Scripture to PRAY Over Your Children

Posted in FAITH, PARENTING WITH A PURPOSE
on October 1, 2016

Nothing gives me more peace than praying for those that I love, especially when it comes to my babies.  I never truly understood what it meant to worry until I birthed my first babe.  I started babysitting when I was eleven years old, and by the time I became pregnant at age 22, I was sure that I knew the ins and outs of being a mom.  I was confident that motherhood would be my ‘thing’ and that I would know exactly how to embrace this new blessing.  After all, I had been fixated on this whole motherhood thing for the last two years (a story for another time).

Then my son was born {insert all the HORMONES}.  While words cannot describe the instant and unconditional love that I felt holding my sweet newborn for the very first time, I was quickly flooded with all the emotions that came with being a first time mom.  I became fearful that I would not be able to live up to God’s plan for me as a mom.

Dear mamas, I have found that the absolute best way for me to release this fear is to pray over my children.  Our church (mecklenburg.org) has been so gracious to create a class called, Second Steps, which is designed to teach parents how to raise Godly children during the transition from baby to toddlerhood.  We were provided with invaluable resources that I will forever hold close to my heart.  I would like to share some of those with all of you.

Protection

“For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.”  Psalm 91:11 (NIV)

PRAY:  Father, I pray that you would command your angles to guard (your child’s name) every day.

Knowing God

“I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.”  Ephesians 1:17 (NIV)

“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  To him be the glory both now and forever! Amen!”  2 Peter 3:18 (NIV)

PRAY:  Father, I pray that you would reveal yourself to (your child’s name) so he/she knows you intimately.

Desiring God

 “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.  My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.  When can I go and meet with God?”  Psalm 42:1-2 (NIV)

PRAY:  Father, I pray that (your child’s name) will thirst for you and desire you alone.

Worth in God

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”  Psalm 139:14 (NIV)

PRAY:  Father, I pray that (your child’s name) may find his/her worth in you alone.

Avoiding Temptation

“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.”  1 John 4:4 (NIV)

PRAY:  Father, I pray that (your child’s name) will find strength in you to overcome temptations from the enemy.

Shepherding My Child’s Heart

“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children.  Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.  Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.”  Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (NIV)

PRAY:  Father, I pray that I will take every opportunity to shepherd (your child’s name)’s heart towards a relationship with you.

Hungering for God

“When your words came, I ate them; they were my joy and my heart’s delight, for I bear your name, Lord God Almighty.”  Jeremiah 15:16 (NIV)

PRAY:  Father, I pray that (your child’s name) will hunger for your word.  Let it be (his/her) joy and heart’s delight.

Salvation

“The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.  Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”  2 Peter 3:9 (NIV)

PRAY:  Father, I pray that (your child’s name)’s heart would be open to salvation in Christ.

Glorifying God

“So whether you eat of drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.”  1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV)

PRAY:  Father, I pray that (your child’s name) would desire to glorify you in everything.

Purtiy

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”  Philippians 4:8 (NIV)

PRAY:  Father, I pray that (your child’s name) would choose to honor you with a life of purity.

Humility & Forgiveness

“Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”  Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)

“Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so you may be healed.  The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”  James 5:16 (NIV)

PRAY:  Father, I pray that (your child’s name) would have a humble, contrite heart and that (he/she) would be quick to forgive others when wronged.

I hope these scriptures and prayers provide you with as much comfort as they did for me.

Love + Hugs,
Skye


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