Scriptural prayers

Week#1 – Let Your children receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior and become the children of God.

  • John 3:16. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
  • John 1:12. “To all who received Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.”
  • Revelation 3:20 “Behold! I stand at the door and knock.  If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him and he with Me”
  • Romans 10:9. “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved”
  • Hebrews 7:25. “He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him because He always lives to intercede for them at the right hand of God”
  • John 14:6 Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
  • Acts 4:12. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.
  • Isaiah 44:3b. “I will pour out My Spirit on your offspring, and My blessing on your descendants”
  • 1 Corinthians 12:3b.  No one can say “Jesus is Lord” except by the Holy Spirit.
  • John 3:3,5 Jesus said, “No one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again”; “No one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water (word of God) and the Spirit”
  • Philippians 2:9-11. At the name of Jesus, every knee shall bow, in heaven and on earth. And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is the Lord to the Glory of God.
  • 1Pet.3:15. “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.”
  • John 20:28. When Thomas saw the resurrected Christ, he said, “My Lord and My God”

Prayer: Lord, we thank you for the great love that you gave your only Son for us and that if we believe in You, we will have everlasting life.  Let them hear Your voice and open their heart to receive You. We pray that our children will recognize that Jesus is the name above all names and there is no other name under heaven given to them by which they must be saved. Lord, we thank you, for your promise that you will pour Your Spirit and Your blessings upon Your children so that they can confess that Jesus is Lord and Savior of their lives. Help them acknowledge that you alone are the Lord of everything. Help them believe in You and become Your children.  Father, guide them and guard them. To You be all glory forever and ever. Amen

 

Week#2-  Let Your Children Know Who They Are In Christ (What God Wants Them To Be)

 

  • 2Cor.5:17. “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come”
  • Ephesians 1:4 “He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be Holy and blameless in His sight.  In love, He predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus Christ in accordance with His will”
  • 1Peter2:9. “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
  • 1Peter1: 18-20. “You were not redeemed with perishable things, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”
  • Ephesians 1:7. “In Him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace.”
  • Ephesians 1:13-14. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the gospel.  Having believed, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession- to the praise of His glory”
  • 1Peter 1:3, 23. In His great mercy, He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ and into an inheritance that can never perish – kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.” “We have been born again through the living and enduring word of God.”
  • 1Corinthians. 12:27 You are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.
  • Phil. 4:13. “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

Prayer: Father, as we confess these verses over our children, let your word bring to pass the things that You desire for our children. Lord, we pray that our children will know how precious they are to you. Teach them to base their identity and security on Christ, so that they have Christ-centered confidence and Christ-centered worth. Give them your mind to know how you see them and how you feel about them. As your creations, help them to fully understand who they are and what they have in Christ and what they can do through Jesus. Father, you adopted them as your children through Jesus Christ, help them to be holy and blameless before you. Help them understand that they are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God that they may declare the praises of Him who called them out of darkness into His marvelous light. Let them genuinely know Your greatest love that You redeemed them with Your precious blood.  Help them fully believe in You.  Having believed in You, thank you for marking them with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing their inheritance until the day of redemption. We pray this in Your name. To You be all glory forever and ever. Amen.

Week#3 – Let Your Children Have A Personal Relationship With The Lord

  • Mark.12:30-31. Love the Lord with all your heart and with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength”.
  • Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belong to such as these” 
  • John 14:6 Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
  • John 14:23 Jesus said, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.”
  • John 15:510 Jesus said“I am the vine; You are the branches.  If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing”;” If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love”
  • Isaiah 49:16. I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.
  • Jeremiah 33:3 Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known”
  • Psalms 16:8. “I have set the Lord always before me because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken”
  • James 4:8 “Come near to God and He will come near you”
  • Psalm 9:10. “They who know your name will trust in you, for You, Lord have never forsaken those who seek You.” 
  • Psalm 1:2. “Blessed is the man whose delight is in the law of the Lord and on His law, he meditates day and night”

Prayer: Lord God, lead our children gently to you and let them love you with a their heart, soul, mind, and strength. Help them know that You have engraved them on Your Palms. We pray that the eyes of their heart may be enlightened so that they may know You better. We know that Daniel’s relationship with God was the secret to his success. lt brought him spiritual understanding, mental alertness, social favor, and material rewards. Let them live in communion with You and acknowledge You in their daily activities.  As the branches remain in the Vine and bear fruit, let them remain in You and bear much fruit.  Let them have the earnest desire to meditate on the word of God so that they can live in a close relationship with You. Lord, we pray that they know You intimately and powerfully apply Your name and rely on You.  To You be all glory and honor forever and ever. Amen

 

Week#4 – Let The Holy Spirit Dwell In Your Children And Guide Them In All Truth

  • Isaiah 44:4 “I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring and my blessings on your descendants”.
  • Ephesians 1:13 Having believed the gospel of salvation, you were marked in Him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit”
  • John 14:15-17 Jesus comforted His disciples before His departure, “I will ask the Father and He will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. He lives with you and will be in you”
  • John 16:8,13 “The Spirit will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and judgment”; “The Spirit will guide you into all truth”
  • Luke 11:13 If you know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more the Heavenly Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!
  • Ezekiel 36:27 “I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow My decrees and be careful to keep My laws”
  • Acts 5:32 “Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey Him”
  • John 7:38 “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink, whoever believes in Me streams of living water(Spirit) will flow from within him.”
  • John 3:5 “No one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of Water and Spirit”
  • 1 Corinthians 3:16 You are the temple of the Lord and the Holy Spirit dwells in you.
  • Galatians 5:22. The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, patience, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.
  • Titus 3:5 He saved us not because of righteous things we had done, but through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, through Jesus Christ.

 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for Your promise that You will pour Your Spirit on your children.  Help them come to You with thirst and believe in you so that the living water will flow from within them.  Fill them with Holy Spirit and let them bear the fruit of the Spirit’s love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, patience, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Let them know that their body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.  Let the Holy Spirit convict them in regard to sin, righteousness, and judgment and guide them in all truth.  To You be all glory and honor forever and ever. We pray these in Your precious name.  Amen

“Spirit of the living God fall fresh on me.;Melt me, mold me, use me; Cleanse me, teach me, hold me; Shield me, free me, call me lead me.”

Week#5 Let Your Children  Be Taught  By The  Lord  Himself

  • Isaiah 54:13 “All Your children shall be taught by the Lord and great shall be the peace of Thy children. In righteousness, they will be established. They will have nothing to fear”
  • Psalms 32:8 “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My loving eye on you.”
  • Psalm 25:4,5,9,12 “Show me Your ways O Lord, teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are my God my Savior.  He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way. He will instruct those who fear the Lord in the ways they should choose.”
  • Psalms 27:11 Teach me Your way, O Lord, and lead me in a level path.
  • Psalm 86:11 Teach me Your way Lord that I may rely on Your faithfulness; give me an undivided heart that I may fear Your name.
  • Psalm 119:66 “Teach me good judgment and knowledge, for I believe in your commandment.
  • Psalm 143:10 “Teach me to do your will for you are my God.
  • Job 34:32 “Teach me what I can not see; if I have done wrong, I will not do so again”
  • Psalm 90:12 “Teach us to number our days aright that we may gain a heart of wisdom”
  • Exodus 4:15  God told Moses, “I will teach you what to do”
  • 1 Thessalonians 4:9 “You have been  taught by God to love each other.”

Prayer: Lord God, be the teacher for our children. To be taught by you is to become intimate with you, disciplined, and wise. Lord let them be accustomed to your voice and willing to obey you. No matter how much Godly teaching and training we give our children, they have to know God for themselves. Lord help them to develop the habit of spending regular time with you and thus be your students and pave the way for a bright future. Let them know the one who created them is faithful.  Let your anointing be there to strengthen them to do right over wrong no matter what the circumstances. Help them to confess the word of God. Help them to see their future and possibilities by leaning on the Lord.  To him be glory forever and ever. Amen

Week# 6 – Let The Children Love The Word Of God

  • John 1:1, In the beginning, was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
  • Psalm 119:127-130 “Because I love Your commands more than pure gold and because I consider all Your precepts right I hate every wrong path. Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them. The unfolding of Your words gives light.”
  • Psalm 119:9,103,105,111 How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to the word of God.  His words are sweeter than honey in my mouth. His word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path. I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You.
  • Deut. 6:7 “Impress the word of God on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up”
  • Matthew  4:4 Jesus answered, “man shall not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of God”
  • Eph.5:26-27 Washed with water through the word to present us holy and blameless before the Lord.
  • Psalms 33:4 The word of the Lord is right and true.
  • John 15:3. The word cleanses us.
  • Matthew 24:35 “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.”
  • Hebrews 4:12.  The word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit; joints and marrow, it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.  Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight.  Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
  • 2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
  • Psalms 12:6. The words of the Lord are flawless like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified 7 times. 
  • Psalms 1:2 Blessed is the one whose delight is in the law of the Lord….
  • Luke 11:28  “Blessed are those who hear the word and obey it.”
  • “Meditating the Law gives spiritual stability, depth of character, and divine blessing.”

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, we commit Your children before you, teach them Your word and great will be their peace. Let them learn to treasure Your word more than wealth. Teach them to live Your word and base their lives on it as their standard of life. Give them understanding as they humbly seek You in your word. Teach them to apply Your promises and to defeat all the lies of the enemy as Your truth is revealed in Your word. Lord help us to teach Your word diligently to Your children and talk of it when we sit in our house or walk by the way when we lie down or rise up. To You be all glory and honor forever and ever. Amen

Week#7 – Let The Children Trust In The Lord With All Their Hearts And Not Lean On Their Own Understanding

  • Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
  • Jeremiah 17:7-8 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.  He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its root by the stream.  It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.  It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit”
  • Hebrews 11:6 “Without faith it is impossible to please God because anyone who comes to Him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
  • Psalm 28:7 “The Lord is my strength and my shield, my heart trusts in Him and I am helped.”
  • Psalm 9:10 “ Those who know Your name will trust in the Lord, You have never forsaken those who seek You”
  • Isaiah 26:3-4 “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast because he trusts in the Lord, the Rock eternal.”
  • Isaiah 12:2 “Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid.”
  • Psalm 146:3 “Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, in whom there is no salvation”
  • Psalms 32:10 “The Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in Him”
  • Psalm 20:7 “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord.”
  • Proverbs 28:26 “He who trusts in himself is a fool”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:7 “Walk by faith, not by sight.”
  • Nahum 1:7 He cares for those who trust in Him.

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, we pray that our children will trust in you and lean not on their own understanding. Let You be so real to them and seek You earnestly and experience Your presence with them. Let them acknowledge You in all their ways.  Help them walk by faith, not by sight.  Let them be like trees planted by the water that sends out its root by the stream bearing fruit.  Keep them in perfect peace because they trust in you, the Rock eternal.  Let them live in the assurance that Your unfailing love surrounds those who trust in the Lord. Give us the wisdom and strength daily to train Your children in the way they should go.  May your name be glorified. We pray these in your precious name. Amen.

Week#8 – Let The Children Grow In The Grace And Knowledge Of Jesus And Thus Grow Into The Maturity In The Lord

  • Luke 2:52. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with  God and man.
  • 1 Samuel 2:26 Even in the midst of the spiritual darkness of the nation, “the boy Samuel continued to grow in stature and in favor with the Lord and with people.”
  • Genesis 6:8  “But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord.”
  • 2 Peter 3:18: “Be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men, but grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord.”
  • Hebrews 5:13,6:1 Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness.  Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity.
  • 1Corinthians 3:11-12. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man I put the ways of childhood behind me. For now, we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
  • Ephesians 4:13-15.  It was He who gave some to be apostles, evangelists, pastors, and teachers to prepare God’s people for works of service so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.   Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth, blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming.  Instead, Speaking the truth in love we will in all things, grow up into Him, who is the head that is Christ.
  • 2Peter 1:2 “Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord”
  • 2 Peter 1:5-8  To escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness;  and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love (God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit).  For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
  • Colossians 2:6-7. As you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him strengthened in the faith, as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we pray that our children will be built solidly on the foundation of Jesus and grow in your grace with a conscious sense of your presence conforming them to be like you. That they will continue to be built up with your wisdom, favor, truth, love, faith, goodness, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, mutual affection, and thankfulness. Even in the midst of spiritual darkness, the boy Samuel could continue to grow in stature and in favor with the Lord and men.  Noah lived in a corrupted world, but he was able to live a righteous and blameless life and he walked with God. Thus Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord. Just like Noah and Samuel, our children are also living in a corrupted world, help them to be different from this world and help them continue to grow in Your grace and lead a holy, righteous, and blameless life. Let them not be carried away by the evil forces of this world, but grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord. Help them to be disciplined so that they can find a personal quiet time every day with You and help them use every opportunity that they get to hear the word of God so that they can grow in the knowledge of the son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then they will not be blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Grace and peace may be theirs in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. To You be all glory and honor forever and ever.  Amen

 

 

Week#9 – Let Your Children Seek Understanding, Wisdom, And Knowledge

  • Proverbs 1:7 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”
  • Matthew 7:14 “Everyone then who hears these words of Mine and does them will be like a wise man”
  • James 1:5. “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”
  • James 3:13 “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.”
  • James 3:17 “The wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere”
  • Proverbs 2:6 “My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding and cry aloud for understanding and if you look for it as for silver then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom and from His mouth come knowledge and understanding”.
  • Proverbs 2:11 “Discretion will preserve you: Understanding will keep you”.
  • Proverbs 3:34 “The wise inherit honor but fools He holds up to shame”.
  • Proverbs 3:13-18. Blessed are those who find wisdom, those who gain understanding. She is more precious than rubies, nothing you desire can compare with her.  Long life is in her right hand; in her left hand are riches and honor. Her ways are pleasant, and all her paths are peaceful. 
  • Proverbs 4:7-9. “Wisdom is supreme, therefore get wisdom. Though it costs all you have, get understanding. Cherish her, and she will exalt you; embrace her and she will honor you. She will give you a garland to grace your head and present you with a glorious crown.”
  • Ephesians 5:15 “Be very careful how you live- not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil”.      
  • Proverbs 24:3 “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding, it is established, through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures”.        
  • 1 Kings 4:29 “When King Solomon prayed, God gave him wisdom and very great insight and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore. To Him be glory forever and ever.  Amen”

Prayer: O Lord give Your children grace to accept your guidance as the hours unfold. Let them not go into the world’s ways. Let them know the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and earnestly seek heavenly wisdom, which is pure, peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy, impartial, and pure. Help them hear the word and obey it and become wise. Help them do all their deeds in humility that comes from wisdom and lead a good life.  Because Daniel and His friends stood firm on God’s words, He gave them knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning.  In every matter of wisdom and understanding, the king found them ten times better than all others.  O Lord, Let them turn their eyes away from earthly standards and rejoice in Yours. Let them have the humility of a learner.  Give them the clarity of thought that they need and a courageous spirit to move forward hopefully according to the promise verses. In Jesus’ name, we pray.  Amen