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Prayer Category: Family

A Prayer for Children

A Prayer for Children

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 95:1-7, Daniel 1:8-21

Reflections of the Heart:

We declare that our children are heirs of righteousness!  Each day they are growing in wisdom and stature.  They have favor both with God and men.

Scriptural Prayer:

Our Father in heaven, we shout joyfully to You, the Rock of our salvation. We come to You with thanksgiving; for You are the great God, and the great King above all gods.  You hold the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains in Your hands.  The sea belongs to You, for You made it.  Your hands formed the dry land, too.   We come to worship and bow down; we kneel before You, our Lord and Maker.  You are our God and we are the people You watch over, the flock under Your care.   We thank You for life, health, and strength.  Thank You for blessing us with strong, healthy, and vibrant children.  Thank You for _________ (specifically call out each child’s name).

 

Father, it is Your will that, as parents, we walk in integrity so that our children are blessed.  It is Your will that our children are taught of You and Your Word so that they will enjoy great peace.  It is Your will that they hide Your Word in their hearts that they might not sin against You.  It is Your will that our children be bold and courageous in their obedience to You.   We confess that Your will for our children is for Your Word to be fully operative in their lives.  We realize that obedience to Your Word gives our children wisdom and living daily according to the guidance of the Holy Spirit gives them power.  We confess that our children obey Your Word.  We declare that they walk by faith and not by sight.  In Jesus’ Name, they will trust You with all of their hearts and not depend on their own understanding.  We declare that You will be the center of everything they do and we expect their paths to be straight.

Holy Spirit, we ask You to touch the hearts of our children to confess with their mouths the Lord Jesus, and believe in their hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead so that they are saved.  Please circumcise their hearts to love You, the Lord their God, with all their hearts and souls.  Holy Spirit, please lead and guide them to Your truth.  We pray that You help our children to keep the statutes, judgments, and commandments of God so that they might have wisdom and understanding.   Teach them how to activate the power of God as they walk according to You, Holy Spirit, and not their flesh.  Let the mind of Christ be in them so that they will act, talk and think like Jesus.  Remind them to not put other gods before our Heavenly Father.  Help them to honor and obey their parents so that they live long, full lives and things may go well with them.

Father, please forgive parents for any abuse or neglect.  Forgive parents for being so preoccupied with their own needs that they fail to have structure in their homes for healthy meals; support for educational needs; and training for good manners, and citizenship.   Forgive parents for being selfish, self-centered and single-minded.  Lord, remind us all of those we need to forgive; and help us to be quick to forgive.

Lead us not to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

Lord, You are the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the heir to David’s throne, the victorious One.  Your Name is above all other names.  At the Name of Jesus, every knee should bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth.  Every tongue will confess that You, Jesus Christ, are Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 95:1-7, Proverbs 20:7, Isaiah 54:13, Psalm 119:11, Joshua 1:8,           II Corinthians 5:7, Proverbs 3:5, Isaiah 42:16, Romans 10:9, Deuteronomy 30:6, Deuteronomy 4:6, Galatians 5:16,  Philippians 2:5, Exodus 20:3,  Ephesians 6:1-3, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 5:5, Philippians 2:9-11

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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A Prayer for Our Family Members, Friends, Co-Workers and Enemies who are Backsliders or Unbelievers

A Prayer for Our Family Members, Friends, Co-Workers and Enemies who are Backsliders or Unbelievers

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 104, Hosea 14

Reflections of the Heart:

Jesus said, “If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders away, what will he do?  Will he not leave the ninety-nine others on the hills and go out to search for the one that is lost?  And if he finds it, I tell you the truth, he will rejoice over it more than over the ninety-nine that didn’t wander away!  In the same way, it is not my heavenly Father’s will that even one of these little ones should perish.”  Matthew 18:12-14

 

Scriptural Prayer

Heavenly Father, You are great and Your power is absolute. Your understanding is beyond comprehension.  We come clapping our hands and shouting joyful praises to You, our God.  Most High, You are awesome!  You are the great King of all the earth.  We meditate on Your unfailing love as we worship in Your temple.  Your Name will be praised to the ends of the earth. We honor You, as our Lord and Savior.  We thank You, Lord, for Your tender mercies and unfailing love. Thank You for providing a way for sinners to be reconciled back to You.  Thank You for enlightening our hearts to say “yes” to You when You called us.  Lord, You are very great.

Father, it is Your desire that all men be saved and understand the truth.  We confess that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life.  He is the only gate by which people are saved.  We declare that when our unsaved family members, friends and enemies confess with their mouths, the Lord Jesus, and believe in their hearts that You raised Jesus from the dead, they will be saved.  Father, we declare that they will know the truth, and the truth will set them free.  As a Church Family, we gladly take the great commission and go into the world preaching the Good News to everyone You place in our paths.  We confess that we are not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ because we know that it is Your power, God, that is at work saving everyone who believes.

Father, we cry out to You to clear the way so that Your Gospel may be preached in every city, state, country, and continent.  Since the harvest is plentiful, please send laborers to proclaim Your Word of salvation to the unsaved.  We ask You to save our unsaved family members, friends, co-workers and enemies.  Surround them with the counsel of the godly so that they may be washed in the water of Your Word; strip off the old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds, put on their new nature, so that they will be renewed as they learn to know their Creator and become like Him.  Holy Spirit, as the Word goes forth, please touch the hearts of the unsaved to receive it.  Help us, the body of Christ, to present the Gospel with love, hope and patience.  Father, we ask You to remove the scales from their eyes and circumcise the hearts of those who are in a backslidden state.  Like the prodigal child, help them to come to themselves and return to You, their first love.  Holy Spirit, remind them that nothing can ever separate them from God’s love; not death, life, angels, demons,  fears for today or worries about tomorrow, not even the powers of hell can separate them from the Father’s love.

 

List the people that you know who are unsaved or backslidden.  Ask the Holy Spirit for the wisdom to witness to these people.  Trust Him to give you the courage to approach them and the words to say to them.

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Father, forgive the unsaved and backsliders for not acknowledging You or Your Son.  Forgive them for disobedience, hatred, rebellion, murder, idolatry, homosexuality, greed, racism, adultery, fornication, injustice, violence, and rejection of Your Gospel.  Please have mercy upon them and extend Your grace toward them.  Forgive us as a Church Family for not sharing Jesus and the Gospel with more people.  Forgive us for being timid and reserved about sharing the Gospel.  Forgive us for not reaching out to those who we know are in a backslidden state.  Lord, remind all of us of those persons we need to forgive, and please help us to forgive.

Lead us all not into temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

Holy, Holy, Holy, are You, the Lord God Almighty.  You are worthy, to receive glory, honor and power.  To You, the blessed and only Almighty God, the King of all kings and Lord of all lords. You alone can never die, and You live in light so brilliant that no human can approach You.  To You be all honor and power forever.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 147:5, I Timothy 2:4, John 10:9, Romans 10:9, John 8:32, Mark 16:15, Romans 1:16, Luke 10:2, Colossians 3:9-10, Acts 9:18, Deuteronomy 10:16, Luke 15:11-32, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 4:8, Revelation 4:11, I Timothy 6:15-16

 

Today, I will trust God to:

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A Back to School Prayer for Students

A Back to School Prayer for Students

 

Scripture Reading

Psalm 111, Daniel 1

Reflections of the Heart:

A new school year brings with it new opportunities to grow, learn and develop new relationships.  We expect great and wonderful things this school year for the students and educators of our public and private schools.

 

Scriptural Prayer:

We exalt You, our God and King and praise Your Name forever and ever.  We will praise You every day and forever.  Lord You are great and most worthy of praise; no one can measure Your greatness.  Each generation will tell its children of Your mighty acts and proclaim Your power.  Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds.  Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains and Your justice like the ocean depths.  As a Church Family, we come clapping our hands and shouting to You with joyful praise.  You are the Lord Most High and You are awesome!  You are the great King of all the earth.  Father, we praise and thank You for our students and teachers.  Thank You for each school and school district.  Thank You for surrounding each student with favor like a shield.

Father, we confess that like Jesus, our students will grow in wisdom, stature and favor with You and all people.  We declare that they will focus on their studies during the school term and not grow distracted or complacent. We proclaim that each student will work willingly in their classes as though they were working for You.  Lord, we declare that no evil will conquer them; nor will any plague come near their homes, for You will order Your angels to protect them wherever they go.  We proclaim that the wisdom of God will enter and rule in their hearts.  We confess that they will respect and heed to the instruction of their parents, teachers and school administrators.  We declare that the wise instruction of the teachers will be like a life-giving fountain to each student.  We confess that each parent will direct their children onto the right path, and when they are older they will not leave it.  We proclaim that our students will have good success because they will meditate daily and obey Your Word.  We declare that our students will give their bodies to God because of all He has done for them.  We say that they will be living and holy sacrifices—the kind God will find acceptable.  We confess that they will not defile themselves with the ways of the world through sex, lies, stealing, gang violence, the use of drugs and other worldly things.  We proclaim that our students will let God transform them into new people by changing the way they think.

Holy Spirit, I will pray for the following students in my family and community:

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Holy Spirit, give each student an excellent spirit, like Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego.  Bless our teachers for their service to the Houston community.  Help them to remain committed to their educational “calling.”  Keep them safe in their classrooms and lead and guide them as they teach. Grant each teacher wisdom, creativity, and grace to teach each child according to their needs, level of intelligence, and learning capabilities.  Increase the wisdom and understanding of each parent on how to partner with the schools to achieve success in their student’s education.  Bless the homes of each student to be a place of love, peace and support.  We ask You to increase the capacity of the students to learn, comprehend and excel in all areas of their education including: reading, mathematics, sciences, arts, and all required testing.   During their extracurricular activities please protect them from injury.  We pray for godly friends and relationships for our students.  Lord, cause Your joy to be their strength.

Father, forgive us for being negligent in teaching our students to first reverence You which is the foundation of true knowledge.  Forgive us for sacrificing our students to excessive television, video games, music and to the ways and customs of the world.  Forgive us for devaluing the worth of teachers and education.  Lord, remind us of those we need to forgive; and help us to be quick to forgive.

Lead our students not into temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Lord, You are worthy to receive glory, honor and power.  You created all things, and they exist because You created what You pleased.  Yours is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever.   In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 145:1-4, Psalm36:5-6, Psalm 47:1-2, Psalm 5:12, Luke 2:52, Colossians 3:23, Psalm 91:10-11, Proverbs 3:14, Proverbs 22:6, Joshua 1:8, Romans 12:1-2, Daniel 1:17, Nehemiah 8:10, Proverbs 1:7, Matthew 6:13, Revelation 4:11

Today, I will trust God to:

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