Prayer for children
“Lord, we pray, return the hearts of us, as parents to our children. Heal our children. Heal the hearts and minds of our children. Help our children forgive us for selfishness. We decree that, ________ will not have to fight abandonment challenges! Peace and grace to ________ emotions and behavior Lord.

Jesus, make that great difference for ______________ and for every child hurt by their parent’s actions. God, I claim that You will fill them with your liquid love, worthiness, value, goodness and light. Lord, help us each be great parents in Jesus Name! Help me especially plant Your Word in ________ heart! Your presence shall supersede and cancel every work of the devil!” Amen!

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Billy Graham

“A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to their parents will not have true respect for anyone.”

Motivate Your Children

Some Children are self-motivated and other need more vision to move forth. If you’re wondering how to motivate your child, rewarding them is often not the right step.  however, children love to see something they haven’t seen before. Vision helps them stop making wrong decision that bring about the consequences none of us want. The best approach is to go easy on rewards and punishment and cultivate their internal motivation. Help them tune in to the good feelings of accomplishment and the pride of doing a good job.

1. Set Spiritual Goals – Read a scripture with them daily. Help them memorize pertinent scriptures. The word of God will do most of the work for you. Help them love and cherish the Word of God.

2. Set life Goals – Have them set goals. Make a list of short-term goals and one of the long-term goals. Make sure the goals are reachable.

3. Do a visionary workbook. Have them write out and confess who they want to be and who God says they are.

4. Make a Plan – In order to reach goals, they need a plan. Help your children create a strategy for reaching their goals.

5. Celebrate Accomplishments – When your child accomplishes their goals, let them know that you are proud of them. Celebrate these things together. Reward your child for their hard work. A sense of accomplishment is the best reward.

6. Make Things Competitive – Encourage healthy competition. Cheer on your child to beat another runner in a race or to take home the trophy from the spelling bee. Make competition about positivity and strength in regards to your child and never about negativity and weakness towards the competitor.

7. Encourage Them – Let your child know that you believe in them. Tell them how great they are going to do. Dismiss any self-doubt or fears they may have.

8. Take Interest – Learn about your child’s interests. Talk to your child about them and listen. It will show your children that you care and that they are free to talk to you about their interests.

9. Discover Passion – Encourage your children to discover what they are passionate about. It may take a few tries along the way. Support them on their journey towards passion and urge them to keep going until they find out what it is.

10. Remain Positive – Maintain a positive and optimistic outlook for your children. If they see fear or doubt in your eyes, then they will likely lose self-confidence. Having a positive approach will lighten their entire outlook to a situation.

11. Peer Pressure – Occasionally, a little peer pressure is not a bad thing. It can push your kids to do better in school or in a sport because they want to keep up with their friends. However, watch for when the stress of peer pressure starts to become too much.

12. Excite Them – Excite your children about their goals and ambitions. Show that you are excited for them, too. The positive energy and adrenaline will push them to continue their hard work and be happy with their efforts.

13. Help your children learn to pray scriptures and experience the power of God in their lives!