God, Help My Kids be Brave - A Prayer for Courage

If we were to ask most moms (and dads too) what they pray about most for their kids, what would be the number one prayer request? We’re guessing it would be, "God, please keep my kids safe!" A prayer for our children's safety seems to be one that is always on our lips. Of course, it's not wrong to pray for our children’s safety, but we should also realize that God also wants them to have courage.

We must realize that someday they may be called by God to serve the Lord in a place or situation that is unsafe. We won't be there to protect them. We will be called to release our children into the world and call on them to have courage to trust God. Release them to the Lord. Trust God to guard them and give them courage.

Check out this video:

Noodle On It
In what ways is God asking you to trust Him with your children?
How did Samina from the video trust God in difficult circumstances?

Verses of Courage
Deuteronomy 31:6-8
1 Chronicles 28:20
Ephesians 6:10
John 14:27
Psalm 56:3-4
2 Timothy 1:7

Apply it
Think of one way you can be courageous today. Tell your child about it, pray together, and then go out and be courageous together!

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