As if yesterday’s list of Biblical virtue prayers and scripture was not enough…
I have a whole lot more!
There are now a total of 58 virtues listed on the Biblical virtue prayers page here.
This blog post is Part 2 of this series.
For the Part 1 blog post click here.
Some tips for reading this list:
***This is a good guideline for praying for your children but also for praying for your spouses and/or yourself. So you can easily substitute the words “my children” with: “I,” “Spouse’s Name,” etc.
***Claim and believe that God is working each one of these Biblical virtues into your children’s lives (or your spouse’s life or your own life). I recommend praying 1-2 virtues per day (throughout the day). Work your way down the list. When you have finished the list; start back at the beginning!
***The virtues listed here are in alphabetical order.
***The Biblical virtue is in blue, the Prayer is in black, and the Scripture is in red.
ALERTNESS– Father God, please help my children to learn how to watch and pray so that they will be alert and not fall into temptation.
“Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak.” Mark 14:38
ATTENTIVENESS– Lord, I pray that my children will pay attention to you and your Word so that they do not drift away from you.
“We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.” Hebrews 2:1
CAUTIOUSNESS– I pray, Lord Jesus, that you will help my children to be cautious and not hasty when making decisions in their lives.
“It is not good to have zeal without knowledge, nor to be hasty and miss the way.” Proverbs 19:2
DETERMINATION– Thank you, Lord, for giving my children the determination they need to finish the race so that they may receive their reward from you in heaven.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8
DILIGENCE (HARD WORKING)– Teach my children, Lord, to value work and to work hard at everything they do, as working for the Lord, not for men.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men,” Colossians 3:23
DISCERNMENT– Oh Lord, give my children the discernment that they need to keep their eyes on you so, that they do not stray from the path you have set for them.
“Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you. Make level paths for your feet and take only ways that are firm. Do not swerve to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:24-27
DISCRETION– Give my children the ability to see any danger and the wisdom to turn away from it.
“A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.” Proverbs 22:3
ENDURANCE– Lord, help my children to do good and not give up so that they may reap a harvest in your timing.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
FORGIVENESS– Lord Jesus, I pray that you will teach my children how to forgive others and that they will recognize the forgiveness that you freely gave to them.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32
GENTLENESS– Show my children how to be humble, gentle, patient, and loving with others.
“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” Ephesians 4:2
“Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.” Phillipians 4:5
HOSPITALITY– Father God, may my children learn how to be hospitable to those around them who are in need.
“Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:13
“Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” Hebrews 13:2
INITIATIVE– I pray that you will give my children the initiative to overcome evil with good.
“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
LOYALTY– Heavenly Father, I pray that my children will be loyal to you but also to their family and friends.
“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.” John 15:13
MEEKNESS– Teach my children to have a meek spirit so that they will know your peace.
“But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.” Psalm 37:11
OBEDIENCE– Lord Jesus, I pray that you will give my children an obedient heart that desires to please you.
“But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD ? To obey is better than sacrifice…” 1 Samuel 15:22
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5
ORDERLINESS– Help my children to do everything in an way that honors you and your Word.
“But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.” 1 Corinthians 14:40
RESOURCEFULNESS– Teach my children, oh God, to be trustworthy with all you put in their path and help them to be known for their honesty and resourcefulness.
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” Luke 16:10
REVERENCE– Father in heaven, give my children the desire to give their life to you and worship you whole heartedly.
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe” Hebrews 12:28
SENSITIVITY– Oh Father, help my children to be sensitive to the needs of those around them so that they can be a blessing to them.
“Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” Romans 12:4-5
SINCERITY– Father, give my children the ability to do good and love others with true sincerity.
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.” Romans 12:9
“Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.” 1 Peter 1:22
THOROUGHNESS– Lord, help my children to be thorough in the work that they do so that they are pleasing to you.
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men” Colossians 3:23
THRIFTINESS– I pray, Lord, that you will teach my children how to be wise with their money and possessions and that they will always know that you are the one who has provided for them.
“So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches?” Luke 16:11
TRUTHFULNESS– Instill a honest spirit into my children so that they will speak in truth.
“Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body.” Ephesians 4:25
VIRTUE– Heavenly Father, I pray that you will continue to make my children virtuous so that they will be known for their Godly character.
“For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 1:5-8