Praying With The Pastor

“Households with children ages 0–17 reporting shelter cost burden, crowding, and/or physically inadequate housing: 40% (2013), 39% (2015).”

America’s Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Wellbeing, 2018. (

 Dear Friends,

Please join me in prayer this week for the wellbeing of the children of our society, and the adults raising them.


Pastor Basile

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

 A Parent’s Prayer for Children

Dear God, We praise you for your love and faithfulness. We thank you for your protection and care over our families. Thank you that you give us the power to love well; the wisdom to lead and teach our children. We know you’re for us; that you fight for our families today. You are Redeemer, Restorer, and Friend, we believe you have good in store. We confess, some days, parenting is tough. Many days we can feel anxious or overwhelmed. We ask that you would make us more like you, more aware of your constant Presence in our lives. Help us to release our children to You, so that You are free to fully accomplish all that You desire, in them, through them. Please fill our families with your truth and cover us with your favor.  Lord, we pray for these blessings over our children, today, and every day, Amen.

  • Debra McDaniel, Contributing Writer