Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Praying over our kids


Years ago a great friend gave us this list of a few things that we could pray over our kids.
Obviously, these aren’t the only thing’s we should pray, but it gives us a good start and it has helped me to focus on days when my words seemed few.
One of my greatest desire's in life is that my kids grow up to love the Lord with their whole heart.
And I always want to stand in the gap for them... 
There is so much goodness in these and so I wanted to share them with you....

Monday: Ask the Lord to completely surround your children with emotional_ physical_ and spiritual protection.

Tuesday: Pray that the Lord will strengthen your children’s faith and fill them with a passion and desire to know Him_ His word_ and His will.

Wednesday: Ask the Lord to give them wisdom in choosing their friends and to give them strength and courage to boldly take a stand for what is right.

Thursday: Pray that the Lord would renew their mind helping them to remain pure in their thoughts.

Friday: Ask the Lord to extend blessing over their activities, both academic and extracurricular giving them alertness and clarity of mind. Also, for encouragement in their defeats and humility in their victories.

Saturday: Pray that your children will be sensitive and compassionate to the needs of others and that  the Lord will help them act in love_ joy_ peace_ patience_ kindness_ goodness_ faithfulness_ gentleness_ and self control.

Sunday: Pray for those in authority over your children asking the Lord to give them wisdom and understanding as they instruct your children.

Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it.
Proverbs 22:6






Heather :)

14 comments:

  1. awesome post ... praying over our children is crucial ... even after we are long gone our prayers are still effective!

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  2. I love this! Thanks so much for sharing it! Glad I stumbled here :)
    Be blessed..

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  3. this is great stuff, heather! thanks :)
    <3

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  4. Very cool, Heather. I love this!

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  5. This is beautiful :) Something to hold on to for when I have little ones!!

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  6. Our kids are bombarded with SOOO much now that its crucial we stand in that gap for them. I love this post!

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  7. Oh my goodness...so thankful for the privilege of prayer AND the power of prayer for out kids! It truly is our greatest "weapon" we can use to protect them! great post!

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  8. I am in love with the prayers each day! Such a neat guide to help us pray for out little ones :) Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Oh Heather, I love these prayers. I am going to print them out so I can remember them and add them to my prayer at night.

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  10. Amen. I am going to pray this over ours. We pray this already, but I like how you have it broken down by day of the week.

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