As a new school year approaches, arm your children with 12 blessings from God’s word.
Children are a gift – an amazing blessing from God. Every single day, we may find ourselves doing a lot for our kids: loving and caring for them, nurturing, teaching, helping, leading, equipping, encouraging, protecting, and so much more. But in the midst of busy and full lives, we have to ask ourselves: Are we spending time really praying for our children?
There’s a battle over our families today, and the enemy would love nothing more than to destroy all that we hold dear in this life. Prayer is essential over our children and families, in order to stay alert, aware, and discerning of God’s voice, as well as to stand against the attacks we may face each day. We should never underestimate the importance of speaking blessing and truth over our kids’ lives. Praying God’s words back to Him over our children is powerful, bringing strength and blessing to all those we love.
Prayer + God’s Word = Power – the pathway for Him to do miraculous things.
12 Blessings from God’s Word to Pray Over Your Children:
We praise you for your love and faithfulness. Thank you for your protection and care for our families. Thank you that you give us the power to love well; the wisdom to lead and teach our children. We know you’re for us; that you fight for our families today.
We confess, some days, that parenting is tough. It’s easy to start feeling anxious or overwhelmed. We ask you to make us more like you and aware of your constant presence in our lives. Help us to release our children to you, knowing that is the safest place they can be. Please fill our families with your truth and cover us with your favor and care.
Lord, we pray for these blessings over our children, today, and every day:
Belief – “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.” Acts 16:31
Blessing – “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.” Numbers 6:24-26
Courage – “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Favor – “For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.” Psalm 5:12
Godly Relationships – “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Proverbs 13:20
Grace – “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” 2 Corinthians 13:14
Hope – “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31
Love – “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.” 1 John 3:1
Peace – “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3
Protection – “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart…He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:1-2, 4, 11
Purpose – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11
Trust – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6
Please let your blessings and your powerful words shine on our children and family, as we seek to honor you.
In Jesus’ Name,
Debbie McDaniel is a writer/educator/RN who lives in Cypress, TX with her husband, 3 teens, and 4 pets. She loves traveling with her crew – a great cup of coffee with a sunrise view on the beach or mountains is her fav!
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