7 Prayers for Our Children
They went back to school. Many mommas are ready for the end of summer vacation and the kids usually are as well. My momma heart was just a tad blue as I rose for the da knowing that I would not be there to see them get on the bus to go to a new school with new teachers and peers. I have ALWAYS been the one to do the school routine, make the lunches, help get clothes ready, and make sure they have brushed teeth and hair. This year it is my husband doing all the routine things with and for them. (He did a great job, by the way.)
When I feel like I am losing control of the things in my life that I once had a good grip on I take out my Bible and ask God to lead me to the right prayer. I start to pray Scripture over the situation and feeling. This day was no different as I sat at my computer at the wee hours of the morning. The house was dark except for the little light at my desk. The rooster crowed from his garden coop and the cool air seeped in the window giving a slight chill as I sat and read. All was quiet and it gave me the perfect peace needed to soak in God’s Word. I want to share this with you in hopes that His Word will heal your heart and bring you peace as well.
1 Thessalonians 3:12 (NIV), “May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you.” So I pray this: Lord, may the love of ____________increase and overflow for those in our family and for everyone else.
Psalm 119:66 (NIV), “Teach me knowledge and good judgement, for I trust your commands.” So I pray this: Lord, may ___________ grow to love your Word. May the heart of ____________ trust your commands. May____________ seek good judgement. Fill ___________ with the knowledge of your will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives. (Colossians 1:9)
Romans 12:2 (NIV), “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.” So I pray this: Lord, may ___________ know your will and understand what is right because of your law. May ____________ not copy the behavior and customs of this world but be transformed into a new person through changes thoughts and through knowing your perfect and pleasing will. (Romans 2:18)
1 Corinthians 1:8 (NIV), “He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.” So I pray this: Lord, may ___________ keep firm in faith, staying pure and blameless, until the end. May the good work you started in____________. carry on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. May ___________ hold firmly to the world of life, so life’s labor will not be in vain. (Philippians 1:6; 2:6)
Psalm 1:2-3 (NIV), “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers.” So I pray this: Lord, may ___________ be like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. May ____________ delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. And because of your word planted deep, may whatever ____________ does prosper.
Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV), “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” So I pray this: Lord, may ____________ be a peacemaker who sows in peace and reaps a harvest of righteousness. Lord, may your name be honored because of the life of ______________. I know this is only possible because of you grace. May love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control flow from the life of ______________because of your spirit within. (James 3:18; 2 Thessalonians 1:12)
John 15:8 (NIV), “This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.” So I pray this: Lord, may ______________ produce much fruit so that you may be glorified. May the life of ______________be for your praise and glory, because of hope put in you. (Ephesians 1:14)
Ladies, I know that it’s hard to live all the roles that we are gifted in life. Being mom is the biggest role we are given and praying for our children should be priority in our day. With school starting up it is my honor to pray even harder for my children. God blessed us with a beautiful gift in these precious souls. Keep them close ladies and bathes in prayer.
Blessings to your day,