Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift up your hands toward Him for the life of your young children.
~ Lamentations 2:19
As I began a new journal, I set aside a page to write Scriptures to pray specifically over my children in 2015. It is important as their mother to be intentionally focused in my prayers and continually listening for the Lord’s leading and direction.
Over the years I’ve come to recognize the Lord’s still small voice when reading the Bible. He will often prick my heart and bring one of my children to mind. This tells me to stop right where I’m reading and begin to lift up my child using those Scriptures.
Sometimes I pray with understanding, knowing the situation. Other times, I trust in the Lord knowing He sees what I cannot. As Lamentations 2:19 says, “pour out your heart.” In other words, put it all on the table. It’s not the time to hold back or edit, this is God Almighty you’re talking to, let it flow like a river. And don’t let it stop!
There is nothing more powerful than praying the Word of God over our families. Our words are finite, the Bible is HIS words and they are alive, active, and powerful. Praying His words honors the Lord with our faith in His Word, trust in His abilities, and obedience as we bring all our cares to Him in prayer.
In March, do you want to join me on this prayer journey for our children?
Here are the Scriptures I am praying (and have written in my journal) as I trust in the Lord. Allow the Lord to lead you to specific scriptures for your children and write them down. As you pray, insert your children’s names into the scriptures.
4 Scriptures I’m Praying Over My Kids
May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~ Romans 15:13
How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity. ~ Psalm 133:1
May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else…May he strengthen your hearts so that you will be blameless and holy in the presence of our God and Father when our Lord Jesus comes with His holy ones. ~ 1 Thessalonians 3:12-13
Set a guard over my mouth, O Lord; keep watch over the door of my lips. Let not my heart be drawn to what is evil, to take part in evil deeds with men who are evildoers, let me not eat their delicacies. ~ Psalm 141:3-4