September must be the month of prayer in our home because last September I blogged about praying for our children! The past few decades God has been doing a lot of deep internal work in all of our lives and the past few months have given insights into things we have been praying about for over 20 years. Part of that comes from praying over our children.
We have always prayed over our children.
- we’ve laid hands on them
- we’ve anointed them with oil
- we’ve taken seriously the responsibility God has given to us as their protectors, disciplers, and authority
We want them to know that we are here to be Aaron and Hur for them when they are weak and need someone to hold their hands up as they seek God’s victory in their lives.
When they were little I would pray with them before they went to bed and, after they were asleep, I would go back into their rooms and pray spiritual protection and cleansing in their rooms and place my hands on their tiny foreheads and would pray His protection over and around them. I prayed for their spirits to grow mighty in surrender to His Spirit. I prayed for an outpouring of His power and might in their lives that they would come to know Him young and would stay the course in victorious surrender with Him.
Do YOU pray over your children? Do they hear you pray for them? Are you training them in prayer by your example in their lives? Do they hear your praise for their lives and rejoice in the depth and joy they’ve brought to your family and lives? Take time tonight and do it!
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