The busy days of a mom, often have us reverting to recited or mumbled payers at mealtimes and bedtimes.
Throughout the day we lift short prayers of desperation like these,
“Lord, I need patience in about half a second!”
“Father, give me grace.”
“Jesus, protect them.”
“Jesus, heal my child.”
Many times as I collapse into bed, I’ve uttered the prayer, “Lord, please just make them turn out all right!”
I feel like I barely cover the bases.
However, I know we can be a much mightier force when we fight for our children’s souls by purposely placing ourselves in the gap, interceding on their behalf.
You might appreciate Kaylene’s prayer book 40 Scripture-based Prayers to Pray Over Your Children on Amazon.
Consider Ezekiel 22:30-31. When applied to parenting it has a very eye opening aspect to it. I have added my own words in the brackets [ ].
This is the Lord speaking,
“I looked for a man[parent] among them who would build up the wall and stand before Me in the gap on behalf of the land [children/future generations] so I would not have to destroy it[them], but I found none. So, I will pour out my wrath on them [parent/child]and consume them [parent/child] with my fiery anger, bringing down on their own heads all they have done, declares the Sovereign Lord.”
Sobering. Very, very sobering.
May you and I bravely stand in the gap, using the power of Scripture-based prayers to build a wall around our children.
5 Verses to Pray Over Your Children
Let’s fight the good fight, dear mothers! May you and your children be blessed!
1. Micah 6:8…Lord, I pray my children will always know what You require of them: “And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
2. Isaiah 54:13…I release them to You, Jesus, knowing, “All your sons will be taught by the Lord, and great will be your children’s peace.“
3. 1 Chronicles 4:10… May they seek your face and your favor asking, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.”
4. 1 Chronicles 28:20… Help them“Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you”
5. Psalm 119:109-112…And when they are grown, Lord, may they say,”I will not forget Your law. …I have not strayed from Your precepts. Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart. My heart is set on keeping Your decrees to the very end.”
I have made a free printable bookmark set with prayers that follow these verses. Enjoy!
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Free printable bookmark set with a prayer for sons, daughters and parents.
AMEN! You have been blessed with an amazing gift of words! I so miss your fb posts… (my choice not yours), it was taking up too much of my time and this blog is so time appropriate for me. I was just this morning wondering if im getting too ritual in my prayers with them before school, and so i will be using these to freshen it up! Thank u! If i can subscribe to your blog, here is my email
Hey Cynthia! I miss you on fb too!<br /><br />It's so easy to become ritual & habitual in the prayers we pray. While He hears & answers those, we often do it with half heartedness & not with the faithful expectancy we should have. <br /><br />You'll get a subscription confirmation email. Check spam folder if you don't find it. Click on the link in the email to activate
Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on praying for our children. I think #5 says it all, that is just what I was reading about today in my bible study, training our children in the way they should go. Your post are such a blessing to us moms. God bless you, your family & your ministry. 🙂
Thank you, Jenny, for your kind words. You inspire me, dear friend!
Thank you for sharing these verses and for this great reminder! Praying for our children, future children, and our husbands is so important. God bless!<br /><br />Amy @ http://livinglifetruth.blogspot.com/
Love these Kaylene! Thank you for the free gift. I really appreciate you.
What a wonderful idea, Kaylene. I think my people will love this!
And boy, do I remember the feeling of falling into bed at night and praying that same prayer.
Now, I fall into bed and pray, “God, I can’t oversee them anymore – will you please protect them and keep them safe and on the right path for you?”
It’s still happening. I’m still praying for them, even though some of them are far from home, and you will too. Hang in there!
Thank you for such a lovely printable! I found you as I was “googling” a printable for the Prayer of Jabez. You blog is amazing! You have a new follower!
Welcome, Patricia! It’s a pleasure to have you here. God bless!
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