Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children: Trusting God with the Ones You Love

Paperback, ebook

December 5, 2017

by Jodie Berndt (Author),‎ Jim Daly (Foreword)

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310348047

As parents of adult children, we 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?
Parent and author Jodie Berndt understands what it’s like to release children into the world and still care deeply 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 continues her Praying the Scriptures series with biblical prayers for your adult children, whether they are just leaving the nest, flying well on their own, or struggling to take off at all.
Each section focuses on a different aspect of adulthood, with encouraging stories from experienced parents who are praying their children through rocky marriages, health concerns, financial challenges and other real-life issues. At the end of each chapter, you’ll find personalized prayers for your children taken straight from Scripture. Each chapter also includes 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.
With grace and wisdom, Jodie addresses cultural trends such as couples living together before marriage and young adults leaving the church, as well as the painful realities of loneliness, addiction, and mental health issues. With hope-filled words for the parents of the prodigal, she is particularly sensitive to the long-term prayers we offer, even as we doubt ourselves and grieve over our children’s choices.
Whatever you are praying for, you will find confidence and peace in these powerful prayers for your kids. Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children guides you to the bedrock of God’s promises as you release your children to God’s shepherding care.

My thoughts:  Three of my five children are adults now, and like the author of PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES FOR YOUR ADULT CHILDREN, I did everything right. I homeschooled.  I had them in Sunday School, and church services two times on Sunday and on Wednesday night.  My husband is a pastor. My children were immersed in God's word. But yet they are making mistakes. One son has been arrested twice and is now floundering and struggling to get a job, hold on to it, and make wise choices due to his bad choices.  

As the author says, making all the right decisions and raising your children in church and strong Christian homes aren't guarantees that they will turn out perfect. And this book is perfect for praying for your children using Bible verses, no matter what trials they may have or bad decisions they make. This is a book for parents of all adult children.  Grandparents of adult grandchildren. As the author says, it is never too late to pray for your child. 

Determine to be a prayer warrior in 2018. PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES FOR YOUR ADULT CHILDREN is a good way to start. 

I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own. 

1 comment:

Marilyn R. said...

I will be recommending this book to parents who have adult children making choices far different than being raised in their Christian homes. Thank you for sharing. Prayers for you and yours.

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