Prayers for adult children and relationship. The bond between a mother and a daughter is one that should be valued. However, a mother and daughter relationship can be challenging and complex, due to the stages of life that children face. At every stage of your daughter’s life, the natural response of a mother is they want to continue to teach and nurture their child. However, as your daughter continues to grow and develop, they are keen to become young adults, experience life, become independent and develop their own relationships. A mother’s prayer for her daughter is therefore fundamental at every stage of their life.
This article aims to explore the reasons why we should pray for our children and the importance of a mother–daughter relationship. This article also aims to outline how a mother’s prayer for her daughter can protect and encourage throughout life.
Why we should pray for our children?
We are living in a fallen world and there is an expectation that we raise our children in a society where values are contrary to the word of God. We live in a world that wants to hurt and destroy our children with sexual exploitation, peer pressure and girls been informed by negative social images that they need to be a certain size and look a certain way to be accepted. It is for this reason why we need to pray for our children and cover them in prayer against the plans and wiles of the enemy who comes to kill steal and destroy. “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy…” (John 10:10).
We need to pray for our children so that we remain alert, aware and equally hearing God’s voice in every situation as a family unit. Mothers should pray for their daughters, praying a prayer of blessing over them. Therefore, a mother’s prayer for her daughter is important because the prayer of blessing over your daughter cannot be reversed (Numbers 23:20). It is through a mother’s prayer for her daughter that blessings can be spoken over her, thus enabling your daughter to be confident in Christ Jesus. “The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24-26).
Praying for our adult children is also a divine assignment and it is the duty and responsibility of every mother. A mother’s prayer for her daughter empowers, protects and defends them. Equally a mother’s prayer for her daughter nurtures them spiritually giving them the spirit of excellence in all that they do. A mother’s prayer for her daughter destroys every weapon formed against them. “No weapon formed against you shall prosper…” (Isaiah 54:17).
Mother’s prayer for her daughter
Dear Jesus, thank you for who you are. You are indeed omnipotent and omnipresence. I am grateful that you can see into our hearts. So right now God, will you see into the heart of my daughter? Purify her heart and protect her from all evil thoughts and ideas. Help my daughter to see the beauty you have placed inside of her. And help her to not be blinded by the world’s definition of beauty. Father help her to be secure in who you say she is; fearfully and wonderfully made; a royal priesthood, a chosen generation.
I pray for Your spiritual, physical and emotion defense over my daughter. Help her to known that you are her refuge and strength in times of difficulties. Protect her mind from evil conversations and grant her the spirit of discernment. Father, help her to hear your voice clearly and that she will hear nothing but truth. Lord help her to realize that safety can only be found in You and no-one else. So, thank you Father for your love, strength and protection over my daughter in Jesus Name. Amen.
A mother’s prayer for her daughter helps because children are constantly under attack from worldly pleasures, the enemy and the flesh. Therefore, being aware that your daughter is under attack should encourage persistent prayer. A mother’s prayer for her daughter helps because no one can pray for your daughter like you can. This is because you know your daughter intimately and a mother can discern their weaknesses, struggles and hurts.
The importance of mother-daughter relationship
A mother-daughter relationship is important because from birth, a mother takes on the responsibility of caring, cooking and generally looking after their daughter into womanhood. A mother may not necessarily be biologically related; however, a simple definition of a mother is one who can show unconditional love, giving their full support or being a caregiver, in turn helping their daughter progress and develop throughout their life into womanhood. A mother-daughter relationship is important according to the Word of God because a mother helps their daughter to walk in the truth. “I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth” (3 John 1:4).
A mother-daughter relationship is importance because a daughter can be influenced by the behavior, conduct and attitude of her mother. A mother’s prayer is therefore to speak words of wisdom and kindness over them (Proverbs 31:26). Praying over your daughter will cause them to honor and respect you as their mother. Children are commanded to honor their parents/guardians so that they may live to see long days (Deuteronomy 5:16).
Being able to understand the purpose of a mother’s prayer for her daughter, will enable you to pray persistently and effectively in your Christian walk. Knowing why you should pray for your children and the importance of a mother-daughter relationship will also enable you to develop a deeper relationship with God as well as achieve a greater level of self-discipline in praying for others.
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