Monthly Prayer Guide

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I am on a journey of deepening how I pray for my children. One of my roles as their parent is to consistently uphold them in prayer before the Lord. If I am honest, I realise that this sometimes needs to be more of a priority in my life. Thus, in my journey, I am looking at different ways to help me in this. Therefore, for October, I have compiled a monthly guide to assist me in this month & I thought I would share it with you. I am planning on speaking the Bible verses over both children each day as I decree & declare the prayer.

The beautiful copy in table format (on MS Word) with the picture in the background somehow wouldn’t upload to my website, so I have listed the prayer and relevant Bible verses I will pray and decree over them each day. (This copy here still wouldn’t format properly like the original one I have to email.) If you would like a copy of the beautifully presented one to enable you to also pray purposefully this next month for your children, please email me at [email protected] & I will send an attachment through to you.

In my journey, I am discovering that our words that we declare are so powerful. I declare and decree most of my prayers now instead of starting “I pray for..”. What we say and declare with our mouth is powerful. God spoke the world into being through declaring. What an example for us to follow.

October 2014 Prayer Guide for my Children

1. Intimacy with Christ: I declare that Christ will permeate their thoughts at all times, that they will experience an incredible intimacy with their creator. Psalm 91:1

2. Be Courageous: I declare that they will be bold and courageous in all areas of their life. I decree that they will always stand up for the truth and what is right. Joshua 1:9

3. Experience Peace: I declare that my child will experience a peace of mind that surpasses all understanding, that power, love and sound mind prevail at all cost. John 14:27, 2 Timothy 1:7

4. Live a life of Love: I declare that my child will walk in an abundance of love. That love will permeate all their actions & relationships and they will love well. Philippians 1:9

5. Gratitude: I declare that my children will have a heart of gratitude, that they will be known for being thankful and being able to see the good in everything. Ephesians 1:16, Psalm 118:1

6. Generosity: I decree that my children will be known for their generosity, will give from a pure heart & will gladly give to those who can in no way pay them back. Matthew 10:42

7. Blessing down the generations: I decree that my children, grandchildren & to a 1,000 generations  will receive an abundance of blessings, love God, keep His commands and walk in the path of God for ever. Exodus 20:6

8. Have Wisdom: I decree that my children will eagerly desire wisdom, ask of God for it and be known for their wise choices and ways. James 1:5

9. Exhibit Leadership: I decree my children will be wise, exhibit leadership qualities & set an example in speech, conduct, love, faith & purity. 1 Timothy 4:12

10. Stand firm: I declare that my children will always be on guard against the schemes of the enemy, that they will stand firm in their faith and be courageous & strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13

11. Hear from God in dreams and visions: I declare that my children will have dreams & visions from God & be able to interpret them & recognise what God is saying to them through these. Joel 2:28

12. Protection: I decree that my children will always sense & experience God’s incredible protection, strength & help. That they will always abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Isaiah 41:10, Psalm 91

13. Passion for God: I decree that my child’s soul will cling to God & they will know how precious God’s thoughts are. I declare that my children will love and worship God.  Psalm 63:8, Psalm 139:17

14. Perseverance: I decree that my children will be known for their perseverance, their stickability and their endurance, that they will run the race to the end. Colossians 1:10-11, Romans 5:3-4

15. Integrity: Lord, please shine your light on my children’s lives & expose any darkness or dishonesty. I decree that my children will walk in integrity. Proverbs 10:9

16. Live Honestly: I decree that my children will always tell the truth and live honest, blameless & trustworthy lives. Proverbs 12:22,  Titus 2:7-8

17. Light: I declare that my children will be like a city on a hill, shining light forth, living lives that reflect God & His truth & goodness, pointing others to Him. Matthew 5:14-16

18. Love God’s Word: I decree that my children will delight in the Word of God, meditate on it & use it as a lamp to their feet & a light for their path. Psalm 119:105, Psalm 1:2, Joshua 1:8

19. Know they were created uniquely: I declare that my children will know you loved them before the beginning of time, that you called them into being & created them especially. Psalm 139

20. Know their purpose: I declare that my children will always be aware of the fact that you formed them in my womb & that you have set them apart for great purposes. Jeremiah 1:5

21. Reach full potential: I decree that my children will know God’s plans for their life & will have huge dreams & see God do abundantly more through them than they can ever imagine. Jeremiah 29:11

22. Understand & operate in their giftedness: I decree my children will recognise their gifts & abilities & be able to develop them & operate fully in them. 1 Corinthians 12:27

23. Person of Justice: I decree that my children will at all times & in all situations, act justly, love mercy & walk humbly with you Oh Lord. Micah 6:8

24. They are God’s workmanship: I decree that my child will know & understand that they are your  workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works & that this will be evident always. Ephesians 2:10

25. Forgiveness: I decree that my children will always be quick to forgive, living lives of forgiveness, never holding grudges, walking in your forgiveness & knowing it fully. Mark 11:25-26

26. Servant: I decree that my children will have servant’s hearts, love serving & look out for the “least of these” & serve them gladly. Mark 9:35

27. Know their identity in Christ: I decree that my children will know that they are royalty, that you are their Heavenly Father & that their identity comes from being a child of God.  John 1:12

28. Purity: I decree that my children will live pure lives, knowing how to control their bodies in holiness. I decree that they will be shielded from any immorality. 1 Thessalonians 4: 3-8, Romans 12:1-2

29. Self control: I decree that my children will be self controlled, willing to stand firm and be strong enough to say “No” to worldly desires. Proverbs 25:28,  Titus 2

30. Future partner: I decree that my child’s future partner is being shielded from immorality, & having an opportunity to know God from an early age & not departing from that. 2 Corinthians 6:14

31. My role as a parent: Lord help me be the parent you want me to be, walking in your ways, teaching your truth & commands & displaying your holiness, peace, love & integrity. Ephesians 6:4, Deuteronomy 6:5-9

I would love to know your thoughts about this prayer guide, so please feel free to email me or leave a comment on the website. Also, I would love to hear any creative ways that help you pray for your children. Thanks.

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “Monthly Prayer Guide

    • Jane Post author

      Thanks Kaidee. I initially compiled it so as to help me broaden my prayers for my kids but then realised that others might benefit from it too. Thanks for your encouragement. Jane

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