I saw jets of light shining from cities and villages, and from the high places and the low places of the earth. God's word was obeyed, and as a result there were memorials for Him in every city and village. His truth was proclaimed throughout the world. --Testimonies, vol. 9, pp. 28, 29. {ChS 112.2}

Monday, December 07, 2015

Prayers that Prevail for Your Children: #42 : Protection During Temptation



This prayer is an adaptation of the  42nd prayer in the excellent book called  Prayers that Prevail for Your Children: A Parent's & Grandparent's Manual of Prayers that I have used over the years to pray God's promises for my children and grandchildren.  You can find a list of the other prayers in this book on my post HERE.

Blessed is the man that endureth temptation; for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him (James 1:2)

Dear Father-God,
I thank you for the beautiful promises in your Word.  You show us that there is no temptation that will come to us that others are not also prone to.  I believe in what you teach, Father, and I would like to raise up my child/children _______________________ to you , requesting that You will never allow him/her/them to be tempted above his/her/their ability to resist the temptation.  Please Lord, always offer a way of escape from the temptations, and give him/her/them the desire and wisdom to select the way of escape that you provide.  In the certainty that You WILL provide an escape, Lord, we find peace, rest, and victory that gives us the ability to deal with temptations and testings. Thank you Lord! (1 Cor. 10:13)

I thank you Lord that You-- who never gave into temptation-- would never tempt your people with evil. (James 1:13)

Protect my daughter/son/children from the various temptations that the deceiver puts in to their way.  Please send your Holy Spirit to build him/her/them up with so much strength and understanding of your Word that they will resist temptation in the same way our Lord Jesus resisted the devil's tempting ploys while He was here on earth. (Matthew 4:1-11) Reveal to __________________ that the devil always flees when the precious Word of God is used to rebuke him, because your Word, O Father, is the sword of the Spirit.(Ephesians 6:17)  

Please let ______________________ remember always that  hiding your Word in his/her/their heart(s) will help to keep him/her/them from sinning. (Psalms 119:11)  Provide my son/daughter/children with the grace to follow your teaching: "Submit yourselves therefore to God.  Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you." (Ephesisans 6:17)

Show my child/children how to live and walk by the Holy Spirit's leading, thereby not gratifying the lusts of the flesh. (Galatians 5:16)

Even though it is not possible for me to pray away all the temptations my child will come across, I can pray that you will keep him/her/them out of the way of the evil ones and his wicked schemes.  Lead _______________________ not into temptation and deliver him/her/them from evil and the evil one. (Galatians 5:16)  

Please  bring to my child's mind when he/she sins that he/she has an Advocate in Jesus Christ(1 John 2:1)  Guide him/her/them to confess any sin so that you can forgive him/her/them and cleanse him/her/them from all unrighteousness. Thank you Lord for being there with my child/children, leading him/her/them to a greater reliance on You. (1 John 2:1)  


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SUGGESTIONS for praying the Bible Promises for your Child/ren:
Copy and paste and print the above and take it with you in your Bible on your daily errands, to work, flying, long road trips, etc.  Claim the promises as you do your regular devotionals/Bible readings.
  1. Make or purchase Scripture Cards that you can carry with you in your pocket/purse and pull out for cues to prayer. 
  2. Access this prayer from your device or home computer with a book mark.
  3. Use the Bible verses to write your own personalized prayers for angelic protection for someone you love.
  4. Note the date and circumstances of this prayer being answered -- a prayer journal is a handy place to do this... Here are some additional ideas for a Prayer Journal
  5. Share with others when this prayer has been answered!  I would also love to hear about it (in the Comments Section below)-- others who are praying for their kids and grandkids will be blessed and encouraged by your sharing of your victories!
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Do you want to know more about the topic of 'overcoming temptation' as the Bible teaches?


 You can find a list of the other prayers in Prayers that Prevail for Your Children on my post HERE.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

Prayers that Prevail for Your Children: #15: Freedom From Condemnation

This prayer is an adaptation of the 15th prayer in the excellent book called  Prayers that Prevail for Your Children: A Parent's & Grandparent's Manual of Prayers that I have used over the years to pray God's promises for my children and grandchildren.  You can find a list of the other prayers in this book on my post HERE.


PRAYING FOR FREEDOM OF CONDEMNATION FOR MY CHILD(REN)

For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through him might be saved  He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.  (John 3:17-18)

Dear Heavenly Father, 
Thank you for the freedom that you offer to your people everywhere.  Those you make free are free indeed!(John 8:36)  Please allow my son/daughter/children to refuse to be condemned in any way in his/her/their life/lives, and to recognize that condemnation DOES NOT come from you! (Romans 8:1)
When my child/children commit(s) a wrongful act, please be there to urge him/her/them to respond to the Holy Spirit by confessing the sin to you, deeply understanding that you can and will forgive, and that you will cleanse him/her/them from ALL unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

Following the confession, I pray that _________________________ will choose to have you lead in desire to walk in freedom, and that he/she/they will avoid all snares, entanglements, yokes, or bondages from this time onward. (Galatians 5:1)  
(John 8:36) Those you make free are free indeed, Lord!  Please give my child(ren) a constant consciousness of this possibility and let him/her/them see that the TRUTH will release him/her/them from condemnation, and actually, from fretting over every problem that arises. (John 8:32)
Show __________________________, dear Father-God, that the blood of Jesus Christ, your Son, cleanses him/her/them from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:7).  Reveal to my son/daughter/children that through faith in your Son and in the Word,  he/she/they is equipped to walk in newness of life (Roman's 6:4) and from this time forward is freed of having to revisit that feeling of condemnation, ever again.  

Through the power of the Holy Spirit I reject the lies and accusations that Satan attempts to use to make my son/daughter/children feel the constant sting of hopelessness, unworthiness and condemnation.  (John 8:44)  Father-God, rebuke the accuser of the brethren (Revelation 12:10) who seeks to crush all the joy and faith from the life of my child/children. (1 Peter 5:8).

Please always keep my child/children secure in your your safe refuge (Psalms 91:2). 
 Teach __________________________ how to resist the Adversary in faith, with a consciousness of how doing this nullifies all of the Evil One's lies and condemnations, and that he will flee from him/her/them. (James 4:7) 

I rejoice Lord in the recognition that neither my child(children), nor I, will come under the condemnation of the devil any longer (John 5:24) since we have received the rich and provident promises of Your Word. (2 Peter 1:4)

In Jesus Name, I pray and praise You!  Amen.
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SUGGESTIONS for praying the Bible Promises for your Child/ren:
Copy and paste and print the above and take it with you in your Bible on your daily errands, to work, flying, long road trips, etc.  Claim the promises as you do your regular devotionals/Bible readings.
  1. Make or purchase Scripture Cards that you can carry with you in your pocket/purse and pull out for cues to prayer. 
  2. Access this prayer from your device or home computer with a book mark.
  3. Use the Bible verses to write your own personalized prayers for angelic protection for someone you love.
  4. Note the date and circumstances of this prayer being answered -- a prayer journal is a handy place to do this... Here are some additional ideas for a Prayer Journal
  5. Share with others when this prayer has been answered!  I would also love to hear about it (in the Comments Section below)-- others who are praying for their kids and grandkids will be blessed and encouraged by your sharing of your victories!
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Do you want to know more about the topic of 'condemnation' as the Bible teaches?
No Condemnation (podcast by Pr. Peter Watts, Lakeside Adv. Church)

You can find a list of the other prayers in Prayers that Prevail for Your Children on my post HERE.
How the Book of Ruth gives a glimpse of the way God works to bring all of us to His Saving Grace http://www.healingscripture.org/scripture-series-video-ruth/


Prayers that Prevail for Your Children: #4: Angelic Protection

This prayer is an adaptation of the 4th prayer in the excellent book called  Prayers that Prevail for Your Children: A Parent's & Grandparent's Manual of Prayers that I have used over the years to pray God's promises for my children and grandchildren.  You can find a list of the other prayers in this book on my post HERE



PRAYER FOR ANGELIC PROTECTION OF MY CHILD/CHILDREN

Dear Father-God,  You have pointed out to us that angels guard and serve our children.  "He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone" (Matt. 4:6) We know that in your vast heavenly domain there are thousands of chariots and tens of thousands of angels (Ps. 68:17). My prayer is that you will send angels to protect _____________________ throughout his/her/their life/lives.

Your precious, faithful angels ministered to our Lord Jesus and I claim the promise in Matthew 4:11 that they will likewise minister, at all times, to my child/ren, ____________ . How wonderful to know that the angels who continually behold your face in Heaven have been assigned to protect my child(ren)!  (Matthew 18:10)  Please give ______________ awareness of the magnificent gift of being watched over by uncountable angels, a direct mission from You!  (Hebrews 12:22)

I look forward to the speedy arrival of that Day, Lord, when Jesus shall send forth His angels to collect together all the repulsive, trashy and offending things out of His Kingdom, including all of those who work iniquity. (Matthew 13:41)  Your angels will separate the wicked from those who follow You.  (Matthew 13:49)  Please give my child/ren consciousness of the power You wield to overcome sin, and the desire to always follow as Your Holy Spirit leads in his/her/their life/lives.

May the Angel of the Lord encamp around ____________________ and deliver him/her/them as he/she/they develop(s) a deep, awe-filled Forever-Relationship with You. (Ps. 34:7)

Grow my child(ren), Lord, to never be ashamed of taking a firm stand for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so that he/she/they will be ready for that Blessed Assurance You gave us that Jesus will come again in Your glory with all the Holy Angels.  Matthew 25:31  

Thank you for sending your Son, our Creator Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who is with us to the very end of time. (Matthew 28:20) Thank you for sending your heavenly angels as Ministering Spirits who worship You and who rejoice in serving your people, the heirs of salvation. Hebrews 1:6-7, 14

I pray this prayer for angelic protection for  _______________________ claiming the Promises you have made, dear God, through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.
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SUGGESTIONS for praying the Bible Promises for your Child/ren:

  1. Copy and paste and print the above and take it with you in your Bible on your daily errands, to work, flying, long road trips, etc.  Claim the promises as you do your regular devotionals/Bible readings.
  2. Make or purchase Scripture Cards that you can carry with you in your pocket/purse and pull out for cues to prayer. 
  3. Access this prayer from your device or home computer with a book mark.
  4. Use the Bible verses to write your own personalized prayers for angelic protection for someone you love.
  5. Note the date and circumstances of this prayer being answered -- a prayer journal is a handy place to do this... Here are some additional ideas for a Prayer Journal
  6. Share with others when this prayer has been answered!  I would also love to hear about it (in the Comments Section below)-- others who are praying for their kids and grandkids will be blessed and encouraged by your sharing of your victories!
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Do you want to know more about Angels as the Bible teaches?

What Jesus Said About Angels (podcast from "The Voice of Prophecy")

You can find a list of the other prayers in Prayers that Prevail for Your Children on my post HERE