The Third Thing You Should Say to Your Child Every Morning
In Part 1 and 2 of our mini-series of the 3 Things You Should Say to Your Child Every Morning, we talked about the importance of telling your child that you love them and exactly how God created them and how to glean some insight into their day. (In case you missed them, go back and get caught up before reading any further!)
In this blog, we will dig into the THIRD — and last — thing you should say to your child every morning before they walk out the door.
#3: Pray over the day that lies ahead
Say, “Let’s pray over your day…” Thank God for being in charge of their day and ask Him to help with any specific concerns or rejoice in any excitement (the one thing you learned from them in Part 2). It’s powerful to pray with people, and especially to pray over children. So, gently hold their little face in your hands, close your eyes, and pray.
Here’s an example of how this might look for you and your child.
“Dear Lord. Thank you for the day. Thank you for my son, Joshua, and how you created him. He’s worried about his soccer tryouts today, and Lord I just pray over his tryout and that You will give him the confidence and strength that he would do his very best, and if it would be Your will that he would make the soccer team. Bless the rest of his day. Amen.”
Praying over your child’s day will do a few things:
- Tells them we can surrender every detail of our life to God — whether good or bad, big or small.
- Reminds them that God is faithful and that He is in charge of their day.
- Creates a habit of prayer for them.
Mornings can be challenging, but creating this safe space with conversation and prayer before everyone goes their separate ways is an intentional way to keep our focus on what matters — our relationships with each other and with God.
Saying these 3 things to your child every morning will give them the God-given confidence they need to go out and tackle the world!
In case you missed them, feel free to….
…go back and read the Introduction to the 3 Things You Should Say to Your Child Every Morning
…go back and read Part 1
…go back and read Part 2
Relevant Bible Verses
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
– Philippians 4:6-7
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