To raise godly children we must first dedicate them to God through prayer.
Expectant parents (both mother and father) should pray constantly for their unborn child. Pray to God for:
After the child is born you continue to pray for the child, asking God to:
Pray with them consistently. Pray for them when they are away from you e.g. at school or hanging out with their friends. This will move God to fight his/her battles. It will also put the devil on notice that this is a child of God and if he messes with her/him he will have to answer to God.
So pray for them in and out of season, whether they are being good or bad, whether they are glad or sad, whether they are sick or well and whether they have a problem or a solution. Your first duty in raising God-fearing children is to dedicate them to God through prayer. Pray from your heart and not your head.
Veronica V. Sutherland is an author, teacher, coach, speaker, minister, mother, and wife who is passionate about serving God through service to others. She ministers to busy Christian women by helping them to grow their faith through practising the spiritual disciplines to develop an intimate relationship with God.