5 Things to Pray for Your Parents: Prayers that Change Things for an Older Generation
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5 Things to Pray for Your Parents: Prayers that Change Things for an Older Generation  -     By: Chelsea Stanley

5 Things to Pray for Your Parents: Prayers that Change Things for an Older Generation

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The Bible calls us to honor our parents - and one way we can do that is by praying for them. Little children often see their mothers and fathers as the ones with all the answers. It's not until we grow up that we realize our parents are just like us - regular people in need of prayer. This guide will gives 21 prayer theme to help you to pray rich, intentional prayers for your mother or father - be they biological or adoptive, working or retired, frail or fit, married or separated, believers or unbelievers. Whatever their situation, if we want to love them well, we need to pray.

The command to honor our parents comes with a beautiful promise-"that it may go well with you" (Ephesians 6 v 3). The hope of this guide is that you will reap this blessing as you come before God with prayers that change things for an older generation.

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Title: 5 Things to Pray for Your Parents: Prayers that Change Things for an Older Generation
By: Chelsea Stanley
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Good Book Company
Publication Date: 2021
Dimensions: 7.00 X 4.30 (inches)
Weight: 2 ounces
ISBN: 1784986283
ISBN-13: 9781784986285
Series: 5 Things
Stock No: WW986285

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The Bible calls us to honor our parents—and one way we can do that is by praying for them. Little children often see their mothers and fathers as the ones with all the answers. It’s not until we grow up that we realize our parents are just like us—regular people in need of prayer.

This guide will help you to pray rich, intentional prayers for your mother or father—be they biological or adoptive, working or retired, frail or fit, married or separated, believers or unbelievers. Whatever their situation, if we want to love them well, we need to pray.

Each of the 21 prayer themes in this book takes a passage of Scripture and suggests five things to pray for a particular area of your parents' lives. You can use this book in any number of ways: work through it as part of your daily quiet time or pick it up whenever a particular need arises.

The command to honor our parents comes with a beautiful promise—“that it may go well with you” (Ephesians 6 v 3). The hope of this guide is that you will reap this blessing as you come before God with prayers that change things for an older generation.

Author Bio

Chelsea Stanley is a child of God, wife, and mother of three young boys. She is a member of Crossway Community Church in Bristol, Wisconsin where she serves with the women’s ministry team. Chelsea has written for Desiring God, Risen Motherhood, and The Gospel Coalition, and she loves helping adult children apply the truth of the gospel to their parental relationships. Connect with her on Instagram or Facebook.

Tim Challies is a blogger, pastor and author. He blogs at challies.com and is the author of several books including Seasons of Sorrow and Do More Better. Tim serves as a pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Toronto.

Editorial Reviews

While I'm quick to pray for my husband, children, and church, I often forget to pray for the hearts and lives of my own parents. I'm so grateful for Chelsea's wisdom and helpful prompts! I look forward to using this resource in my own life. -- Emily Jensen (Co-author, Risen Motherhood: Gospel Hope for Everyday Moments; Co-founder of the Risen Motherhood ministry)

In Five Things to Pray for Your Parents, Chelsea Stanley equips us with biblical truth and encouragement to pray for every kind of parent in every kind of situation. This book is immensely practical and has spurred me to pray faithfully and specifically for my own parents. -- Glenna Marshall (Author, The Promise is His Presence and Everyday Faithfulness)

Surely one of the most important things we can do for our parents is pray for them? And yet so often we run out of steam or we’re not sure how. 5 Things to Pray for Your Parents will energise and inspire you to keep going. Simple, accessible and soaked in Scripture: it will enrich your prayers and broaden their horizons. -- Matt Beeby (Rector, Saint James Gerrards Cross)

This book is short, full of the Bible, practical and will help you know how to be praying for your parents. Any resource that encourages biblical prayer is a good one. -- Alistair Chalmers

Chelsea Stanley invites us to pray specifically and scripturally for our parents. She covers 21 different themes to guide us as we pray, for their relationships, for wisdom, their suffering and their transitions. She demonstrates a great depth of understanding in these themes as they relate to the lives of our aging parents, and I really appreciated how she applied scripture to each thread. -- Amber Thiessen

This book is humbling to read. As a parent myself praying for my parents and my husband's parents as we are blessed to have four living parents in their late 70s and 80s. Blessed to have seen grandmothers of mine live long lives. This book is 21 sets of scripture to pray through with topics. You can choose a circumstance or situation. Or go in order. Simple and profound encouragement to my prayer life. -- Sarah Poling

I grew up knowing that my parents prayed for me every day, but it took me a long time to realize I could (and should) pray for them too. This book is a wonderful guide to help me see how to do that in a way that is rooted in Scripture and honoring to them. -- Barnabas Piper (Author, Hoping for Happiness)

Scripture-saturated, accessible, soul-stirring, and convicting. I recommend this practical aid to young and old as a thoughtful encouragement in a duty we too easily neglect: praying for our parents. Whether you’re on good terms or painful, whether they’re believers (yet) or not, spending time praying for them through this study will warm affections, encourage repentance, and implore God to do what only he can. -- Greg Morse (Staff Writer, desiringGod.org)

When I found out about this book, I immediately started using it to pray for my own parents. 5 Things to Pray for Your Parents has blessed me so much, and has reminded me that ultimately, if I want to bless and honor my loved ones, I've got to start with prayer. -- Isabel Tom (Author, The Value of Wrinkles: A Young Perspective on How Loving the Old Will Change Your Life)

5 Things to Pray for Your Parents deals in things that are particularly close to God’s heart—his Word, earnest prayer, and caring for our parents. The practice Stanley invites us into will, no doubt, engage us more profoundly in certain seasons, but it is full of promise in all seasons, both for the ones prayed for and the one praying. -- Mike Bullmore (Senior Pastor, Crossway Community Church; father of three grown children)

Chelsea Stanley has blessed the Church by giving us this wise and biblically sound advice on how to pray for our parents. Her model of basing our prayers directly on Scripture is both wise and instructive. But, this book will only be of value if it is used. So, get it, plan to read and pray though a short section each day, as you use it as a tool to bless your parents and strengthen your own prayer life. Oh, and make sure I get a copy for each of my sons! -- John Dunlop M.D. (Geriatrician; Author, Finishing Well to the Glory of God; father of two adult sons)

Chelsea Stanley gives us a necessary reminder—our parents are in need of prayer. Here's an insightful, Scriptural guide to help us do just that! -- Barbara and Stacy Reaoch (mother- and daughter-in-law) (Author, Wilderness Wanderings and A Better Than Anything Christmas respectively)

Praying for our parents is a privilege and an important duty. It’s also a practice that, I suspect, we often neglect. I know I do. But, as followers of the One who cared for his own mother even from the cross, we have daily opportunities to bring our parents—whatever their spiritual condition—to the feet of the Savior, asking him to care for their souls. And, as we do, Chelsea Stanley’s book provides a helpful framework. Mining the riches of Scripture, Stanley guides us to intercede for our moms’ and dads’ greatest needs, and to consider our own duty to love and honor them. As you seek to glorify God as the son or daughter he’s called you to be, this book will be an excellent resource. -- Megan Hill (Editor, The Gospel Coalition; Author, A Place to Belong: Learning to Love the Local Church)

I need all the help I can get to help me get praying. Few resources hit that target better than this. Pastoral, practical, brilliant. -- Dave Gobbett (Senior Pastor, Highflields Church, Cardiff, UK)

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