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 “Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”

– Matthew 19:5  {ESV}

When my cousin was a young’en he knelt down by his bed, bowed his head and prayed this simple, heartfelt, life changing prayer…

“Now I lay me down to sleep.  I pray the Lord my soul to keep.  If I should die before I wake.  Please GOD!  Save me a piece of that cake.”

So many parents teach their kiddos to ask God to give them a good day at school, to help them on a test or to take their headache away.  All great prayers.  But can you imagine what would happen if we trained our kiddos at a very young age to pray for their future mate?  Can you imagine what would happen if we prayed this with our kids but we also enlisted brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts and grandparents to pray for your kiddos future mate?  Today, pray for your child’s future mate.  Pray that they would marry a wholly committed follower of Jesus.  Pray that your kids’ future mate walks in purity and pray that your kids’ future mate falls madly in love with Jesus.


 ~ Resource of the Day ~

Raising Kids for True Greatness


This is Day 29 of our 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children Challenge.

Please be sure to follow along this month as we encourage parents to be intentional about praying for their children. Read all of our 31 Days of Prayer for Your Children posts by clicking here.

We’ve also created a calendar (two color options) that you can download and print to keep at your desk, on your fridge or wherever you’ll see it and be reminded to pray.


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Chris Spradlin

Chris Spradlin writes at EP is a blog that offers Jesus focused, honest, authentic, on-the-edge, innovative, entrepreneurial, get-your-hands-dirty parenting advice. Chris was on staff for several years at as a pastor and team teacher and now is a Pastor in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.  (someone has to serve in the heart of the Rockies). His wife’s name is Jodie and she has made the decision to go back to school and study nursing, so Chris is officially Mr. Mom where he is learning to cook breakfast, get kids ready for school, doc appointments, homework, dishes as well as laundry. He has three kiddos – Cole, Kylie and Tifton – and he passionately believes that if parents would step into their G



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