As I said in the introduction, this challenge is an opportunity to spend the next thirty days being intentional about praying for a child or children.
I hope you had time to decide and write down the name or names of the child/children you will be praying for the next 30 days. If not take the time and do that now. Also, I would encourage you to use a prayer book/journal and write out your prayer each day. This just really allows to really think and ponder on the words, and gives you something to look back at as God answers these prayers. Reuse the prayers and add new notes as you continue to pray for the children in your life.
No matter how you choose to use this prayer guide, the most important thing is to be intentional. Don’t just make it a habit or chore that you check off your to do list each day. Make time and take time to really pray for the child/children, and ask God to show you ways to bless them.
Each day I will post the topic and scripture, and write out my prayer for you to use as a guide, as you go to the Father in prayer. No matter whom God lays on your heart to pray for that is exactly who you should be praying for.
May Yehovah God bless us as we seek to bless Him and His children.
Day 6 – Pray for God’s protection over them.
Psalms 91:1-4; Psalms 91:11; Psalms 121:3-8; Isaiah 54:17
Psalms 91 is one of my favorite Psalms to pray over my children. I wanted to give you guys a printout for it, so you could hang it up in your home, maybe even your children’s bedroom. I found this wonderful printable, with a great blog post on prayer. So, I decided to share it with all of you.
A great way to pray scripture over others is to hang it around your home. I have a friend that keeps a scripture in her bathroom, so the family can read it and memorize it while in there. I love this idea, and placing verse I can pray over my family in places like above the kitchen sink, so I will see them and pray them.
May my children dwell in Your shelter, Most High
and rest in the shadow of You, Almighty God.
Let them say, “Yehovah, He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
Cover them with Your feathers,
and under Your wings will they find refuge;
Your faithfulness will be their shield and rampart.
They will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
Instead they will say, “Yehovah is my refuge,”
and they will make the Most High their dwelling,
let no harm will overtake them,
and no disaster come near their tent.
Command Your angels concerning them
to guard them in all their ways;
May Your angels lift them up in their hands,
so that they will not strike their foot against a stone.
“Because You love them,” says Yehovah, “I will rescue them;
I will protect them, for they acknowledges my name.
They will call on Me, and I will answer them;
I will be with them in trouble,
I will deliver them and honor them. ”
May it be so.
. . (paraphrased from Psalm 91:1-2, 4-6, 9-12, 14-15 NIV) . .
I hope this blog series is a blessing to you and the children in your life. If you would like to join our prayer group on Facebook here is the link.