I have thoroughly enjoyed these last four weeks praying for my daughter using Tracy Glockle’s Praying Proverbs 31 – Prayers for a Daughter’s Virtue. I have been blessed so much! I asked her if she would mind if I got a group to pray over our daughters together using her book – and she said yes!
We begin Sunday, February 12th. I will be posting here on Well-Watered Garden daily over the course of the nine weeks we will be praying over our daughters. I will also be setting up a Facebook page and group, so you will have those options as well.
Praying Proverbs 31 – Prayers for a Daughter’s Virtue opens each week with a passage from Proverbs 31 along with Tracy’s insight and encouragement. Each day has a prayer to bless our daughters with, and then a challenge to act on, or thoughts to ponder related to the prayer for the day.
Table of Contents
1. A Valuable Virtue
2. A Pure Life
3. A Rewarding Work
4. A Far-Reaching Vision
5. A Heart for Home
6. A Wardrobe of Honor
7. A Wholesome Tongue
8. A Praiseworthy Life
9. A Fear of the Lord
In Week 1, “A Valuable Virtue,” Tracy shared that she often finds herself “praising and valuing those traits in others that are not at all related to virtue.” Can you relate? I can. Why do we do that? She goes on to share we teach our daughter’s virtue when we praise their acts of kindness, even when they think we aren’t noticing. There’s much more to it on this page, and I learned a lot, even about myself.
I find that in praying these virtues over my daughter, I am praying them over myself as well.
And you know, I have noticed a change. My daughter has no idea I am praying over her in this way after she’s gone to bed, and yet, I am seeing fruit.
To give you an example of the prayers in Praying Proverbs 31, which feel like they are coming out of my own heart, here is the one for Week 1, Day 1:
May _______ understand what virtue is and be rooted in the character of God.
Father, may my daughter(s) understand that virtue is not only obeying when I am looking, and it’s not only doing the right things to get the attention of others. May she learn to find her strength in You and to value what You value. May I be faithful in teaching and modeling the character of God rather than simply the commands of God. And make me aware of the moments where I have the opportunity to praise the virtue that You are nourishing in her life. Help her to understand that the value we place on virtue is because of the value You place on it, and that the greatest praise is not the praise of men but the praise of our Heavenly Father. Open her mind and heart and desires to You.
Then she asks us to list the specific areas of character or growing virtue that we can praise in the life of our daughter and to pray for God to allow us to strengthen the person that she is rather than pointing out the person that she is not.
Wow, I love that last sentence. Pointing out what she is rather than what she is not. That is so true.
Join Us February 12th
I have set up a page for us on Facebook here: Praying Proverbs 31 Facebook Page. I will post a link on this page each day to the post I publish here on Well Watered Garden. I have also set up a group here: Praying Proverbs 31 Facebook Group. The group is set to private, so we can share thoughts and prayers that everyone on our friend’s list won’t be reading about unless they are apart of our group. You may get lots of mail, so if you want to be involved without getting a full inbox, you can unsubscribe.
You can purchase the book here for just $4.99. It’s an ebook so you get it instantly! I printed mine out and put it in a 3-ring binder. Although I will be sharing the “short prayer” (in bold above) and the challenge, there is still the long prayer and the weekly encouragements included in the book, so don’t cut yourself short, grab a copy of the book! You’ll be so blessed.
Hope you will join us as we bless our daughters, just like we did for our sons with the 21 Days of Prayer for Sons challenge.
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