If you are anything like me, you find that your mind can easily start to wander, leading to a wilderness of worry. Our minds are a daily battleground, but God has given us the weapon we need. . . His Word.
When soldiers train for battle, they must have a clear strategy to aim at the target and attack with precision. They cannot afford to miss their target by wasting time shooting at the wind and hoping to hit the bullseye!
Our prayer time is very much like that trained solder. We can be laser-beam focused with the mightiest weapon, God’s Word or led into a wandering wilderness of worry . . . weaponless in the battles we face each day.
Of course, there are many times I’ve been so overwhelmed with pain or frustration that all I could do was cry. With tears streaming down my cheeks all I could utter was “Jesus, help me!” Sometimes all I could get was “Jesus!”
Please know that our perfect God who is perfect love, hears your cries and would never ignore your heartfelt cries.
I’m referring to the times when you know the battle is real and you need weapons of warfare to battle this territory with precision.
The plan of attack can be exact!
When we know the Word of God, we can pray in accordance with the will of God.
The following are some specific things we can actively pray for our children, that we know, not only line up with God’s Word but also God’s Heart. You can also pray for your spouse or other loved ones with this guide.
- 1 Thessalonians 4:3
“For this is the will of God: (child’s name) sanctification. To live a pure, holy, sanctified life.”
- Hebrews 6:1
________________(child’s name) “To mature in Christ.”
- John 15:16
________________(child’s name) “To produce fruit season after season that remains.”
- Galatians 4:19
“God’s Son, Jesus Christ, will be reflected in __________________life.”
- Matthew 6:13; Proverbs 11:21
I pray that my child _____________________whom God refers to as seeds of righteousness, will be delivered from the attacks of Satan.
- Hebrews 5:14; 1 Peter 3:21
I pray that my child _____________________will develop discernment of good and evil and will have a good conscience.
- Hebrews 8:10
I pray that my child _____________________will have knowledge of God’s laws engraved in their minds and on their hearts.
- Proverbs 13:20; I Corinthians 5:11
I pray that my child ____________________will choose companions who are wise, not fools, nor sexually immoral, nor drunkards, nor idolaters, nor slanderers, nor swindlers.
- Ephesians 5:3, 31-33
I pray that my child ___________________will remain sexually pure and will keep him/herself only for his/her spouse, asking God for His grace to keep such a commitment.
- Ephesians 6:1-3
I pray that my child ___________________will honor us as their parents.
- Jonah 3:8
I pray that my child ___________________will give up his evil ways.
- John 1:12-13; 2 Timothy 3:15; Revelation 3:20
I pray that my child ___________________will have a true born-again experience and come to know God personally.
- 1 Samuel 3:10; Isaiah 57:15; and 66:2
I pray that my child __________________will have a tender heart to hear and obey the voice of the Lord.
- Micah 6:8; 1 Peter 5: 5-6
I pray that my child __________________will walk humbly before the Lord.
- Mark 12:30
I pray that my child __________________will love the Lord with all their heart, soul, mind and strength.
- Joshua 1:8; Psalm 119: 9,11,18, 97,105,130
I pray that my child __________________will love to read and meditate on God’s Word.
- Isaiah 44:3-4; Acts 2:16-18
I pray that God will pour out His Holy Spirit upon my child ___________________mightily.
- Romans 6: 12-13; I Corinthians 6: 15-20; I Thessalonians 4: 3-4
I pray that my child ___________________ will stay pure and holy for the man or woman God has chosen for them.
- Psalm 91
I pray that God will keep my child ______________________safe from accidents, sickness, danger and all enemy attack; physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
This list of prayers, in accordance to God’s Word, is just a few! I pray this will bless you and keep you, laser-beam focused, as you stand strong in prayer for your loved ones.
Article Written by: Alyson Shedd