I know that my children are not my own. I have had so many puzzled looks when I have said those words aloud in public. To some, they may think that it was only by their own will that they have children, but I know the truth. My children are not my own, they were a precious gift given to my husband and I, from God.
17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
My two precious miracle babies are now about to head to 7th grade and 3rd grade. With summer coming to an end and school approaching, we need to be praying scriptures over our kiddos to provide protection over them for their upcoming school year along with the wisdom and knowledge needed for them to succeed.
School time often means that our schedules will get chaotic! We are tossed around here and there and sometimes we put God on the backburner. It is sad, but true in many cases. New routines are made with all new agendas for the school year ahead. So in order for us to stay focused and prepared for all of the stress that comes with the new school year, I have written below “10” scriptures to pray over your children. These scriptures will not only help equip our kids for a wonderful year ahead but we parents will also benefit from speaking them.
10 POWERFUL SCRIPTURES TO PRAY OVER YOUR CHILDREN:
1.STRENGTH-Philippians 4:13 (NIV)
- 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
I PRAY THAT GOD WILL GIVE THEM THE STRENGTH THEY NEED IN ORDER TO SUCCEED AND TO BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES
2.COURAGE-Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
- 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
I PRAY THAT GOD WILL GIVE THEM THE COURAGE TO STEP OUT AND BE BOLD IN ORDER TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
3. TRUST -Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
I PRAY GOD THAT THEY WILL TRUST YOU IN ALL THINGS AND LOOK TO YOU FOR THE ANSWERS THEY LONG FOR.
4. ANXIETY-Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
I PRAY THEY WILL NOT BE ANXIOUS AND THAT GOD WILL PROVIDE A CALM SPIRIT ABOUT THEM.
5. PROTECTION-Psalm 91 (NIV)
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
I PRAY THAT ANGELS WILL GATHER AROUND THEM, PROTECT THEM AND THAT NO EVIL SHALL COME AGAINST THEM.
6. KINDNESS-Ephesians 4:32 (NIV)
32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
I PRAY THAT THEY ARE KIND TO THOSE AROUND THEM AND FULL OF COMPASSION FOR OTHERS.
7.WISDOM-James 1:5 (NIV)
5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
I PRAY THEY WILL HAVE THE WISDOM AND KNOWLEDGE NEEDED IN ORDER TO SUCCEED.
8. LOVE OTHERS-Luke 10:27 (NIV)
9.CHARACTER-Galatians 5:22-23 (NIV)
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.
I PRAY THAT THEY WILL HAVE GODLY CHARACTER.
10. HOPE-Jeremiah 29:11(NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future
I PRAY THAT THEY WILL HAVE HOPE DURING TROUBLED TIMES OF STRESS AND ANXIETY.
I am believing many blessings and NO STRESS for this upcoming school year…
Below is a FREE PRINTABLE of each scripture. You can place this in their room, backpack or lunch box.