A Defensive Weapon

And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Ephesians 6:17 (KJV)

Heavenly father I thank you for the cleansing and sanctifying power of your word.   Thank you for the ability to keep your word in my heart.

Holy Spirit be my guide and cause me to always read and understand your word.

May the gospel and the holy scriptures dwell in me richly that I can stand firm against the power of evil.

I give you glory Lord because heaven and earth may pass away, but your word will not go unfulfilled in Jesus name. amen

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God’s Pure Word

This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him.

Psalm 18:30(ESV)

Thank you oh Lord for your word.  Thank you for the light that comes at the entrance of your word.  May I always be led by your word and not by the traditions of men.

I pray for grace to always read  my Bible.  By faith I testify that I’ll hold on to your word because it is tried and true, in Jesus name.  amen.

Love Your Kids

We love because he first loved us.

1 John 4:19 ( ESV)

Dear God, I thank you for sending Jesus Christ to die for me.  Thank you for your unconditional love which enables me to love others.  Help me to love my kids.  Help me to manage my anger and cause me to be more patient with them.

Grant me the strength to play, the ability to listen, understand and enjoy my kids.  I pray for wisdom to discipline in love and coach them when they find something they love.  May television, social media, and other entertainments not take my attention from my kids.  But rather help me to be available when they need me.

Above all, may I continually give your unconditional love to my kids.  Thank you for first loving us.  amen.

Light In My Darkness

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? (ESV)

Psalms 27:1

Heavenly father I thank you for your faithfulness and steadfast love.  You are the giver of hope and strength.  I admit that I’m often afraid.  In my darkest moment and challenging times I can’t see the right way.  But you oh Lord are my light that gives me hope in times of darkness and strength in times of weakness – so I don’t have to be afraid.

Today I let go of all my fears because you are the stronghold of my life.  Amen

 

 

4 Most Powerful Prayers For Your Children

We are full of so much joy and happiness on special occasions like Christmas, New Year, Weddings, Birthdays, Valentine days, Graduation, etc.  We feel loved seeing our friends and loved ones around us. So much joy, laughter and giving of gifts is the order of the day because the day has been marked ‘SPECIAL’.  So is the birth of a child.  I see the day a child is born to be a joyous day.  The pain during pregnancy and delivery are all forgotten immediate the beautiful gift is born.  Psalm 127:3 make us understand that children are an heritage (a gift) from the Lord.  John 16:21  also indicated that “When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world.”

A gift needs to be taken care of and praying for our children is one of the ways to show our love and concern for their physical, spiritual & emotional needs.  Be encouraged by these scriptures.

God’s Blessings
Pray for their lives to be preserved by God and that they’ll walk in the fear and knowledge of God.  We saw this in the life of Abraham who prayed for his son Ishmael.  So Abraham said to God, “May Ishmael live under your special blessing!” Genesis 17:18 (NLT)

A Devoted Heart
Pray for your children to have a devoted heart to keep God’s commands.  An example is David, for Solomon Give my son Solomon the wholehearted desire to obey all your commands, laws, and decrees, and to do everything necessary to build this Temple, for which I have made these preparations.” 1 Chronicles 29:19 (NLT)

Forgiveness Of Sins
Pray and constantly (i.e. daily) ask for the forgiveness of sins for your children.  Job consecrated and offered burnt offerings to the Continue reading “4 Most Powerful Prayers For Your Children”

‘MUST READ’ Verses For Christian Parents

Most electrical gadgets come with a manual instructing you about the usage of the items.  These instructions are to help maintain the gadgets.  Christians also have a manual which is the Bible.  The Bible contains so many teachings, stories, instructions, directions, counsels etc. for everyday living.  It serves as a guide for living life to the full.  One of such instructions is about parenting.  We are instructed to train our children and also love them.  Again, we are also admonish in Psalm 127:3 that “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.”.  As parents we are to love, train, teach, control, correct, counsel & guide our children and above all leave a great legacy of good influence that is worth emulating.  Timothy’s sincere faith was as a result of his grandmother Lois and her mother Eunice.  I pray these important verses will be of help to you.

To Teach
Deuteronomy 6:6-7 – And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

To Train
Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

To Provide For
2 Corinthians 12:14 – Behold, the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be burdensome to you: for I seek not yours but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.

To Nature
Ephesians 6:4 – And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Continue reading “‘MUST READ’ Verses For Christian Parents”

The Giver Of Perfect Peace

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you – Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)

Lord, I rejoice in you because your portion for me is to dwell in a peaceable habitation.  I thank you for your promise of perfect peace as I trust in you.

I confess that I shall be surrounded with your peace and nothing shall make me afraid.  Let my mind be steady and help me to always trust in you.  amen

Not Easily Broken

Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.  – Ecclesiastes 4:12 (NIV)

Thank you heavenly father for our marriage.  Thank you for being the solid foundation of our marriage.  May we be strong and united because we have made you our foundation.

Help us to always have a close relationship with you.  A divided family cannot stand therefore cause us to remain united.  May we find unconditional friendship in each other and may we remain like a twisted threefold cord which is not easily broken.  amen

Why Are You Worried?

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (NIV) – Philippians 4:6

Thank you Lord for the opportunity to put all my cares and worries on you.  I pray for strength to overcome the fear of the future.

Holy Spirit take control of every situation that has troubled my mind.  By prayer and petition, with thanksgiving I commit my challenges and requests to you Lord.

Fill my heart with faith instead of worry.  amen