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As parents of adult children, we often wonder: Will my children make good choices when they’re on their own? How can I let them go when I’ve held them for so long?Parent and author Jodie Berndt understands what it’s like to release children into the world and still care deeply about them and everything they will face in life from relationships to career decisions and every As parents of adult children, we often wonder: Will my children make good choices when they’re on their own? How can I let them go when I’ve held them for so long?Parent and author Jodie Berndt understands what it’s like to release children into the world and still care deeply about them and everything they will face in life from relationships to career decisions and everything in between. In Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children, Jodie continues her Praying the Scriptures series with biblical prayers for your adult children, whether they are just leaving the nest, flying well on their own, or struggling to take off at all.Each section focuses on a different aspect of adulthood, with encouraging stories from experienced parents who are praying their children through rocky marriages, health concerns, financial challenges and other real-life issues. At the end of each chapter, you’ll find personalized prayers for your children taken straight from Scripture. Each chapter also includes verses for you to pray for yourself as you take the challenging step of trusting God to care for your children in ways that you can’t.With grace and wisdom, Jodie addresses cultural trends such as couples living together before marriage and young adults leaving the church, as well as the painful realities of loneliness, addiction, and mental health issues. With hope-filled words for the parents of the prodigal, she is particularly sensitive to the long-term prayers we offer, even as we doubt ourselves and grieve over our children’s choices.Whatever you are praying for, you will find confidence and peace in these powerful prayers for your kids. Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children guides you to the bedrock of God’s promises as you release your children to God’s shepherding care.


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As parents of adult children, we often wonder: Will my children make good choices when they’re on their own? How can I let them go when I’ve held them for so long?Parent and author Jodie Berndt understands what it’s like to release children into the world and still care deeply about them and everything they will face in life from relationships to career decisions and every As parents of adult children, we often wonder: Will my children make good choices when they’re on their own? How can I let them go when I’ve held them for so long?Parent and author Jodie Berndt understands what it’s like to release children into the world and still care deeply about them and everything they will face in life from relationships to career decisions and everything in between. In Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children, Jodie continues her Praying the Scriptures series with biblical prayers for your adult children, whether they are just leaving the nest, flying well on their own, or struggling to take off at all.Each section focuses on a different aspect of adulthood, with encouraging stories from experienced parents who are praying their children through rocky marriages, health concerns, financial challenges and other real-life issues. At the end of each chapter, you’ll find personalized prayers for your children taken straight from Scripture. Each chapter also includes verses for you to pray for yourself as you take the challenging step of trusting God to care for your children in ways that you can’t.With grace and wisdom, Jodie addresses cultural trends such as couples living together before marriage and young adults leaving the church, as well as the painful realities of loneliness, addiction, and mental health issues. With hope-filled words for the parents of the prodigal, she is particularly sensitive to the long-term prayers we offer, even as we doubt ourselves and grieve over our children’s choices.Whatever you are praying for, you will find confidence and peace in these powerful prayers for your kids. Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children guides you to the bedrock of God’s promises as you release your children to God’s shepherding care.

30 review for Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children: Trusting God with the Ones You Love

  1. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    Three of my five children are adults now, and like the author of PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES FOR YOUR ADULT CHILDREN, I did everything right. I homeschooled. I had them in Sunday School, and church services two times on Sunday and on Wednesday night. My husband is a pastor. My children were immersed in God's word. But yet they are making mistakes. One son has been arrested twice and is now floundering and struggling to get a job, hold on to it, and make wise choices due to his bad choices. As the aut Three of my five children are adults now, and like the author of PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES FOR YOUR ADULT CHILDREN, I did everything right. I homeschooled. I had them in Sunday School, and church services two times on Sunday and on Wednesday night. My husband is a pastor. My children were immersed in God's word. But yet they are making mistakes. One son has been arrested twice and is now floundering and struggling to get a job, hold on to it, and make wise choices due to his bad choices. As the author says, making all the right decisions and raising your children in church and strong Christian homes aren't guarantees that they will turn out perfect. And this book is perfect for praying for your children using Bible verses, no matter what trials they may have or bad decisions they make. This is a book for parents of all adult children. Grandparents of adult grandchildren. As the author says, it is never too late to pray for your child. Determine to be a prayer warrior in 2018. PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES FOR YOUR ADULT CHILDREN is a good way to start. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Create With Joy

    In Praying The Scriptures For Your Adult Children. Jodie Berndt has crafted 20 specialized prayers that reflect the heart of a parent for their adult child in situations where extra grace, blessing, and mercy are needed. Prayers of general blessing are included, as well as prayers for your adult child’s relationships, health, safety, well-being, and prayers for your adult child’s victory over temptation. This book contains a lesson, a prayer principle, and a specially crafted prayer for your adul In Praying The Scriptures For Your Adult Children. Jodie Berndt has crafted 20 specialized prayers that reflect the heart of a parent for their adult child in situations where extra grace, blessing, and mercy are needed. Prayers of general blessing are included, as well as prayers for your adult child’s relationships, health, safety, well-being, and prayers for your adult child’s victory over temptation. This book contains a lesson, a prayer principle, and a specially crafted prayer for your adult child. Praying The Scriptures For Your Adult Child is the perfect gift for anyone who has an adult child in need or a child who is about to leave the nest. This review contains an excerpt from the original review that is published on my blog. To read my review in its entirety, please visit Create With Joy. Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own, based on my assessment of this book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Abbi

    Wonderful book! This was my first read from this author and the first which dealt with the new season of parenting that we are in of parenting a young adult child. While some of the chapters were more immediately applicable than others, this book helped shape my thinking as I daily come to the Scriptures and my prayer time to find a verse each day to pray for those on my heart! I liked the author’s suggestion to also choose a “yearly” verse to pray for each child as they navigate through the wat Wonderful book! This was my first read from this author and the first which dealt with the new season of parenting that we are in of parenting a young adult child. While some of the chapters were more immediately applicable than others, this book helped shape my thinking as I daily come to the Scriptures and my prayer time to find a verse each day to pray for those on my heart! I liked the author’s suggestion to also choose a “yearly” verse to pray for each child as they navigate through the waters of life.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Kathie Newell

    I love this book! It’s a treasure that I will keep handy to help me remember to turn my concerns for my adult children over to God, for it is in Him the I will find the courage and strength and patience to continue praying for them. There is so much encouragement and hope in these pages.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Janet Helmcamp

    Parents need this First, I nearly highlighted the whole book, if that tells you anything! Secondly, slam dunk Jodie Berndt! God placed this book in my path exactly when I needed it. It’s so easy to get discouraged when you are praying for your adult child and not seeing the results you have asked for. I had the wrong approach. Since I’ve shifted to praying scripture over my adult children, I’ve had such a peace. I can’t save them from their choices, only God can. But, I can pray Gods word over th Parents need this First, I nearly highlighted the whole book, if that tells you anything! Secondly, slam dunk Jodie Berndt! God placed this book in my path exactly when I needed it. It’s so easy to get discouraged when you are praying for your adult child and not seeing the results you have asked for. I had the wrong approach. Since I’ve shifted to praying scripture over my adult children, I’ve had such a peace. I can’t save them from their choices, only God can. But, I can pray Gods word over them, give all my worry to God and not prescribe the results I desire. Pick it up!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Peg

    Thanks to the publisher, Handlebar, for a review copy in exchange for my honest review. I feel so grateful for the chance to read this inspiring book written by a mother who certainly knows how to pray for her children. She used many of her own experiences and also those of others to teach us about praying for them. I have two adult daughters and have always prayed for their needs such as choosing a spouse, their health and safety, their ability to find a job they want, and many other of life's i Thanks to the publisher, Handlebar, for a review copy in exchange for my honest review. I feel so grateful for the chance to read this inspiring book written by a mother who certainly knows how to pray for her children. She used many of her own experiences and also those of others to teach us about praying for them. I have two adult daughters and have always prayed for their needs such as choosing a spouse, their health and safety, their ability to find a job they want, and many other of life's important decisions. My grandchildren are now young adults and I pray for them as well. The author incorporates Scripture throughout the book and at the end of each chapter, she includes Verses where you can include your child's name as you pray for specific help. This is the type of book to read slowly so there is time for the full meaning to be reflected. I re-read several chapters that were applicable to my prayers. This is definitely a resource book to cherish.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    “Children improve your prayer life,” Jodie Berndt writes in her book “Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children,” and any of us with kids knows the truth of that. As soon as we become parents, we want God’s best for our kids. It’s nice as we pray them through their cute toddler and enjoyable elementary school years. But as they become adults, the issues become thornier. This book helps parents pray for their adults kids. All our adult children will have problems. Berndt points out John 16:33 “Children improve your prayer life,” Jodie Berndt writes in her book “Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children,” and any of us with kids knows the truth of that. As soon as we become parents, we want God’s best for our kids. It’s nice as we pray them through their cute toddler and enjoyable elementary school years. But as they become adults, the issues become thornier. This book helps parents pray for their adults kids. All our adult children will have problems. Berndt points out John 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” Note that Jesus surrounds the “you will have trouble” statement with two promises: he will give us peace, and he has overcome the world. That’s good to know as we pray for our kids. Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children Berndt emphasizes giving our kids and their lives over to God, and not trying to interfere or control on our own: “Whenever I try to step into my kids’ lives to make something happen, I just mess things up. But God always does it best.” Good reminder! It’s hard as parents to transition from our role as the one in charge of our kids’ every move to the role of prayer warrior and encourager. Berndt advises us to not confuse our job with God’s — when our kids are grown, God (not us) is the one who should be nudging them toward various life decisions. No matter your adult child’s current circumstances, Berndt reminds us to praise God. What if your adult child is in a total mess? Berndt quotes Merlin Carothers: “To praise God is to express our acceptance of something that God is permitting to happen … When we sincerely accept and thank God for a situation, believing that He has allowed it to come about, there is released into that situation a supernatural, divine force that causes changes beyond what can be explained as an unfolding of natural events.” She brings up this thought that I liked — we pray for our kids, and would lay down our lives for them, but we can’t change the decisions they make. In the same way, God must sometimes agonize over us and our decisions (with groans that words cannot express — makes sense here). Praying for our adults kids helps us understand God and our relationship to Him better. This book is divided into chapters based on various topics — praying for your child’s job situation, marriage, etc. Each chapter ends with specific verses to pray for your child in that situation. I really liked that.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    I have new adult children, so when I found this book I was prying it would help me ease my worry over their lives. It did not disappoint! This book has many sections and each is focused on a different area of the lives of adult children. I found the scripture references to be a huge help as I pray over my children and their lives. I always love to pray God's word. I know I will be revisiting this again and again in the future as my children enter different chapters of their lives. *Thank you to I have new adult children, so when I found this book I was prying it would help me ease my worry over their lives. It did not disappoint! This book has many sections and each is focused on a different area of the lives of adult children. I found the scripture references to be a huge help as I pray over my children and their lives. I always love to pray God's word. I know I will be revisiting this again and again in the future as my children enter different chapters of their lives. *Thank you to Jodie Berndt, Zondervan and Netgalley for providing a digital copy in exchange for an honest review.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Stacey

    Can be used as a reference for when your heart is troubled or if you simply need guidance in your prayer time. Each chapter is a separate topic and ends with prayers based off scripture to which you can add your child's name. This is good to begin the habit if you don't have it already. Because I simply do not have the time to reference all the verses to see if the scripture is being taken out of context I have moved to praying straight out of my daily readings. I am finding this much more from m Can be used as a reference for when your heart is troubled or if you simply need guidance in your prayer time. Each chapter is a separate topic and ends with prayers based off scripture to which you can add your child's name. This is good to begin the habit if you don't have it already. Because I simply do not have the time to reference all the verses to see if the scripture is being taken out of context I have moved to praying straight out of my daily readings. I am finding this much more from my heart, aimed at where they are currently, and I don't have to stress about things being taken out of context.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Annie

    I've read many books about praying for your children, but this is the best yet. Jodie Berndt offers a down-to-earth approach full of real life experience, yet grounded in scripture. She is at times funny and insightful. Jodie shares her mistakes as well as her successes which helped me connect. I've read many books about praying for your children, but this is the best yet. Jodie Berndt offers a down-to-earth approach full of real life experience, yet grounded in scripture. She is at times funny and insightful. Jodie shares her mistakes as well as her successes which helped me connect.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lghiggins

    What better way to start off the new year than with a book on prayer? Parenting doesn’t end where the empty nest begins, but the whole approach changes when our children become adults. Jodie Berndt has written several books on “praying the Scriptures.” What she means by that is the very simple concept of taking scriptural promises and turning them into requests inserting a name. For example, in praying for a child who has a job loss or financial difficulty, Berndt turns II Chronicles 15:7 (“But a What better way to start off the new year than with a book on prayer? Parenting doesn’t end where the empty nest begins, but the whole approach changes when our children become adults. Jodie Berndt has written several books on “praying the Scriptures.” What she means by that is the very simple concept of taking scriptural promises and turning them into requests inserting a name. For example, in praying for a child who has a job loss or financial difficulty, Berndt turns II Chronicles 15:7 (“But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded.”) into a petition: “Help _______ be strong and not give up. Reward her for her work.” Praying the Scriptures is certainly a powerful way of approaching the throne of God with the pleadings of our hearts. The format of the book is equally simple. The reader is encouraged to study the whole book, but can also go directly to sections that are of particular concern. Each chapter has an appropriate title and starts with a summary Bible verse. For example, “Praying for Protection from Harm” opens with Psalm 34:7: “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him.” Next the author shares a real life story from her own family or from parents she has interviewed who have had this particular struggle. She inserts “prayer principles” in the story to add focus and for easy reference. One in this example chapter is “Asking God to put his angels in charge of your child’s safety encompasses more than just physical protection. We can trust Him to stand guard over their hearts and minds too.” The next section, “Poised for Prayer,” expands more on the parental attitude to prayer in this specific case. Most importantly, the chapter ends with “Prayers You Can Use” which holds two sections. The first holds a few Scriptures turned into prayers for parents to use for themselves as they turn to God by supporting their child through prayer asking for wisdom and understanding while releasing the adult child to God’s care. The second is a longer section containing about a dozen prayers asking God to intercede in their child’s life. Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children acknowledges that parents are just people searching for answers and help. It does not play a guilt game over past parenting faults (real or imagined). It just leads the parent to find appropriate ways to pray without interfering. The book does not claim cookie cutter solutions to the many very difficult issues we all encounter as God works differently in each person’s life. The challenge and help of this book can easily be extended to anyone praying for any other adult and even for oneself as you seek God’s will and help through a tough season. The personal accounts show how differently God works in each situation and are comforting as they show that you are not alone in your struggles. The verses that are aptly chosen give a quick and focused path to prayer, but certainly, anyone could use the same approach on their own in searching out Scriptures that apply to their situations. I would like to extend my thanks to netgalley.com and to Zondervan for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Yvie

    Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children (Jodie Berndt) As parents of adult children, we often wonder: Will my children make good choices when they’re on their own? How can I let them go when I’ve held them for so long? Parent and author Jodie Berndt understands what it’s like to release children into the world and still care deeply about them and everything they will face in life from relationships to career decisions and everything in between. In Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Chil Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children (Jodie Berndt) As parents of adult children, we often wonder: Will my children make good choices when they’re on their own? How can I let them go when I’ve held them for so long? Parent and author Jodie Berndt understands what it’s like to release children into the world and still care deeply about them and everything they will face in life from relationships to career decisions and everything in between. In Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children, Jodie continues her Praying the Scriptures series with biblical prayers for your adult children, whether they are just leaving the nest, flying well on their own, or struggling to take off at all. Each section focuses on a different aspect of adulthood, with encouraging stories from experienced parents who are praying their children through rocky marriages, health concerns, financial challenges and other real-life issues. At the end of each chapter, you’ll find personalized prayers for your children taken straight from Scripture. Each chapter also includes verses for you to pray for yourself as you take the challenging step of trusting God to care for your children in ways that you can’t. With grace and wisdom, Jodie addresses cultural trends such as couples living together before marriage and young adults leaving the church, as well as the painful realities of loneliness, addiction, and mental health issues. With hope-filled words for the parents of the prodigal, she is particularly sensitive to the long-term prayers we offer, even as we doubt ourselves and grieve over our children’s choices. Whatever you are praying for, you will find confidence and peace in these powerful prayers for your kids. Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children guides you to the bedrock of God’s promises as you release your children to God’s shepherding care. My children aren't quite adults yet, but they are growing up and becoming more independent daily. I can't imagine what it was like for my mother to send us off to boarding school so much earlier than the average child, but she did it for our own goods, and she must've prayed every night that things would turn out well. This book is for you moms who have sent your children into the world - whether to an extended camp or into adulthood. There are prayers for relationships, healthy, well-being, safety, strength, and more. Each lesson contains scripture, a prayer, and a short narrative. It's not just for parents of young adults, though...there are prayers for grandchildren, job loss, temptation, loss, and other things that middle and older adults experience. This is a good book for those who are facing a newly emptied nest.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sandy Sandmeyer

    Now that I’m the parent of a child who’s dating, I need to shift into overdrive when praying for my son and Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children by Jodie Berndt is a fabulous way to do this. The big joke when becoming a parent is that there is no handbook to raising a child but we’ve been given the best handbook in the Word of God – the Bible. There is some wise word, song, or prayer for every situation. The book is laid out in sections, each with subsections for more specific topics. Fo Now that I’m the parent of a child who’s dating, I need to shift into overdrive when praying for my son and Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children by Jodie Berndt is a fabulous way to do this. The big joke when becoming a parent is that there is no handbook to raising a child but we’ve been given the best handbook in the Word of God – the Bible. There is some wise word, song, or prayer for every situation. The book is laid out in sections, each with subsections for more specific topics. For example, there’s a section on praying for your child’s relationships. The subsections are prayers for friends and fellowship, their future spouse, their young marriage, and praying through a troubled marriage or divorce. There are tons of scripture for each one of the subsections. Tons! And the scripture isn’t just prayers but actual stories of the those who have gone before us. Some of the Biblical greats who have gone through the exact same thing. I find that to be very comforting to know that I’m not the only one dealing with a particular situation or that my child isn’t the only one to deal with that problem. I find myself praying now for my son and his girlfriend for things like wisdom in their relationship, for a closer relationship to God, for purity in their interactions. Praying for those things (as well as talking to your child about those things) is a great way to help build up their armor. Other sections of the Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children discuss praying for your grandchildren, for employment, for good health (physically, mentally, and financially), and prayers for helping your child resist temptation. There are even prayers for infertility and job loss. No topic is too insignificant. This is a great book to get a parent as their child grows up, for someone whose child is struggling, and for someone’s whose child isn’t having any problems. Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children should be just as much required reading for parents as parenting books for new parents. You children aren’t adults yet? Jodie Berndt has thought about you as well. Check out Praying the Scriptures for Your Children or Praying the Scriptures for Your Teenagers: Discover How to Pray God’s Purpose for Their Lives.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Joan

    Berndt reminds readers that even when parents have done everything they knew to do right in raising their children in the faith, there is no guarantee that they will remain faithfully strong. It is essential that parents pray for their children, even when they are adults and have a life of their own. There are two aspects to this book. One is stories. Berndt tells many from her own family and many from the families of others. Lots of the stories include wonderful answers to prayer but I liked it Berndt reminds readers that even when parents have done everything they knew to do right in raising their children in the faith, there is no guarantee that they will remain faithfully strong. It is essential that parents pray for their children, even when they are adults and have a life of their own. There are two aspects to this book. One is stories. Berndt tells many from her own family and many from the families of others. Lots of the stories include wonderful answers to prayer but I liked it that she has included stories where parents are still struggling over problems unsolved. These stories help encourage parents that they are not alone in their concern for their adult children. They also encourage parents to realize that it is never to late to pray for their children. The other aspect of the book is praying Scriptures. Berndt likes to have a biblical basis for her prayers and includes many on a variety of topics. There are prayers for the adult children and prayers the parents can pray for themselves. Some of the topics were no surprise, such as praying for your child's spouse or to get a job. But some did surprise me, like praying for your child's mental and emotional health and praying to overcome temptation. The bottom line is trusting God. That is ultimately what Berndt is asking God to help her do, put her confidence, her trust, and her delight in Him rather than in any blessing or gift He might provide. “And I'm asking him to do that for my children and their spouses too.” (307) If that resonates with you, this book will help you on that path. Berndt believes we must continue to fight for our families and the first line of attack is prayer. This book contains good insights and suggestions for maintaining a life of prayer over your children. I received a complimentary ARC of this book through Handlebar. My comments are an independent and honest review.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Phyllis

    Parenting adults is a whole new ball of wax. Being familiar with Jodie's other books, I took this little book to a beach getaway with my husband. I sat on the balcony overlooking the ocean and cried when I read this passage: "Here's the thing about praying for our adult children. It's hard. ...The problems and challenges that colour are adult children's lives in relationships are serious and often have long term consequences....The other (less obvious) thing that makes praying for our adult chil Parenting adults is a whole new ball of wax. Being familiar with Jodie's other books, I took this little book to a beach getaway with my husband. I sat on the balcony overlooking the ocean and cried when I read this passage: "Here's the thing about praying for our adult children. It's hard. ...The problems and challenges that colour are adult children's lives in relationships are serious and often have long term consequences....The other (less obvious) thing that makes praying for our adult children tough is that, as empty nesters... most of us don't have a parenting community. We no longer find ourselves forging bonds with other parents at the fundraiser or on the sidelines of a football game. Without even realizing there was a shift, we find ourselves missing those easy organic relationships built around a common season. We are, perhaps for the first time in 20 or 30 years, kind of alone." It's so true! For my adult kids, the stakes are higher, the consequences life altering, but there's no one helping to shoulder the burden of parenting in this new season. This book is such a salve to this momma heart. The devotional content is encouraging and the scriptural prayers are so helpful. Also, the author has created and made available a study guide to accompany this book. It's wonderful for small groups and/or finding and encouraging other parents navigating this season of parenthood. We are in the launching phase, but the prayers/devos here cover all manner of praying for your adult children. You will likely refer to this often. I know I do! Also, Jodie is super accessible on her Instagram. She posts inspiring content everyday and often replies to her readers there.

  16. 4 out of 5

    W. Whalin

    A Valuable Resource for Years to Come Jodie Berndt has written a well-crafted book that is filled with personal stories combined with Scripture and practical biblical prayers. Every parent needs this compact book for inspiration and encouragement to pray for their adult children. I love the “Prayer Principles” scattered throughout the book such as “It’s never too late to start praying God’s best for your children.” (Page 19) In the early pages of this book, Berndt writes, “Even the most faith-fill A Valuable Resource for Years to Come Jodie Berndt has written a well-crafted book that is filled with personal stories combined with Scripture and practical biblical prayers. Every parent needs this compact book for inspiration and encouragement to pray for their adult children. I love the “Prayer Principles” scattered throughout the book such as “It’s never too late to start praying God’s best for your children.” (Page 19) In the early pages of this book, Berndt writes, “Even the most faith-filled believer will find himself or herself growing weary or even discouraged at times. It doesn’t matter how old your children are. You never stop being a parent. You never stop caring…Prayers is a battle,, and every warrior gets tired….We can come alongside one another in prayer, lifting up each other’s hands as we tap in to the words first breathed by the Father—words that spoke his life and his promises over our lives.” (Page 21-22) The five sections of the book show the varied content: Praying for Your Adult Child, Praying for Your Adult Child’s Relationships, Praying through the Milestones in Your Adult Child’s Life, Praying for Your adult Child’s Health, Safety, and Well-Being, and Praying for Your Adult Child’s Victory Over Temptation. You can skip around in sections for the particular need of your child. I hope this book will be a well-worn and well-used resource for parents in the days ahead. I read it cover to cover and loved the contents. I highly recommend PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES FOR YOUR ADULT CHILDREN.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    Adult Children Still Need Your Prayers Although our children grow up and have children of their own, they never stop needing our prayers because the challenges of life never cease. Jodie Berndts book is an excellent way to shape our prayers for the special needs of our adult children. The book is structured around the particular problems that face children once they’re grown up. Each chapter deals with a problem of older children: relationships, finding a home, securing a job, health crises, and Adult Children Still Need Your Prayers Although our children grow up and have children of their own, they never stop needing our prayers because the challenges of life never cease. Jodie Berndts book is an excellent way to shape our prayers for the special needs of our adult children. The book is structured around the particular problems that face children once they’re grown up. Each chapter deals with a problem of older children: relationships, finding a home, securing a job, health crises, and dealing with addictions. Although we don’t wish problems on our children, they happen. Once the children are on their own, there is a limit to how we can help them. Prayer is one of the best ways. The book is filled with the author’s experiences with her own children as well as the experiences of other parents. Even if you do everything well, troubles will occur. Instead of feeling guilt about what you did wrong, look to help through meaningful prayers. At the end of each chapter the author has a series of Bible verses to use in your prayers for your child followed by verses to use for yourself. It’s important to remember that when we’re worried about our children, we have to back off and worry about our responses as well. This is an excellent resource for parents who see their children from afar, living their own lives. The stories of other parents will let you see that you’re not alone and the prayers will give you a good way to connect with God. I received this book from Handlebar Publishing for this review.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Cindy Navarro

    Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children is a small compact book that is easy to carry with you...but it packs a powerful message that you will want readily available. It can be hard to let go of our children when they physically move into adulthood, but parents never give up on praying for their "babies." Filled with anecdotal stories, each chapter ends with prayers for both the praying parent and for the adult child. Each prayer also has the Scripture book, chapter, and verse. For your c Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children is a small compact book that is easy to carry with you...but it packs a powerful message that you will want readily available. It can be hard to let go of our children when they physically move into adulthood, but parents never give up on praying for their "babies." Filled with anecdotal stories, each chapter ends with prayers for both the praying parent and for the adult child. Each prayer also has the Scripture book, chapter, and verse. For your convenience, the book is divided into 5 parts: Praying for Your ADULT CHILD Praying for Your ADULT CHILD'S Relationships Praying through the MILESTONES in Your ADULT CHILD'S LIFE Praying for Your ADULT CHILD'S HEALTH, SAFETY and WELL-BEING Praying for Your ADULT CHILD'S VICTORY OVER TEMPTATION Each of these parts are then divided into 4 or 5 chapters that touch on more specific topics. The only thing that would have made the book better, in my opinion, would be more room for making notes or journaling. But, if you already have a prayer journal, you can add the prayers and scriptures to it. I do recommend this book. Since I now have both adult children and adult grandchildren whom I pray for, this book will be put to use for years to come. Disclosure: I received this book free from Handlebar Marketing as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Tina Ray

    A friend bought this book for herself and three friends, including me. We are all Mom's of older teens/twenty somethings...and we are all struggling for many reasons. I was surprised I liked this book so much, as I typically don't care for Christian self help type books. I was so inspired by this book, that I made 'my one word' of the year: Pray. I have decided to focus specific prayer for my four college aged children over the next year. They are all at some major crossroads in their lives with A friend bought this book for herself and three friends, including me. We are all Mom's of older teens/twenty somethings...and we are all struggling for many reasons. I was surprised I liked this book so much, as I typically don't care for Christian self help type books. I was so inspired by this book, that I made 'my one word' of the year: Pray. I have decided to focus specific prayer for my four college aged children over the next year. They are all at some major crossroads in their lives with many decisions ahead of them over the next several months, and even though I'm excited and proud of them, I'm also scared. The stories in the book, definitely help me to feel not alone and hopefully will make me feel like I'm actively doing something positive to help my children instead of worrying and pushing my opinions on them too much. I certainly didn't agree with everything in the book, such as assuming that since your children grow up in a perfect Christian home should make them always make the right decisions, and I didn't like homosexuality still being under the sexual sin chapter, but those topics were still handled fairly neutrally. Overall a good book to focus prayer for specific issues for parents of adult children. I believe I will reference it frequently.

  20. 5 out of 5

    C.E. Hart

    One of the most important roles we have in life is as parents. Parenting doesn’t end when the kids graduate from high school, or even when they marry and have families of their own. They need more than our example and wisdom, they need our prayers. Our role as a parent is never ending. We raise, shape and mold our children to, hopefully, be productive, powerful, and praying adults. Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children is similar to a devotional, in that it is organized into topical sec One of the most important roles we have in life is as parents. Parenting doesn’t end when the kids graduate from high school, or even when they marry and have families of their own. They need more than our example and wisdom, they need our prayers. Our role as a parent is never ending. We raise, shape and mold our children to, hopefully, be productive, powerful, and praying adults. Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children is similar to a devotional, in that it is organized into topical sections. These sections range from relationships, to safety and health. When our children face temptations or struggles we often feel so helpless, but with the guidance specific devotions, we can find unique Biblical principles and inspirations to help us pray through them. When we pray specific prayers, God hears us and brings us peace. Cover: Like Title: Like Publisher: Zondervan Pages: 320 I received a complimentary copy from the publisher via Handlebar.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Julius

    Jodie Berndt's Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children: Trusting God with the Ones You Love provides prayers on twenty different topics to pray over our grown children and the unique circumstances that mark their various seasons of life, but she also includes true life testimonies from parents who have faced, prayed over, and seen God work in their own adult children's lives. These testimonies provide a witness that the practices and prayers in Berndt's new book help parents to continue t Jodie Berndt's Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children: Trusting God with the Ones You Love provides prayers on twenty different topics to pray over our grown children and the unique circumstances that mark their various seasons of life, but she also includes true life testimonies from parents who have faced, prayed over, and seen God work in their own adult children's lives. These testimonies provide a witness that the practices and prayers in Berndt's new book help parents to continue their spiritual support long after their children become adults. They cover such a variety of topics -- relationships (friends & marriage), milestones such as jobs, finding a place to live, and having their own children, health, safety, well-being and victory over temptations -- that the book becomes an invaluable resource for years to come. ___________________ I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review here.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Cathy Grahame

    Jodie Berndt has written another helpful book on praying for our kids, with this installment specifically for our adult children. I continue to love the setup of each chapter containing good information, peoples personal stories (those that have been there) and then specific scriptures tailored into prayers. The reason I gave it 3 stars is that I didn't like the seed of pride and sarcasm the author had sprinkled throughout the book. This has no place in books like this. In all fairness, I didn't Jodie Berndt has written another helpful book on praying for our kids, with this installment specifically for our adult children. I continue to love the setup of each chapter containing good information, peoples personal stories (those that have been there) and then specific scriptures tailored into prayers. The reason I gave it 3 stars is that I didn't like the seed of pride and sarcasm the author had sprinkled throughout the book. This has no place in books like this. In all fairness, I didn't see this in her other books. Still, if you can work through those parts, the prayer and scriptures are quite helpful.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Flora

    I was a bit disappointed to open the book and find that the prayers themselves actually form a small part of the book. Most of the content are actually stories of the author's own experiences or that of people that she interviewed. I wish there were more biblical prayers. However, the stories are well written and interesting and give lots of insights as to how we should pray for our adult children. Sometimes we just have to change our attitudes and even our prayers! The stories are also very enco I was a bit disappointed to open the book and find that the prayers themselves actually form a small part of the book. Most of the content are actually stories of the author's own experiences or that of people that she interviewed. I wish there were more biblical prayers. However, the stories are well written and interesting and give lots of insights as to how we should pray for our adult children. Sometimes we just have to change our attitudes and even our prayers! The stories are also very encouraging. Thank you, Netgalley and Zondervan for the ecopy. This is my honest review and sorry it is so late in coming!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Sheila

    This is a useful tool for any parent of adult children. I've never seen another book quite like this one. It covers chapters on the very practical issues concerning the adults who are still are children. Issues such as - friendship, finding a job, finding a home, future partners/spouses, marriage, divorce, procreation, infertility, sexual sin, alcoholism and drug abuse and simply praying them into God's kingdom. Each chapter finishes with prayer both for ourselves and for our adult children. I f This is a useful tool for any parent of adult children. I've never seen another book quite like this one. It covers chapters on the very practical issues concerning the adults who are still are children. Issues such as - friendship, finding a job, finding a home, future partners/spouses, marriage, divorce, procreation, infertility, sexual sin, alcoholism and drug abuse and simply praying them into God's kingdom. Each chapter finishes with prayer both for ourselves and for our adult children. I found this book very helpful.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    Every Christian parent should read this book Well thought out, easy to read but filled with good advice, relevant Scriptures and lots of real parenting concerns and pain, this book is absolutely what every parent of adult children need. Let your prayer be your support but let God do His plan. We are so focused on outcomes for our kids that we often lose sight of what is really important.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Kimberlee

    I appreciated the guidance this book gave to praying for my adult children. The topics didn't all apply to my particular broad of three, but I liked how Jodie Berndt applied Scripture and guided prayers. I found some of the examples long and not applicable to my circumstances, which distracted me some from what I was coming to this book for. I loved the way the book ended, the last chapter. I do not remember reading any other books by Berndt before. I appreciated the guidance this book gave to praying for my adult children. The topics didn't all apply to my particular broad of three, but I liked how Jodie Berndt applied Scripture and guided prayers. I found some of the examples long and not applicable to my circumstances, which distracted me some from what I was coming to this book for. I loved the way the book ended, the last chapter. I do not remember reading any other books by Berndt before.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Dona R. Gant

    A road map I enjoyed this book very much and like others, I'm sure, felt like why didn't I know these verses when I was raising my children in church and youth groups. Was I too busy being mom, wife, teacher, etc that I blithely breezed over these passages when I should have been devouring them? I'm so glad I found this book now though. It is a comfort to read regardless of the journey of your life. A road map I enjoyed this book very much and like others, I'm sure, felt like why didn't I know these verses when I was raising my children in church and youth groups. Was I too busy being mom, wife, teacher, etc that I blithely breezed over these passages when I should have been devouring them? I'm so glad I found this book now though. It is a comfort to read regardless of the journey of your life.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    This is an amazing book that has helped me shape my thinking as the kids become adults and our relationships are changing. It is a book to read, reread and linger in. Many things she said have stuck with me, but this one at the end sums them up: "God doesn't want us to trust an outcome, He wants us to trust in Him." He is working in ways we cannot see, but He is working. This is an amazing book that has helped me shape my thinking as the kids become adults and our relationships are changing. It is a book to read, reread and linger in. Many things she said have stuck with me, but this one at the end sums them up: "God doesn't want us to trust an outcome, He wants us to trust in Him." He is working in ways we cannot see, but He is working.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Karin Stupca

    Encouragement for the empty nest transition Tangible ways to support our adult children in healthy interaction and prayer. Parent-focused prayer accompanies topical scriptural prayers for grown kids in many of the challenging situations they may face.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    This book came to me in a very timely season. Sometimes pray is all you can do and you absolutely can't go wrong when you pray the scriptures. Thank God that He knows and loves our kids even better than we can, and His plans are true, timely and perfect. This book came to me in a very timely season. Sometimes pray is all you can do and you absolutely can't go wrong when you pray the scriptures. Thank God that He knows and loves our kids even better than we can, and His plans are true, timely and perfect.

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