“Parents have a great and responsible work to do, and they may well inquire: ‘Who is sufficient for these things?’ But God has promised to give wisdom to those that ask in faith, and He will do just as He said He would. He is pleased with the faith that takes Him at His word. The mother of Augustine prayed for her son’s conversion. She saw no evidence that the Spirit of God was impressing his heart, but she was not discouraged. She laid her finger upon the texts, presenting before God His own words, and pleaded as only a mother can. Her deep humiliation, her earnest importunities, her unwavering faith, prevailed, and the Lord gave her the desire of her heart. Today He is just as ready to listen to the petitions of His people. His ‘hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither His ear heavy, that it cannot hear;’ and if Christian parents seek Him earnestly, He will fill their mouths with arguments and for His name’s sake will work mightily in their behalf in the conversion of their children.” —Ellen G. White, Testimonies for the Church, vol. 5, pp. 322

Bible Promises to Claim


ISAIAH 49:25
“For I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will save your children.”

“I will pour My spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your offspring.”

ISAIAH 54:13
“All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children.”

PSALM 72:4
“He will save the children of the needy, and will break in pieces the oppressor.”

JEREMIAH 31:16, 17
“Thus says the Lord: refrain your voice from weeping, and your eyes from tears; for your work shall be rewarded, says the Lord, and they shall come back from the land of the enemy. There is hope in your future, says the Lord, that your children shall come back to their own border.”

JEREMIAH 29:11, 12
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a
future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.”

3 JOHN 4
“I have no greater joy than to hear that My children walk in truth.”


All texts taken from New King James Version.