Praying the Scriptures over Children is extremely important. This is the first of three blog posts where we try to give you some practical verses to use.
Hebrews 4:12 says that God’s Word is alive and powerful, sharper than a two-edged sword. God’s Word IS powerful and we should remember it and USE it when we pray. There are many great books that teach a lot more than we could in a simple blog post. What I want to do though is give some practical verses you can use in your children’s ministry and also encourage parents in your ministry with.
Prayer for your child to love the Word of God
Heavenly Father: Let ___________________ keep your words and store up your commands so that he will live. Cause him/her to guard your teachings as the apple of his/her eye, and let them be written on the tablet of his/her heart (Proverbs 7:2-3).
Heavenly Father: Show ______________________ that your way is perfect and your word is flawless. Be his/her shield as she takes refuge in you (2 Samuel 22:31).
Heavenly Father: Show _____________________ that all Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness (2 Timothy 3:16).
Prayers for your Child’s Salvation
Heavenly Father: Remove the veil from ________________’s eyes so that he/she can see the light of the gospel. Shine your light in his/her heart to give him the light of the knowledge of your glory in the face of Christ (2 Corinthians 4:4-6).
Heavenly Father: Open _____________________’s eyes and turn him/her from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that he/she may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Christ (Acts 26:18).
Heavenly Father: Don’t let ______________________ be haunted by his/her past. Remind him/her that if anyone is in Christ, he/she is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Corinthians 5:17).