My daughter, my sister, and I were discussing praying for our children, as mothers. It was so bittersweet when my children started moving away from home, but being a grandma and talking to my daughter mother-to-mother is wonderful. I am looking forward more and more to my relationships with my adult children.
Back to praying for our children. I like praying the words of Scripture out loud when I pray:
1) Angels, who render service for those who will inherit salvation, obey the voice of God’s word.
2) God’s word is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword …
3) The word of God is the sword of the Spirit, our offensive weapon in our battle against principalities and powers.
4) Faith — our shield, which extinguishes all the fiery darts of the enemy against us — comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
I posted my favorite prayer for my children, from Psalm 23. Another of my favorite prayers for my children, and now Zane, is:
“He will tend His flock like a shepherd;
He will gather the lambs in His arms;
He will carry them in His bosom,
And gently lead those that are with young.”
Do you have favorite scriptures you pray regularly for your children? Please share them in the comments; it would be a wonderful resource for mothers to draw on for prayer inspiration!