I am so pleased to see that my wife Melissa’s new book on prayer is nearing release: 5 Things to Pray for Your Kids: Prayers that Change Things for the Next Generation (The Good Book Company, 2019).
We have already received some copies, but the book will not be formally released until March 1st.
Several things I like about it:
1. It actually helps make your prayers concrete. Rather than saying to someone, “Just pray for your kids,” this books provides a clear and helpful guide.
2. It breaks out of the standard, worldly paradigm where our highest hopes for our kids are centered on sports and school. Instead, Melissa focuses on the fruits of the spirit, Christian character, love for Christ, standing for truth, and more.
3. It covers a variety of situations your children might find themselves in (disappointment, failure, fear, loneliness), as well as different age/stages of your children’s life.
4. My own daughter, Emma (18), wrote the foreword! She describes her own sense of prayer, having grown up in a Christian home.