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Session 10

Dear God, guide my kids

Read: Psalm 128, Philippians 1:9-11, Luke 15:11-32

God trusted this tiny human to me? What was He thinking?

Nothing can ever fully prepare you for parenthood. All parents get overwhelmed by the responsibility they’ve been given and finds themselves awestruck by the ability to love someone so much. 

Psalm 128:3-4 tells us that children are a blessing from the Lord. God knows our children before we do. He loves them, and He wants to help us raise them. 

Parenting stretches us and grows us in our faith in ways that we never thought possible. Whether you’re planning the wedding of your third child or you want to have kids one day, it’s never too early to pray for God to guide your children. 


Celebrate

  • What is God teaching you about Himself through your kids? Just like you want to hear why your kids appreciate you, God wants to hear what we appreciate about Him. 
  • If you don’t have kids, think about one way God has shown Himself to be a loving Father to you. Even if we aren’t yet parents, we can still celebrate that we have a heavenly Father who loves us. 

 

Anticipate

  • What are you looking forward to in the coming year? How do you want to see God grow you and your family, if you have one? 


Ask

  • What’s one area of parenting where you worry you don’t (or won’t) have what it takes? Ask God to give you what you fear you lack.
  • Is there anything you wish you could go back and do differently? No parent is perfect. Ask your kids for forgiveness for ways you’ve fallen short, and ask God to forgive you as well. He will! 
  • What do you worry about most when you think about your child’s future? Ask God for wisdom to help you guide your kids. 

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Dear God, help me become more like Jesus

Dear God, help me become more like Jesus

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2

Dear God, guide my career choices

Dear God, guide my career choices

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3

Dear God, show me your presence today

Dear God, show me your presence today

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4

Dear God, I need you to come through big time

Dear God, I need you to come through big time

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5

Dear God, heal my body

Dear God, heal my body

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6

Dear God, help me to trust you with my money

Dear God, help me to trust you with my money

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7

Dear God, free me from this financial or relational burden

Dear God, free me from this financial or relational burden

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8

Dear God, I feel so alone

Dear God, I feel so alone

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9

Dear God, unite me and my spouse

Dear God, unite me and my spouse

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10

Dear God, guide my kids

Dear God, guide my kids

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11

Dear God, help me to believe for that relationship I’ve been waiting on

Dear God, help me to believe for that relationship I’ve been waiting on

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12

Dear God, help me to forgive others

Dear God, help me to forgive others

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13

Dear God, I’m worried about my friends

Dear God, I’m worried about my friends

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14

Dear God, help me to not give up on others

Dear God, help me to not give up on others

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15

Dear God, bless my pastors and church leaders

Dear God, bless my pastors and church leaders

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16

Dear God, save people in this place

Dear God, save people in this place

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17

Dear God, send people to do your work and give us opportunities to serve

Dear God, send people to do your work and give us opportunities to serve

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18

Dear God, may there be unity in the church

Dear God, may there be unity in the church

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19

Dear God, would you change the lives of the people in my group?

Dear God, would you change the lives of the people in my group?

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20

Dear God, help us to be bold when it comes to sharing the Gospel

Dear God, help us to be bold when it comes to sharing the Gospel

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21

Dear God, help me make sense of current events

Dear God, help me make sense of current events

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22

Dear God, hear my prayers for our nation’s leaders

Dear God, hear my prayers for our nation’s leaders

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23

Dear God, someone I love is sick

Dear God, someone I love is sick

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24

Dear God, where are you in natural disasters?

Dear God, where are you in natural disasters?

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25

Dear God, stop the violence

Dear God, stop the violence

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26

Dear God, deepen my love and appreciation of your Word

Dear God, deepen my love and appreciation of your Word

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27

Dear God, help me to not lose sight of your presence when things are going well

Dear God, help me to not lose sight of your presence when things are going well

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