Sunday, October 4, 2009

Praying for Your Kids Monday

Spiritual Warfare

I have never been as convinced that the enemy uses our kids to attack us as I have been this week. And sometime when my sweet baby Samuel isn't running a 104 degree temperature for the 4th day straight I will tell you all about it but suffice it to say I had a lot of "ministry type things" going on this last week and one thing I didn't get to attend and the other I wasn't 100% at. The good news: God is bigger than me and "my" ministry is really just Him letting me play and His work was done regardless if I was there or not and to Him be the glory.

Nevertheless, it is true: the enemy is out to destroy us and our kids. Anyone who tells you different isn't paying attention or is trying to put a sugar coating on it. Ephesians 6:12 tells us "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms." Ladies, we need to be praying for our kids. We need to be lifting them up daily to our Heavenly Father and we need to be praying for God's mighty protection around them. I can promise you this: God hears your prayers and they release power from heaven.

You serve a living God who is powerful and has already won the battle and if you need a verse to memorize this week make it this one: "You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world" (1 John 4:4).

Elohim, strong and mighty God, You have already won the battle. You are greater than anything in this world and with the blood Your Son shed on the cross You have defeated death and evil. I commit ___________ to You and I pray You would put Your Heavenly angels around her. I pray You would protect her spiritually, emotionally and physically from any evil. I praise You for Your unequalled power. Amen.

1 comment:

Joy for the Seasons said...

Wanted to say thanks for this. Prayed it over my girls yesterday. I appreciate the encouragement to remember and be intentional about praying for my kids.