It is so hard to watch your children struggle.
Sometimes the best course of action is to let them work it out themselves. Other times there is a tough lesson to be learned. Many times, you stand back because you want to see how they will handle it.
But sometimes you intervene.
I’m in the middle of intervention. One of my kids is severely struggling with his peers and my heart is broken! Oh how it takes every ounce of energy and emotion I have.
While we are actively dealing with it and making positive changes to improve the situation, it has brought me to my knees. And I’ve come to understand what a blessing that is.
You see, prayer is the most powerful tool we have in our arsenal. And when we pray scripture, we up the ante because we’re told in Hebrews 4:12 that the word of God is living and full of power.
I need that power about now. You, too?
Because I know many of you are moms, grandmothers, aunts, God-mothers, moms-to-be, I want to equip you with scripture to pray over those special little people in your lives.
Isaiah 54:13 – That they are taught of the Lord
Proverbs 13:1 – For the fruit of godly instruction and correction
Proverbs 2:6 – For counsel and wisdom in bringing up our children
1 Peter 1:14-15 – To not conform to the things of the flesh
1 Peter 2:2 – To desire the pure milk of the Word
James 1:19 – To be swift to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger
Hebrews 13:5 – To be content with what they have
James 1:22 – To be doers of the Word and not just hearers
Philemon 1:6 – To be effectively sharing their faith
2 Timothy 1:7 – To not have a spirit of fear
2 Timothy 4:18 – To be delivered from every evil work
2 Timothy 2:22 – To flee from the evil desires of youth
James 3:10 – To keep curses from their mouths
1 John 5:18 – To keep them safe from the Enemy
Psalm 91:11 – For angels to accompany, defend, preserve
Psalm 4:8 – To provide safety for them, day and night
1 John 2:15 – To keep them from loving the world or the things in it
1 John 1:7 – That they walk in the light as You are in the Light
James 4:8 – To cleanse their hands and purify their hearts
2 Timothy 2:22 – To follow after righteousness, faith, love, and peace
Hebrews 13:18 – To have a good conscience and a desire to live honorably
Proverbs 3:4 – To have favor and high esteem with God and man
Oh sisters, spend time praying over your children! You’re not only wielding a sword on their behalf, but you are also learning what God says about certain situations. This helps increase intimacy with your true Protector.
Print this out and pray a few scriptures over them each night while they are sleeping. Once the list is complete, start again. Add to this list as God reveals additional scripture for you.
Friends, I’m in battle for my children. I’m encouraging you to be in battle for yours.
If you don’t fight for them, who will?