Saturday we filmed the book trailer for Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most.
Seriously, y’all, it still feels surreal, even when I’m holding a copy of the book in my hand. But then I get an email from a mom with a grown-up daughter who has three baby girls of her own,
Thank you! I know I didn’t pray like I should have for my daughter when she was growing up. I just didn’t know how. But she and I both get your prayer calendars every month. We’re both praying for her little girls, my beautiful granddaughters. And I’m praying each prayer for her too. And most days, I pray them for me also.
And, of course, I cried. Because generations, y’all! GENERATIONS of moms praying for their daughters, praying God’s Word for their girls … and even for themselves. I just can’t even believe God has slung open this door for me. But oh wow! Am I ever thankful He did.
Who Is Praying for Girls Written For?
I get asked this question pretty often: Who is your book written for? And can I tell you a secret? It’s one of my favorite questions. Because this book is written for so many different types of people … and, I’m guessing, you know someone who fits into at least one of these general categories.
Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most is written for moms who want to pray Scripture for their girls but aren’t sure where or how to begin.
Praying for Girls is a tool designed to help you learn how to pray Scripture. Each chapter includes teaching from different Bible passages and then prayers based on the content covered. My hope is that as you use the prayers in the book, you’ll feel more certain about forming your own prayers based on what you are learning from the Word.
Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most is written for moms who feel inadequate as pray-ers but know the power of Bible-based prayers to impact their daughters’ lives.
True confession time, I’ve never been an awesome pray-er. I love, love, love to dig deep into the Word but praying is a much harder thing for me to do. Praying the words I’m studying has helped me learn to focus my prayers and gain confidence as I pray God’s Word over my daughter’s life. I believe it can be the same for you!
Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most is written for moms who not only want to pray for their daughters but also to teach them how to walk in their identity in Christ.
When I talk with moms, one of the biggest struggles they identify is knowing how to teach their children biblical truth in a way that doesn’t feel like lecturing or preaching. Totally get that! And, let’s face it, sometimes we have to be more direct as we deal with specific issues in our daughters’ lives. But often we want to guide them into understanding what Scripture says without such a heavy hand. That’s why I included suggested activities for girls from toddlers to teens with every chapter. Each idea is designed to open the door for discussion and application. It’s one of my favorite parts of the book!
Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most is written for women—moms, grandmothers, aunts, coaches, teachers, friends—who want to invest in the spiritual formation of the girls they love.
One of my greatest desires as a mom has been to surround my girl with women who will consistently and generously point her to the Lord. I realize it’s not just my voice that influences her and I’ve prayed fervently for other women to come alongside me and her with a desire to invest in her life. God has always been faithful to send those women! While I wrote specifically to moms, I realize there are countless other women who will play a “spiritual mother” role in our daughters’ lives … and this book is for them too! It’s for pastor’s wives and school guidance counselors, grandmothers and soccer coaches, piano teachers and aunts — anyone who wants to pray for a girl she loves.
Praying for Girls is rooted in the hope and promise we have in God’s Word.
The assurance that if we ask for wisdom He WILL give it to us (James 1:5). The confidence that we are called to teach our girls by both our words and actions of God’s great love for them (Deuteronomy 6:4-9). The promise that God’s Word always does what it is intended to do (Isaiah 55:11). And the belief that our faithful prayers have great impact (James 5:16).
Here’s the bottom line: Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most is written for you. And it’s written for me. Because we all need the confidence and boldness we receive from praying God’s Word over our daughters.
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