God instructs us to "pray without ceasing," and in His kindness, He has supplied us with a whole book (the Bible) to use to guide us in our prayers! We have many favorites, but here are five passages to get you started.
Luke 2:52 - Audra's Pick
“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature,
and in favor with God and man.”
I pray, that like Jesus, my children would grow in wisdom and stature, and favor with God and man.
1 Timothy 4:12 - Laura's Pick
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young,
but set an example for the believers in speech,
in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.”
Our daughter is ten and we have already seen the Lord use her in mighty ways for His kingdom! I pray she always sets an example through her words and her actions that Jesus is Lord of her life.
Ephesians 6:13-17 - Rebecca's Pick
"Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes,
you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.
Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist,
with the breastplate of righteousness in place,
and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith,
with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God."
All of my children have received Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. While I rejoice in this knowledge, I am aware that because of this they face the enemy just like I do. Therefore, I frequently pray each piece of the armor of God onto each child so that they will be able to withstand any attacks that they face.
Joshua 1:7 - Tammy's Pick
Above all, be strong and very courageous.
Be careful to observe all the law My servant Moses commanded you.
Do not turn from it to the right or to the left,
so that you may prosper wherever you go.
With every candle my children add to their birthday cake, the call of the world increases. I can fret and try to shelter them, but the most powerful thing I can do for my kiddos is to pray Scripture over them day and night. God loves them so much more than I. I'm so thankful for the peace that truth brings to my momma heart.
3 John 4 - Guest 's Pick
I have no greater joy than this,
to hear of my children walking in the truth.