As mothers, we want our children shielded from harm. Skinned knees and broken bones are often part of their journey through childhood. Oh, how we so desperately strive to protect them!
But their bodies aren’t the only things that can can be wounded along the way. Their hearts, minds, emotions and spirit all need protection of the Divine kind too.
We live in a world that is striving to steal our children’s souls. We live in a world where they are calling wrong right and right wrong. We live in a world that is lewd, crude and shouting out lies louder than anything else our children can hear.
Our children unknowingly stand in desperate need of our intercession. They may not feel like they need protection, but make no mistake about it… THEY DO!
Today, we’re going to focus on praying for our children’s protection. If the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous woman accomplishes much, then we better get busy praying like crazy! The souls of the next generation are at stake!
Don’t underestimate it, sweet friend…prayer is serious, life-changing business!
There are a plethora of ‘praying for protection’ verses in the Word of God! We aren’t the first generation to stand in need of the hand of protection from the Living God – Scripture gives us umpteen examples to chose from.
So let’s look at just a few…
“For you shall not go out with haste, Nor go by flight; For the LORD will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard.”
“Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.”
2 Thessalonians 3:3
“But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.”
“The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him,And delivers them.”
“For He shall give His angels charge over you,To keep you in all your ways.”
As you read through Scripture and you find verses that reveal God’s heart to protect His people, begin praying that for your children.
When you come across the pleas for protection in the Word of God, let those prayers begin to echo in your own heart, as well!
Pray for the protection of their souls from the onslaughts of the enemy. Pray for the protection of their hearts from the lies of the world and the wicked one. Pray for the protection of their faith from the deceptive schemes of satan. Pray for the protection of ungodly influence, unsavory friends and unconscionable peer pressure.
When they were young, you had to put their clothes on for them. If they are still too young or unable, you dress them in the Armor of God until they can do it themselves. Dress them in prayer with those things that will protect them in this world.
Pray for protection over the things they see, hear and come in contact with. Pray for discernment and wisdom to know and walk in what is right.
Don’t ever stop praying. Not when they’re 2, not when they’re 20, not when they’re 70. As long as you’re alive, you pray for your child like crazy.
You remain a covering of intercessory prayer and watch how God answers the prayers of a mother’s heart!
Do you pray for your children’s protection? Have you seen God protect them as a result of your prayers? Do you pray for the protection of this generation? Oh, how they need it! PLEASE DO!
Yesterday, I was honored that some of you left your children’s names and the names of other children for me to pray over. Please know that I count it such an honor that you allowed me to do that! Please know that I did…and will continue to do so this week! Let me know if you want me to join you in prayer for your children’s protection. It would be my privilege!