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30 Days of Praying for Our Kids – Respect


Respect is one of the highest needs of men. They prefer our respect over our love. If a man feels disrespected he reacts unlovingly. I have learned some truths about this from an awesome book entitled, Love and Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs by Emerson Eggerichs. When I began to realize how I was showing disrespect toward my husband, I was convicted and began a quest to try to recognize these disrespectful behaviors in my life. I am still in the process of working through this issue, but I KNOW that God has convicted me of the importance of building respect in my life. Respect is sometimes shown by words, attitudes, actions. Sometimes it means not pushing my way or opinion. Sometimes it means not always having to be right. If I want to teach my sons to be respectful toward me, they need to see me being respectful to my husband.



My Prayer Today

Dear Heavenly Father,

Help me as a wife and mother to realize the importance of respect. Help me be an example of this to my children. Help me show respect to You and my husband. Give me wisdom to teach this to my kids and help me encourage them to give this liberally to their daddy and especially to You. Thank you for entrusting these little hearts to my keeping. Give me grace to parent in the humility and wisdom of God.

In Jesus Name,



My inspiration for this series loosely comes from a prayer card published by Navpress and is available for purchase at this link. This would be a great bookmark for your Bible. I am in no way affiliated with NavPress. I also want to mention my friend Marcy at Ben and Me whom I am joining with for this challenge. She has some great resources available on her site as she is praying for her child’s head, shoulders, knees and toes.

Share your prayers for your children in the comments below!

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1 comment

  1. Diana

    I find that I can get more cooperation from my son, also, if he feels I am respecting him. It is a difficult balance, but as he approaches manhood he has those same needs as his dad.

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