Seven Prayers A Day

*** In answer to some of your questions, I wanted to let you know that I do pray these out loud.  This morning, I kept my hand on Kate’s head while I read, and she smiled the whole time…and sat still!!!!!!! Praise God for small miracles….:) OH, and also thank you to the sweet reader who noticed I had written Ephesians instead of Philippians on the last one!!! I was tired last night:) It’s corrected now!!!! Thanks!!!***

I don’t really care that much about whether or not my kids are book smart.

Let me explain.
I do care, I just don’t care as much as I care about other things.  I don’t sit around and pray that my girls will learn to read today, or that they will understand a foreign language by the time they are 6, or that they will know their times table by next week.  I do spend a lot of time asking God to give them “undivided hearts (Psalm 86:11), ” and praying “that they will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel when they open their mouths (Ephesians 6:19).” I pray that God will help them to be good stewards of their time, their money, their words.  I pray for their character, their faith, their decisions, their husbands.  I want them to be wise, Godly women who chase after the Lord.  
I’m thinking that instead of getting a “My kid is on the honor roll” bumper sticker, I may create a “My kid has an undivided heart” one.  And then people will make ones that say “My kid kicked your ‘undivided heart’ kid’s butt” stickers.
Maybe not.
But, the point is that one of the most important things I am privileged to do as a mother is to pray for my children every day.  
The other day I came across a verse that God used to prompt me to write this post.  If you are a mom (or have someone else you want to pray for specifically), I hope you will join me as I do this for the next 7 days.  It struck me that I need reminders during the day to be praying over my girls, and I decided to choose 7 events in a day that would remind me to do so.  Then, I chose verses that had to do with that time of the day (for example: as my kids are getting dressed in the morning) and then I put them on notecards.
Here are the events and verses I chose:
1.  When they wake up: “Let the morning bring (child’s name) word of your unfailing love, for she has put her trust in You.  Show (her/him) the way (she/he) should go, for to you (he/she) lifts up her soul.” (Adapted from Psalm 143:8)
2. When they are getting dressed: “Therefore, as God’s chosen child, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Lord, help (him/her) bear with others and forgive whatever grievances (he/she) has against others.  Help (him/her) forgive as the Lord forgave (him/her).  And over all these virtues, help (him/her) put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” (Adapted from Colossians 3:12-14)
3. While they are eating: “Teach (child’s name) the secret of being content in any and every situation whether well-fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  Teach (him/her) that (he/she) can do everything through him who gives (him/her) strength.” (Adapted from Philippians 4:12-13)

4.  When they go out of the house: “(Name of child), do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Adapted from Romans 12:2)

5.  While they are taking a bath: Lord, give (name of child)  clean hands and a pure heart, and let (him/her) not lift (his/her) soul to an idol or swear by what is false. Let (him/her) receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God (his/her) Savior.  Let (him/her) be part of the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob. (Adapted from Psalm 24:4-6)

6.  When they are going to bed:  “The Lord Your God is with you; he is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, be will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)

7.  While they are sleeping:  “I pray that (name of child) will do everything without complaining or arguing, so that he/she may become blameless and pure, a child of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which he/she shines like a star in the universe as he/she holds out the word of life-in order that he/she may boast on the day of Christ that he/she did not run or labor for nothing.” (Adapted from Philippians 2:14-16)


I feel like God has been reminding me more and more lately that I need to live my life in prayer. For my children, husband, family, friends, country, those in need, etc., etc.  As a mother, it has been so pivotal for my children to hear me praying out loud over them, and I want to commit to do this every day (seven times a day!) for the next week.  If you care to join me, just copy these verses onto index cards (or, if you came here from Jessica’s blog, feel free to print them on pretty  scrapbook paper and embellish your little heart out….:))
Let me know if you decide to join me, and please keep me posted (either by comments or emails) if  God reveals anything to you/your children this week. 
Have a great (and prayer-filled!) week. And may God bless you and your babies richly.
Angie
P.S. I keep trying to come up with fun acronyms for this little challenge, but they all stink.  Anyone have any ideas what we could call it? Something to do with seven prayers a day? (But S.P.A.D. isn’t a cute name…I know).  Let me know if you think of something…

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  • Amanda

    I’ll be joining you, but I’m no help with the acronym. I can’t believe I’m the first commenter here!

  • The Original 2 Prices

    Thanks for sharing a clear vision of prayer for our kids. I have been burdened less about the election itself- but more for the legacy it gives our children. What a challenge to replace popular political ideas with an undivided and prayerful heart.

    Mommy of 2 boys,

    staci

  • Candace C

    Oh my, this is awesome!! I pray alot for my kids, but not this specifically…and I LOVE praying scriptures!! Thank you so much for sharing, I’m going to post a link over on my blog to tell others about the idea. :)

    Candace
    http://www.hismercyisnew.com

  • Smoochiefrog

    Those are great! Thanks for sharing!

  • Martha

    That’s a lovely idea. I’m always so impressed with your knowledge and your ability to choose such touching passages for any situation.

  • florence

    This is awesome,Angie! I look forward to joining you in praying for my children. I have a wonderful book that is now revised with a new title, but it used to be called Watchmen on the Walls. And it takes 6-7 godly characteristics (wisdom, humility, forgiveness, etc) and has you pray (using Scripture) one characteristic every day for a week. I, too have been praying for my children and their hearts, their future spouses, their lives… What an honor to do so. And how exciting it is when we see their hearts changing. Obviously,it is the work of the Holy Spirit, but what a privilege to see our prayers answered!

    You are a WONDERFUL mother and your love for the Lord just flows over into their lives. They are truly blessed to have you and Todd going before God’s glorious throne on their behalf.My cousin, Charles Martin (who is a wonderful Christian author), describes seeing knee width parallel lines beside his bed (made by his mother)as a boy. What a beautiful picture.

    I hope to see you Sunday!

  • Jenna

    What a great plan Angie. I will be joining you in this also. It’s so easy to get so distracted in life that we somehow forget to do the most important thing. Pray. Having a plan and the accountability of knowing that I am doing this with others will help me get in the routine of praying over my children more frequently. Thanks for this!

  • Suzann @ Lavender and Roses

    I LOVE this idea and I’m going to join you for certain. I wish I could think of an acronym for you, but it’s not one of my better skills.
    I’m going to add a link and a post over at my blog so I can encourage even more people to participate.

  • Tonya Roberts

    I’m in on this one! What a great idea! Thank you so much for sharing with and encouraging the rest of us! Blessings!

  • Amy

    Love it. Already have it printed out to put up to see every day. Thanks!

    Amy in Iowa
    http://www.thegubsers.com

  • Nicole

    PAW-Praying All Week

    RIP-Remaining In Prayer(Ok, maybe this one isn’t so great. LOL)

    LUMPS-Lifting Up my precious someone

    PADS-Praying all day x seven

  • Cheryl

    I will be joining you as I pray over my two children.

    Cheryl

  • maryanne420

    hi angie,

    i will be joining you. i agree, we need to pray for our children more.

  • Carissa

    Wonderful idea! I always feel a burden to pray for my son even though he is only 2. My constant prayer for him is that he is wise and seeks the Lord in all his life’s decisions. I also pray earnestly for his future wife. That she would be guided by the Lord daily and that she is being raised in wisdom and grace. My parents prayed for their children’s future spouses since we were children. We have been blessed beyond measure with God-fearing spouses. Praise the Lord!

  • kylah’s mommy

    What a great idea, I will definitely join in! As for the acronym, what about PST (pray seven times)? Just a thought, pst… :o )

  • jilljohnandhope

    7P/D
    (Seven Prayers Per Day.)

    Thanks for the challenge. I am going to get out my notecards!

  • Harrington Family

    Thank you. This is a very creative way to pray and very helpful.

  • Michelle

    Yes! I am joining you!

    Thank you for sharing these!

    Michelle

  • mom of many

    Thank you for the scripture and the encouragement to pray without ceasing for my children. I think I will add to my list
    8. While they are learning (since they are away from me during the day. Please feel free to leave a scripture reference to go with that or I’ll share when I
    settle on one.
    Carol

  • Nancy

    Thank you, Angie! I am definitely joining you this week. One of my son’s teachers posts a Bible verse prayer (similar to what you did) at the bottom of her weekly newsletter that comes home to parents. I love the idea of praying Scripture for our children!

    Nancy

  • Maddie and Jack’s Momma

    Great reminders, Angie! I am joining you!

  • Rachel and Jacob

    I just read through Audreys story. I am sitting here with my lap top with tears. It was good to see your strength and good to hear her story. I lost my little man in June 2007. He was stillborn at 38 weeks.

  • Dani

    That is an awesome idea!! I am praying for my children already as well as my husband and I don’t have either yet. :) I also pray that God allows me to be like you when I am married and have children. Thanks for sharing this! :)

    Love you lots, Dani

  • Honea Household

    Angie, this came at a perfect time. My 5 year old has been so sassy and had such an attitude lately. I feel like I am constantly getting on to her. I almost don’t even want to be around her because she is really getting on my nerves with her attitude and sassy talk. It scares me because I don’t want our relationship to be this way. I don’t want her to get to be a teenager and we don’t get along. It’s a scheme of the enemy and I need to pray against it and pray over her. I’ve tried everything to stop it. Everything, but prayer. So this comes at a perfect time.

    One question: **Do you say these short prayers aloud over them and at the time they are doing these things?

  • Meredith

    Hey Angie,
    LOVE the idea! You answered prayer by recommending prayer. I’ve been bothered by the election results, for the future of our children. This helps me to bathe my children in prayer and keep the armor of Christ surrounding them! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! You rock!

    How about 7 for 7???? Just an idea.

    Love ya,
    Mere

  • Gabbin’ with Giff

    What a great idea! I’m going to do it and send this to my sisters as well. Thank you for your obedience to the Father.

  • Mountainmom

    Thank you for so beautifully stringing these together in such a meaningful way.

    I’m dying to know whether Nicole who suggested PADS has read ALL of your blog….ha, ha, ha, ha….

  • Robbin

    How about LAF?
    Laying
    At His
    Feet

    It can be pronounced “laugh” which reminds me of the verse in Proverbs 31:25 “…she laughs at the time to come.”

    I am so encouraged and motivated by your post. I will definitely be joining you!

    Robbin

  • Heather Paulsen

    I am a long time reader, but don’t comment much. However I got a link to a site for 31 days of prayer for your kids: http://navigatorsdetroit.com/2005-11%20Praying%20for%20our%20Children.pdf

    It’s great! I have it laminated on my calendar!

    Thanks!

    Also, I got your husband’s hymn cd…so powerful to listen to during this time and my 2 year old loves, “It is well with my soul” how sweet to hear him sing it!

    God bless,
    heather

  • JoLewis

    Angie,
    I pray over Jordan quite often, hoever you helped me realize something. I don’t always say it out loud. Not only does that show a Christ like example to him, but also praying out loud sends satan and his demons running too! BONUS! I will remember to speak out loud from now on! Thanks

  • Bethany

    Wonderful idea!!! I love it! Will be thinking on the Acronym idea…

  • Tina:0)

    I've always tried to say a prayer over my girls, usually at bed time, but this is wonderful!! Thank you & know that I'll be joining you!

  • Ann

    Angie, thank you so much for posting this. I get so frustrated sometimes at how time just goes by and I don’t even think to pray often enough during the day for the most precious things in my life. This is a great way to jog my memory throughout the day. Thanks so much!

  • Diana

    I would love to join you in this!

    How blessed to be a part of my daughter’s life in such a special way!

  • Dana

    Let’s see, off the top of my head:
    PTTSD- Prayers to the Seventh Degree. Kind of like PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Lame, I know, but I didn’t spend much time on it! Thank you for this challenge. My oldest (age 6, going on 17) has been especially defiant lately and I know that I need to be praying for her little heart to be restored. I’ll keep you posted!
    One more great one-SITB (pronounced sit-B), for Seven in the Basket (you know, like God collects our prayers :) Aren’t you glad you asked for help on this?

  • Beth, Joshua and Isabella

    Angie – Here’s a thought too. We had a tough time remembering what to pray for as well with our daugher. My husband came up with this:

    Monday = Mate
    Tuesday = Talents
    Wednesday = Wisdom
    Thursday = Trust
    Friday = Faith
    Saturday = Sanctification
    Sunday = Salvation

    Love your blog…

  • Jenifer

    Angie, this is awesome. I started doing this at the beginning of our school year when I’m laying out our goals for the year. As I look at all the subjects/areas/ goals we are going to cover during the year I write down specific verses to pray for my kiddos. Here’s the link to my prayers for my kiddos-

    http://jernigan4jc.blogspot.com/2008/03/praying-for-my-kids.html

    Be blessed,
    Jenifer

  • Heidi

    How about “SPA Day?” I know I could use a spa day – in more ways than one! ;) I’m in. What a great idea!

  • The Woodford’s

    Hi Angie! Thanks for this post, and I also thank our Father that He uses other dear ones in Christ (you – who I don't even know!) to encourage and exhort me! We have 3 girls (5.5, 2.5 & 1), with another baby on the way in April. Your Kate reminds me of our 2 yr old, Shaelyn, Exactly! =) I will be praying with you (and obviously many others) this week, and will also pass this along to others who I'm sure will appreciate it too. Thanks again!
    Steph

  • GuessChoir

    Thank you Angie! I will be joining you in prayer for my 2 year old little girl…and my little one 25 days away from being born! I needed the reminder of what a blessing and gift it is to be able to pray over our daughters. Thank you.

  • Annie

    Thanks, Angie. This is wonderful. I will join with you in praying for our children.

  • Amber@MMM

    Angie,

    What a beautiful idea to share. Thank you.

    I am working to become more diligent about praying scripture over specific people and situations. This is such lovely motivation.

    ~Amber

  • Our Family of Four

    Wonderful idea. The only thing that comes to my mind is SAVE:

    Seven
    A day
    Verses
    Enlighten

  • blessingsandglory

    Angie – Thank you for such a wonderful and inspirational post. The last few days have been tough for me and this is such a reminder of what I can do in a world that has started to feel so out of my control. Recently, I have become overwhelmed, mainly as a mom raising a baby with Down syndrome, in a world where most don’t see value in his life.

    I know that God has a beautiful plan for our family, but am struggling with how to share and encourage other families who may be embarking on a similar journey to us.

    I pray often for my children, but love the idea of praying throughout the day with and over them. Thank you again for such a beautiful post before bed!

    Love,

    Libby

  • Megan @ Hold it Up to the Light

    Wonderful Words! You are an amazing blessing, and I want so much for my children to live a life of meaning….to live for what and whom is the most important thing.

    All that other JUNK just doesn’t matter.

    Love your posts….I just devour them (and can’t wait till you give us new words of wisdom and encouragement)

    Thank you for ministering to our souls!

    God bless you and your family!!!

  • Dallas

    What a wonderful idea! You can count me in!!

  • bri

    I am thankful for you Angie. I have been praying for our 1 year old (foster for now, soon to be adopted) son and need to be more focused on what I pray seeing that I am easily distracted.

    I will be thinking of an acronym and will post again.

  • Jill

    Love it, really love it…I am going to print it out and use it…thanks for the insight and for sharing. I love all the help I can raising these two little future women of God.

  • Kenzie

    Angie-

    Thank you so much for sharing such beautiful prayers for your children. I think so many of us pray over them during the day, but as I am prompted and when I think about it… this is a great system! Since I’m in the hospital now and can’t be with Deacon each time these things occur, I can instead do it when I know he would be doing them :) It’s hard being away from him right now but this is a great way to continue praying over him and for God’s will in his life… and for Faith Clare’s as we await her arrival.

    Thank you for sharing what the Lord has laid on your heart!

    Blessings,
    Kenzie

  • Griffith Family

    I’m honored to use this guide. Looking forward to seeing the results of these specific prayers. Hope to make it a habit.

    God gives you great ideas.

  • Roan

    What a super idea. I am joining you as I pray 7 times a day over my 5 precious children. I will copy, paste and print the prayers out on paper, then attach them to index cards.
    Thanks!

  • Jill @ Live Laugh Blog

    I’m loving this, Angie. And I’m joining you in prayer for my little girls, 3 and 1.

  • daniella

    I’ll be praying. Thanks for reminding us that there’s no better way to honor and love our babies than by praying for them continuously…or at least 7 times a day.

    How bout this: SPA-Day! That’s motivation enough for me!

  • Elaine

    This is great, I will be going you.

    I like 7 a day. You can say to us did you get your 7 in today????

  • Lis

    Thank you for this perfectly timed reminder. I have one 4 year old daughter and feel the weight of raising heavily her being a single mother (I was widowed when she was an infant). I will be joining you.

  • Alysa

    Perfect timing! Thank you for the direction I needed this week.

  • Leigh

    I have never commented but I will be praying. I do not have children of my own yet but I will be praying for one of my dear friend’s baby boy. He is 2 1/2 months old and his mama is doing the best she can as a single mom. They live 2 hours from me and I don’t see him often but pray for him daily. And speak with his mom almost daily. His father wants nothing to do with him at this point in his life and it breaks my heart more than I could ever describe. I hope this sweet baby realizes how much Jesus loves him from a young age because growing up with out his father is not going to be easy. Thank you for this!

  • Megan

    Our couples bible study just started a studying on praying for our children. I’m going to share this awesome idea with our group tomorrow night! Thanks!

  • Kelli

    This is a great idea! I will definitely join in.

  • gitz

    S.M.I.L.E.
    Seven Moments Instills Love Everlasting

    P.L.A.Y.I.N.G.
    Prayers Lead A Youth Into Needing God

    ??? That’s all I got. :)

    My mom used to pray for our future spouses when she prayed for us at night when we were little… that they too would make good decisions in their lives and be good stewards. I always liked that. Of course, I never got married so I’m not sure where those prayers went for me!

    :)

  • Amber

    “Serial Sevens” Another psych term but it has everything to do with memory and cognition…being aware of the importance of praying over your children. And really…I know it’s a one day at a time deal…but committing those verses to memory, praying longer than a week, even for ourselves, will do wonders. I don’t have kids but I still want to make flash cards!! :o ) thanks, babe!

  • the martins

    Hi Angie,

    I am a relatively new reader of your blog (found it on another friend’s bloglist). Very encouraged by your journey and the things you’ve continued to write about. Love this idea for praying for my kids!

    What about something simple, like “7×7 Prayers”?

    Thanks for sharing,

    Jenny

  • Anitra

    I will be joining. I appreciate you!

  • Anitra

    I forgot to give my opinion on the name. I like “7-up”

    (7 prayers heading upward each day)

  • Rhonda

    I will be joining you with all 4 of my children…You are such a inspiration to me.

  • Susan

    I love this idea! I am in.

    I like the suggestion of a couple commenters to call it SPA- Day.

  • Jenny

    I’ll be joining you. I don’t think I’ll be much help with the acronym but will put some thought into it!
    Have a great night!
    :)

  • Cheryl

    I will be joining you, I love this idea and really need to work on my prayer life. Thank you for pouring out your heart and soul for all of us. I loved (and needed to hear) your broken pitcher story!

  • Carol

    Great idea, I LOVE IT!

    How about another bumper sticker to remind us…

    HAVE YOU H.U.G.G.E.D YOUR KID TODAY?

    Hearts
    Undivided
    Growing in
    Grace
    Every
    Day

  • Twila Bennett

    Angie, thanks for saying what is on your heart. So many times I feel helpless in how to pray for my son. There’s so much–it overwhelms me at times. This is a lovely guide and perfect. I’m committing to this for the next week with you. Thanks.

  • The Mangus Family

    thank you for sharing… i have a sweet 3 year old daughter and will be joining you in prayer this week.

  • Terri

    Thanks for spurring other moms on. I am excited about this – it’s always helpful to have a guide printed out – sweet!

    How about KIDSX7 (Keep Intercessing Dear Sisters) X7?

  • Heather

    I really needed this today..thank you for posting it. Often times I focus on getting school ‘done’ and forget to pray about the things that really matter.

  • Kingdom Mama

    I love this so much. Thank you for sharing. I’ll be adding it to our days this week (and hopefully beyond).

    I couldn’t agree more on the book smarts stuff. It’s important, it just pales in comparison.

    I’ve been writing my own preschool curriculum because I want to emphasize the things of God FIRST:

    http://www.fruitsnacksforlife.blogspot.com/

    Thanks again!

  • every simple day

    thank you. God’s timing is wonderful. My husband is currently deployed – this will be a great new strategy to help us have a peace-filled home.

    Thank you for your faithfulness to Him!

    amanda

  • jenn o.

    I LOVE this idea!! I’ve recently (like within the last 2 days) also been convicted in this way. I just started a prayer journal, but this is a way better idea! :o ) You could just call it 7 for 7 or 7.4.7 (meaning 7 prayers for 7 days). I don’t know just a thought. Thanks for always being so encouraging! Jesus truly shines through your words.

    Jennifer

  • lots_of_love_four_kids

    I LOVE this idea. Thank you so much. I will be praying for our children too. and I love Carol’s acronym- H.U.G.G.E.D
    Hearts Undivided Growing in Grace Every Day. I was trying to think of something that tied in the undivided hearts.

    THANK YOU!
    -Jenni

  • Heaven-Bound Sinner

    Angie – Thank you so much for your ideas that help me to be a better mother to my children. It is such a joy to have such fresh creative ideas just a click away! May God bless you for your kindness!

    PS-

    Why not just 7X7 for 7 prayers a day, 7 days a week. It may be cool to make a button that people could post on their own blogs to say that they are joining the 7×7 movement, praying for their own kids seven times a day. (or whatever cool acronym you end up choosing) Just an idea. I made one but its not very awesome, i’m sure you could do better, or know someone who could. Anyways I’m going to post it on my site and link it back to this blog entry, and wait for the day you introduce a way cooler, better one. :-)

  • Holly

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this! My brain is too cramped to help with the name, but if anything hits me, I’ll post again.
    Thank you for your ministry– it touches so many!
    Holly
    Gadsden, AL

  • Heather

    I will be joining you. I have been trying to think of ways to pray for my kids, more then just the generic prayers. Thanks for sharing this.

  • The Joys of having Boys

    Thank you for this tool. I need to be reminded to pray for my children daily and this will help me so much. I will be joining you and look forward to what God will be doing in my children’s hearts.

  • Amy Call

    Thank you for this wonderful idea. I will be brain storming an acronym for you. Sounds like you have many great ideas already though!

    Thanks for being a mesenger for our almighty father. You have been such an inspiration to me and I feel like you have helped me realize my path.

    E-mail to follow.

    Much love from Dallas

    Praying for your family and thanking God for you!!

  • Jen

    I remember hearing once “A week without prayer makes one weak” Perhaps there is a reverse of this somewhere. Like “A lot of kneeling keeps one in good standing” (can’t rememebr where that one’s from either.)

    7X7? *shrug* I suck at these things, truly.

  • Geneva

    How about SPEED – Seven Prayers Each and Every Day?

  • Pam

    I am totally in Angie! Printing out those verses now, and thinking more about the acronym thing.

  • tera

    7UP – like the drink but praying “up” to Jesus.

  • KK

    Count me in to pray for my husband, children, grandchildren & other family members. Will work on the acronym, but so far I have come up with -0- you are searching for, in fact, I'm laughing out loud at some of the things I've written down. Yes, they are that bad:(
    Thanks for the opportunity to join in these prayer times with you and your loyal friends and readers.
    Blessings today and always,
    Kaye
    Philemon 1:4

  • lissilulu

    Joining you :o )
    I have 5 children that I am raising by myself now. I was divorced almost 3 years ago…we have been heartbroken and lost many days of *schooling* here at home.
    I walk a line between feeling like I have failed and finding balance between what I feel God would have them know.

    Recently a guest minister visited our church and spoke specifically on forgiveness.
    The children and I believe for reconciliation of our family but at the same time are walking through the fire and our hearts are trampled daily.

    This minister gave his testimony about asking God for a heart that forgives daily for a very long time and then one day he went to pray it and felt no unforgiveness to pray for…only peace and joy.

    So, long story short; the Holy Spirit has prompted me to daily at the dinner table ask God on behalf of my children and myself to help us to walk in unforgiveness toward their father. Even before this man came with his forgiveness message I felt the Lord wanted us to add something more to our dinner prayer…now I know what it is.

    Writing out the 7 prayers right now.
    Lori

  • Julie

    I pray for my kids aloud each night before they go to sleep. I need to have more prayer than in just a time of need during the day. This is perfect and I am in for the 7 p/d as another commenter put it.

    Julie in Central CA

  • Rissa Mendes

    I will be joining you on this… I don’t have kids but I do have someone that’s around me that I care deeply about..we’ll see what happens!!

  • Sue

    Angie, Thank you again for sharing your insight. Over the years, I have come to realize just how important that it is to pray for my children. I do so daily, but this will remind me to be more specific with my prayers.

    I too, want children who will grow up with an undivided heart

    Sue

  • connie

    Just a question. Will you be praying these out loud sometimes? Because I was thinking how good it would be for my chidlren to hear the prayers I have for them. And they’d be learning them, at the same time, from simple repetition.

    Thank you for the idea.

  • Tabaitha Kaye

    Thank you, thank you for writing this post. Everyday, I pray over my son, but I feel sometimes the prayers can be repetitive. I will be sure to keep you posted.

  • Cindy

    I too am joining you. This is a wonderful idea. There is so much, as a homeschooling mother, that gets in the way. I needed a reminder of how I should pray constantly for my children. Thank you!

  • Kimberly

    Great idea – I wish I could ever get around to the embellishing and scrapping – I’ll just have to go with a printed copy — that’s all I can do anymore to try to keep up! I have several kids in my life, but 1 in particular that is going through incredible hardship and challenge right now. I will do this for him. We could do Px7 (prayer times 7) — but I’m not sure this is better than spad ;o)

  • MomOfGirls

    Angie I love your blog, I have been with you for some time now! I found your blog a few weeks before Audrey’s birth. I was there with you, praying…crying.
    I pray for my daughters daily, but not like this. This is a great idea! I have my copy now to start tomorrow, I am so excited! My church gave out “a year of prayers for your children” magnet once, your “SPAD” reminds me of that.
    I have come to think of your blog as one of my daily devotionals. Thank you just does not seem to fit what I want to say to you, but, thank you.

  • Christa

    I am excited to join with you! I have been praying that the Lord would burden me more and more for prayer and that I would find myself spending more time in prayer. I am confident that this is part of His answer to that.

    BTW – The lat scripture is Philipians instead of Ephesians.

    Thanks for putting this together! Can’t wait to hear how God uses this!

  • Lyndsay

    I love this idea. What a great way to remind us daily to pray for our precious little ones. I made business cards with my kids pictures on them to remind me to pray.

  • Kendra

    I am currently waiting on the Lord to bless us with a baby, but I have decided to join you anyways =-). I figure God already knows who our children are going to be, so He knows their names even if I do not yet…
    and then when we are blessed with them I can tell them “I have been praying for you since before God even knit you in my womb!”

  • Christy

    I will be praying with you. God has really been laying it on my heart lately to be praying for my kids, thanks for reminding me of scriptures I can pray for them. What about S.T.O.P. (Seven Times Of Prayer)–Reminding us to take the time out of our day to stop and pray for our children. Don’t know if someone has already come up with this, but I am too tired to check right now. Off to pray over my four kiddos as they sleep and then to bed myself!

    Christy

  • mygirlz10

    OH this is amazing! I am sooo going to go look for index cards right now and copy these down and you know what, I am also going to send this to my pastor and all the mommies I know!! OF course all credit to you!!
    I am thanking God in advance for his wonderful amazing things he will be doing in/for our children! We know he moves with great might!! Our amazing father!

  • Maureen

    What a great idea! Thank you for a great way to practice God’s Word!

  • Angie

    My prayer request at my Bible Study tonight was that I would be faithful to pray for my little ones. They are 7, 5, and 2 and do not yet know the Lord. Thanks for the help! If you don’t mind I think I will print it out and share it with other moms.

  • Kate’s Mommy

    Hi Angie. I follow your blog daily. Today I came across another blog and wanted to share it with you and ask, if you had time, to reach out to this family. I know you are incredibly busy but I also know your heart and your love for babies and for those who have lost babies. Please visit this site, and if you have a chance, post a prayer blog/request about it if you feel led (you will reach so many more than I ever could). You were the first person God laid on my heart as I read the words of this mother who just lost her baby. I do not know the family but came across the blog from a friend’s facebook site.

    God Bless.
    Erin

    Here is the website.
    http://littlemissmollyann.blogspot.com/

    p.s. thank you so much for being such an encouragement to so many. i have a 5 month old and your blog and so many others remind me daily to be thankful for every moment I have with my Kate. Blessings.

  • Jenn

    You are an AMAZING mom! I love your idea and will join you the next 7 days! Thank you for such wonderful prayers. What a great idea to relate them to what is happening that time of day…a reminder for me when life can get so busy!

  • Rachel

    Can I just share what God spoke clearly to me today?

    As I was praying aloud by myself in the car, I was suddenly struck by this thought:

    God doesn’t need my prayers.
    He needs my ATTENTION.

    How silly to think that the Creator of the Universe NEEDS my petitions to Him in order to move His mighty hand.

    Instead – He needs my heart – focused on him. Becoming more humble and more like Him daily. Each time I turn my focus to Him, I empty my worries of their power, and my sadness of its pull.

    It has in one day changed my prayer life.

    Thank you for sharing what you are doing with your girls. I can’t wait to do this with my little miracle boy.

  • mom 2 many

    Angie,
    I am going to try and do this…I have 9 kids (1 still in VN, but I still pray for her) I guessing it will take a little longer than most, but I am certain it will prove to be amazing for us all.
    Thank you for sharing!!
    Blessings,
    Carla

  • creative gal

    AWESOME!! I don’t have kids, but I think I can do a modified version for some of my friend’s kids.

  • Tiffany

    Awesome idea! I’ve done something similar on several occasions throughout the years but have never really “stuck with it” I’m ashamed to say.

    For the last few months though, I’ve taken your idea of asking the kids three questions each night as I am putting them to bed (what was the best part of the day, what could you have done better, what do you need to ask God to forgive you for today). I have to tell you that their attitudes towards each other has changed SIGNIFICANTLY! Really, their attitudes about everything has changed. They realize with certainty that if they do something wrong they are gonna have to fess up notonly to me but to God! That makes them think twice alot more often.

    I was at my wits end with their fighting a few months back and this REALLY REALLY worked for us. Thank you for such a great idea.

    I will be writing out the 7 prayers and doing them with you this week also.

    Much Love ~ Tiffany

  • Amanda C.

    Although this is my first time to comment, I have been a reader since the early spring. I have been praying for several weeks for God to help me focus my prayer time for my children. I sometimes feel so rushed or so overwhelmed that I don’t even know exactly what to pray for.

    I will be writing these seven down and adding it to my daily activities with my children. I have a prayer journal that I use during my quiet time, but I never would have thought to pray openly around my children. Fabulous idea! Thanks for another great post Angie.

  • Kim

    At times in our lives we are looking for something, someone, somewhere, somehow and don’t even know it. That is where I am I have a wonderful husband a beautiful little girl, a good job, a nice house, I will be finishing my BSN in December and until tonight I did not realized I had been neglecting someone in my life. Someone who waits patiently for our return, that welcomes you with open arms, the person who will lighten our load, who wants to bless us, is the person that I have neglected, I have disregarded my relationship with my Heavenly Father. Thank you for your words I have never lost a child but your blog, your Faith, your unending trust in our Creator is what has connected me to your blog. I have faith in Jesus Christ he is our redeemer, our savior, and I long to have a conversation with him as you have often shared in your blog. Also as an OB Nurse I have come across a service that might be of some comfort to a mother who is losing their childNow I lay me down to sleep. Thank you for your courage, faith, dedication and willingness to share. Kim

  • ~Alicia~

    I really like the idea of calling it “7-Up”… it’s easy to remember and it will start conversations easily when others ask about its meaning!

    At first I didn’t really think this was relevant to me since I’m only 20 and don’t have kids yet but then I remembered I have a godson, and a tribe full of kids that I teach at Sunday School… whoops! Good thing God reminded me! :D

  • Amber

    This is an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing!

  • KE II

    Thank you Angie, I will be joining you in prayer over my little girl M. What a great reminder to spend our lives in prayer to our amazing Father. With love in Christ, your sister Kirsten

  • Scott Harrison

    I would love to join you in this! I have six little ones, 2 girls and 4 boys, and often feel that there isn’t enough time in the day to pray for all of them as thorouhly as I would like to. A great friend of mine introduced me to praying with Scripture from my kids. She actually writes down the Scriptures with their names substituted in on spiral bound 4×6 cards with maybe a little note on it as well for each day. She then gives these little books to her older kids to put in their rooms, opened to that days prayer so that they can read and reread it and know how Mom is praying for them.
    Oh, and she has 5 kids she does this with!
    Thanks so much for your words of encouragement!

  • The Nolls

    Angie~
    This was such a blessing to me today. I have been praying that the Lord would make me more of constant prayer warrior, especially for my children (as I fail so much every day as a mother and realize my own and their great need for a Savior and His work in all of our lives). I am excited to join this band of accountability to do this this week and see how the Holy Spirit will work in our lives through. May God be glorified and please to answer the prayers of his people. I love his promise for mothers in Isaiah 40:11 “He tends his flock like a shepherd; he gathers his lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; HE GENTLY LEADS THOSE WHO HAVE YOUNG.”
    I am always so encouraged by your posts and thankful for the way the Lord has used you in my life. Thank you for your honesty and grace and ever pointing to Jesus.
    ~Sara-Beth

  • Kyndal

    Angie,
    My husband and I are counting down the days (42!) until our first son is born, and though we have prayed more general prayers over him throughout our pregnancy, I have been seeking out specific scripture to speak over him recently. Thank you so much for this. I work much better when I have some sort of routine/structure guiding me, and even though our sweet boy is not yet here to experience ALL of these times during the day, I’m going to start praying His awesome Words now! What a blessing to so many mommys and their precious children…

  • Leesa

    I will be joining you- thank you for sharing something that has been on my heart since my son was born.

  • Jill

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!!!!!

    i will be joining you too Angie !
    thank you so much for sharing :)

    love ya!
    jill

  • StephG

    I'll join you for sure! Not sure about the name, but I'll try to come up with something classy & cute.

    Oh…and I would buy one of your bumper stickers if you made 'em :)

  • Beach Girl

    You have no idea how timely this posting is and how much of an answer to prayer it is for me :) I’ve had this burden lately, and I haven’t been able to lay it out. But, this idea fits perfectly, and I will definitely be joining you! Thanks so much!!

  • Amber

    What a lovely post, and a lovely reminder of the importance of bathing our children in prayer.

  • Amroosie

    This came at a perfect time. My girls are all asking questions about our country and I have been talking to them about their voice, and most importantly, from WHOM their voice comes. I read through the verses and could think of no greater gift to give them for this time and place in their lives. I will be joining you in doing this. Thank you!

  • Mi

    Count me in. I think this is just what I need to reconnect w/ my heart to my family.

  • Everyday Thoughts

    Thank you for challenging me to pray for my son daily! I definitly don’t do it enough! I will join you and anticipate that God will have a great story for me to share with you at the end! Blessings!
    -Amy

  • bree

    Hi Angie, I’m a reader from Singapore and I’ve been very blessed by your blog and your testimony. Would love to help you with this post.

    There’s a song I’ve learnt while growing up and it’s called “7 times a day” and I thought it was totally appropriate.

    So it goes..

    “7 times a day I will praise You
    I will praise You 7 times a day
    It’s a joy to Your ear whenever You hear
    Praises 7 times a day

    One, for my family
    Two, for my friends
    Three, for the mercies that never end
    Four, for the stars that shine by night
    Five, cause I’m glad I know You’re alive
    Six, for the food You give us each day
    Seven, for heaven cause I’m heading that way.”

    Maybe you could tweak it to fit your 7 prayers a day. Hope this helps :D

    God bless.

  • gillian

    Love this! I’m just wondering if you pray each one seperately for each of child or do you put all their names together as you say each prayer?

  • Southern Gal

    Thank you for this, Angie. I have two teenagers and a 6-year-old. I feel I failed in praying for my children as I should. This will give me incentive with reminders to be in prayer for ALL my children seven times a day. I will print this out and study it. My goal would be to be able to quote the scripture to my youngest as we pray. The older ones aren’t home much, but they are going to be prayed for as well.

  • Jill

    comment #2 for me, I just wanted you to know there is a group in central florida of about 12 mommas who love this idea and we continue to be encouraged by you and your story. Thanks for being obedient.

  • Cristi

    Wonderful – I’M IN!

  • Peas on Earth

    Great words, Angie! My kids, too, love and want me to pray over them out loud – they won’t let us leave their bedside until we’ve done so. But more times a day is even better! I’m going to give i a shot!

    How about “Seven to Heaven?”

  • Trouwbottom

    What an awesome idea! Thank you so much for sharing it, I will be praying for my two girls, Rayne 14 and Autumn 9.

  • mthompson

    You can definatly count me in. Sorry no help with the acronym though. God Bless!!

  • Mrs. H

    Thank you! I’ve inserted my child’s name and printed each out. I will hanging these around the house until I learn them by heart. I do pray over and with her during the day, but to specifically pray scripture is a gift that will allow her to hide His word in her heart.

  • Caroline

    What a great idea. I was thinking that I could post these in the places where we do those certain things that way I’ll be more likely to remember them.

  • Brittany

    You said it better than I ever could. I linked you in my blog. I guess referred might be a better word. I hope you don’t mind.

  • Billie

    I’ll be joining you!

  • The Sanders

    I am in!! What a wonderful blessing for our children!!! Thanks for the wonderful idea, and sharing it with all of us!

  • Kristy

    I love it. I have been feeling nudged by God to be more of a woman of prayer also – over my children, country, husband, and in all things. Thanks again for reminding all of us of what is truly important

  • afizzano

    Angie-
    Thank you for all that you do. You give so much of your time to share the word of God with us and to inspire us to do more. I will be joining you in prayer. Blessings to you and your family.

  • Karen

    Wow. I will join in probably tomorrow to give me time to prepare.

  • firewife425

    1st let me say I have never posted on your blog BUT I have read it for several months now & have been truely blessed.
    2nd I think praying for my daughter is the best thing I can do for her as a mother. I love your 7 Prayers A Day & I'm going to give it a try. Granted my child is only 1-1/2yr, I still feel that God can & will use her for great things.
    Thanks again & may God bless you today! ~Nikki, AL

  • The Eckerts

    This is FABULOUS! Thank you so much for sharing this with us. I will most definitely be doing this. What an excellent habit to get into.

  • mrs. owl

    Angie, Thank you!! I am a homeschool mom and I needed to read your words today. I have such an internal struggle that goes on in my mind. I desire all that you shared, but I get so distracted by my chores. I try to teach, homeschool, clean the kitchen, teach, fold laundry, teach, sweep the floor….and I am tired! Your words today along with my Beth Moore study on Paul has reminded me I am distracted from what is most important…the hearts of my 3 girls. Satan uses the distraction of my home to take from what I am to be pouring into the hearts of my girls…his word. Thank you Angie. I will be doing your prayer idea..no acronym..I will ask my 10 year old..she loves that stuff. God bless you for sharing at the prompting of the HOLY SPIRIT…you will be blessed for your obedience.

  • Leah

    Hi,
    I haven’t posted here before, but I was very encouraged by your post this morning. I find it hard to pray for my children as I’m rushing around getting them ready for school each morning, but these 7 verses are great. I will definitely try to incorporate them into our daily routine. This came at such a great time as both of my children prayed to receive Christ as their Savior last night. What a blessing! God is definitely using you to reach others. Can I just add that I absolutely love the song “Glory” on the Selah Duets Album. :)

  • jamie in rose cottage

    I love this–thank you! I’ll be joining you, too.

  • polly’s path

    I am so glad I am not the only one who feels that way. Some evenings when my husband is on night rotation and my girl snuggles with me, I can’t wait to lay my hand over her warm head and pray for her. Everything from grades in school, safety, happiness-all the way to future husband. I don’t know if the little boy’s parents are praying for him as much as I do some days!!!Just kidding, I hope they do.
    I love the 7 cards idea.

  • Jaime

    Thank you so much for these wonderful verses. I have been feeling the need to pray more for my Children and am so thankful for this helpful idea!

  • Amber

    I’m in…this has completely been on my heart for….months!

  • Marc and Charity

    This is great Angie, thanks so much! I’ve been convicted this week about praying more specifically for my girls and didn’t know where to start. Perfect timing Lord! :)

  • Cindy

    Thanks so much for the great idea! i will be using these prayers for my 2 grandchildren who (along with their parents) are home on furlough for a year and living with us.

    Cindy

  • Alicia

    I needed to see this. Thank you for sharing this and I will definitely be joining in!

  • Melissa Irwin

    Wonderful idea. I’m joining. I’m very grateful for these verses and this plan!

  • screamofcontinuousness

    what about just calling it

    Route 49

    seven prayers a day, seven days a week is forty nine. and it is a path, or route that is good to be on, hence Route 49

    get it?

  • Susan @ fivemangoes

    Angie, thank you for posting this and sharing it with us. I always worry about my children and if they will decide to follow Jesus (my husband is not a believer, and it makes it more difficult.) Thank you thank you for reminding me to pray specifically for my children. (God is bigger than my fear!) They are His children, too, and I have to have faith that He can draw them to Him.
    I love your idea of using the note cards with the Scriptures. I will be joining you! :)
    Susan

  • Dana

    What a great idea- count me in!!!

  • fransmomma

    wow, this is beautiful! i’ll be joining you in this. i’m trying to me more diligent in my scripture memorization, so this will help with that, too. thanks!!!

  • Kristy

    Angie, you amaze me over and over. Your heart is so guided by God, and I tend to fight it and let the world seep in. I have been so focused on our country and the new President-elect and all that means that I haven’t been praying for my children as much as I should. What a wonderful reminder. I will definately be joining in (and decorating my cards with stickers and such!!)

  • Madelyn’s Mommy

    I have only been a mommy for 1 year. And I want so much to make the right decisions for her and to raise her to know God and do his work.

    Madi was adopted and I have been so blessed to be called by God to be her Mommy. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t thank Him.

    I will join you in this prayer venture.

    Andrea

  • Yvette

    Thanks for sharing! I’ve printed this section and will definitely be joining in prayer!

    Yvette

  • Lorri

    Love it…never seen anything like it…looks like you have another item to go with your book!

    GREAT job…you never cease to amaze me…all I can say is Wow.

  • Kim

    As a mother of a 22 and a 17 year old my prompts will have to be different as I will have to choose 7 times a day to pray since I have no idea when my oldest will be attending to her needs but it is a wonderful idea and I intend to use it. Thanks you so much for your words of Godly wisdom and for taking the time to share what God lays on your heart.

  • Alice

    Early this morning I was thinking about this very topic–that I care much less about my girls’ academics than their hearts toward the Lord. I was thinking of ways to teach them as they “lie down, sit up, walk along the way…” Then I logged on and saw this post. This is fantastic–I’ll be joining you and passing this along to friends too!

    Oh yeah, and I’d like one of those undivided heart bumper stickers! :-)

  • Katherine

    Seven Servings of God?

    (Some sort of play on the food groups?)

  • Candace

    You could add the word “everyday” to the end so it could be: Seven Prayers A Day, Everyday… and call it S.P.A.D.E. Just a thought! Love your blog!

  • Kim

    I’ll be joining ~ thanks for the invite.

  • Pam

    Just this morning as I was praying, I kind of drew a blank while praying for my daughter. Thanks so much for this list, it is just what I needed today.
    Pam

  • The Hill Family

    I will be praying with you this week. My children are in need of prayer right now as my family is going through some very tough challenges with their father and my husband. My only acronym I can think of is 7PAD. I enjoy creativity, but my creative juices aren’t really flowing this morning! You are my inspiration, Angie…just know how many hearts you have touched.

    Mother in Christ,
    Catherine Clare

  • Jody

    I think I will refer to it as having a “SPA Day”…Seven Prayers A Day.
    Thanks for the idea and I hope that these prayers really do change hearts and lives!
    Please know I continue to pray often for you, Nicol, and all your families. Especially as I cradle Crew and wonder why God gave Him to me when others have empty arms. I know and trust that God has answers for all if us- in time. Until then, I ask for His unending mercies and amazing peace.

  • Beckie

    as i was preparing for our churchs’ week of prayer and fasting this week, I just did this!!! I needed reminders to pray in every situation. I have scripture posted on our front door, to remind us to pray together before they leave for school, i have one on my steering wheel in my car to remind me to pray before we drive any where, I have one on the dinner table to remember to give thanks at every meal. It’a been amazing!! I’m so glad you posted this. I am a true believer that scripture helps to transform the heart.

  • amy

    Angie,
    Love this!!! I will DEFINITELY be joining in prayer! Thanks so much for sharing how we as moms can better pray over our children…and I love praying scripture. I have a feeling this is going to be good for ME as well as I go before the Father 7 times a day for my children.

    lots of love to you, Angie!
    Amy

  • ~*Michelle*~

    What a wonderful idea….thank you again for showing yet another way to praise our God and find Him in the simple things in life that sometimes we are too busy to see.

    Peace
    Michelle

  • kristina16marie

    Hi Angie,
    I love that you've done this! The verses you picked are so great. So last night I dug out my scrapbooking bin & printed out the verses on cutesy paper (after substituting my kids names in them) and glued them onto more cutesy paper. Then I cut them out this morning & posted them all over the house with painters tape on the back (as to not damage anything). My son Joshua is 2 1/2 and was watching me do this. Of course he wanted to play with his own scissors & kept asking for blue tape, but after they were all up (I too put them in places that would help me remember), I sat him down and read the morning verse with him. He was so happy that he ran around to all the other places in the house pointing at them and jumping up and down asking for me to read them! It was so sweet to see him hungry for more prayer!

    I don't have any fancy acronyms, but I love the ones people have posted.

    ~Kristina~

    PS – I changed the bathtime one to when we wash our hands & put it in our downstairs bathroom. That way I get to say it way more than once a night (or more like once every other night!)

  • Stacy

    I have been doing a Bible study and Beth specifically talked two weeks ago about praying scripture over your family. I love the ones you have listed here.

  • The Krooswyks

    You have such a gift!! Thank you for sharing what God puts on your heart!!

  • ME

    I have never commented here before but I have followed your sweet story for a few months now, I am truley moved by your faith and your strength and by the example you set as a mother. It really is beautiful how you use God’s word in all your posts and I look forward to joinig you in prayer this week. I work full-time and spend so much time away from my children that it hurts my heart but to pray for them without ceasing as I go through my day I hope that they will not only be wrapped in prayer but it will also help to ease that ache in heart knowing God is holding them close even when I can’t.

    Shannon : )
    http://www.forgetthestatusquo.blogspot.com

  • zanesmommy

    Angie,
    Thank you so much for doing this. It has been something that I have trying to do and get busy and forget to pray the specifics. It fits with what we talked about at our Mom’s group yesterday. In fact, one of the verses was given to us a reminder of we are in Christ Zeph 3:17!!! Praying for you and thank you for this blessing you shared with us.

  • Nichele Lynn

    I’ll be joining you. I’ll be praying over my 9 year old brother. Thank you for this encouragement.

  • Christy

    Angie,

    Thank you so much for encouraging me to be a praying woman! It is such a tremendous privilege to be able to pray on behalf of our children. One that I know I don’t do as often as I should in a purposeful way like this. I will be joining you for this next week as I pray for my children who are the ages 17,12, and soon to be 11. I would love to post about this on my blog with a link to you.

  • Steph

    This is awesome! Definately going to do this for the next 7 days (probably longer)! Thank you!

  • Siasbabymama

    Thank you for sharing your heart, inspirations and your awesome REAL stories about your family and love for Jesus.You are such an encouragement.I will join too!

    How about SINNERS prayer:

    S*start
    I*interceding
    N*now
    N*naturally
    E*expecting
    R*results
    S*soon

  • Paige

    Hey Angie this is great. I am unable to have children but have a special friend and his newborn son who just lost their wife and mother who prayed fervently over them. I will be praying for this family. The funeral was yesterday so this is the perfect time to start.

  • Joy

    What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing and the encouragement. I know I need to work on praying for my family, so I will join you this week!

  • Kim

    Thank you for sharing this-I’m copying it down and can’t wait to pray for my children in this way!

  • Julie

    Your heart is amazing, Angie. Your girls – all 4 of them – are so blessed to have you as their mother!

    I will be joining you this week adn praying over my boys 7 times a day. They go to daycare, so I’m not with them all day long, but will be doing this at times I know they are doing some activity and can’t wait for the weekend to be with them all day.

    Thank you for continuing to inspire so many!!!

  • Chele

    I LOVE this idea! I find myself praying throughout the day, but not specific prayers for my kids. Looking forward to it!

  • Susann

    Thanks so much for sharing!! I think this is an awesome idea. I have a 2 year old son and am guilty of not praying for him (and lots of other people/things) like I should. I will be joining you in this and I will strive to CONTINUE past the 7 day challenge. Thank you for letting God use you to reach others!!

  • The McKaughan’s

    Angie,
    I LOVE the Seven Prayers A Day & I have already changed my format to reflect our boys. I can't wait to start the prayers with them and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart! You are truly and insperation to myself and many other mommies out there.
    God Bless,
    Paula, TX

  • tracypartyof4

    I love this idea. I will definately be doing this. I like 7×7. 7 is such a significant number.

  • Sockrma18

    I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT, I LOVE IT. I have been asking God for His help in uping my comfort level in praying for and over my children. This is just what I needed.

    Have any good suggestions for a daily family devotional book? Can’t seem to find any good ones and with ADD I get really tired of looking. :)

    Thanks for being such an inspiration.

    ~ Becki

    P.S. I posted on my blog a link back to this one and sent it to EVERY PARENT I KNOW. God is working so wonderfully through you!

  • lookingforlifeshumor

    Wouldn’t these be wonderful as wall art? The bathing one in the bathroom, the going out one over the door, etc? I’ve painted scripture on our walls before (albeit we don’t live in that house today) and loved it. These would be wonderful in our current home -and I am seriously thinking about doing it!!! Thank you!

  • Rainbow Mom

    What a great idea! I have 2 precious grandchildren and even though they don’t live with me I will take on your challenge. How about 24/7; 24 hours/7prayers?

  • Valenzuela

    this is an awesome idea!

    Nadia

  • clkight

    love it, i’m in!!!

    maybe instead of 24-7 you could call it 7-24…i dunno, just thinking out loud here :)

  • Mary

    I will be joining you in this. Thank you so much – this is truly an answer to prayer, as I am a new mama… THANK YOU! Lord, I praise you for Angie and the gift she gave me today! Bless her beyound measure. Amen.

  • Crystal

    I will be joining you. I have a 7 year old, 6 year old a 2 year old. Thank you for giving specific and intentional scripture. I’m going to extend this challenge/ opportunity to my Mom’s Small Group! Have a blessed day!!

  • Kristin Ross

    Well mine aren’t as cool as some other posters’, but I stretched the acronyms and used other words in the description.

    PRAISE – Praying foR our lAmbs In Sevens Everyday

    LOVE – Lifting/Loving Our Vessels Everyday — I found the definition of vessel very cool -> "b: a person into whom some quality (as grace) is infused, a child of light, a true vessel of the Lord — H. J. Laski"

    This is a great idea!

  • Jill

    love it! i will be praying, too~

  • Keith and Kathryn

    I’m in! The only thing I could come up with is Showering Prayers Over Our Kids, but SPOOK might not be a good idea! :p

  • Amanda

    I don’t have any children but I do want to join in on this 7 days of prayer!!! Such a great idea!!!

  • Tracy

    I posted a link to your blog from mine today. Thank you for the hand slapping I needed. It is so easy to get caught up in praying for others that I don’t pray dilegently for my daughters or husband.

    May God continue to use you for His glory.

  • Tiffany

    I’m in. This is something all mothers need to do in order to show their children what it means to serve the Lord and to live for Him. And it is evidenced by the prayers we speak ALOUD! Thanks Angie! I am so in!

  • laceylyn

    7 P.D. is on prayer potrol!

    teehee

    Great idea! I too need to pray more for my kids!!

  • Melissa

    A friend of mine shared your Blog and I am so glad she did. Thank you for being You and sharing.

  • Geneva

    I thought of another one – lovely SPEECH – Seven Prayers for Each and Every CHild. :)

  • Diana

    Count me in. I will pray over my own son, as well as the kids in my classroom. Becuase I don’t teach in a Christian school (sigh) I will have to do this within my own heart!

    “For these children we shall pray”?

  • Wendy

    I will be joining you as well as my bible study group! I’m forwarding this to them right now! Thanks for your uplifting words and encouragement!

  • pinksachet85

    Angie,
    Thank you for putting the time in to do this…and for sharing it with all of us!
    I will be joining you starting tomorrow. I’m 0% creative though, so I can’t help you with the acronym!
    Blessings on your day!

  • Barclay 5

    Thanks for the great encouragement to pray, without ceasing, for our precious gifts! Count me in!

    Tracy

  • Katie

    What about SPOON! Seven prays over one week! :) Kinda silly.

  • Jaxon’s Mommy

    I will join you. Thank you for reminding me of the importance of praying for my son…

  • Ang

    I sooo needed this! I have been so frustrated with my 2 year old who is like the Energizer bunny! Yesterday, he pooped in the floor, bit the baby, threw a tantrum, threw toys at my mom, just to name a few! All of this was before I dropped off my preschooler at school!

    I will definently be praying! Also, for patience for myself!!!

  • Sarah Wolfe Photography

    You could call it “Seven Up” sine you are sending Seven Prayers a day up to the Lord’s ear. Easy to remember…

  • Kathaleen

    Thank you Angie,

    God, I want to Thank You and praise you for Angie, She has blessed me often with her words.

    Praying,
    Kathaleen

  • annie

    I’m joining in too!! I need reminders to pray too, so thank you so much for writing them out for us! I’ll get to copying right away!

  • Pam D

    I LOVE these! I’ve been praying over my son every morning for the past month and a half; going into his room 10 minutes early, sitting on his bed, and bathing him in prayer. He was having behavior issues in school; resolved. He was having “friendship” issues; resolved. He is NOT perfect, but he now knows, without a doubt, that God hears our prayers. And if something happens that keeps me from sitting on the bed, he will come up to me as soon as he is up and say “Time for prayers, Mom!”. It’s the top layer of his armor now, and he won’t leave home without it! I think he’ll love these prayers… thanks so much for sharing a way to clothe our kids in something far more substantial than princess panties or a superhero Tshirt.

  • Melanie

    I’ve never posted, but have prayed for you and your extended family. What a far-reaching blessing you are. Love the prayers and wanted to share what I use.
    I wish I knew where to give credit, but I don’t remember where I got this prayer guide. Each morning (we do ours in the car, on the way to school, but you could pick any prompt)we read the “Christ skill” verse and then follow it with prayer and special intentions. It really gives children a guide for how God wants them to live their life. I agree that the prayer being said aloud in their presence is priceless. Here’s the guide for each calendar day. God Bless.
    1 salvation “Lord, let salvation spring up within my children, that they may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus, with eternal glory” (Isaiah 45:8, 2 Timothy 2:10).
    2 growth in grace “I pray that they may ‘grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’” (2 Peter 3:18).
    3 love “Grant, Lord, that my children may learn to ‘live a life of love,’ through the Spirit who dwells in them” (Ephesians 5:2, Galatians 5:22).
    4 honesty and integrity ” May integrity and honesty be their virtue and their protection” (Psalm 25:21, NLT).
    5 self-control ” Father, help my children not to be like many others around them, but let them be ‘alert and self-controlled’ in all they do” (1 Thessalonians 5:6)
    6 a love for God’s Word ” May my children grow to find your Word ‘more precious than gold, than much pure gold; [and] sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb’” (Psalm 19:10).
    7 justice ” God, help my children to love justice as you do and to ‘act justly’ in all they do” (Psalm 11:7, Micah 6:8).
    8 mercy ” May my children always ‘be merciful, as [their] Father is merciful’” (Luke 6:36).
    9 respect (for self, others, authority) ” Father, grant that my children may ‘show proper respect to everyone,’ as your Word commands” (1 Peter 2:17a).
    10 strong, Biblical self-esteem ” Help my children develop a strong self-esteem that is rooted in the realization that they are ‘God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus’” (Ephesians 2:10).
    11 faithfulness “‘ Let love and faithfulness never leave [my children],’ but bind these twin virtues around their necks and write them on the tablet of their hearts” (Proverbs 3:3).
    12 courage “May my children always ‘Be strong and courageous’ in their character and in their actions” (Deuteronomy 31:6).
    13 purity “‘Create in [them] a pure heart, O God,’ and let their purity of heart be shown in their actions” (Psalm 51:10).
    14 kindness “Lord, may my children ‘always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else’” (1 Thessalonians 5:15).
    15 generosity “Grant that my children may ‘be generous and willing to share [and so] lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age’” (1 Timothy 6:18-19).
    16 peace, peaceability “Father, let my children ‘make every effort to do what leads to peace’” (Romans 14:19).
    17 joy ” May my children be filled ‘with the joy given by the Holy Spirit’” (1 Thessalonians 1:6).
    18 perseverance ” Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them especially to ‘run with perseverance the race marked out for [them]‘” (Hebrews 12:1).
    19 humility ” God, please cultivate in my children the ability to ‘show true humility toward all’” (Titus 3:2).
    20 compassion ” Lord, please clothe my children with the virtue of compassion” (Colossians 3:12).
    21 responsibility ” Grant that my children may learn responsibility, ‘for each one should carry his own load’” (Galatians 6:5).
    22 contentment ” Father, teach my children ‘the secret of being content in any and every situation. . . . through him who gives [them] strength’” (Philippians 4:12-13).
    23 faith ” I pray that faith will find root and grow in my children’s hearts, that by faith they may gain what has been promised to them” (Luke 17:5-6, Hebrews 11:1-40).
    24 a servant heart ” God, please help my children develop servant hearts, that they may serve wholeheartedly, ‘as to the Lord, and not to men’” (Ephesians 6:7, KJV).
    25 hope ” May the God of hope grant that my children may overflow with hope and hopefulness by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13).
    26 the willingness and ability to work hard ” Teach my children, Lord, to value work and to work hard at everything they do, ‘as working for the Lord, not for men’” (Colossians 3:23).
    27 a passion for God ” Lord, please instill in my children a soul that “followeth hard after thee,” a heart that clings passionately to you (Psalm 63:8, KJV).
    28 self-discipline ” Father, I pray that my children may develop self-discipline, that they may acquire ‘a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair’” (Proverbs 1:3).
    29 prayerfulness ” Grant, Lord, that my children’s lives may be marked by prayerfulness, that they may learn to ‘pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests” (Ephesians 6:18).
    30 gratitude ” Help my children to live lives that are always ‘overflowing with thankfulness,’ ‘always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ’” (Colossians 2:7, Ephesians 5:20).
    31 a heart for missions ” Lord, please help my children to develop a heart for missions, a desire to see your glory declared among the nations, your marvelous deeds among all peoples” (Psalm 96:3).

  • Ashley Beth

    I will be joining you and so many others in this prayer movement! The words you wrote in your blog were right on target with my thoughts and prayers for my children. How unimportant it is in the big picture for our kids to know their times tables, etc., but for them to have a heart that’s on fire for Jesus is of the utmost importance!! Thanks for the prayer guidance and I will be adding these to the prayers I pray everyday! How heart warming it is to know that there are moms like you raising faith-minded girls and praying for their future husbands, and there are moms like me raising Jesus-loving boys and praying for their future wives! Sometimes I have that fear that there won’t be any God-fearing girls left in this world by the time my boys choose a bride. How wrong I am and how God loves to show me that He does have a plan for our childrens’ lives! Blessings to your sweet family today…

  • Pam D

    P.S. I really love the name “Seven Up”!

  • Laura Rucker

    I will be joining you as I pray for my 4 young children. Chase 6,Carter 4 1/2 and Mikey & Lily Kate 5 month old twins. They need my prayers and guidance and ytou have inspired me.

    Thanks!

  • Sam

    Hello. My name is Sam and I am from Wisconsin. My friend came across your blog and she is a photographer and considering doing the now I lay me down to sleep non-profit organization. I just copied and posted this on my blog and wanted you to know that you are in my prayers and that I am sharing your story with everyone I can for more prayers for you and your loved ones and the organization, I think it is great. Thank you for sharing your story, you and your family are beautiful. Just know that Audrey has touched my heart in a way I can never explain as well as you and the strong woman that you are. Thank you.

    What I posted on my blog:

    If you have the time, or please make the time. Please check this blog out. It is on Amber’s as well. I have been reading it off and on all morning and I read through the entire thing. It is really sad, but it is amazing as well.

    I am posting what I commented on Ambers blog:
    I have been reading Audreys story all morning and crying my eyes out. Now its raining out and I am just really sad. Amber I think it would be absolutely amazing thing for you to do. I wish I had the eye for photography because I would do it in a heart beat. I have been and still am looking for something I can do to make a difference in someones life, to do something great, and this is your “great” Amber among the many other things you have done. Thank you for sharing this with everyone as I will also pass this on.

    So I am passing this on, and please take the time to read it. http://www.audreycaroline.blogspot.com/ and then check outhttp://www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/ to know what I was talking about with Amber.

    My boys are my life and I have them, they are here alive and healthy and I am ever so lucky to have that. My husband leaving me and going through a divorce is not the worst thing that could ever happen to me, my life is not over, I have so much that so many other moms do not have. I am very lucky and very blessed. Thank you lord.

  • MeChele

    Thanks so much for the 7 prayers and scriptures! I am so guilty of not praying like I should for my children and this makes it so easy! I will post it around the house to remind me to do so! I love your story, your spirit, your love for life, your family and your Saviour. You are an inspiration to us all. God bless!

  • Mary

    I will be joining you and praying 7 times a day over my children. Thanks for the wonderful idea! I needed it.

  • Mary

    I will be joining you and praying 7 times a day over my children. Thanks for the wonderful idea! I needed it.

  • Cara

    Thank you for the reminder that our LIFE is our GOD embodied through our KIDS!

  • Mellissa

    Thank you Angie! I love it! This is perfect for me and my baby. I am 7 months pregnant (with our first baby) today so praying 7x a day for 7 days just fits so well. I have been singing hymns to Baby, but not praying over it out loud. I am starting today!

  • AmandaHoyt

    Thank you so much for the great prayer ideas. I’ll be joining you as I pray for my beautiful yet independent 4 year old.
    Hugs and prayers,
    Amanda

  • Bekah

    I haven’t read through the comments…so I have no idea if I’m saying what has already been said:)

    The Lord has just been speaking to me about this, specifically from Deut. 11

    18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 19 Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates, 21 so that your days and the days of your children may be many in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.

    In honor of the command to write these on the doorframes of our houses and at our gates we are going to frame the prayers you have posted at the appropriate locations in our home. I hope that after a while the Lord will speak to my husband and I and give us new verses to pray for different seasons our family journeys through.

    Thank you for these beautiful adaptations! Would you mind if I post about our SPAD project(sorry, I’d rather spend my few quiet moments meditating on these scriptures than pondering a fun accronym:)on my blog and link to BTR?

  • Nikki

    You are doing 7 a day for a week which is 7 days… so why not "7 for 7"???

    ps – You inspire me to be a better parent, Christian & person!!! Thank you :)

  • WJS

    Love this. Already made my notecards!

  • m

    i am certaunly in….as i sit here holding my 3 month old and type with one hand and think of my precious children at school :)

  • Two Become Three

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing your heart! Wouldn’t this be a great chapter in a book written by you??!!! I’m so encouraged. I’m also going to put that index card with that prayer on it on something that involves the prayer. The one for dressing, i will put on my child’s dresser. The one for eating, on his high chair, etc. Thanks again — God has used you to convict me. I was just praying the other day that I would be moved mountains to pray deeper and more often.

  • princess k’s mom

    Angie, I have never read your blog before today but God had a sweet friend post the link on her Facebook site. I cannot tell you how Heaven sent your words were. I am watching my beautiful, sweet, amazing 14 year old daughter fight a spiritual battle that no 14 yr. old should have to fight. I told my husband last night that I felt there was nothing I could do. I felt helpless. This morning I told God I didn’t know what to pray. And this this afternoon he answered my prayer by giving me your words. Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for posting that. I will be praying it, not for the next 7 days, but for however long it takes. God is so faithful. To HIM be the glory!

  • Jungheims

    Wow! How awesome for our children to hear these scriptures prayed over their hearts. I have been convicted to be praying more for my children anyway, so I’m in!! I hope I can do it and continue beyone the seven days.

    Thanks for the challenge and blessing!

    Lisa

  • Bern

    Thank you for this awesome challenge to beseech the Lord on behalf of our children. In the midst of doing, we so can often not pray enough for these precious gifts from the Lord. I will be praying with you…

    Mama of 4 hope you don’t mind me linking a post to this challenge….

  • Krista

    I don’t know what happened to the first comment I left, but I’m trying again. This last week, I have felt compelled to pray for each of my three children before we separate for the day (work, school, daycare). Looking back, it’s obviously the Lord, and apparently He’s been nudging quite a few mothers in recent days, judging from your post and others’ comments. I have felt a little silly and like my prayers were a little bit like a list, but I did it anyway. Now I will use this boldly, and I am going to encourage my wonderful husband to do it, too.

  • Carla Burlando

    Amen Sister!! So many parents, even Christian ones are so much more concerned that their kids are proficient in every sport, reading when they are 4 and are contenders for Americas got talent….than they are with developing character and a love of the Lord. When asked what do you want for your kids I think most parents would answer “happy, successful and a good education.” You know the “correct” answers. I decided a few years ago that I want my kids to have His Joy despite their circumstances (and if He needs to make them unhappy to mature them then so be it), I want them to be faithful before successful, and I want them to be wise in the ways of God not just have a lot of degrees on their wall. I pray that God would first of all, save their little souls…and then use them for his kingdom. The stakes are high for us as parents. There is a battle going on for the hearts of our kids! We , as mama warriors, are the ones who have to stand over them yeilding every spiritual weapon we have..the main one being prayer. Thankyou for your prayers I will write them down…most likely on the back of a grocery list or something…not a scrapbooker :)
    God Bless

  • Kelly

    I love this Angie! Thanks for sharing – it made me cry. I’m like you – I don’t care if Harper makes straight A’s or is a good athlete or the prettiest girl in her class – I just want her to love Jesus with all of her heart and have a passion for Him.
    Everything else is gravy.

  • Brysmommy, Kenswifey

    PRINTED OUT AND READY TO PRAY!!!!

  • Heather

    My cousin just had her first baby a few days ago, so I'm going to write them down for her to use! I pray that one day soon my husband and I will be able to have children of our own to read these verses to!! "God makes all things beautiful in HIS time" ..
    We must keep pressing on =)

    You are such an inspiration to me! May God bless you & your family.

  • Abby

    This is such a neat idea. I have printed out the the verses and put them in the rooms where each activity takes place! Thank you for posting this. I hope you don’t mind, but I gave you a little “shout out” on my blog and put the 7 prayers for 7 days.

  • Kelly

    Beautiful scriptures, Angie. What an encouragement you are. I love this. I pray scripture with my boys every morning before school. They are not morning people, so it is brief…but we do it just the same. I love the scriptures you used and the way you are applying them. Have you ever heard of the Moms in Touch Organization started by Fern Nichols. It is an amazing group. Women all over the world belong to the organization, (and I am proudly among them). We meet each week and pray scripture over our children and their schools. (Homeschooling moms have groups as well.) It is an hour of prayer that begins with praise, followed by silent confession, thanksgiving, and intercession. Visit http://www.momsintouch.org for more information. Anyway, your scriptures and your prayers reminded me of MITI. So I thought I’d share. Keep it up, girl. You are an inspiration.

    Kelly Gerken
    http://sufficientgrace-kelly.blogspot.com
    http://www.sufficientgrace.net

  • shelby1232

    I will also be joining you!! Thank you so much for opening my eyes to these 7 prayers.

    Thanks,
    Fran G
    Illinois
    mom of two precious 5 year old boys

  • manizor

    thanks for this, Angie. this is great!

    i think I will write these verses on individual index cards and place the cards in strategic locations – i.e. above her crib for when she wakes up and when she sleeps, the bathtub, for when she’s bathing, by the door for when she goes out, above her high chair for when she is eating and by the change table for when I am getting her dressed. i love the idea and appreciate the help in being motivated to pray for my little girl more consistently!

  • Sanford

    Why not just add “everyday” to SPAD and have SPADE? Prayer is definitely digging a firm foundation for their lives…

  • The Boyds

    Special
    Prayers
    And
    Duties

  • Mandi

    I LOVE this…thanks for putting it together for us!

    I’m reading the book Praying the Scriptures for Your Children by Jodie Berndt…it is WONDERFUL! Have you read it before? If not, I highly recommend it. (:

  • Haley Elizabeth

    I’m joining you and challenging my hometeam (like Sunday school class) to join as well. I just got them all written out on 3×5 index cards and because I am forgetful, will put them in the areas that we do all of these things! Thank you for this!

    Mommy of 2 girls,
    Haley in TN

  • Stretch Mark Mama

    I don’t quite make it to seven prayers a day…but I get in one! A short one! Each night I sneak into their bedroom (all 3 kids sleep in one room, which somehow makes it all the more precious…all my little chicks together), place my hand on each one, and say a quick prayer for their hearts. I’ve been doing this for a few months now, right before I go to bed, and it never fails to be a sweet time for me.

  • Anne

    Love it…plan to do it! Thank you!!

    And as for a catchy code name, what if it was something about 7 and 7?? Seven times a day, seven days a week? I am not exactly sure how to make it catchy, but I am sure there is someone out there who can make it fun…like 7-7 Mom’s or something!

  • Talysa

    Hi Angie…love this! Thanks so much…and I couldn’t agree more with your philosophies of what they learn…I wanted to share this with you…I just posted today about our homeschool day and what it looks like….my doctor made a comment that got me to thinking about what a mystery I think it is to some that don’t. I know this is your first year so I thought you might want to take a peek into our home…I know I still love hearing new ideas and new ways people “do life”…hope you enjoy!
    http://www.mcmanuspartyoffive.blogspot.com
    S-Seven
    T-Times
    A-Asserting
    M-Mighty
    P-Prayers

    Just makes me think of a “seal” He places on us. :-)

  • kim

    I’ll be joining you. My “babies” are a bit bigger (7, 9, 12, 15), but it’s never too late to start something new….God will honor our prayers!

    And how about POOKIE? Corny-sounding, I know, but I like the words the letters represent, and I think they summarize your goal: Praying Over Our Kids In Everything.

    God bless you for your ministry here, I feel richly blessed to be a part of this blogging “family”!

  • singing mama

    What a timely reminder for me your post was!! Let me explain a little
    At my wits end with my 8 year old this morning, the only thing I could do was stop everything and pray with her. I felt like a failure as her attitude lately leaves a lot to be desired.
    on the way home from driving her to school again despaired as I thought of how my focus for my daughter is that she has a beautiful heart, not “book smarts” and how I have to struggle against the school system in this.
    I have been praying for her this morning, but so needed some guidance.
    Seeing all the verse’s and specific times that you have written out makes such sense to me and I cant believe I havent done it before myself!!
    Thanks Angie! What a great idea!!

  • Pam O’Brien

    I’ll join you, Angie. My little one is all grown up, however. I don’t think it matters that she is 26, married, and living in another state. I can pray these things for her (and for my son-in-law) at what I deem might be the appropriate 7 times throughout the day. :-) A kid is never too old to have mom praying! It’s so comforting to know that my mom and grandma still pray for me every day. :-) Thanks for this post, Angie!

  • Gretchen

    I think this is a great idea!! I love the verses you chose, and I am going to start tomorrow morning :)

    What about a S.P.A Day? Taking time for a SPA Day?

  • Claire

    I recently found your blog and your testimony is truly a light for Jesus. I have been guilty lately of worrying about my children and what kind of world they are going to be faced with. Thanks for being faithful and posting this. They will go up in my house tomorrow!

  • melkg

    I will be joining you in this! What a great idea! Who doesn’t need more clever ways of getting prayer into everyday life?

  • vaneblu

    I love it… I dont have kids yet but I will be doing something similar for me and my Hubby ;) txs for sharing!!

  • Michelle ~ ~

    angie, such a great idea … and I encourage all moms out there to pray for their children. Mine are grown, yet, I daily pray for them! and when they do come around, I do pray aloud over them. Sometimes I think they visit for the prayers. And their girlfriends stop by too for prayer in their lives. Continue to storm the gates of heaven on behalf of your children.

  • MapleCottage

    Angie, that is beautiful.. Talking to one of my aunties awhile back she mentioned that her favorite childhood memory was listening to her mama pray over each of her children by name every morning and every evening.. on her knees next to her bed. I thought what an absolute blessing and I want my children to have those memories now also. My Grandma was a wonderfully blessed mama of 15 children and I miss her! Thank you for this :)

  • Nold Family

    I strive each day to do as you have done. It’s a journey and not always an easy one. I borrowed your prayer and posted it on my blog. I hope you don’t mind. I did also post a link to your blog in hopes that other ladies will find the same comfort, peace and inspiration from your blog as I have found. You are a great role model and inspiration to me. Please keep writing and sharing. Your family has a wonderful family, story and love of our Savior.

  • vaneblu

    I decided to comment the 7×7 prayers we are doing :D First a little background: me and my hubby are studying for the United State Medical Liscence Examination (to work as doctors in the USA, we are from Dominican Republic), so we are basically home all day studying… dont have any babies yet. This is what we’ll pray:
    1) when we wake up (Psalm 143:8)
    2) when we start studying in the morning (James 1:5-6)
    3) when we eat (Philippians 4:12-13)
    4) after we finish our meals (Ephesians 5:20)
    5) when we start studying in the afternoon (Isaiah 35:3-4)
    6) when we finish studying (Psalm 119:169)
    7) when we go to bed (Zephaniah 3:17)
    I will be linking you in my blog to tell others about this beautiful idea :D

  • Kandy

    You always have the best ideas! I will definitely be joining you guys in this journey of prayer.
    Thanks for the never ending great advice!

  • Amanda

    Thank you!! I really needed something like this!! i will be praying!

  • aedwards

    I’m joining you and linked this post on my blog for my readers to join in. I can’t wait to start tomorrow!

  • beccad

    I just wanted to say that I’ll be joining you. I read this last night and it has been on my heart all day. I even heard something about mothers being prayer warriors for their children’s school on AFR. I have heard something about prayer all day and I know it is the Lord prompting me to pray. I will be adding my husband in the mix also he just was laid off from his job last week. Thank you so much for this.

  • georgia tarheel

    LOVE

    Leading Offspring with Verses Everyday

    Love the idea—you bless my heart.

    Paige

  • created2teach

    Hugged has my vote! This post made me cry. How great a heritage you are providing, how awesome the legacy you are giving. God’s anointing dwells in you. You just keep on shining. I love you with the love of the Lord!

  • Carissa

    P.R.A.Y.E.D 7×7

    Praying Repeatedly About Youth (or youngins if you want to be cuter) Each Day 7×7

    I don’t have kids yet, but I am a kindergarten teacher and I think this is a great idea.

  • kate

    thank for you the great prayers. I will add these to my prayers for my husband.

  • Heidi

    OH! Random aside… the Target sticks are on clearance at my Target for around $10. If they still call to you, you might check them out again! ;)

  • noahandlylasmommi

    I will join you as well :) What a wonderful idea. Come to think of it, I hardly ever pray for my kids!

  • Sun

    I will be joining you – I am a homeschool Mommy to three girls – what an amazing idea – thank you SO much for sharing! May we ever be on our knees for our little ones – they are the ones that will some day stand guard for the faith! Sunshine

  • shi

    Angie

    thank You so much for listening and then responding to the proding of the Holy Spirit! It is so wonderful to know that people still love our Jesus and look for ways to share Him that are good for the grind of each and every day!

    I remember praying like this for my girls when they where little, and I can not tell you how much of a differiance it has made in there young adult lifes. Keep it up…where here, and we are waiting for god to show you more!

    May He bless you and your family dearly!

    ps i still pray for my girls daily, and will be joining you also :)
    shi-

  • Erin

    Excellent. Thank you for sharing.

  • Jenni Chism

    I was just on the phone with my husband (he’s out of town) heavy hearted about how the last few days have gone with the kids, especially tonight. This was exactly what I needed to read. God is good, ya know? Yeah, you know. Thank you, I will be praying over my children with these 7 prayers.

  • Robin

    Wow, love your blog, I think I need to grab your button and put you on my blog roll. God bless, Robin

  • Meet the DuRoss’s:

    I will be joining you Angie ~ thanks for sharing this insight! I copied and pasted the prayer list to all my girlfriends. I am excited to see what prayer warrior’s we will become! Just recently my daughter, Selah, came in to the room while I was bended down on my knees praying out loud ~ I know she doesn’t see me like that often and it impacted her. But, I want it not to come as something unusual, but something that is a constant in her life and mine. A life bent down to the King!

  • Mitzi

    I’m in. I pray for my kids all day long, but I am bad about praying scripture over them. I hope this is the beginning of a change in my heart in the way I pray, that will impact them deeply.

  • fmattso

    I am in as well! I really need to pray extra hard for my daughter. We just moved to a new city and she had to leave all of her friends including her best friend since first grade. she is makignew friends but this is really hard on her!

  • beth

    Angie – thanks so much for posting this. I posted these prayers on my blog and also on our church blog (www.powhatancommunitychurch.org), with reference and links back to you.

    Thank you so much for giving us such a great resource and a great blessing!

  • Sara Cross

    Angie, I join SPAD. I also copied your blog and pasted it on mine to share with everyone! Rock on Angie!

  • God’s Girl

    I absolutely love it!

    Thank you for sharing this practical way of praying for our children.

  • jami

    I will be joining you in prayer!! What a great idea!!

  • MaryBeth

    I am with you. I have been pondering and praying lately for ways to show my girls true love and well… what better way to teach them of God’s perfect love? These verses are great, and I can’t wait to get started tomorrow when they wake up.

  • Yvonne and Eric

    This post definitely spoke to my heart as I have been wanting more and more to pray more specifically over my children. Thank-you for this post.

  • The Harrisons

    I’m with you… and I SOOO needed this right now. Thanks for the jump start.

    Ondrea

  • Noah and Ryders Mommy

    Hello Angie!
    I peeked over here from Andi Mae’s (Tales of A Crafty Mama) little spot.
    I have to say your girls are most adorable!
    I absolutely love this idea of prayer and living your life through it and I hope to be able to do this maybe starting next week! Praying for our children is to me probably the most important thing we can do for them while they are yound AND older!
    Much love to you today!

  • Shannon Jacobyansky

    Angie,
    This is my first post with you, but I do follow your blog. Thank you for the inspiration!

    I also feel much the way you do about praying for my children. I pray Phillipians 1:9&10…"That (name)love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that (name) may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ – to the glory and praise of God." for my children most every day and others as well!

    I am going to participate with you on this one!

    As for a name how about…..
    P.S.(pray seven),I love you!

  • Jill

    Hi Angie,

    So glad to see you are doing well.

    I love this idea too.

    Here are two sites I found that your readers may like too

    http://www.renewnetwork.org/Resources%20Pages/Praying%20For%20Our%20Children.htm

    and

    http://www.bobhostetler.com/writing/bestof001.html

    God bless,
    Jill

  • Joel

    I will join you! Wonderful idea! I think reading scripture out loud to your children is a must! Fill those little heads with things that will come back to them…goodness knows so many other things are crowding them in there from the world!! Get some scripture in there to scrub em’ clean! No acronym….sorry tho I DID laugh when I saw, “pads!” Oh. My. hey would you check out MY blog??? It is http://www.joelroyaltyfamily.blogspot.com

  • Cristi

    Many these scriptures are such a blessing. I have been praying them for my son since you posted. I believe I will see God answer these prayers for him. I will continue to pray them each day. Thank you

  • Amber

    Angie,I will be joining you in prayer for my little guy. Sometimes I really struggle with fear where he is concerned and I never really thought of myself as a fearful person before. I get so afraid something will happen to him and the only thing that gets me off the ledge is knowing that Jesus loves him more than I do (which really blows my mind, because I love Avery so much). I mentally picture placing Avery in Jesus’ lap and it helps me. I will be praying these prayers for Avery and for myself…to remind me that Avery isn’t really mine…he’s God’s and the best person to take care of him is God.

  • Pipsylou

    Thank you for this, Angie. Once again, you’ve encouraged me to quit looking at the way our world is going, and to look instead at how I can influence my young children’s hearts for Christ!

  • Lara

    What a wonderful idea. I will be joining you!

  • Pam D

    Update… I showed my son the prayers last night. This morning, as soon as he woke up, he was ready for the first one. And after we prayed the fourth one in the car as we were leaving for school, he said “The next one will be tonight when I take my bath, right?” I’m blown away by how eager he is to do this, and what a great discussion it opened up for us in the car. And, I’ve passed it on to a lot of folks and have already heard back from at least 10 who are in. If each of us recruits 10, and they recruit 10, and so on… pretty soon there will be a quilt of prayer covering the children of this nation and hopefully this world!

  • katy

    I ALWAYS enjoy your posts. I needed that reminder… school has been especially hard for my 7 yr old latley, and I have been a wreck over it. I need to get my priorities straight before I can help him get his straight. I wanted to mention THE POWER OF A PRAYING PARENT daily calender…it takes only a moment and each day there is a specific prayer for your child/children…for those of you who don’t already have it…check it out! Blessings….Katy

  • The Keylors

    I love this! Thank you for sharing this!

    Ashley Keylor

  • Sam

    I know you have a ton of comments here but I felt a little silly that I left my last comment on this “subject” I should have left it on Audreys story but thats ok. I did want to let you know that I am also printing these 7 prayers off and using them with you as well. What a great idea and thank you again.
    Sam from Wisconsin.

  • Robin

    I will be joining you…I am starting a little late..but better late than never!

  • Kelsie

    thank you so much for this. i will be joining in! i always want to pray for & over my 3yr old son, but just don't feel like i'm the best at praying. i know i'll get there, & this helps so much!!!

  • mom_bjl

    hi, thank you so much for sharing I will be joining too for 7 days of praying for our kids’ I love the scriptures, thanks for sharing I wrote each one down so I can use it everyday!!
    thanks again!
    TINA

  • Jenny

    I will be praying these prayers over my son, Ryder. Thank you for your post…you are truly a blessing to me and to so many others.

    Jenny Sanchez

  • Burns10rs

    Love the idea. How about SPARKLED

    Seven
    Prayers
    About
    Reflecting
    Kind (&)
    Loving
    Existence
    Daily

  • Bethany

    How about 7-up?

  • ~ Stephanie.

    The 7-Up Challenge

    7 prayers lifted “up” every day and what perfect verses you chose!

  • Holly

    I’ll join you in your seven days… :) I think this is a great idea!

  • Laurel

    I just discovered your blog and am so excited to read more. This post was such an encouragement/inspiration.

    Blessings to you and your precious ones,

    Laurel
    mama of 13
    http://ajourneyoffaith.net (my new ministry site)
    http://imghanaadopt.blogspot.com (family blog)

  • Diana

    Thank you for this, Angie. I just finished writing out my cards and I am thrilled to be a part of it! I linked your site to my blog as well.

  • sharry

    HUGS…HEARTS UNDIVIDED GROWING STRONG
    I’M SO PROUD OF ALL THE YOUNG MOMS PRAYING FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

  • Journeying Five

    Yes, I will take the challenge.

  • Mom2anAngel&amiracle

    C.H.I.L.D
    Choose How I Love (or live) Daily

    Each day we choose to love unconditionally and these SPAD show how you choose to do so by reciting a little prayer instead of sending them out into this word with knee pads and bumper helmets waiting for the worst to happen! All we can do is guide them.

  • Lindsey

    Love this idea and I will praying starting today!

  • Heather

    Angie- I LOVE this and will start tomorrow!
    Thank you!

  • Tiffany Stuart

    Love this idea. Prayer is so needed and especially for our sweet children.

  • mally928

    I will also be joining this cause. It is going to be an absouly crazy week for me. Show week for a play. But in all that crazyness I want to comit to praying for my two sweet girls to remind them what is truely important. Thank you so much for this suggestion!

  • Jen

    I’m new to your blog, but hope you don’t mind if I join you as well. I love how you wrote a verse to go alone with an event of the day. Thanks!!!

  • JenB

    I’m joining you! I typed them out and put them up in the house. The one for when they bathe on the mirror in the kids’ bathroom. The one for while they are eating on the pantry door. And so on. What a great idea!

  • Jenny

    I found your site through a friend and I really like the prayers over children. I will be joining you and thank you for sharing.

  • Amy E.

    I LOVE THIS!!! I am in…already printed the verses up! I have three kiddos to pray these verses over and can’t wait to share this with my husband as well!

  • shoutingforha

    Thanks for sharing this. I will be joining you too.

  • Tessa

    Angie, I love this! What an amazing creative idea … and so powerful for our kids! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Carla

    I love this idea, thank you so much for sharing it with us. I will be joining you in this : )

  • Jennie

    Thank you for putting this idea out. I have been looking and waiting for ideas to introduce a more christian lifestyle to my three boys ever since my oldest went to vacation bible school this summer. He came home so excited and still talks about Jesus who lives in a cloud and can even…WALK ON WATER! His little face just lights up whenever he talks about it. This is a wonderful idea. Thank you.

    http://www.happymayhem.blogspot.com

  • eafollman

    Great post! I will be joining you this week!

  • Kari

    This is a Grams speaking! Grams are prayer warriors before the internet came! And we have our grown kids and their kids too! How awesome is that! I love the child button for we are reaching out to orphans with quilts now…quiltsfororphans.com…..can we add the orphans in this prayer effort?

  • Roxanne Kristina

    Your ministry is to the point I am having conversations with bloggers and non bloggers about you (non bloggers who still follow your blog). May these prayers be applied to you as you continue to grow and serve Him in your loving, tender way.

    Bless you real good!!!

    I am going to print these prayers and put them around the house.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Peace,
    Roxanne

  • Roxanne Kristina

    I joined in.
    Thank you!
    Roxanne

  • Elizabeth

    Hi Angie,

    I am new to your blog. I have two really great friends who shared me with you. I have you on my link list, as well as just made a post about the prayer.

    If you have a moment, please remember me in prayer. We are approaching the anniversary of losing our niece to cancer. She is in heaven celebrating, and I know we will meet again, but the winter months are hard. Memories.

    Thank you for your outreach.

    God Bless You,
    Elizabeth

  • Michael and Michelle

    I am joining you! I am in tears right now! Thank you for posting this. I have said so many times that I really don’t care what grades my children get in school or if they flip hamburgers for a living……as long as they love the Lord. My desire is to have my children be “In Love” with our Father in heaven!!!!
    Michelle

  • Tisha

    Our lives are so busy and this is a great way to remind us to slow down a little bit and pray for our children. They are in our thoughts all the time, but we need to get deeper. This will be great, especially if you are just not sure how to tackle a situation.

  • Kara

    Thank you Angie, I so needed to read your blog today. I homeschool my 3 boys ages 5, 7 and 9. This so spoke to my heart. Thank you for being obedient to the Lord and posting this.
    In Christ, Kara-Texas – john 3:30

  • Kate

    This has been on my heart this week (with some comical results, actually), and now you’ve given me a wonderful way to pray over my children. Thanks!

  • Angela

    I just posted this ‘link’ or ‘banner’ or whatever it is called,,lol. Just learning how to work my blog out…
    I pray for my children every single day. I have a book, Prayers that Avail Much that I use during my devotional times. I have coloured coded stickies that I use and pray different prayers for our family each day. God too has called me to lift my family to His throne each and every day, throughout the day, to receive grace and mercy in our time of need.
    I had an Italian Grandmother by the time before her passing, she was praying all day long. I would find her in the settee, with all her prayer books around her, and she would look at me and tell me, “I’m praying for you Angela, you and your family”. She was also a Angela (Angelina)…

  • Lyssa

    7UP for kids – 7 Uplifting Prayers

  • Chris

    What a blessing and encouragement you are to read! My children are now 23, 20 and 17. I am entering (quite reluctantly, I might add)a new season in my life as a mama. I have prayed the Word over them and for them through the years. I have to say as I enter this new season of life with an empty nest looming, my prayers for them have been a huge comfort and encouragement the LORD has used to help me as I transition to this season. (I was SO NOT ready to let my years of being a full-time mama go!) We now only have one at home that I can physically pray over (and of course he handles his own hygiene) but I now pray over their pictures that I have all over the house. I now have a new “son” (in law) to pray over. Even though they are no longer at home and I no longer parent as I once did, my prayers for them will be something I can do as long as I am on this earth. As most mamas, I have always been a “worrier” and want to “fix” and “do” and “control” when it comes to my children. The LORD has shown me through the years that the one thing I can “do” and can “control” is my time before HIS glorious throne in prayer for and over my children, and to “speak” HIS powerful Word into their lives throughout the day. Oh, what a blessing it has been as HE has allowed me to see fruit born in my children’s lives, for HIS glory, and by HIS power alone! Pray on Sisters!! (and enjoy these precious years with your little ones at home!)

    Susan

  • Drea

    Thank you for this! my friend shared it with me..
    I added your button.

  • Kjersten

    I am in! And I would like to share this with my MOPS group. Thank you for sharing and for your faithfulness!

  • Roeh Family Update

    So happy to join you in praying for my precious girls (twins + 1).

    How about 7-UP?? 7 prayers that go “up” daily:)

    Joy

  • Brittani

    Not that you need another comment, but I am definitely taking this challenge. I got your blog address from Jen & Jared M.'s blog. I live in Florida and I am going to get as many of my friends as I can to join as well. Thanks so much for this fabulous, life changing challenge.
    Brittani from Florida!

  • suzmichelleg

    I am excited to join you! The word of God is so powerful and does not return void. Claiming these verses for and speaking them over our children will return unimaginable blessings! Thank you!

  • The Barfield’s

    better late than never! I’ll print them out and pray over all 4 of my girlies. btw, when you spoke in lexington my sister was there to hear you. I wanted so badly to fly home and be there, but hubbs was not able to be here the whole time to watch the girls and it is quite expensive to fly from idaho for such a short time anyway. so….we talked every night and she gave me the lowdown. i hope that someday i’ll be able to hear you speak b/c evidentally it was a blessing to so many! i know it was to her. and just fyi, she made the cute little notepad that was in your goody basket from the church. i am quite proud of my little sister! thanks for the prayer encouragement. I’m all over it!

  • Uylonda

    Angie, thank you for this idea!! I have been going in circles with my 18 year old daughter this week. I have given so much attention to frustration with her that I haven’t prayed enough. I have griped and talked to God about her decisions and how scared I am that she is going to go down the wrong path that I haven’t totally taken it to the Father! I needed this reminder. When I posted a small post on my blog today I checked yours out as I usually do, and I read this and it was as if God was saying see Uylonda, all you have to do is give your pain to me and I will take care of you. I’m crying now as I write this because I’m saddened that I was so emotionally overcome with pain, that I forgot to pray for her earnestly everyday!! Thank you again for this, and please pray for my daughter as well, her name is Halley.I thank you and love you, Uylonda

  • Sherrylinn

    What an awesome, loving thing you are doing! I wish I had been a Christian when my children were small, they would have had a better role model. But, that does not stop me from praying for my two boys, now 22 and 25. Our God is faithful and full of miracles. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

  • Judy

    Thank you for this post. It’s an answer to pray for me! I have a challenging three year old and I was just crying out to God the other night in frustration and I felt like the Lord clearly said to me to stop reading every parenting book I can get my hands on, stop relying on myself and my own wisdom and instead just start praying more for him. So I’ve been crawling in bed with him when he’s sleeping at night just crying out to God to touch his heart and mind. This post is so helpful to me! I don’t think I’ve ever specifically prayed scripture for him before!
    I don’t know if you’ve ever read the book “Don’t Make me Count to Three” but it has a section in the back of ideas to pray for your children and scripture with it! A great resource! It’s definitely been a good guide for me!
    Thanks again for your 7X7 idea. I’ve got this linked to my blog now!

  • diana

    I will be joining too! I have felt more of a need to pray for my 4 children as well. Thanks!

  • Table for Six

    I am completely in! I have prayed over them (hands on head, outloud) before and many times, yet not seven times a day in 7 days! I am so excited to start tomorrow! My kids LOVE when I do this- I pray they LOVE it seven times a day!

    Thank you thank you thank you
    jill shelton

  • Ashley Griffin

    I just read this post and how awesome. I realize that i am late, but I will be starting it immediately. what an awesome reminder for me and for the kids. I love it!

  • Shannon

    I will join you! I pray daily that that my girls are in the world but not of it, letting their light shine. This is a great way, Angie, to make sure we remember who we are praying for and why, and are intentional about it…sometimes that is the most difficult part of prayer, staying focused. Thanks for giving us all an opportunity to be as scripture directed as we are thankful for our kids.

  • Britt

    This is exactly what I needed to read this week. I will be joining you in these prayers.

  • bled4you2

    I LOVE this! I started today & what I found was it also led to conversation & teachable moments for my girls. Thank you… for everything!

  • Carolina Mama

    What a blessing! Thanks for the prayers. I just prayed specifically over one of our boys today and he was mesmerized. And I realized we don’t do it enough.

    We’ll be joining you.

  • Aaron & Erin

    I will be joining you! What a great idea! I too have been burdened lately about needing to spend more time in prayer, about many things but particularly my children (2 boys, 2 1/2 and 5 months). Thanks for the inspiration!I will pass along the idea to all of my MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) friends!

  • LeeAnna

    Angie, I was out of town for a few days, so just read this blog entry today…but my seven days starts NOW!

  • Angela

    I’ve just finished praying over my family. Each day I have certain prayers that I pray for them. I SO believe in the power of prayer, especially praying God’s Word over my children, my husband and our circumstances. Thank you for pointing us all to prayer and the importance of praying for our children. I have been praying for my children’s future spouses since they were just wee one’s. My oldest who is 19 now, asked me when he was in grade 7 (in front of a friend also)”Mom, you pray for my wife don’t you?”. “Yes son, for the wife that God has hand picked for you. Right now, wherever she is, God is toucher her and her family’s lives”.
    God bless sweet sister.

  • Shellie

    Thanks, Angie! I love this idea and have already gotten the list of prayers ready to print!

  • Leslie

    I am a little late on this one, but plan on doing it this week. What a beautiful way to pray for our children! Thank you for everything that you are doing with this blog. I have been reading for several months now but have never commented. You are such an incredible inspiration!

  • Our House of Five

    I know what you mean about the grades not being the most important thing. Our oldest daughter is in seventh grade and we received a note saying she had been selected out of the other 7th graders to recive an award at assembly this month for consistantly displaying of of the schools virtues. She was honored with the award of COMPASSION! We were so proud! Tracy

  • Michele

    What a great idea!!! I am a little late, but starting today for the next 7 days and hopefully then on I will be doing this. I used to gather my children around me in the morning and pray scripture over them from a “Bless your Child” book that I have. However, as life got busy I stopped doing this. Isn’t it funny that it takes us, what, 21 days to form a habit, then we can lose that habit in a matter of days if we don’t stick to it? I was definitely convicted about my lack of praying scripture over my children through this post. So thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing your heart.

  • Angela

    Wanted to share my Week of prayers taken from Prayers That Avail Much
    Sunday:Employment,Peace in the Family, Overcoming Negative Work Attitudes
    Monday:Hedge of Protection, Children at School, Child’s Future
    Tuesday:The Children,The Home,Finding Favor With Others
    Wednesday:Deliverance from Habits,Strength to Overcome Cares and Burdens,Being Equipped for Success
    Thursday:To walk in God’s wisdom and His perfect will,Victory over Fear
    Friday:To walk in love,To walk in forgiveness
    Saturday:Prosperity,Knowing God’s will
    Everyday I also pray Prayer over a Rebellious Teenager.
    I pray these outloud each morning and find myself with tears just washing over my face as I enter into God’s presence and overcome with the knowledge that HE IS IN CONTROL.

  • Kris

    I thank God for you Angie!!

  • Sara Beth

    awww man, looks like i missed the 7 days but I will be doing this and trying to make a point to pray for my children 7 times a day with no end in sight :)

    Thanks you so much for this post it is great!

  • Heather

    Thank you for posting these prayers. I am looking forward to showering my little guy with prayer all day. I can’t wait!

  • Ames

    I’m in. The Lord has laid that on my heart the past few days (praying for my children)and then I read your blog post. Thanks for sharing.

  • ~Beth D.

    I’ve been struggling with my strong-willed 3 year old, don’t want to squash his spirit, but shape it. Prayer… I had not thought of it and feel dumb. THANK YOU so much for the reminder!

  • ValleyGirl

    I came here via Lori (I Will Take it Lord, All You Have to Give). I’m putting your button on my blog and committing to do this for the next week. What a wonderful way to bless our children and create a legacy of visible faith in our families.

  • Shanda

    I am joining you as well. Thanks for challenging your sisters in the Lord to focus on what really matters – the hearts of our children.

    I posted the challenge and link on my blog as well. Blessings!

  • Kristy

    This is such a great idea! I'm working on making 4X6 prints with these verses and pictures of my girls using my digital scrapbook program. My plan is to frame them and put them around the house! How awesome to PRAY for our children IN FRONT of them…so, they can not only hear our prayers & learn these verses, but absorb them into their little hearts!! THANKS for sharing!!

  • Thena

    Awesome as always!!! Suggestion for bumper sticker.
    I Pray For My Children Daily?
    DO YOU?

  • Stacey

    I love this idea. I am doing a Bible Study on prayer right now, and it fits in just perfect. I am actually making cards to give the the ladies at my MOPS table. So they can pray for their kids too.
    Thanks for a great idea
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  • Jennifer

    I have been praying all week for other people using these prayers… I don’t have any kids of my own, so I have been praying for people on my prayer list when I do all these activities. I figure prayer is prayer and it doesn’t matter if they are actually showering at the same time as me or not. Thanks for the idea.

    Jennifer

  • Mandy Caley

    so neat- you are a blessing in Christ to us
    Mandy C

  • Vonda

    I have felt convicted lately to pray for my 2 girls (20 months and 5 months) much more than I do and than a friend of mine sent your blog. Wow! This is such sweet timing and I thank God for your encouragement to pray for our children. I want to be “intentional” about praying for my family so count me in too. May God bless your socks off!

  • Mel

    What an incredibly amazing idea and the prayers are beautiful!!!! Thank you…

  • Lorie

    I love this idea,and I will be starting it tomorrow!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  • The White House

    Awesome, thanks for the idea… I love it and am joining you. A little late!

  • Jenileigh

    Just joining in. I posted with your button and put the scripture prayers under it. Is that ok for me to do? Please just e-mail me if its not and I’ll take the prayers down. Hugs

  • Jenileigh

    Nevermind, I posted the button and just put the prayers themselves in word so I can print them and pray them. :)

  • ~*~ Jennifer ~*~

    http://gabbygwenhwyfar.blogspot.com/2008/11/pray-7-x-7.html

    I posted your button on my blog today — I’m going to put these prays on 3×5 cards and pray these prayers.

    THANK YOU for sharing part of your life with us and spurring us on to be better persons in the Lord!

  • Vashey Fam

    I found you off my sister-in-law, Tyne’s, blog. This is very convicting. I have a 20 month old and I haven’t done a good job in this area. Thank you for writing this.

  • abelnap

    This is a beautiful reminder. I have 5 daughters and am Grateful the Lord has used you to reminded me to pray fervently for them.
    Thanks.

  • Linda Cumby

    I’m IN! I just adopted a baby girl and needed something to pray each day! This is FABULOUS!!

  • Amy

    I received a link to your blog from a friend and definitely needed this today. I know you posted it a couple of weeks ago, but the timing was perfect for me! Thanks! I will be joining you in praying for our precious babies!

  • Brandy

    What perfect timing for me to “discover” this post. God and I just had a converstation concerning my lack of prayer for both my children and husband, I’ve been so defeated with the truth of not praying, what encouragement and strenght I have drawn from this post. I wasn’t able to copy the button however, any help with this would be greatly appricated.

  • Crafty girl stuck working in the real world

    Angie, as with everything, I’m a day late and a dollar short, but really I’m not, because it’s never too late to pray. I had yet another teachable opportunity with my newly-minted 13y-o son this morning, and when I got here to your blog, I realized God has led me to PRAY for him continually, as well as my 2 girls. Thank you thank you thank you. Joining you and continuing to learn from you. Bless you,
    Melissa

  • Rick and Joan Van Zante

    Blessings on you and your family! I am a Nana of 4 boys, soon 2 more, pray often for them but not scripturally, love that idea as I’m figuring it out how God DOES want us to do so.
    I would like to read your story. It’s great to spend timein prayer over our children, their spouses, their family,(someday). Thanks for sharing this with so many, you are being obedient to God, “To be a person is to have a story to tell.”

  • Jennifer Thompson

    I know this is a late comment, but just wanted to let you know that way down south here in Bolivia we’re also praying these prayers! We currently have 35 babies/young children in our homes and prayer coverage is key. Right now I’m preparing to post the verses and prayer challenge in Spanish.

  • michelle

    I’m beginning to pray over my children – Thomas and Sarah – these prayers today! Thank you for spurring me on!

  • The Gilliland Family

    Wow this is truly awesome. I do not know you but found your blog through another link and your words are so touching and powerful, thank you! I have copied 7×7 and will be sharing this with my group of friends and family! Thank you and bless you!

    In Him
    Amber Gilliland

  • Luanne

    I want to join in this too! I am going to pray for my children 7 times a day! I love this idea. I was linked here from someone else blog…Chai on the Fly :)

  • Jennifer

    Love, love, love this idea!!! So glad that I found your blog, just from the few entries I’ve read thus far… what a blessing!!! I will be joining in on the challenge, and pray that it continues longer then the 7 days! :) May God bless you!!!!

  • Lisa-Kate

    I love this and will add it to the prayers for my children. I am linking on my blog also. Jesus has already preformed so many miracles in our childrens lives. God is good, all the time!

  • Lisa

    Hi there, I lead a Moms In Touch group for my daughter’s school. May I share your idea and verses with my praying sisters? I will join you in this and I’m blessed to do so.

  • Laura

    Is there a way to add your 7×7 picture and link to my sidebar with an html link? I would love to add this to my blog!

  • lookingforlifeshumor

    7.4.7? Seven for Seven… Seven Prayers for Seven Days.

    Not very original, but I can remember 7.4.7 fairly easily :)

    Take care and may God bless you all!

  • Mike and Gail

    Thank you for reminding us that we need to pray for our children. Prayer and reading our bibles is the best way to know what God has for us.
    Blessings,
    Gail

  • Leebird

    This is an inspired idea…literally.

    You know what? God ahead and put the “My kid is on the honor roll” sticker on your car, for it appears your kids will spend their lives honoring God! :)

    Thank you for sharing; I will join in this prayer challenge for my three sons: Garrett, Logan, and Jacob.

  • april michelle

    I came across your site thru TipJunkie. WOW! I am speechless, God is so using you!! You are a complete blessing and encouragement. I love the idea of praying out loud over my kids. Thank you for sharing, I will join you in praying over our children.
    I also am going to post a link on my blog to tell others.
    Thank you Angie!
    April
    http://www.devinedesignsbymichelle.com

  • Screaming Meme

    You are a beautiful person…I can feel it through the computer…:) I’ll be joining in…Meme

  • ABUDi

    in the end God has the power to give us hope nd strength… to HIM we belong nd to HIM we return…

    a message from
    http://www.equatinglife.blogspot.com

  • http://profiles.google.com/erin.owen11 Erin Owen

    I love this and am joining you!!! Thank you, Angie… God is at work through you! 

  • freedom moments

    Just updating the 7X7 link on my new blog.  Think it would be great to revive this post with a update or  just bring it back up to encourage people. 

  • freedom moments

    Stopped by to update the link to the 7X7 button I placed on my blog.  I would love to see a new post or a revival of this one.  It’s been a few years and I still come across the button for this around the web. It’s so very relevant in everyone’s live in this day and age.

  • Wendy

    I found this on Money Saving Mom and wanted to thank you for it.  I plan on doing this with my son.  He is 15 so I am going to ask him to also pray these things for me as well.  I wanted to share with you that the one for when they are sleeping is very appropriate for beginning our homeschool day.  Today is one of the few days we have finished Algebra without grumbling and complaining!

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  • Murielh2006

    Love this.. thank you!

  • Bobby

    I found this on money saving mom as well and I wanted to thank you so much!

  • Bobby

    Once again thank you so much! I am praying for you!

  • Katie Dodd

    Can you sign up to get emails because I do not have a blog?