This is a post on prayer points for our boys. Even if you don’t have boys, this prayer affects you as well. There had to be the involvement of a man in order for you to
be here on earth reading this. And that is why it concerns you.
Boys grow into men and God has really been impressing upon my heart for several weeks now to watch the boys and to pray for the boys. It’s like His heavenly highlighter came out of heaven and just highlighted this topic to me to watch and pray. I want to point out a few things that God has shown me regarding this topic and I would love for you to add anything you believe needs to be added to these prayer points in the comments.
In Christianity, we come into the Kingdom through Jesus Christ and so most people’s primary relationship with God is through Jesus Christ. They tend to gravitate and focus on Jesus.
The One that most people have a problem connecting with is God, The Father. What I’ve realized is that this is so based on the relationship that the person had with their earthly father or lack thereof.
Yes, daddy issues can easily manifest in the distance or lack of understanding that we have towards God, The Father. Abba Father.
If we did have a father growing up and he treated us badly we tend to translate that into Abba Father punishing us when we’ve done something wrong. It’s hard for most people to separate the two.
Boys grow into men. So, if the boys aren’t right the men aren’t going to be right either.
Male and female have a role in the Kingdom. Men are not women, and women are not men. We were created with specific roles and when there is a role reversal situation everything goes out of whack. People get confused, they have identity issues.
The man is the head of the household so once the head is removed, the body -mother and children – are going to have a problem. There are many great single mothers out there but a mother is not a father, no matter how good she is. That is not her role.
God instituted the order and headship. The easiest way for the enemy to mess with the entire structure of the family is to remove the head.
I see over the next decade, the women are going to take over. And, it’s ok if there are equally strong men on the other side of the coin. However, this is not how I see this playing out.
And, this is not about women being preachers. That actually doesn’t fix the problem. Go ahead and stop her from preaching and you’ll see that she’s still the influencer. Eve wasn’t preaching when she gave Adam the apple.
I believe we are going to lose a whole generation of men if we don’t start addressing this now. Your daughter, niece, cousin, grand daughter, great grand daughter is going to marry one of these men and over the next decade or two we are going to have a big problem in the church if we don’t start focusing on this now.
What needs to be addressed?
The church as we know it has changed. It is in the process of going through a transformation. We’re all connected through the internet so there is really no distance between any one of us in the spirit. There are many things that we can do in an online environment but someone has to champion it.
Where are the men’s ministries? Where are the men’s conferences? Where are the male mentoring and discipleship groups?
I only know of one, Promise Keepers, and that is a large organization that has been around for years and I have no idea where they stand today. Do you know of any Christian male ministry? I’m not referring to non Christian affinity groups or ministries that are based around people’s skin color.
We have apostles raising up others to start churches and that is great but we need the godly men to rise up and start mentoring boys and men. This is
a giant hole in the church that needs to be addressed or we are about to run into some serious problems. It’s already started but it is going to get worse.
Just look around the room at any conference, prayer group or church and take a look at the ratio of women to men in the room. That is how you know the problem already exists but will get worse if these ministries don’t come to the forefront and start mentoring the boys.
Prayer point #1 – pray for God to raise up Men’s Ministry, Men’s Conferences, Men’s Mentoring and Discipleship. It is all about education and the church needs to rise to the occasion and train all the boys. Pray fervently for the emergence of these ministries.
Then we need to really pray for our boys.
Prayer Point #2 – Praying for our boys. I could write an entire prayer for this but I believe giving you the prayer points with scriptures and allowing you time to read them through and process them will help it to stick in your mind beyond a prayer.
That God would restore the family unit – It’s easier to do something when you have seen it modeled. However, when you have no concept of what a godly relationship between a husband and wife should look like it is hard for you to have one yourself. – Ephesians 5:21-33
That God would save our boys at a young age – Acts 4:12
That God would protect them from predators (male or female) – Matthew 7:15-23
That God would put godly male leaders in their lives – 2 Timothy 2:1-2 “You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.“
That God would align them with the godly education, training and mentoring – Proverbs 22:6 ‘Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.”
That God would keep them pure and holy – Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God. When you are pure in your heart and mind God uses you to do honorable things for the kingdom – 2 Timothy 2:21-25
That God would lead them to their ordained spouse and they will wait patiently for that person – Genesis 2:24
That God will reveal his purpose and calling in the Kingdom at a young age – Ephesians 4:11-16
That God will develop in them godly character so they will become great leaders for the Kingdom – 1 Timothy 3
That God would give them a clear understanding of their role as a man and they would not give into the role reversal and lose God’s divine order in their marriage – Ephesians 5:23
That God will make them bold in sharing their faith and making other disciples – Acts 28:31
That God would make them a good father to their children – Ephesians 6:4
That God will surround them with godly friends so they are not walking alone and friends will help with accountability – Proverbs 27:17
That God would prepare them to stand in the midst of adversity and persecution. This is one thing we don’t talk about too much in the church. As we get closer to the coming of our Savior we have to understand that we are one generation closer to serious persecution. I’m not talking about losing your job because of your faith. I’m talking about death. Things that you see happening in other countries that you may not see happening in your own. This is a reality. It’s biblical. But if we don’t teach our boys that one day it may come to that, one day they may be faced with it and they won’t be prepared and they will end up denying Christ at the moment when it counts the most. They have have to be taught this reality. We may not see it, our children may not see it, our grandchildren may not see it but somewhere down the generational line they are going to see it. If you don’t teach it through the generations, they won’t know how to stand up for what they believe in. – Matthew 10:28
That God would make them providers and financially stable – Deuteronomy 8:18
That God would show them how to build a legacy that they can pass on to their children (natural or spiritual). If you read the post on Solomon’s anointing you learnt that what Solomon had was inherited from David. David basically handed over the blueprint to Solomon. We’re not supposed to go home to the Lord with no succession plan. If you have any impact in the Kingdom of God the things you are working on or what you have built should be passed on to the next generation. The entire bible is about a succession plan. He is a God of generations and legacy so we need to be thinking on these lines as we pray for our boys- 1 Chronicles 29:19
Now I’m going to ask you to take a few minutes to say a prayer for our boys and if Holy Spirit inspires you with more prayer points, please leave it in the comments and I’ll add it to this.
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Norm Wakefield has been speaking to men to take their place as true servant leaders for many years. He speaks around the world calling men to train up their sons. He is truly a man of God.
Wow – you really going after this beast? Really?
If you really mean to do this, then it is an answer to prayer.
Kindness or compassion towards men seems to be a very, very rare thing these days, because of it he very specific and targeted attack on the hearts and minds of men and boys that has been going on for decades (or longer) and is absolutely no accident. It is a planned strategy.
This attack is a malicious, co-ordinated and sustained warfare that explicitly and specifically targets the the very heart and DNA that makes men, men – then shames them, isolates and silences them for their inherent identity.
Worse, is that this attack specifically harms women, and then uses this harm to attack men in the most cruel of ways – and everyone loses, twice!
If you were wondering why Male suicide in ALL age groups – GLOBALLY – is at all time high (and 6-10 x higher than any other group) – you don’t really need to look any further. If you have any doubts check this out (just the tip of the iceberg)
And if you speak up agains this? (Decade of the mouth?) you are viciously and repeatedly targeted till destroyed and discredited.
When are the men’s groups you ask? The price to pay for openly supporting men is just too high.
“The spirit of a man sustains him in sickness, But as for a broken spirit, who can bear it?” Proverbs 18:14 AMP
So the men’s only groups are likely hiding under another name (if they exist at all) or they are now ‘all inclusive’.
I can’t thank you enough for praying for us boys, we desperately need the Holy Spirit to heal and restore our spirit.
You are 100% correct! Even the Boys Scout accept girls now! Because somebody complained that they were not inclusive and the girls shouldn’t be left out. Even though the girls already have Girls Scouts. But people, fail to see that in the long run this is going to affect the women too. It is a lie from the enemy sent to erode the family. There needs to be more Christian men’s event run by men and mentorship programs to rebuild all that has been lost. Blessings
That God and the Holy Spirit would help our boys to possess the fruits of the spirit and live according to each one of them particularly peace and self control (Galatians 5: 22). When are boys grow up peaceful even when tempted to engage in boys fight they escape it through self control. Even at a later stage as men with peace and self control they can escape many demons such as rape, gender based violence or abuse of their partners.
Additional prayer point: That Abba would turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the children to their fathers…that He may once cover us from chaos and destruction.
Wow! What a great theme! I have two grown sons!
I saw how unguided sons could cause great harm. I wholeheartedly are with this idea of giving serious attention to boys. God bless you!
According to Luke 2:40 AMPC “And like Christ, our sons grow and become strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace (favor and spiritual blessing) of God are upon them.”
Thank you very much for this much needed post and prayers. We are in a new era and I agree with you a 100% that we need men who will stand for God, their values, lead their families, treat women with purity, and be resolute even on to death.
My church just had a men’s purity conference a few weeks ago. I’m not sure about the details/content, but heard that it was a success. I think that the corporate prayer in the e-mail that you shared for this word was VERY comprehensive and Spirit-led, thank you!
I had a dream yesterday and wasn’t even thinking about this dream in the context of this word, but something about a comment here triggered it and I thought that I should share it. I believe it is one of hope as to what God is doing and desires to do.
Dream May 14, 2021
Title: Resurrection and transformation of a dead sheep.
“Dreamt that I was in an unknown area. I saw a dead sheep on its back (legs up and stiff) with what looked like a short straw in its mouth. It later got resurrected in the form of a man (? ethnic background like Brazilian). The resurrected man was with another that looked like him. Everyone appeared to be amazed and I was sharing the story with people.”
As I pondered this dream, I think I might have touched or interacted with the sheep somehow to make it “resurrect,” lol! If this has corporate implications (I actually thought it was more personal) it might be suggesting to the woman’s influence in her touch/prayers in “resurrecting” dead sheep (lost, prodigal, Christian men) back to life. It also makes me think a bit about Our Lord Jesus’ encounter with Lazarus and asking the people to loosen him (John 11:43-44). He did the resurrection by His power, but the people had to cooperate/participate in loosening him. I continue to ask the Lord for the meaning of the drinking straw like contraption in the sheep’s mouth, lol!
Thoughts? Thanks again 🙂
Come on Jesus! Very powerful dream! Yes, this could be our boys and men and also any Christian. They are incapacitated and need help getting back up. You use a straw to take sips of something. This I think means resuscitating someone with small amounts of food or water at a time. Baby steps to resurrection. Praise God. I believe in the natural when a sheep falls on its back they can’t get up someone has to actually come and assist them by turning them over. Blessings
Amen, Amen, and Amen! What you shared resonates with me, thank you! Here’s some humour. As I was asking the Lord about the straw, the following thoughts came to me,
“A straw is used for drinking. What did the sheep sip on to have it die?” Lol!
“How can I do mouth- to -mouth to resuscitate a sheep?” Mind you, the sheep was as dead as can be, it was in rigor mortis, hence the stiffness.
Here you come with the missing puzzle, give it small sips of drink/food!!!
What also struck in the dream that I didn’t mention/highlight in my interpretation was the fact that the resurrected sheep/man joined another that looked like him and they were walking side-by-side in what looked like a hallway. That would signify transition. This look alike made me think of multiplication and partnership/support. Walking side-by-side along one who was once injured/dead. The whole thing will be a miracle and Yahweh Alone will be praised! Hallelujah!!!
Oh, my heart sings and I thank God for this confirmation and direction of something in my life.
LOL, what were you drinking? Could be. I think it is great that the two were walking together which shows that after they are revived they will have partners or a brother or sister to walk with them as they transition into who God created them to be. That is so beautiful.
Amen! Yes, May our boys and men embrace and pursue sexuality the way God designed and intended. May they remember and know that God is the Creator and Designer of sex. May they seek the Creator and Designer’s ways and desires around sex and sexuality. May they see and know how destructive the world’s view of sexuality is and may they seek a better way.
Oh my goodness I have been praying for this for about 5 years! I first noticed it in the single adult ministries I would attend (95-98% men in attendance) and then prayer groups and other ministries…mostly women. While there are some solid men it’s MOSTLY women. My pastor said “after the age of 30 there are far more quality women than men in the Christian world.” It’s sad
I have 4 sons and nephews who I am practically the only man in their lives trying t I break generational curses of prison, death, gang banging etc… I just turned my life over to God about a year ago. And im on a journey to continue faith building and being able to lead them to God. This article was great!! Thank God for this word!
Praying God upholds you and gives you wisdom and discernment to train each one as they uniquely need to be trained. Blessings
I have three grandsons but no sons of my own. All three are raised Muslim. I constantly have a conversation about Jesus with the eldest Mikael who is 5.
Lol at first he would get angry and say no its only Alaha hoo
Now he says to his Dad….do you know Jesus died for you and he even died for ma (his other grandma)
The other day he watched a Dinosaur cartoon and he said hey grandma did you hear that. The dinosaurs even know Jesus😃
Thank you…this is a reminder to continue to pray for our boys.
Peace, love and blessings
I have a son. This topic has my heart. I’ve seen these things you are talking about for some time now. I home school my children. I believe homeschooling was something I was called to do for my children. God gave us the names for our children before we were pregnant. I have seen that the most important thing was to instill them with the Word of God. So scripture and scripture memory is part of the curriculum. We also read books about missionaries and people who have been martyred for the sake of Christ. My son is 10 and I see already he is a leader and I can see his spiritual gifting. I see his struggles with the enemy since he was very little and pray over him always. We have had several deep conversations about what he will be facing in this world. I believe one of my biggest roles has been to give them a safe place from the evil of the world while teaching them truth, instilling scripture and being real. I also believe my role as a woman and a wife is to hold onto submitting to the authority of my husband. I am first to talk about spiritual things and my desire to be so close to the Lord has changed my husband as he watches my journey. He is drawing closer as well. I’m learning so much about humility and the spiritual power there is in defeating darkness when as a woman I submit to my husband even when I think I’m right. My husband loves me and I’ve seen his admiration for me grow as I get closer to the Lord. I see that my life has been in hiding at the Tabernacle. God is preparing my family. Both of my children have Old Testament names given by God. I’m praying God’s plans and blessings over them. It has been a difficult journey but I know God is leading me. I also sense my time in hiding is coming to a close. I believe there are others out there that are like my family. That God is raising up His warriors for this coming age and we need to pray for boldness, for truth to reign in the minds of these children. That the enemies tactics will fail, as we know they will. The light shines brightest in the dark. Against must opposition I have been doing what I know God has been leading me to do. There has to be more women out there who honor a man after God’s heart and will lift him up rather than destroy him. I already pray for the spouses of my children even though my children are young. As the Israelites said blessings over their children, I take it seriously and pray blessings over mine. I pray that this coming generation will desire for more than the lies being forced in their faces, eyes and ears will be opened. That women who seek God will see the importance of prayer for their children and husbands, that girls will see the purposes of men and women as God designed. That those who have been forced into hiding will shine the light of Christ at the time God has allotted. I see the world in a mess, I also see that within the mess, is a generation of Holy Spirit filled believers seeking truth from God Himself. I have to believe that my son was born in this time for a reason. So I know of one boy 😊 And he seeks the truth. I’m going to think more on prayer points and talk to God about it. I already see that God has equipped my son with needed characteristics for his purpose. A big pray I have is that the enemies plans on his life are thwarted and that God’s plans prevail. Thank you for this message. Godly men are so important and as women, we play a huge influencing role. Men need to know they are respected and valued. I’ve seen the dark forces of this world beat down my husband. I pray that his value comes from God. Shalom.
Come on Jesus! Thank you for sharing. That was powerful. And, thank you for how you are raising your son and building up your husband and your family as well. Blessings
I have seen a tendency of the men who are becoming dependent on the women (their wives) in the pretext that they have lost their jobs or their businesses are not doing well. Instead of them trying to find a way of fending for the family, they sit back and relax and expect the wife to provide and be a homemaker all at once.
We are really need to pray against this reversal of roles.
You could have mentioned it in one if your prayer points but I feel the Holy Spirit tagging at my heart to emphasise it
I spoke about it in the post but I need to add it as a prayer point as well. Sometimes I think men do get tired and need the rest and to take a break. It is good when the wife is in a position to step up and help. However, this shouldn’t be a permanent thing. I think women sometimes need to know when to step back and not try to take over too. We are to blame for this happening sometimes.
Love Dr. Tony Evans and Sammy Rodriguez as well. This is what I’m talking about, it’s virtual and it’s free. Thank you for sharing. Blessings
It is so important, now more than ever, to train our boys on how to be godly men. Our daughters are being lured away from our families and churches by men who were not raised with the influence of the Holy Spirit in their lives. We need instill in our boys that being a Christian does not equal being weak physically, emotionally or morally. Teach them to be leaders and influencers in the world! Teach them their true identities in Christ. Father, we pray that you move within the hearts and minds of our boys. Grant them wisdom and discernment in all things. Grant to them the knowledge and understanding they require to lead their families and companies to pursue a righteous life in Your sight. In Jesus’ name. Amen
I’m subscribed and read every word you put out but never commented until today. I have two sons, and my husband and I pray for them daily. We pray the entire psalm 91 over the family. We pray that the Lord would instruct our children and that his peace would be upon them. Also, against perverse spirits, we pray that they grow in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man. We pray that they are bold and don’t allow anyone to despise them because of their youth. We also pray that they will be bright for their greatness and be the greatest men of God for their generation.
My precious grandchildren an daughter live in Florida, I recently mailed so many christian dvds, cds, an tho they are growing up quickly, an our relationships are not restored as yet, the youngest grandson, Robert Jack the apple of my eye, I sent a hebrew dvd for kids, Father in heaven the journey has been long, an I thank you for the strength of eagles wings, Father help me, save my grandchildren/save my daughter….her name is Desiree, my grandchildren, Gavin, Samantha, Robert Jack….father this pentecost I ask your blessed wind of holy spirit move in my family, help me