A Parents Book of Prayers

(Day By Day Devotional)

Similar in size and format to JESUS CALLING… it features a prayer a day for 365 days on one of over 200 hundred different topics that we all desire for our children

Published by B&H BOOKS
(Broadman and Holman)

What parent feels like they spend enough time praying for their children?

From the moment our children first arrive in this world, we begin to talk to God about their immediate needs – safety, protection, health… all good things. Yet the truth is there is so much more we want for them: salvation, a bold & growing faith, a virtuous life, blessings, godly qualities, love for the Bible, purity of mind as well as body & heart, heart for the gospel, godly friends, obedient spirit, freedom from family strongholds, tender heart to confess quickly, godly future mate, help as they struggle with comparison and peer pressure, strong prayer life, future vocation, good work ethic, courage, confidence, good relationship with siblings and teachers, reverence, discernment…

Years ago, as a new parent, I began to realize my tendency to largely pray about whatever was right in front of me. It occurred to me one day that since I was keeping a notebook with lists of people I wanted to remember to pray for on a regular basis, why not begin making a list to pray through of all the many things I’d like to see God do in the lives of my children.

That list grew through the years as my kids did and became the foundation for this book.

It’s my prayer that this book might help you pray more regularly and more purposefully for your children.


This book is going on my nightstand! My friend and fellow songwriter, Tony Wood, has given parents, in any season of life, an incredible gift in A Parent’s Book of Prayers. I love that these devotions start with scripture, focusing first on the attributes of God, then guide us in prayer over our children. What a beautiful and vital resource for raising up the future of the Church in our homes!

Christy Nockels
singer/songwriter/worship leader for Passion Conferences

Tony is one of the most prayerful and thoughtful people I’ve had the privilege to know and work with over the past decade. I’m grateful to call him a friend and thrilled to recommend this beautiful book of prayers for parents. As a busy working mom, this is a God-send!

Francesca Battistelli
GRAMMY nominated and Dove Award winning Artist of the Year

It is a privilege to serve alongside Tony Wood as an elder. So I can tell you from up close and personal, when Tony prays, we all crane our necks a little closer. It’s not just his craft, it’s his relationship with his Sovereign Father. As Tony lovingly prays for his four precious daughters, he also prays for countless others. I have no doubt you’ll learn from Tony’s labors, as you pray for your children, their children, and the generations to come.

Dr. Michael Easley
former president Moody Bible Institute, Teaching Pastor Stonebridge Bible Church

If tears filling my eyes after reading the first 3 sentences of this book is an indication of a heart connection – then this book has it! Tony Wood has somehow found his way into the heart and mind of the praying parent. A Parent’s Book of Prayers has brought focus and intentionality to my daily efforts to pray for my daughter. With the general “busyness” of just BEING a parent, it’s really hard to gather my thoughts when I sit down to pray. This book gives me a jumping off point – and reminds me with every word that the number one priority in our lives as Christian parents should be passing on a real and living faith in Jesus. We must intercede on behalf of our children. Thank you Tony for this invaluable tool that I will likely use every day for the rest of my life.

Shelley Breen
Member of GRAMMY nominated and multiple Dove Award winning group Point of Grace

Being a father is one of the most precious responsibilities I have been gifted with. Tony has taken his God-given talents and has combined scripture and his heartfelt testimony into an incredible daily devotional that reminds me how blessed I am to be a father and most importantly how precious it is to have a heavenly father. This is a must read book!

Jason Crabb
GRAMMY Award winner, Dove Award winning Artist of the Year

A Parents Book of Prayers” by my friend Tony Wood is a treasure for any parent and their children. It is written with so many great nuggets of wisdom from God’s Word and the heart of a parent. Tony is an incredible writer of songs and now I have learned that he is simply a great writer!

Mark Harris
GRAMMY nominated and multiple Dove Award winning solo artist and member of 4-HIM as well as Associate Pastor/Artist in Residence at Gateway Church, Southlake, TX

I am learning that one of the most important things I can do for my two boys is to pray for them. Tony and his wife Terri have been wonderful role models for me on just how to go about praying scripture over their children. Philippians 4:6-7 reminds us to not be anxious, but with prayer make our requests known. These devotions are tools to help lead me on that path of finding peace as I pray for specific needs.

Denise Jones
Member of GRAMMY nominated and multiple Dove Award winning group Point of Grace

The passion and humility that Tony brings to the prayers in this book are both powerful and inspiring. As beautiful as it is a peaceful read.

Cindy Morgan
songwriter, author, Dove Award winning artist