Through the years I’ve seen how important it is to pray God’s word over and for my children. I’ve also watched how God moved in my kid’s hearts and lives when I shared the scriptures with them. That’s why I’ve made it a priority to read through the Bible each year and journal what God speaks to my heart through His word.
“I will both lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, Lord, make me live in safety.” Psalm 4:8
Lord, I am so thankful that you always watch over my child, even when she lies down in sleep. May my child always sleep peacefully with the knowledge of your care.
Is it your goal to read through the Bible in 2019? More than that, do you want to apply God’s will to your life and the life of your child? I’ve created some resources for that!
First, my book Praying Through The Bible in One Year allows you to do both!
Praying Through the Bible in One Year is a Scripture Reading Plan and Guided Journal to help you read and apply God’s Word to your life.
My desire is for this journal to guide you as you seek God and His truth. It’s divided into three parts.
1. A Scripture Reading Plan. This plan takes you from Genesis to Revelation. Reading four or five chapters a day, you’ll read through the whole Bible in one year! Each week has five days of reading, leaving the weekends for catch-up.
2. A Daily Scripture. Pause on these verses, read them closely, and consider how they can impact your prayers for your kids.
3. A Prayer Prompt. Through these prompts, you’ll focus on ways you can pray for your kids. Blank space is provided for you to continue the prayer or to write down other meaningful Scriptures that you read during the day’s reading.
Leave a Legacy
Second, I created a free course to help you master the skill of journaling through the Bible to create a Legacy Bible for your own children.
Join me as I guide you in sharing God’s Word with your children or grandchildren through the pages of your own journaling Bible. Through this free, 6-week course you’ll discover how to share your own personal reflections through the pages of God’s Word.
It’s such a meaningful way to pass on heartfelt prayers alongside your favorite Scripture passages, leaving a heritage of faith. Each journal entry will be a treasured gift to future generations.
There’s no doubt about it, we need each other. God created us for community. That’s why I started a group for us to connect and share how He is moving in our lives through His word when my podcast The Daily Bible Podcast began. Every morning we post the daily verses and the word of the day, and we talk about how the Spirit spoke to us regarding that passage. Find it here!
Worth The Effort
Finally, I want to encourage you not to give up. The journal isn’t dated because I know how much pressure that can bring. Life happens. If you get off track one week, just pick up again the next week. God is more concerned with your desire to read His Word and connect with His heart than He is with your ability to complete a weekly task.
This is your journal concerning your prayers for your kids. If it takes you two years to read through the Bible, that will be wonderful! Know your efforts, whether over one year or two or more, will be worth it.
Pick up a copy for yourself and share with friends! May God’s Word transform each of us this year!
Order Praying Through The Bible in a Year here.