How often do you pray for your children? As parents, our kids are always at the forefront of our thoughts and actions. We are always loving and caring for them, nurturing, teaching, leading, motivating, encouraging, protecting, helping… The list goes on and on..
Countless hours are spent getting involved in their lives, assisting with schoolwork, supporting their dreams and aspirations. Money is spent on music lessons, sports gear, tutors and coaches that will help them grow and achieve their full potential.
We do all this because we love them, because we want them to prosper. But we may get caught up in all the planning and forget that the most important ingredient for any recipe for success: prayer.
Prayer is essential over our kids and family members. It is needed to stay alert, aware, and discerning of God’s voice, and give us the strength to stand against the enemy when he wants to cause mischief in our lives. We should never underestimate the importance of speaking blessing and truth over their lives and the Bible is the best source for this.
Keep on hand this list of 9 powerful verses to bless and pray for your children:
“The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”
“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
1 John 1:9
“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.”
“Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.”
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
2 Timothy 1:7