Parents have a responsibility to pray the blessings of Scripture over our children from the time they are very young. We pray these Scriptures over them outloud, personalizing the truth of the Word for them by plugging their names into the Scripture. Why does this work?
But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are. 1 Cor 1:27-28
We call into existence the positive opposite, for it is the principalities and powers who are trying to enforce their negative reality onto our children. Make no mistake: the enemy targets our children for harm in these last days when they are very young, and we must be proactive in speaking blessings over them.
To the intent that now the manifold wisdom of God might be made known by the church to the principalities and powers in the heavenly places. Eph 3:10
When we do so, the enemy is forced to bow the knee to the truth of God’s Word – His manifold wisdom – and to the authority of the name of Jesus, when the church (that’s me and you) make known His truth and His word to them.
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Phi 2:9-11
Yehovah bless you, and keep you;
Yehovah make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
Yehovah lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.
“And they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.” Num 6:24-27
For salvation and a relationship with the Lord
Now it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse which I have set before you [Deu 28], and you call them to mind among all the nations where the Lord your God drives you, and you return to the Lord your God and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul, that the Lord your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you … And the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live. Deu 30:1-6
The children of Your servants will continue, and their descendants will be established before You. Psa 102:28
For I will pour water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground; I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your offspring; Isa 44:3
All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children. Isa 54:13
“All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.” Joh 6:37
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.” Joh 10:27-29
“Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.” Act 16:31
For a love encounter with the Lord’s heart
The LORD your God in your midst – the Mighty One – will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness; He will quiet you with His love; He will rejoice over you with singing. Zep 3:17
As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. Joh 15:9-10
For turning away from listening to lies
Let the lying lips be put to silence, which speak insolent things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous. Psa 31:18
The mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped. Psa 63:11
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it;” whenever you turn to the right hand, or whenever you turn to the left. Isa 30:21
And when He brings out his own sheep, He goes before them; and the sheep follow Him, for they know His voice. Yet they will by no means follow a stranger, but will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers. Joh 10:4-5
The topic Scripture gallery contains Scriptures for more situations, including overcoming fear, anxiety, anger, impatience, low self-esteem, and more. We use the Scriptures as the weapon of our warfare to bring shalom to ourselves, our children, our circle, and our nation.
We conclude our prayers by emphasizing our authority in Jesus.
“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord. Isa 54:17
Having disarmed principalities and powers, Yeshua made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in the cross. Col 2:15
And the LORD visited Sarah (personalize) as He had said, and the LORD did for Sarah (personalize) as He had spoken. Gen 21:1
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Isa 55:11
Bless the LORD, you His angels, mighty in strength, who perform His word, obeying the voice of His word! Psa 103:20
Are not angels all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation? Heb 1:14
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen. Eph 3:20-21