I climb into bed exhausted at the end of every night. Am I doing enough? Isn’t motherhood supposed to be easier? I must be doing something wrong.
Bible lessons and activities are great, but the most important thing I can do for my children is to cover them in prayer.
Am I a perfect mama. Goodness no! I’m flawed. I have my own baggage that I carry around. I make mistakes every single day.
I am so thankful that it is not my parenting alone that will lead my children to Jesus. That would be so much pressure!
Instead of trying to stand tall on my own two feet, the best thing I can do is get down on my knees and cry out to Jesus on behalf of my children.
The Bible is filled with God’s promises. When I pray back scripture to God, I am just telling him what He already knows. But the beauty is it changes my own heart. No longer am I praying out of selfishness and desperation. I am praying with confidence knowing that my heart and my will is now aligning with God’s will. And that, my friends, changes my prayers to bold and expectant prayers.
Try it! The next time you pray over your child, use a scripture to guide your prayers.
Here are 5 POWERFUL scriptures you can pray today.
1. Know God’s love
I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
2. Grow in the knowledge of God
2 Peter 3:18
But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
4. Trust God
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him and he will make your paths straight.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
These verses are not just good for praying over my children, but they are scriptures I need to pray over myself.
There are so many powerful scriptures to pray over our children. What are some of your favorites? Let me know in the comments below.