Last week we prayed powerful Scripture over our husbands, and this week we apply the same principle to how we pray for our children. Praying Scripture is more than uttering a collection of magic words or reciting a written script. Praying Scripture is admitting that we need God’s help—even to pray. I need God’s help to pray for my kids, because He knows better than I do what they really need most.
Father God, who not only loves me with an everlasting love, but also loves my children with an everlasting love, who desires that none should perish, but that all should come to know You through the Lord through Jesus Christ, please hear my prayer.
I pray that (insert your children’s name) will delight in your laws and meditate on them day and night. Make them like trees planted by streams of water, yielding fruit in season whose leaf does not wither. May Your Word dwell in them richly, teaching and admonishing them with thankfulness in their hearts to you. May they seek You, seek Your wisdom, and Your kingdom first, asking for wisdom in faith without doubting that You are the giver of good gifts.
Take their heart of stone and make it a heart of flesh. Strengthen them through the power of Your Spirit so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. May they be rooted and grounded in love and fully understand the depth of Christ’s love for them. Fill them with the fullness of You.
Give them a desire to, through the power of your Spirit, put off their old selves and be renewed in the spirit of their minds to put on their new self, created after the likeness of Christ. Remove all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamour and slander and malice, stirring up love for one another—tender-hearted and forgiving love that mimics the love Christ has for them.
Grant them complete satisfaction in their current state, teaching them thankfulness and contentment. Hide Your words in their hearts, filling their minds with life changing Scripture, gently yielding their wills to Yours.
Lord, have your way with them.
There is nothing more powerful that I could pray for my children then the very words and desires of God. Moms, let’s move our prayers from surface comfort toward deeper and truly life changing prayers.
2 Peter 3:9, Jeremiah 31:3, Psalm 1, Colossians 3:16, Matthew 6:33, James 1:5, James 1:17, Ezekiel 36:26, Ephesians 4:17-19, Ephesians 4:22-24, Ephesians 4:31-32, Hebrews 13:5, Psalm 119:11