Daily Truth: “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.” James 5:16
Praying Scripture for our families is the most powerful weapon we have against our arch enemy – the devil. (Ephesians 6:11-18)
Praying Scripture for our families is the best gift a mother can give her children and her husband. (II Timothy 1:5)
Praying Scripture for our families enables us to come boldly to the throne room of our Heavenly Father. (Hebrews 4:16)
Praying Scripture for our families give us peace even in the midst of the most difficult trials. (John 14:27)
Praying Scripture for our families puts power behind God’s promises. (Isaiah 55:11)
Praying Scripture for our families strengthens our relationship both with our Heavenly Father as well as our children and husband. (Romans 8:15)
Praying Scripture for our family helps align our will with God’s will. (Matthew 26:42)
I could give personal examples for each of the reasons for praying Scripture for our families. Time and space don’t permit me. Believe me though, when I say that the Lord has shown me amazing things since I started this journey of praying Scripture for our families.
I am going to leave you with a few more tips on ways to implement praying Scripture for our families.
1. Pray for a life verse for each member. When I started the process of praying Scripture for our families, I asked the Lord to give me specific life verses for each of my kids that I could pray for them. Each verse that the Lord gave me fit that child specifically.
For instance, this is the verse the Lord gave me for my oldest.
9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11 Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
Ok. So it’s a little long. But this fit my oldest to a “T”. I then wrote out the verse and pasted it to the back of my Bible. I encourage you to do the same for each of your children and for your husband as well.
2. Make a 31 day prayer booklet for your family. This idea was given to me by a dear friend (thank the Lord for friends that encourage us in the faith). I am going to work on it this summer.
Basically, you take a 3×5 card and write a verse to pray for your family that day. Then, list each family member out and write next to their name a specific way you can pray that verse for them for that day.
3. Get a prayer partner. This has been the most amazing encouragement to me. I have a couple of friends that we will text prayer requests back and forth (technology is amazing). It is such a blessing to know that you have other people praying with you for your family.
4. Tell your family. I know this may seem redundant but tell your kids that you are praying scripture for them. Be specific.
When my oldest went to Costa Rica on a mission trip over spring break, I was a little…ok…A LOT nervous about sending her even though we had complete confidence in the ladies she was going with. But you know, it’s a mom thing.
So, I took my fear and decided to use that to pray specific Scripture for her. Before she left, I wrote her a card for each day with a different verse that I would pray for her that day. One day it was on safety, another on witnessing, and so on.
She loved knowing the fact that not only was her mom praying for her but that I was praying specific promises for her each day.
I also let my husband know. He has told me how much he appreciates it. Often, I have no idea what his day is like, but the Lord brings certain verses to mind and the verses always seem to coincide with something that happened that day. Amazing how God works that!
5. Display the verse. When praying Scripture for our families, be sure to display the verse that you are currently praying somewhere in the house. It could be on a mirror, on a window, on paper on the fridge, on a chalkboard.
Ladies, may I encourage you to be not just mother’s of prayer, but mother’s praying Scripture for our families.
Found this poem on the internet the other day. I don’t know who wrote it but I hope it is as much of blessing to you as it was to me.
Until next week,