Praying for Boys

praying for boys

What Are Your Biggest Concerns for Your Son?

Instead of trying harder to change your boy’s behavior or worrying about his future, enjoy the peace that comes when you pray specific prayers for him straight from the Bible. This encouraging book helps you target your prayers on what your son needs most–from patience and self-control to having a pure heart and making wise decisions.
Today you can start giving whatever concerns you have to God and
– learn to fight for your son’s heart in prayer
– look at raising boys as a gift
– see how even quick prayers make a difference
– understand boys’ deepest struggles, no matter their age
– rest in knowing that God is the only One who can change your son’s heart

Written for moms but great for dads (and grandparents) too, this easy-to-use book is filled with uplifting stories and biblical wisdom that will equip you on your journey to raising a godly man.

I have three amazing children. Children that put up with my crazy quirks. Children that are a gift from God. Children that keep me on my toes as well as my knees. My first born is a lovely girl who we call Chief. (Partly due to the fact she THINKS she is in charge sometimes) My boys who are 7 (we will call him Pups) and 5 (who we will call Little One). I have written about devotionals for girls but this is my review on a book dedicated just for boys.

Brooke McGlothlin (from has written a new book called Praying for Boys: Asking God For The Things They Need Most. I found myself drawn to it from the beginning due to the fact that her boys are similar ages to my own. I crave some days a bit of sanity from the crazy that comes along with raising boys. Not that I am a girly girl who likes to go shopping or do crafts. Truth is I would rather watch football or go fishing than shopping. Even with enjoying getting dirty I still have trouble wrapping my head around some (ok fine most ) of the things my boys do.

 The first 54 pages was dedicated to introductions, how to use this book, and some background information on the author. Despite that Praying For Boys was an enjoyable read. I wasn’t surprised by any of the 21 areas to pray for my sons. I believe in fact that I have prayed each one of those things (plus a few more due to specifics for each son). I liked the flow, it was light yet there was some honest transparency to it. Something all moms need now and again.

One thing I loved about the book was the structure of each chapter. I believe that this book was really meant for group discussion. The stories Brooke shares are just a jumping off point to other moms and dads sharing their own stories. Each chapter also has a bunch of scripture at the end of each story. I loved that!! There were so many references to choose from and ways to pray for your sons. I also loved the discussion questions. I enjoyed how they came at the end of each chapter.  As I said before, I believe that this book will only reach its full potential if done in a group setting. But isn’t that what is all about? Bringing together moms of boys…

The only thing that I would change about the book is the conclusion. Instead of having the 54 page intro and background, I would have just moved the conclusion up to the front. It seemed so much more honest and real. Overall, if you are a mom who struggles with the day to day in praying for your boys, read this book. It may just bring some sanity to the crazy that is boy!!

I received this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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