A Prayer for Children
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.
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: