Praying God's Word Over Your Kids: Part 1

Devotional

You've heard it said that many people believe in Jesus in their head but that valuable information has never transformed their heart. A simple 18-inch southerly journey is what is needed to revolutionize someone from the inside out. 

For our children to know Jesus as Lord and Savior is pertinent in their walk with Him. Yet, many hold tight to the Savior part because they don't want to be robbed from an eternity without Jesus. The part many neglect is the Lord part. Lord of what, you ask? Lord of everything. Our dreams, desires, goals, relationships, careers...everything. 

But when we walk faithfully with God, day in and day out, our desires and dreams tend to fade and are replaced with God's desires and dreams. Walking consistently with Him has proven to elude many Jesus followers. I believe this is mostly because we love our feelings, and when they diminish, it's hard to stay committed. It takes an effort to invest, learn and grow in our relationships. This includes our relationship with Jesus. 

Pray with me that our children will walk faithfully with Jesus all the days of their lives.

●____________ has hidden Your word in her heart that she might not sin against You. (Psalm 119:11)

●____________ will offer her body as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is ____________’s true and proper worship. ____________ will not conform to the pattern of this world, but ____________ will be transformed by the renewing of her mind. Then, ____________ will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - His good, pleasing and perfect will. (Romans 12:1-2)

●I pray that You would give ____________ complete knowledge of Your will and give her spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then, ____________ will live to always honor and please You, LORD, and her life will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, ____________ will grow as she learns to know You better, God. I also pray that ____________ will be strengthened with all of God’s glorious power so that she will have all the endurance and patience she needs. (Colossians 1:9-11)

●I pray, LORD, that You will show ____________ Your ways and teach her Your paths; guide ____________ in Your truth and teach her, for You are God! (Psalm 25:4-5)