part 5: Praying for Your Adult Child's Victory Over Temptation
- Praying for Strength to Resist a Party Culture
- Praying for Protection from Sexual Sin
- Praying for Recovery from an Addiction
- Praying for Your Prodigal