Friday, August 15, 2014

Michelle Duggar: 16 Things I Pray for My Children

As a Christian mama, Michelle Duggar not only has a responsibility before God to love, nurture, correct, and instruct her 19 children, but also to lift them up in prayer. 

Below is a list of 16 things that Michelle prays for her children. What do you pray for your children?


 
 
1. Their salvation

2. Their mate

3. That they would fall in love with God's Word

4. That God would keep them from evil

5. That they would have a conscience void of offense before God and man

6. That their character would be more valuable to them than their credentials

7. That they would stand up for what is right even if it means standing alone

8. That they would be kept from the love of money

9. That they would be kept morally pure

10. That they would have the heart of a servant

11. That eternity would burn in their hearts

13. That sin would always be distasteful to them and that they would be broken easily over sin

13. That they would love each other

14. That they would trust God with their parents and not allow rebellion to set in

15. Regardless of the hardship, that they may never become bitter against God

16. That our boys would be glad to be boys and our girls glad to be girls

41 comments:

  1. How wonderful it is to be a Christian! Though I don't have children, this list is so encouraging. Thank the Lord for such great examples of His love.

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  2. JESSA AND BEN ARE ENGAGED!?!?!? In my opinion they are way too young. They're so cute and you can tell that they are in love but they've only been dating for 11 months. And Ben is Jessa's first boyfriend. Your first boyfriend isn't always the one you'll marry. It could be in some cases but it's not always.

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  3. So perfect! Blessings

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  4. That is an extraordinary list.

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  5. Surprised we're not getting a post about Ben and Jessa's engagement. So excited for them!!!

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  6. Do a blog post on Jessa's engagement!

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  7. Ben and Jessa are engaged!!!

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  8. I pinned this for future reference and to eventually print out a copy for myself to use as I pray for my kids. Thank you!

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  9. Momma love is so enduring. I love knowing that my mom prayed me through and continues to pray for me. Michelle is a great Mother.

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  10. Wonderful! Number 16 is great!

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  11. Just read that TLC released the news Jessa and Ben are engaged. Yay.

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  12. Jessa and Ben are engaged!

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  13. This shows such a beautiful selfless love for your children and I will be passing it on. Thank you.

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  14. Michelle is wonderful Godly momma, something we should all aspire to be!

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  15. I'm so touched by this post. Those are exactly the things that I hope the Lord does for my children as well. Please thank Michelle for sharing her list with us. I will be borrowing it and praying them for my four kids also! God bless!

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  16. That is beautiful! Amen to them all! :)

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  17. God Bless the Duggars. I wish them all the very best. It's so exciting that another wedding will be coming soon with Jessa and Ben. What a wonderful, inspiring Christian family the Duggar's are. It's so nice to see others doing the right thing and giving glory to God.

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  18. To be blessed, guided and protected

    To retain and protect the loving heart given them and know when to reach out and share.

    To be thankful for who they are and recognize their gifts to help others

    To not be material and understand goals and the depth of commitments

    To have open eyes and recognize evil and avoid

    To stand for their beliefs and be open to learning and change.

    To except and respect all others for their beliefs and ways yet keep and open mind to recognize common ground humanity always seems to have.

    To agree to disagree at times....

    To value what God gave them and explore their purpose in life to fulfill.

    To know they are loved and should always love themselves being forgiving to others and able to ask forgiveness of themselves and to others.

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  19. Isn't Ben going to finish colleg? How is he going to suport Jessa by bringing controversy into

    TLC to see if the ratings go up? I guess he has his own way to get his own show, very clever?????????????

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  20. I love that salvation is #1

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  21. These are great things to pray for.

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  22. my prater to my kids is to know and follow Gods will for their lives. that I may let them live their own lives and not give them my will but let them see Gods will and love for theirselves. and be mission mined. and complete college education so they can help others. go out and preach the gospel according to God will

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  23. Beautiful mama Michelle!!!
    I always pray for my only son to love God and never stray from Him. I never thought to pray for his mate because he is only a child but I guess it is never too soon!

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  24. That is absolutely beautiful Michelle. Wonderful prayers for your family

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  25. Thankyou for sharing this! This is just what I always pray for, I just have never put it down on paper.

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  26. That's a great list!

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  27. Thank you for posting this. What a fine example Michelle is to mothers everywhere..

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  28. Is it ok to pin this on Pinterest? I didn't see a Pinterest button on your blog, so thought I would ask permission first! Love this list!

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    1. Hi Bev,

      Go ahead and pin our blog posts all you want. Thanks for asking permission. :)

      Lily and Ellie

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  29. I am so adopting this as a mother of 5 with 3 still at home. You are an inspiration to me Michelle! I appreciate your words of wisdom in a generation of families growing up without godly leadership. Thank you for sharing with us. Be blessed!

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  30. I'm not sure how I feel about number 16..

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  31. regarding number 16, I think it means to be content with the way God made you. At least that's what I believe Michelle meant. I don't mean to put words in her mouth.

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  32. If my parents gave me this list of 16 expectations, I would probably pass out. When I recovered, I would ask them how many of the 16 did they live up to. Perfect parents, perfect children? Not according to the Bible.

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  33. Yes, it is an extraordinary list that only Jesus Christ could live up to.

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  34. to the person saying they should date more people. most of the time in this type of situation your first boyfriend/Girlfriend is your only. sure there are a few where courtships don't work out. Zach Bates had courted someone else before meeting his wife. But Jill married her first boyfriend I don't think Josh courted anyone before Anna. and I don't think Erin Bates or Alyssa Bates courted anyone else. Or Micheal Bates and Kelly Bates has already said they expect wedding Bells to ring for Micheal in 2015

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  35. Instead of this list of what MIchelle wishes for her children, shoudn't she be praying instead that "God's will be done"? And what if her children don't live up to this wish list?
    What then?

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  36. Anon 29, why wouldn't you want your kids to be happy with the way God made them?

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  37. Thanks, Michelle - this list is very helpful. Prayer is so important.

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  38. How about to pray for: the humility to rise up from mistakes and to make up for them; to truly love all that God loves, and hate what God hates.

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  39. Pam... mother of 5August 17, 2014 at 1:15 AM

    Michelle is such a wonderful inspiration to so many other Mothers! She's doing an extremely great job with her children. Thank God for Mothers like Michelle Duggar!

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