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When your kids rebel

Did you know that God had rebellious children? In Isaiah 1:1-4 , God talks about the children that didn't "turn out," even though they "knew better." For the Lord has spoken: "I reared children and brought them up, they have rebelled against me... Ah, sinful nation, a people loaded with guilt, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken the Lord; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him." Does that make you feel any better? Even God experienced this problem. So if (and when) your kids rebel, go to God in prayer . He understands. His kids rebel all the time, and He's even a perfect parent . It feels personal if our kids forsake our faith or our wisdom or our friendship. But God understands. We've all done it to Him. And He sticks. He's always there. Don't give up! Here's a little prayer for rebellious children -- Lord God and Heavenly Father, I pra

Spiritual warfare over the rebellious child

Sometimes, we notice our children slipping away from active faith. Or we notice stagnant lives, and we stress about them taking a spiritual nose-dive. Or perhaps they are actively pursuing God, yet we worry about outside influences. And then there are those frightening times when they just don't care about God at all; perhaps they are making dangerous and sinful choices. And we can't stop it. BUT WE CAN PRAY ! Here's a prayer of spiritual warfare  to pray over your wayward child: Dear Father in Heaven, You understand a parent's heart. You know that even though I trust You, it's so hard to leave my child completely in Your hands. I'm worried, even angry about the evil influences that push against ________. Please place Your hands around _________ and guide him/her into Your presence. Give him/her a thirst for You and a dissatisfaction for the pleasures of this world. Place people in _________'s path to influence and encourage him/her toward the