Let’s Pray For Our Children

Psalm 127:3 (NLT)
Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from him.
Isaiah 54:13 (NLT)
13 I will teach all your children, and they will enjoy great peace.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 (NLT)
But the Lord is faithful; he will strengthen you and guard you from the evil one.[a]
1 John 5:14  (NLT)
14 And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him.
Psalm 46:1 (NLT)
God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.

From the time our daughter started kindergarten until the end of her senior year in high school, we prayed for her each morning before school. 

Our routine went like this; while I was driving I would ask her to start our prayer. She would pray over her day and for our family, and then I would pray for her safety, for her teachers and all of the school administrators.  I also prayed for her friends, and I asked God to bless her with friends that had a desire to honor Him by being obedient to those in authority at her school. By the time we were finished praying, it was time for her to get out of the car.  This happened every morning without fail, and on the mornings that her dad took her, they did the same thing.
On the days that she was having a test, I would pray and ask God to whisper the answers to her, to help her get the correct answers. 

When we attended her basketball games, we would pray that God would protect all of the players from getting injured in any way.  Prayer was, and still is, a huge part of our lives.

Please know this, we were by no means perfect parents, but we were and still are,  praying parents. We have seen God do some awesome things due to prayer.  When we pray we are inviting God’s hedge of protection to surround our children so that the enemy can’t do with them as he wills.

We knew that we needed God’s divine help and intervention to get us through each day and we also needed His divine protection at all times over our daughter and over us.

In a few days, thousands of children will be heading back to school. Some come from praying homes and some don’t.  I am asking that we have a call to prayer. If you are reading this blog, and you have children still in school, pray over them daily.  Maybe you are an empty nester or a grandparent. No matter the case, you still know children that you can pray for daily.  I encourage you to even pray for those that you don’t know.  Be in prayer also for those moms or dads, that are having to raise their children alone.  Many times it is all they can do to get from one day to the next.
Pray for the children that are being brought up in single-parent homes. Many times the effect of being separated from a parent,  plays out in the way they respond to their teachers and others at school.

Ladies Satan will use the schoolhouse as his battleground if we let him. The fight for our youth is a spiritual battle, and you fight spiritual battles with spiritual weapons,  and prayer is a spiritual weapon.

Pray that our children will be little shining lights for other children who have no clue who God is. 

Let’s be prayer warriors that stand in the gap for these sweet children.  Be blessed and have a great school year!

Psalm 140:4  (NLT)
O Lord, keep me out of the hands of the wicked.
    Protect me from those who are violent, for they are plotting against me.

 

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