Prayerfully Speaking

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Praying the Word of God for Your Children

Several years ago I learned to pray the Scriptures. My wise counselor shared Germaine Copeland’s book – Prayers that Avail Much: Commemorative Edition (3 Vols. in 1) with me. Words can not describe how her written prayers filled with God’s Word  helped me to learn what God desired. I began to know God and His heart for me, for others, and His thoughts about life’s issues.

Fast forward to 2012. I am more aware than ever that I need to be speaking God’s word back to Him. Not to change God with my prayers. But to say “yes” to what He wants for me and for others. I can reach up to God and ask Him for what He already wants to give.

In 2012, I want to become more consistent in praying this way. I’m starting today with a prayer for the children in my life taken from Germaine Copeland’s book – Prayers That Avail Much for Your Family. I’ve modified her prayer to fit my family.

To Know Who They are In Christ

Father in the name of Jesus, I speak over my nieces and nephews that they have (or will have) the mind of Christ. Teach them to understand what Christ is thinking! I thank You Lord, that they are (or will be) set free by Your blood and they have forgiveness of sins and they know the richness of Your grace.

I pray for them, asking You to give them wisdom and eyes to see clearly and to understand all You have done for them. May Your bright light make their way plain so that they know what pleases You and give them the courage to do Your will.

May they always liven in fellowship with You, for they are (or will be) Your children in Christ Jesus. They can do everything through You because You give them strength.

Open their eyes that they may understand that they have been made (or can be made) the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus and that they are (can be) brand new creations in You. The past is forgotten and everything is new. You have chosen them and they are accepted. They are light in a dark world and completely victorious through You.

Thank You, Father, for loving them and giving to them everything that they need in this life. Amen

Scripture References:
2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT
Romans 6:11
1 Corinthians 1:30 NLT
Ephesians 5:8 MSG
1 Corinthians 2:16 NLT
Romans 8:1
Galatians 3:26
Ephesians 1
Romans 8:37 NCV
Philippians 4:13 NLT

Do you use scripture to pray? Please share scriptures that you pray over your family.

 

About Jennifer O. White

I'm a simple wife who has discovered God's amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you've ever imaged.

  • fellow warrior

    I have often put on the armor of God in prayer (Eph. 6:14-17) on behalf of my family, friends or church leaders, in addition to putting it on myself. We are all in a life and death struggle, even when (perhaps especially when?) we are not conscious of it.

  • This is great! I love it when bloggers talk about the role prayer has in the parenting role. Here’s another post: http://servingstrong.com/the-leader-as-parent/

    Thanks for making this a priority, Jennifer!

  • Susan Tolleson

    Thanks for sharing this great resource! Can’t wait to get this book.

    • Jennifer White

      Susan – I’m excited you are getting the book. It’s life changing!