Isaiah 55:10 It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
Praying for my children is simply overwhelming for me. There are so many ways that I want to cover them in prayer, I fear that I will miss one. A wonderful way to pray for your children is to pray God’s word over your children. Some people have even been successful in finding a life verse to pray over their children, and I do love this concept. We were blessed enough to have a verse that we prayed over each child. It was as if that individual child reached out and grabbed it.
The verse that I prayed over Colin in utero was:
Ephesians 2:10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Hank had some potential medical issues that could be pivotal to his identity, and that would have required us to take each step as a parent, very carefully. This verse inspired me and I prayed it over my belly daily:
Ephesians 3:19-21 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
If you are struggling with how to pray for your child, or overwhelmed with a lack of direction in prayer, start with one verse and go from there. Ask God what verses that he would have you to pray for your child.
Truly, our children are in God’s hands. If you aren’t already, start praying scripture over your precious children.