Book Review: The Power of Praying for your Adult Children

THE POWER OF PRAYING FOR YOUR ADULT CHILDREN by Stormie Omartian is about praying for your adult children. This review was written by Hank Griffith of South Suburban Evangelical Free Church in Apple Valley, Minnesota. This book is good for anyone with adult children or children reaching adulthood.

No one reading this review is naïve enough to believe that praying for our children stops when they graduate from high school. In fact, we all know that our “kids” as young adults can have much bigger problems than they ever did when they were little. As a result they need our prayers more than ever! But how do we pray for our adult children who may not even share with us some of the things we ought to be praying for the most?

Last Christmas when our daughter-in-law Jen, Doug’s wife, gave Donna and me The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children by Stormie Ormartian, bestselling author of The Power of a Praying series, we knew right away this was a book we wanted to read. We did, and we’re glad of it. It’s biblical, insightful, easy to read, and faith-filled.  Mrs. Ormartian’s book is saturated with Scripture verses! In addition, she has a good handle on human nature. She knows from personal experience what it’s like to be the parent of adult children and possesses good insight into what young adults in the US are facing today.

To get this review rolling I’d like to share a quote from near the beginning of the book: “If you have an adult child who has grieved you or worried you, or caused you problems for himself (herself) or for you or others, ask God to pour out His Spirit on him (her) right now. Don’t waste your time blaming yourself, the other parent, or your child. I am not saying your adult children don’t bear any responsibility for what happens in their lives. They certainly do. But the overriding factor is that only an outpouring of the Holy Spirit of God on your adult children is powerful enough to withstand the onslaught of the spirit of evil coming against them.”


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