Thursday, November 13, 2008

Know what to pray for your kids?



Angie, over at Bring The Rain has posted this button along with the following scriptures that she prays over her kids! I thought it was just awesome!

I pray over my kids, I pray out loud, I pray with them, I pray silently... I walk around talking to God all day, but often I feel like I don't know what to pray! Ever feel that way?

I think the idea Angie had about writing these out on index cards and then praying them outloud over our kids is a great way for us to know what to pray, and to be able to pray with confidence cause we're praying God's word!

Here are the 7 scriptures she's printed out for the 7 different times a day she focuses on these specific prayers for her kids (hence the 7X7 button):

When they wake up: "Let the morning bring (child's name) word of your unfailing love, for she has put her trust in You. Show (her/him) the way (she/he) should go, for to you (he/she) lifts up her soul." (Adapted from Psalm 143:8)



When they are getting dressed: "Therefore, as God's chosen child, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Lord, help (him/her) bear with others and forgive whatever grievances (he/she) has against others. Help (him/her) forgive as the Lord forgave (him/her). And over all these virtues, help (him/her) put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." (Adapted from Colossians 3:12-14)



While they are eating: "Teach (child's name) the secret of being content in any and every situation whether well-fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Teach (him/her) that (he/she) can do everything through him who gives (him/her) strength." (Adapted from Philippians 4:12-13)



When they go out of the house: "(Name of child), do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will." (Adapted from Romans 12:2)



While they are taking a bath: Lord, give (name of child) clean hands and a pure heart, and let (him/her) not lift (his/her) soul to an idol or swear by what is false. Let (him/her) receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God (his/her) Savior. Let (him/her) be part of the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob. (Adapted from Psalm 24:4-6)



When they are going to bed: "The Lord Your God is with you; he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." (Zephaniah 3:17)



While they are sleeping: "I pray that (name of child) will do everything without complaining or arguing, so that he/she may become blameless and pure, a child of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which he/she shines like a star in the universe as he/she holds out the word of life-in order that he/she may boast on the day of Christ that he/she did not run or labor for nothing." (Adapted from Philippians 2:14-16)

Angie is also a Timothy Mom with a heartwrenching and God-glorifying testimony! Go visit her, I know you'll be blessed!

Praying for us as moms and for our children,

1 comment:

Tim and Kelly said...

Thank you so much for your blog it is a blessing and a wonderful ministry!!!

Love,
Kelly