“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”- 1 Corinthians 15:57
Want to add power to your prayers for your kids? Pray God’s Word over them! Let me explain.
Most would agree that playing, or cheering on, a sports team is more fun when your team is WINNING, wouldn’t you say? I was typically just an average athlete in high school, but there was one season I remember from my senior year when my field hockey team was on a winning streak! I had such confidence that season knowing I was on a winning team!
Well, just like when you’re playing a sports game and you’re in a battle against another team, we, as followers of Christ, are living in a spiritual battle. But we are on the winning team. In fact, because of what Jesus Christ accomplished on the cross, we have victory (see 1 Cor 15:57), and so we can fight with confidence!
God doesn’t put us, or our kids, on the battlefield in life empty-handed. He equips us!
- He gives us protection! Psalm 91:4 (NLT) says, “His faithful promises are your armor and protection.”
- He gives us a sword! Praying God’s Word is powerful! In fact, the Bible likens the Word of God to a sword, or the “sword of the Spirit” (Eph 6:17).
- His Word is effective! “It is the same with my Word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it” (Isaiah 55:11, NLT).
- We accomplish more on a team (pray with another Believer)! “How could one person chase a thousand of them, and two people put ten thousand to flight…” (Deuteronomy 32:30 NLT).
Dear mom, I encourage you, make a habit of praying God’s Word over your family. When you read the Bible, ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you and write out any verses that stand out. Then use the Scripture as a guide for your prayer time. For example, on the drive to school, I often pray Luke 2:52 and Isaiah 54:13 over my kids: Lord, I thank you that my children are not only growing physically, but they are growing in wisdom, and they have great favor with God and with people. Thank you, Father, that you are instructing my children in the Lord in everything, and they have great peace!
Elizabeth Moum and the Help Club for Moms Team