Pray For The Children: The Identity Crisis


We live in a time where it’s dangerous to be a child. It always has been throughout history because of war and starvation worldwide. But, with the advent of the internet and radical social change, it is much worse now.

Our children are under spiritual attack.

While some children live in active war zones, others are experiencing an assault on their minds. The latter have not experienced the terror of bombs dropping on their homes. Sadly their thinking is being assaulted by their culture.

America and the western world are facing an identity crisis. This should not be happening with Christian kids, but it is.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” – (2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV)

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” – (Ephesians 2:10 ESV)

As parents and grandparents, we must be watchmen on the walls for our children. Our job is to pray for and teach them the Christian faith. If our children know who they are in Christ, they can resist cultural pressure. But, that information alone is not enough. Young people must also experience the love of Christ for themselves. This is where prayer and action are most valuable.

It takes the power of the Holy Spirit to transform the human heart. And our children need to see the love and good works demonstrated by parents and grandparents. Many of us have failed in the past. But most of us still have an opportunity to contribute as spiritual mentors. The next generation needs our prayers and support.

God ordained the family before he formed the Church. So, Satan has been at war with families since the time of Adam and Eve. Strong and healthy families are the backbone of the Church and society.

Watch and Pray: Father, move upon parents’ and grandparents’ hearts to teach the younger generation how God sees them. As believers, our identity is in Christ. God is not the author of gender confusion. (1) You made us all male and female. Lord Jesus, help us to destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God. And to take every thought captive to obey Christ. (2) In the powerful name of Jesus, Amen.

(1) 1 Corinthians 14:33
(2) 2Corinthians 10:5