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Sunday, June 22, 2014

Praying Scripture Over Children

Sharon Jaynes shares with us:
Proverbs 31 introduces us to the 
mother whose children rise up and call 
her blessed. 

She is a “wife of noble character”
“an Excellent wife” (NAS) and “a capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman” (AMP).

The actual Hebrew word for excellent or virtuous 
is chayil and is sometimes interpreted as “virtuous, 
boldly courageous, powerful, mighty warrior.” 

The mother whose children rise up and call her blessed is a warrior who battles in prayer for the hearts, minds, and souls of her children.

She prays a hedge of protection around
 them and stands in the gap for them. She meets the enemy head-on, dressed in the armor of God with the sword of the Spirit (the Word of God) drawn and ready for action.

We may never know the many times that the enemy’s schemes against our children were thwarted by the power of our prayers.
As a mother, grandmother, aunt, or friend, you may feel that
your burden for a child seems more than you can bear. Peter
tells us to “cast all your cares upon Him, because He cares
for you” (1 Peter 5:7).

When my son was young, I created a 4 x 6 laminated card
with prayers that were my defense against the enemy’s attack.

You, too, can pray that your children will:
  •     Know Christ as Savior early in life. Psalm 63:1; 2 Timothy 3:15
  •     Have a hatred for sin. Psalm 97:10
  •     Be caught when guilty. Psalm 119:71 (My son really wanted me to remove this one.)
  •     Be protected from the evil one in each area of his life: spiritual, emotional, and physical. John 17:15
  •     Have a responsible attitude in all his interpersonal relationships.  Daniel 6:3   
  •     Respect those in authority over him. Romans 13:1
  •     Desire the right kind of friends and be protected from the wrong friends. Proverbs 1:10- 11
  •     Be kept from the wrong mate and saved for the right one. 2 Corinthians 6:14-17
  •     Be kept pure until marriage (as well as the one he marries). 1 Corinthians 6:18-20
  •     Learn to totally submit to God and actively resist Satan in all things. James 4:7
  •     Be single-hearted, willing to be sold out to Jesus Christ. Romans 12:1-2
  •     Be hedged in so he cannot find his way to wrong people or wrong places and that the wrong people cannot find their way to him. Hosea 2:6          
A mother wears many hats during the years of raising her children. And while we take off those hats one-by-one as they grow and mature, there is one that will always remain—the hat of a mother who prays.

Today’s Truth

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth"  (3 John 1:4, NIV)

Let’s Pray

   Dear God, I agree with John who wrote, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” That is my prayer today…that my child will walk in Your truth. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Praying Scripture Over Children by Sharon Jaynes  5/19/14

(Used by permission)

Children Spell Love T-I-M-E

Be sure to check out the message by Jill Savage on May 28, 2014 05:51 am
Dr. CherryToday’s guest post is from Dr. Debbie Cherry.  Dr. Cherry is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and speaker who is a workshop speaker at our 2014 Hearts at Home conferences.
"Spending time together is a powerful way to show your child love.  As a matter of fact most children spell love T-I-M-E.  But we live in a very busy world that seems to keep us running 100 mph just to keep up.
So, how do you slow down and commit to a less-hectic 
lifestyle that will allow you and your children more time 
together? Here are a few (10) suggestions..." {Check out Debbie's suggestions to discover some really nifty ideas.}

Let’s pray-

   Father, we do have a great opportunity, as well as a responsibility in raising our children in godly ways, and with Your protection.

   I trust You'll give us the courage to spend the time needed to teach our children and other children we come in contact with, to trust, honor, and obey You.

   Forgive our failures, please, and use our lives to be examples of Your grace, which is working to perfect us.

   Those of us who have grown children, we ask that You prod their memories, that they will remember our efforts to demonstrate Your love and teachings to them during their growing up years.

   Your inspiring them with Your Word today, will help them in their daily activities and decisions.

   In the precious Name of Jesus we ask this. Amen

Today’s Bible verses: Ecc. 7:8 "Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit."

Ps. 145:4, 5 "One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works."

Today’s quote: “The first to apologize is the bravest. The first 
to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.”

Some thoughts today: Parents will give the early formative instruction. What will our lives show to our children. Will we be God-praisers? 

- We need to be living examples in planned and un-planned times.

- We need to be interactive with God to become Christ followers. What's in us will be squeezed out...under pressure.

Upcoming posts:

22nd-  Sunday evening’s post:  
Part 3- How CAN we hear from God? 
(15-22 ways) Jean Oathout

24th- Tuesday's post:  
#94  Seasons of Dryness  
C. Peter Wagner

26th- Thursday's post:
  #95  Need Help From Others  
C. Peter Wagner

28th- Saturday's post:
Joe Stowell

A popular post:  God's Birthing Agent   Dutch Sheets tells us,  "It will help us to keep us from error and alleviate some of your concerns if I state clearly up front, we don't birth anything spiritually, the Holy Spirit does."

"Train them up in the way
they should go..."

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