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Keep on Praying for your Children
“Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.” Romans 12:12
Keep on praying. I feel like this should be a song or something. An anthem. A reminder to keep on praying. Why? Because prayer is powerful. The Bible is filled with Scriptures about the power of prayer.
When we keep on praying, God uses our prayers to move mountains, to change hearts, and to draw us closer to Him. Today, we are going to talk about one way to keep on praying for your children.
Keep on Praying
In 2013, I began a journey of praying a specific scripture over our children for the whole year. It has been incredible to see how God has used this in our children’s lives.
The first step is to pick out a Scripture verse to pray over your children each day of the year. The Scripture verse needs to be one that speaks to who they are, what they are struggling with, or what they need to grow in.
My husband and I spend time praying about which Scripture verse would be impactful for our children’s life. Until our children made Jesus their forever friend, we prayed a Scripture verse over them about salvation. We used a combination of Romans 10:9 and Romans 10:13.
Our older children were believers when we started this prayer journey. So, we asked God for a specific verse for Micaela and Nathan. I love how God makes it clear each time what Scripture verse He wants us to pray.
We used Praying the Scriptures for Your Children by Jodie Berndt to help us pick out verses. This book breaks down the Scriptures into categories. It even has Scripture verses to pray over your adult children.
Once we have decided on a Scripture verse for each child, I traced each of their hands. Next, I wrote their personalized Scripture verse on it. I like to do this on January 1st or close to the beginning of the year. It has been an amazing tool and a great visual for me.
A couple of years ago, I started to laminate their hands and hang them up on my bathroom mirror. That way when I am getting ready each morning, I take time to pray their Scripture verses over them.
2021 Scripture Verses
Our children each have a Word of the Year. The Word of the Year is a way to help our children grow to be more like Jesus. I helped them pick out a Scripture verse to go with their Word of the Year. Each of my children will meditate on and hopefully memorize the Scripture verse related to their Word of the Year.
This year, after praying about it, I decided to use their Word of the Year Scripture verse as the one to pray over them daily. I am very excited to see how God is going to use this in our children’s lives this year. Below is a picture of their Scripture Verses.
Hopefully, this post encourages you to be intentional in praying for your children. In Hebrews 4:16, we read “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence.” We do this through prayer. I love that God cares even more about our children than we do. Let’s trust God for great things in our children’s life this year!
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Another way to pray for your children is by personalizing Scripture verses. Earlier this year, I went through the Back to School challenge with a group of amazing ladies. It was powerful to see God use the prayers in our children’s lives. Read about the Back to School Challenge and sign up for it here. These Scripture verses can be used at any time of the year to pray for your children.