Our children’s young adult years are packed with important life decisions that shape their personal growth. They need the love and support of their parents and a firm trust in God to see them through this complicated season of life. Lift them up to the Lord with this book of short, poetic prayers.
Each of these thirty-one prayers explores a different aspect of your child’s life—from bodily health and friendships to ambitions and creativity. Kathleen accompanies each prayer with Scripture passages and short reflections for meditation. Let Kathleen’s words guide your prayers to God for your child’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs that will prepare them for the path to adulthood that lies ahead.
This volume offers prayers for young adults. Other books in the series provide prayers for young children, teens, and adults. What a blessing it is to thank God for our children!
Kathleen Nielson is an author and speaker who loves working with women in studying the Scriptures. She has taught literature (PhD, Vanderbilt University), directed women’s Bible studies in local churches, and served as director of The Gospel Coalition’s Women’s Initiatives from 2010 to 2017. She and her husband, Niel, make their home partly in Wheaton, Illinois, and partly in Jakarta, Indonesia, where Niel helps to lead a network of Christian schools and universities. They have three sons, three daughters-in-law, and eight grandchildren.
“We love how these beautiful, biblical prayers help us to ‘pray most earnestly’ (1 Thess. 3:10), to ‘pray without ceasing’ (1 Thess. 5:17), and to pray specifically for our own children.” —Anne and Ligon Duncan, Wife, Mother, Christian Educator; Chancellor and CEO, Reformed Theological Seminary
“Kathleen Nielson understands the longings of our hearts for the spiritual flourishing of our children. She gives these longings beautiful and Bible-shaped expression. A treasure for every Christian parent!” —Dane C. Ortlund, Author, Gentle and Lowly
“As our children grow, so do many of our concerns. Kathleen Nielson’s beautifully written book is a wonderful guide to help parents pray for a variety of needs. Although young adults may leave our homes, they never leave our hearts. These daily prayers will bless them wherever they may go.” —Melissa Kruger, Director of Women’s Initiatives, The Gospel Coalition
“Much parenting happens on our knees. But what do we say? How do we pray? In Prayers of a Parent for Young Adults, Kathleen Nielson provides prayers using Scripture and her own experience. Take this book and learn how to pray by ‘listening’ to Kathleen as she has prayed for her children.” —Juan R. Sanchez, Senior Pastor, High Pointe Baptist Church, Austin