God has a great plan for our kids, and prayer is a big part of seeing it happen.

Talking Points:

  • Kids aren’t automatically Christian just because they’re born to Christian parents. Trusting Jesus is a decision each person must make for themselves. We need to pray that our kids put their trust in Jesus. Matthew 19:13-15
  • Honoring God is about living lives in obedience to God’s will and allowing him to make us into the kind of people he desires. We need to pray that our kids will live a life submitted to God. 2 Thessalonians 1:11, James 4:7
  • We should pray for our kids to be “light and salt” to kids they know and teach them how to walk with their peers to help them to pursue God. Matthew 28:19-20
  1. Initial reactions to this topic? What jumped out at you?
  2. When you were growing up how did your family pray? How do you pray in your home today? How do you invite your children to pray for your family?
  3. Read Matthew 19:13-15. What do you think Jesus means when he says, “For the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like these children”?
  4. Read 2 Thessalonians 1:11. How can praying for your kids have an impact on their lives? Explain.
  5. Read James 4:7. Do you believe that you can successfully resist the enemy’s plans for your children in prayer? Why or why not?
  6. List the three biggest concerns you have for your kids/family. How can prayer affect those concerns?
  7. Read Matthew 28:19-20. Do you feel like your kids can make an impact in their peers’ lives? How can your prayers support them?
  8. How can you help your kids to become disciple-makers?
  9. Is there a step you need to take based on today’s topic?