It’s not an easy season for kids.
It’s not an easy season for parents either.
One way you can enjoy the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades with your kids is to pray for them. Soak them in prayer. Talk to the Lord about them often.
It will not only make a powerful difference in their lives, but it will also fill your heart with peace.
Praying regularly for your middle school kids can make all the difference!
How should you pray?
Here are 7 Positive Ways to Pray for Your Middle Schoolers:
Pray for Their Purity
“Help _____ to know the guidelines laid out for him/her from the Master Jesus. God wants _____ to live a pure life. Keep _____ from sexual promiscuity. Help _____ to learn to appreciate and give dignity to their body, not abusing it, as is so common among those who know nothing of God.” (1 Thessalonians 4:3-5, MSG)
Pray for Them to Be Courageous
“Encourage _____ to be strong and of good courage; help _____ to not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with _____ wherever he/she goes.” (Joshua 1:9, NKJV)
“Enable _____ to be on guard. Encourage _____ to stand firm in the faith. Let _____ be courageous and be strong.” (1 Corinthians 16:13, NLT)
Pray for Them to Grow Up & Mature
“May our sons flourish in their youth like well-nurtured plants. May our daughters be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace.” (Psalm 144:12, NLT)
“Allow ____ to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Encourage ____ to bring all glory to Him, both now and forever! Amen.” (2 Peter 3:18, NLT)
Pray for Them to Have Godly Friends
“Help _____ to walk with the wise and become wise; protect ____ from associating with fools and with getting in trouble.” (Proverbs 13:20, NLT)
Pray for Their Protection and Safety
“Help _____ to remember that The Lord is for him/her. Help _____ to have no fear. Help them to not be afraid of what mere people can do to them.” (Psalm 118:6, NLT)
Pray for Mentors Who Will Wisely Invest into Their Lives
“Help us and other adults in their lives to direct _____ onto the right path. When _____ is older, help them not to leave the right path.” (Proverbs 22:6, NLT)
“Send some wise people into _____’s life that will sharpen and teach him/her. Allow the proverb to be true in _____’s life, “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” (Proverbs 27:17, NLT)
Pray for Peace and Calm Hearts
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give _____ his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with _____.” (2 Thessalonians 3:16, NLT)
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill ____ completely with joy and peace because _____ trusts in him. Then _____ will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13, NLT)
Here’s a FREE printable for you to print out and post on the frig or somewhere in your home.
Just right click, save, and print!
To discover more about middle schoolers, check out this article, “10 Surprising Joys of Middle School Kids.”
I’ve also written a couple of articles for parents of High School Students.
You can link to these by clicking on the title:
And, you may want to check out these previous parenting articles for other age groups: (Just click on the title to access each article.)
- JOYS of Young Adult Kids
- Praying for Young Adult Kids
- JOYS of High School Kids
- Praying for High School Kids
- JOYS of Middle School Kids
- Praying for Middle School Kids
- JOYS of Elementary Children
- Praying for Elementary Children
So, what do you think?
Do you have middle schoolers?
How do you pray for them?
I always enjoy hearing from you!
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