It’s a sweet book, my Praying for Boys. Mostly happy. Sharing stories of boys who are loved and taken care of, even if by imperfect parents.
They’re growing up with enough to eat, two parents in the home, the best education, clothing for each day of the week, and they don’t even know that racial tensions exist.

I told my oldest about a divorce in our family, and he said, “I didn’t know you could un-marry someone.” So innocent, even if he’s not.

And it’s why we have to pray.

People are asking why? Why do tragedies like Ferguson have to happen? Why can’t we all just get along? How can we save our boys? And my reply?

Lord Jesus, come quickly. Sin will always be sin, and the answer will always be Jesus. And it’s why we have to pray for our boys.

This is the world we live in, and I absolutely refuse to be afraid of it. Respect it, yes. Honor it, yes. Fear it, no. Because my God is so big, so strong, and so mighty, there’s nothing my God cannot do.

Right now.

Could He use this tragedy, no matter what side of it you’re on, to bring us to our knees in prayer for the hearts of our sons?

Could He cause a generation of moms and dads to stand up and say, “NO MORE! We refuse to leave our sons to chance! We WILL OPEN OUR EYES AND SEE what’s happening to our boys! We WILL FIGHT FOR OUR SONS from this day forward. We WILL BEG GOD to move on their behalf, and do everything we can to change the tide of this country as we commit to raising godly sons!”

I believe He can! Right now. Starting with me. Starting with you.

There’s no option. It’s no longer a question. There’s no time to waste. No time to think it over. No more time to fiddle around leaving things to chance while the enemy laughs in our face and steals away our sons. He only comes to kill, steal, and destroy. We MUST fight!


Parents who pray for their children recognize their own inability to change their children’s hearts, and put their faith and hope in the God who can.

Right now. Right this moment. Pray for your sons. (<<—Tweet That). Is there ANYTHING more important than begging the God who made our sons to make a change?

The best way a mom can enter the battle for the heart of her son is on her knees. Do it NOW.

Right now, you can join over 10,000 other mothers of boys in the Praying for Boys 5-day prayer challenge. It’s free. We must pray.

“Lord, make a way for my son(s). In the name of Jesus, get their hearts. Open the eyes of their understanding and let them see God. Make them honorable men who passionately follow you all the days of their lives. Let them be world changers, if only in their own homes, as they die to themselves and live for you.”

Brooke McGlothlinBrooke McGlothlin is co-founder and President of Raising Boys Ministries. She’s a mother of two boys who believes God has chosen her to fight for the hearts of her sons. She can be found most often on her knees in prayer, not because she’s so holy, but because God is. Not because she knows how to raise godly men, but because God knows the plans He has for them.