How long should you pray for your teen?
So many parents have prayed for their rebellious children — sometimes for years on end. In some cases, they’ve petitioned the Lord for over a half-century before their child came to Christ.
But, why are some parents required to petition God for a lifetime before these prayers get answered?
Only God knows, of course; but could it be that Psalm 66:18 should at least be considered?
It says: “If I had cherished sin in my heart the Lord would not have listened…” As we struggle through prayers of petition for rebellious children, self examination may be in order. What a shame it would be if our child’s rebellion was linked, in part, to sin harbored in our own hearts.
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Conversation Starter: Do you pray for your teen consistently? If so, share your experience with us. What specific prayers do you pray? How frequently?