June 17, 2019
Praying God’s Word for Children
I will teach all your children, and they will enjoy great peace. But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of the Lord; their vindication will come from me. I, the Lord, have spoken!
─ Isaiah 54:13, 17 NLT
As a parent, it’s your honor and responsibility to pray your children will achieve God’s full potential for their lives. Even if you’re not a parent, God may call you to stand in the gap for children – perhaps those who have no family members interceding for them. Your prayers make a difference.
One powerful and effective way to pray for your children, is to personalize verses of Scripture as you pray, replacing the pronouns in the verse with the name of your children. For example, using our verse for today from Isaiah 54, personalize it this way: “My daughter, Traci, will be taught by the Lord, and great will be her peace. No weapon forged against Traci will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses her. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord.
You can also personalize scripture by speaking them aloud to your child. Speaking the Word of God to your child blesses them and affirms God’s Word in their hearts. By hearing the Word, you and your child grow in faith!
Today’s One Thing
Take one of your favorite verses from the Bible with a promise, write it out and personalize it as a prayer for your child. Pray this personal prayer for them each day this week.