Are You Willing to Stand in the Breach?

by Phyllis Sather on October 31, 2012

We have all heard the stories of praying mothers and grandmothers like Susanna Wesley, whose children and grandchildren became great men and women of God. This week I realized that I need to become part of that group and spend more time praying for my children and grandchildren.

Today more than ever there is a need for Godly men and women to stand in the gap for the next generation.

Psalm 106:23 “Therefore he said that he would destroy them, had not Moses his chosen stood before him in the breach, to turn away his wrath, lest he should destroy [them].” – Psalm 106:23 KJV

This generation is faced with more opportunities and choices than any generation in history. Therefore the need for prayer is greater than ever.

Please take time each day to pray for your children. There really is no greater thing that you can do for them.

Here are some resources I have used that I think you will find helpful.


920865: The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children The Power of Praying for Your Adult ChildrenBy Stormie Omartian / Harvest House PublishersYou can stay involved in your adult child’s life through prayer! As your grownup child steps out into the real world, they will need your prayers more than ever. Through prayer, you can entrust them into God’s loving care. Using stories from other parents and insight gleaned from personal experience, Stormie Omartian will help you seek God’s guidance regarding your adult children and their career choices, sense of purpose, marriages, parenting skills, leadership, struggles, addictions, faith, and other important decisions they’ll have to make. Paperback.



926874: The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children Book of Prayers The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children Book of PrayersBy Harvest House PublishersSmall enough to tuck into your pocketbook or glove compartment, this book of prayers makes it easy for you to pray for your adult child any time of the day or night. Each of these sixty prayers focuses on a specific area of life in which you want your child to succeed – relationship with God, marriage, parenting, career, finances, purpose, etc. Your daily prayers will help you have peace and confidence as you watch your adult children experience life on their own. Stormie’s also included a key Scripture verse and prayer note section for each prayer, and a presentation page in the front of the booklet. Paperback.


Sylvia Gunter’s book For the Family

Another one you that is easy to carry with you and read and pray while you wait.


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Idebenone November 27, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Source of All Happiness. Ultimately, only God can offer total, eternal happiness. And only God can give us the grace to enjoy every small happiness along the way. So it is good to thank God for the joyful moments in your son’s and daughter’s lives. It is like complimenting a good painter or a fine musician. So begin your prayers by acknowledging how God has already blessed your children and is leading them toward himself. Then examine the kind of happiness that you most want for your adult children and for yourself. Picture the unimaginable, eternal delight that God wants to give. Make eternal happiness in God’s presence your point of reference and your goal as you pray for your daughters and sons.

Phyllis November 11, 2012 at 11:06 PM

You are so welcome Kate. I enjoy visiting with you. Blessings, Phyllis

Kate @ Teaching What Is Good November 10, 2012 at 7:38 PM

Phyllis, EXCELLENT encouragement for us to be praying Moms!!! I love the resources you linked to. So glad you linked this up this week-end.

Phyllis November 8, 2012 at 10:16 AM

I’ve been enjoying Courtship Connection. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words.

Kathie Morrissey November 7, 2012 at 6:30 PM

What a great reminder of the power we have through prayer! I love Stormie Omartian’s books on prayer, and how she weaves so much of God’s Word through them. Thanks for linking up at
Courtship Connection!

Phyllis November 7, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Our children never outgrow their need for a mother’s prayer. Thanks for stopping by.

Lori @ Encourage Your Spouse November 7, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Great books – I’ve been using Stormie Omartian’s the last little while. The choices our grown kids make are their own, but we can still walk with them in prayer. Lovely post-thank you!

Phyllis November 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM

Amen. They are great helps – glad to hear about another praying grandmother.

Phyllis November 6, 2012 at 5:35 PM

I’m so happy for your – welcome to the kingdom, sister! Thanks for sharing with me. I’ll visit your blog. I followed you on FB.

Tara J November 5, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Thank you for this post :) I have only recently given my heart to God and since then I have been praying every night with my little three year old, last night he asked if I could pray without me even prompting or anything so I feel so blessed to have started so young with him and I hope he comes to me when he is all grown up and asks me to pray, it is so comforting and bonding. Thank you also Lori, for your testimony it was nice to read. Lovely. Phyllis I found this post at Manic Mondays blog hop :) Tara (The Proverbs 31 Sanctuary)

Cherry November 5, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Visiting from Inspire Me Monday – yes, those are great books. I am a mom of six grown kids and a grama of ten – and I use both of the books you mentioned by Stormie Omartian. Such great helps, and encouragement as we pray!

Phyllis November 2, 2012 at 8:33 AM

What a great testimony. Thank you for sharing. I too am part of a group that prays for our adult children. It truly is a blessing.

Lori November 1, 2012 at 6:13 PM

When my youngest homeschooled daughter prepared to leave home to go to college, I was overwhelmed with fear, doubt, and anxiety. As only God can do, he met me there, and provided the book Praying for Your Adult Children. It was empowering, encouraging, and inspiring. Because it made such an impact in the way I prepared to send my daughter off, I talked about the book to all my friends who had adult children. Out of those conversations, the Lord brought together a group of moms to pray for their adult children. We have been meeting once a month for almost 2 years. God has used our prayers to bring prodigal children home, knit relationships back together, and restore health, among many other things. When I saw the cover on your linky, I just had to connect with another kindred spirit. God bless you as you parent and pray in faith. Visiting from Be Not Weary today.

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