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When your kids rebel

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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

A prayer of spiritual warfare over children's health

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Dear Father-God, You know what it is to love a son, give a son, and lose a son, so you know what parents go through when they're worried about losing their kids spiritually, emotionally, or physically. There are so many ways, so many paths toward harm, so many intersections of peril where the world and the enemy in it try to snatch up our children, where the devil speaks lies about our love for them. I pray your power, love, and dominion over my children's lives. You have them, and you have a plan for them, even if they don't follow you or your plans. You will make beauty from the ashes in their lives. But, oh, I hate the ashes. Help me trust you with my children. Help me trust you with my friends' children. Help me to lament and request in faith, knowing you love them even more than we do. On behalf of hurting children, I pray for patience in affliction, healing from sickness, relief from pain, comfort in sadness, hope in hopeless