Early in my parenting journey a wise mom impressed to me that one of the most important roles I have is to be a prayer warrior for my husband and our kids. James 5:16 says, “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power and is effective.”
Recently, I found a system that has helped me to more diligently pray for my husband and kids, as well as all the other things. I simply took index cards, colored pens, and a binder clip. I started by labeling each card with a person or category that I felt lead to pray over. Each kid has a card, my husband, our community group, the elders of our church, the ministry where I serve, changes we are facing, etc. Then for each one, I gradually wrote in prayer requests informed by the scriptures.
For each kid, my husband and I chose a word for the year. We wrote a simple definition and a bible verse that informs the trait. Each morning, with coffee in hand, I start my time with the Lord praying the things listed on the top card, then I rotate it to the back, and the next day I pray for the things on the next card.
My hope is that you’ll either use this method or it will help you to find a system that works for you to pray for all the things on your list. May we be women of prayer!