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Prayers of a Parent for Adult Children

Direct Price: $10.99 $8.99
Format: Paperback, eBook
Pages: 88
ISBN: 9781629958262
Publication Date 06/23/21

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Adult children face many struggles, both earthly and spiritual. Even fully grown, they need support as they forge a life of their own. But how can we help them on their journey as they become independent from us? Bring your love for them to the Lord in prayer. God, who knows and loves your child perfectly, will satisfy their every need.

Let Kathleen’s words guide your devotions as her prayer collection tackles the challenges of marriage, parenthood, careers, aging, and more. Each of the thirty-one prayers included is accompanied by Scripture passages and short reflections for meditation.

This volume offers prayers for adult children. Other books in the series provide prayers for children, teens, and young adults. What a blessing it is to thank God for our precious children thorough all stages of life!


“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 [is] a diligent student of God’s Word, a wonderful writer, and a praying mother. . . . Because these prayers are so Scripture saturated, you can have confidence that you are praying in accord with the will of our good and sovereign God. Take up and read, and pray, and by God’s grace you could change your world.” 

—Justin Taylor, Managing Editor, ESV Study Bible 

“This book will give you words to pray and encouragement to ponder as you navigate the issues and challenges of real-world parenting. It helped me. I think it will help you as well.”

—Mark Vroegop, Lead Pastor, College Park Church, Indianapolis 

“Kathleen Nielson has written a book that will improve your prayer life for your children. As you read this book, you can feel the love, compassion, concern, and wisdom of a mother who has thoughtfully prayed for her own children and those of others for years. It is a beautiful expression of how to guide others to Christ while expressing the love Christ has for his own.”

—Miguel Núñez and Catherine Scheraldi-Núñez, Senior Pastor and Director of Women’s Ministries, International Baptist Church, Santo Domingo


The Author

Kathleen B. Nielson

Kathleen B. Nielson

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 a growing number of grandchildren.