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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

prayers for my children

lately i have really been focusing on my prayer life. the Lord is showing me the importance of spending time with Him, not only in His word, but also in prayer. its vital that i take my needs, desires, struggles & praises to Him. i want to be intentional in my prayer life. i don't want to only offer up sunday school prayers with general requests. i want to pray scripture back to Him & beg Him to move in specific ways for me, ben, our children, our families, ministries & friends.

i have come across a few helpful guides in praying specifics for Ben & our kids. since i don't have the entire bible memorized, (how awesome would that be?!) i love having a list of a few scriptures to pray for my family.

as i learn more about prayer & become more addicted to it, i want to share more verses that help me pray on a more personal level. i believe the best thing i can do for my husband & children is to be an intercessor, on their behalf, to the Father. i want to cover them in prayers, each day. and i truly think it will help me to love them more & serve them with a willing heart.

Acts 19:20......I thank you Father that Your Word prevails over our children.
Isa 54:13........That they are taught of the Lord and continue to be
Prov 13:1........the fruit of godly instruction and correction.
Isa 54:13........Great is their peace and undisturbed composure.
Prov 2:6.........Father, give us counsel and wisdom in bringing up our children.
1Pet 1:14........I say they are obedient, not conforming to the things of the flesh,
1Pet 1:15........but holy, in all conduct.
1Pet 2:2.........desiring the pure milk of the Word that they may grow thereby.
Jas 1:19.........That they are swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to wrath.
Heb 13:5........Their conduct is without covetousness,
Heb 13:5........and they are content with what they have.
Heb 13:16.......They do not forget to do what is right and to share.
2Pet 3:18........I pray that they grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord,
1Thes 4:1.......and abound more and more in how they should walk and please You.
1Pet 5:5.........That they submit to their elders, and to one another,
1Pet 5:5.........being clothed with humility.
1Pet 5:7.........That they cast their cares upon You, Father, for You care for them.
Jas 1:22.........I thank You that they are doers of the Word, and not hearers only,
Ph'm 1:6........effectively sharing their faith.
2Tim 1:7 .......not having a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind.
2Tim 1:9........Father, You have saved them and called them with a holy calling,
2Tim 1:9 .......not according to works, but according to Your own purpose.
2Tim 4:18......Deliver them from every evil work and preserve them.
John 10:5 .....They will by no means follow strangers, not knowing their voices.
2Tim2:22 ......They abide with others who call on the Lord out of a pure heart,
Jas 3:10 ........and cursing comes not out of their mouth.
1Jn 5:18 ........Because Jesus keeps them safe, the wicked one does not touch them.
Ps 91:11........Give Your angels special charge to accompany, defend, preserve
Ps 4:8...........and provide safety for them, day and night.
1Jn 2:5 .........Because they keep Your Word, Your love is being perfected in them.
1Jn 2:15 .......They do not love the world or the things in the world,
3Jn 1:11........and they do not imitate what is evil, but what is good.
1Jn 1:7 .........They walk in the light as You are in the Light,
Jas 4:8 .........cleansing their hands and purifying their hearts,
2Tim 2:22 .....They follow after righteousness, faith, love, and peace.
Heb 13:18......They have a good conscience and desire to live honorably,
Prov 3:4 ........having favor and high esteem with God and man.

isn't this neat?! i'll be honest, i don't always pray every scripture on this list every single day. but i do try to pick out several & focus on them. i try to cover every scripture in a week. i got this from www.prayingscriptures.com and its been pretty helpful. i don't think its essential to have a list of scripture, but it definitely helps you to be specific & its a great way to learn the bible.

i want to be a prayer warrior for my kids. i want them to know that i am always thinking of them, and loving them by going to the Lord & asking Him to move in their lives.

so thankful for my kids & so thankful for the Word.



1 comment:

Dina said...

I love that. Thanks for sharing!