Pray for your kids – salvation

Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.(1 Peter 1:8-9 ESV)

This should be my prayer every day for my kids; to know the joy of their salvation – the grace, forgiveness and sanctification of God in Jesus Christ. May they grow in understanding of the riches of the gift they have received in Christ and as their knowledge increases that their joy will deepen.

I like these verses from 1st Peter because the emphasis is on loving God, rejoicing in Him as the One in whom we are saved. With belief like this a child can endure much and remain steadfast in Christ. When our trust is in who Jesus is and our joy is in knowing Him there will always be cause to rejoice even in the worst of times.

Nothing is more important than praying for our children to know Jesus in this way, for them to obtain joy inexpressible and the salvation of their souls.


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3 thoughts on “Pray for your kids – salvation

  1. Love this post (and the photo!), Mike.
    That’s what I pray for for my kids too: that they would come to know and love God, and find joy and life in his Son. What better thing could we want for them?
    (God forbid that they should be “saved” into lifeless, dull and damaging religious trappings!)

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    • Hi Chris,Yep, a lifeless ‘faith’ doesn’t seem to pass the test of “Christ in you” does it?
      I did have another picture for this post but when I found this one it just fitted the topic too well to not use, she looks very cute and in love with God.
      Looking forward to your blog launch tomorrow!

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