Does motherhood ever stress you out?
We want our children to be okay, to make wise decisions, to be healthy, to choose the right friends, and to follow after God with their whole heart.
But if you are anything like me, sometimes I end up parenting from my position of fear of the unknown instead of parenting from the faith in my Almighty Father who knows all.
That’s why PRAYER is vital to how we parent our children.Prayer is our way of stepping away from fear so we can walk in faith. We rely less on our understanding and more on our omnipotent God to lead, guide and intervene on behalf of our children.
Prayer is one of the most important parental responsibilities we have in the lives of our children.
Although I have always prayed for our fellas, I found myself drawn to focus on using scripture to pray directly over them. I invested in reading the Word to guide me.
These scriptures aid me when stress starts to take over my heart and become springboards for more intimate prayer led by the Holy Spirit.
When I pray scripture over my children, I insert their names into the prayer. I want the scriptures to be personal.
Now there are numerous scriptures to pray for our children, but I thought I would share with you a few I like to pray.
Lord, “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give _________ the Spirit of Wisdom and revelation so that you may know Him better.” Ephesians 1:17 NIV
Lord, I pray, “No weapon forged against _________ will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me” declares the Lord. Isaiah 54: 17 NIV
Lord, I pray _______ “would be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry.” James 1: 10
Led by love
Lord, I pray _______ would “walk in the way of love, just as Christ loves us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” Ephesians 5: 2
Lord, I pray ________ would “trust in the Lord with all of _______’s heart and learn not on own _________’s understanding.” Proverbs 3: 5 NIV
Walk by the Spirit
Lord, I pray ________ would “walk by the Spirit, and will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Galatians 5: 16
Lord, I pray __________ would “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5: 18 NIV
Lord, I pray _________ will “share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practicing hospitality.” Romans 12:13
What scriptures do you pray over your children?
Cheering you on,