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Verses about children for practical application in prayer.

Children are among the greatest blessings that God has given us. They bring joy, happiness, and a sense of fulfillment to our lives. Many passages in the Bible emphasize the importance of children, and how important it is to protect and nurture them. In this blog post, we will explore 10 Bible verses that remind us of just how special children are.


"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward." - Psalm 127:3

This verse reminds us that children are a gift from God, and that we should treasure and protect them as such.


"Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 19:14

Jesus himself emphasized the importance of children, and how they are just as deserving of love and acceptance as anyone else.


"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it." - Proverbs 22:6

This verse emphasizes the importance of teaching and guiding children, as the lessons we impart to them will continue to shape their lives even when they are adults.


"But Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.'" - Matthew 19:14

This verse echoes the message from the previous one, emphasizing that children are just as deserving of love and acceptance as anyone else, and are an integral part of the kingdom of heaven.


"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you." - Exodus 20:12

This verse emphasizes the importance of respecting and caring for our parents, who are an integral part of a child's life.


"But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea." - Matthew 18:6

This verse emphasizes the seriousness of mistreating children, and the importance of protecting them from harm.


"Then children were brought to him that he might lay his hands on them and pray. The disciples rebuked the people, but Jesus said, 'Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.'" - Matthew 19:13-14

This verse underscores the message from previous verses, emphasizing that children are just as deserving of love, acceptance, and even spiritual guidance as anyone else.


"Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord." - Ephesians 6:4

This verse emphasizes the importance of nurturing and guiding children in a loving and caring environment, where they can grow and flourish in a healthy way.


"But when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, “He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner.” And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, “Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor. And if I have defrauded anyone of anything, I restore it fourfold.” And Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” - Luke 19:7-10

This verse emphasizes that even children who may be considered lost or disadvantaged are still loved and valued by God, and that we should treat them with the same love and care that God shows us.


"Jesus said to him, 'I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" - John 14:6

This verse emphasizes that children, just like the rest of us, must come to God through Jesus Christ, who is the way, the truth, and the life.


These 10 Bible verses remind us of just how special and valuable children are, and how important it is to protect, nurture, and guide them in a loving and caring environment. As we seek to live in accordance with God's will, let us always remember the important role that children play in God's plan for our lives, and let us treat them with the same love and care that God shows us.


Reflection Questions

How do you manage to balance your Christian faith with modern parenting?

What moral and spiritual values have you imparted to your children?

What steps have you taken as a parent to ensure that your children grow up as faithful Christians?

How do you talk to your children about difficult topics like faith, religion, and morality?

Do you think it’s important for parents to bring their faith into everyday teaching moments with their children?

How can you pray for your future children?


Don't forget to put your favourite verses in the comments on this topic!

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