5 Things to Pray for Your Kids: Prayers That Change Things for the Next Generation
Kruger, Melissa B.
“In an age of helicopter parenting, it's easy for parents to think that our children's future rests in our hands. Even as Christians, we spend more time trying to manage the world around them than crying out to the God who holds the world—and our children—in his. But with 5 Things to Pray for Your Kids, Melissa Kruger gives us the practical steps we need to take all we can't control to the One whose goodness reigns supreme. Because in the end, the very best thing parents can do with our hands is fold them... in prayer.”See All
Author of All That's Good and mother of three
“I can easily fall into a rut when praying for my children. I am so thankful, therefore, for Melissa Kruger's fresh new book, 5 Things to Pray for Your Kids: Prayers that Change Things for the Next Generation. This is not an abstract lecture about prayer; it's a practical guide to prayer. The layout is clear, the framing is biblical, the prayer prompts are brief, and the value—for us, for our kids, and for the glory of Christ—is eternal.”See All
Managing Editor of The Gospel Coalition and author of 1–2 Thessalonians: A 12-Week Study
“This book is a gift to the church, specifically parents who desire to pray over their children frequently. Before, we prayed the same prayer over our son, but this guide has helped us pray for more aspects of our son's life.As a new parents, my wife and I so grateful Melissa took time to write 5 Things to Pray for Your Kids.”See All
Director of Communications, Reformed Theological Seminary
“Praying with and for our children is our great privilege and important duty. Like the parents from the pages of Scripture who brought their little ones to Jesus in faith and despite opposition, we have a daily opportunity to carry our precious children to the feet of Christ in prayer. As we do, Melissa Kruger's book serves as a helpful guide. Using the riches of Scripture, Kruger provides daily prompts to encourage and direct our prayers for our kids. This is a book that you will want to use yourself and give to other parents in your church and community. I highly recommend it..”See All
Author of Praying Together; Mother of four
“What a biblical and handy tool Melissa has given us to use as we pray for our children! I look forward to giving this resource to parents and grandparents in our church and family.”See All
Author of Messy Beautiful Friendship and Searching for Spring
“We all want the best for our children—especially for them to know and love the Savior—but every parent is quickly disabused of the notion that we can change their hearts. We strive to faithfully parent but we desperately need the Lord to work. In 5 Things to Pray, Melissa Kruger takes us to Scripture to pray God’s Word through the seasons of parenting life. What greater gift and model can we offer our children than to be prayerful parents, committing us and our children to God’s grace.”See All
Books editor for The Gospel Coalition
“A book that should be given to every parent! We all know that we should be praying for our children on a daily basis and that our children need God working in their lives as they navigate this world. But sometimes, we do not know what or how to pray for our children. This book, “5 things to pray for your kids” helps with that. It is an easy to use guide to help, from learning about faith in the first place to living out their faith in the world and having it influence their decisions and situations they face. This book should be given to every parent in the church—and every children’s ministry leader too—so that they can pray without ceasing for the children in our congregations.”See All
Children's Development Officer for the Presbyterian Church of Ireland
“This book is a great resource to encourage parents and the entire church family to pray specifically and thoughtfully for the children in their care. It will also be extremely helpful for those involved in children’s ministry, helping to direct their prayers for the children they minister to each week. May it impel us all to pray faithfully for the next generation.”See All
Child Evangelism Fellowship Ireland
Whatever their age, the most important thing we can do for our children is to pray for them. But where do we start?
This little guide is both deep and do-able. Melissa Kruger helps us step out of the busyness of family life and pray for our children's spiritual growth and character development in 21 key areas. For each chapter, there are five short prayer prompts drawn straight from the Bible. Because when we pray in line with God's priorities as found in his word, our prayers are powerful and effective (James 5 v 16) and that's a truly thrilling prospect.
Use this book in any number of ways: work through it as part of your daily quiet time, or pick it up whenever a particular need arises. It will help you to pray meaningfully for your child, grandchild, godchild, or kids in your church from tots to teens, and every age in between.