As parents, the words you use in your child’s life have the power either to bless or curse. Praying Biblical blessings for your children is an effective way to bring God’s blessings into their lives, and see His power work in their hearts.
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As parents we not only have the right but also the privilege, to pray for and bless our children.
By speaking prayers of blessing over them, we are claiming God’s favor in their lives, as well as claiming the promises of His Word for them.
To bless someone actually means “to speak well of.”
Praying Biblical blessings for your children is simply using your God-given authority to verbally affirm Scripture truths and promises into your children while also claiming those truths for them. A blessing is a prayer asking for God’s favor and protection. It is a declaration of God’s truth over your child’s life.
An easy way of blessing your children is simply speaking God’s Word over them daily. In a Biblical blessing, you combine powerful words with Scriptural prayers.
To do this, find a Scripture that reflects your dreams and desires for them, or one which claims a Scripture truth for them. Pray it for them or speak it aloud over them.
This would a great idea for praying with your children at bedtime. They would go to sleep with those words of blessing in their minds.
Here are a couple examples to demonstrate how simple it is to pray Biblical blessings for your children:
May you love mercy and act justly in all that you do, and humbly walk with your God. Micah 6:8
God has raised you up in righteousness, and will direct all your ways. Isaiah 45:13
Can you see how powerful it is to pray these blessings over your children? You are sure to see God work in a mighty way when you begin blessing your children with Scriptural words and prayers.
Join me for a free 10-day Challenge: Praying Biblical Blessings For Your Children
For 10 days you will receive an email with:
- A short Biblical blessing to pray over your children
- A Scripture that goes along with it
GO DEEPER (an optional add-on to the challenge)
In my previous prayer challenges, many of you wanted an actual journal to use during the challenge.
The Praying Biblical Blessings For Your Children is a companion journal for the Praying Biblical Blessings Challenge and offers 35 days of prayers to bless your children, along with a journal page for each day. (The first 10 blessings are what you get in the email series.)
Each day of the journal includes:
- A Scriptural blessing/prayer
- Daily Scripture to read and write
- Space to write the blessing you are claiming
- Space to write your own personalized blessing
- Space to write answered prayer/note of gratitude
Wouldn’t this be an awesome way to start off the new school year? What a great way to encourage your children, and watch God work in their hearts and lives, as you claim the promises in His Word for them. Anytime you invest in your children spiritually using Scripture, you will see changes!
I can’t wait to see what God is going to do not only in the lives of our children but in our own lives as well, as we go through this challenge together.
I hope you will join me in this opportunity of enlisting God’s support in the lives of your children, as you pass on HIS blessings to them.