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Parents, as you pray for your son/daughter, you can insert their name into Scripture.  The following are a few examples of what it looks like to pray for someone using Scripture:

I pray ______ will love the Lord with all his/her heart, mind and strength (Matthew 22:31).

Thank you, God, that You are causing all things to work together for good in _________life (Romans 8:28).

I pray the joy of the Lord will be ________ strength (Nehemiah 8:10).

Lord, I pray the plans you have for _________ include a hope and a bright future (Jeremiah 29:11).

Lord, I pray that ________ will bless the Lord at all times and praise will continually be in his/her mouth (Psalms 34:1).

Lord, I pray that _________ will love the Lord his/her God and walk in His ways and he/she will be blessed with life and prosperity (Deuteronomy 30:15-16).

As you read the Scriptures below, make them a prayer for your son/daughter:

“You are from God, little children, and you have conquered them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).

Example:  God, thank you that _________ is your son/daughter and your Spirit lives in him/her.  He/she has been given victory over the enemy because greater is the one who lives in him/her than the enemy in the world.  Remind __________ of this truth and help __________ to ask you to help him/her experience your victory in his/her life.

“He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son he loves.  In him we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:13-14).

“We are asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding, so that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him; bearing fruit in every good work and growing in the knowledge of God” (Colossians 1:9-10).

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. They are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:23-24).

“For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be rendered powerless so that we may no longer be enslaved to sin, since a person who has died is freed from sin” (Romans 6:6-7).

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus, because the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:1-2).

“You did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear. Instead, you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father!’” (Romans 8:15).

“For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).

“For although we live in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh, since the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but are powerful through God for the demolish of strongholds. We demolish arguments and every proud thing that is raised up against the knowledge of God, and we take every thought captive to obey Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5).

“For freedom, Christ set us free. Stand firm then and don’t submit again to a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 5:1).

“I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will certainly not carry out the desire of the flesh” (Galatians 5:16).

“For he chose us in him, before the foundations of the world, to be holy and blameless in love before him” (Ephesians 1:4).

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened so that you may know what is the hope of his calling, what is the wealth of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the mighty working of his strength” (Ephesians 1:18-19).

“I pray that he may grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with power in your inner being through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love” (Ephesians 3:16-18).

“Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by his vast strength.  Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the schemes of the devil” (Ephesians 6:10-11).

“I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Philippians 1:6).

“You reveal the path of life to me; in your presence is abundant joy; at your right hand are eternal pleasures” (Psalm 16:11).

“Protect me as the pupil of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings from the wicked who treat me violently, my deadly enemies who surround me” (Psalm 17:8-9).

“You are my hiding place; you protect me from trouble.  You surround me with joyful shouts of deliverance” (Psalm 32:7).

“The LORD is near the brokenhearted; he saves those crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:18).

“Trust in the LORD and do what is good; dwell in the land and live securely. Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you your heart’s desires” (Psalm 37:3-4).

“I will rise before dawn and cry out for help; I put my hope in your word” (Psalm 119:147).

“Flee from youthful passions, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart” (2 Timothy 2:22).

“Teach me your way, LORD, and I will live by your truth. Give me an undivided mind to fear your name” (Psalm 86:11).

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