The National Day of Prayer 2016 – Wake Up America, will be observed this Thursday, May 5th.
Last week we talked about the importance of praying for the children who are growing up in this nation as we pray for our nation. In that post, a few Scriptures and a couple of post links were listed as resources to help in our prayer efforts.
This week, for those who would like to join in the effort but just haven’t been able to access the resources, I’m sharing a few specific Scriptures that we might do well to pray for our children this Thursday. The Scriptures are listed below for easy access. They are also available as a PDF download for those who might find it easier to print out and carry along.
Matthew 6:13 – And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Matthew 26:41 – Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Call on God for the protection of your children/grandchildren from the evil one and that they might not fall into temptation.
Romans 10:1 – Brothers, my heart’s desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved.
Pray for the salvation of the children who do not yet believe.
Colossians 1:11 – May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy,
Call on God for their strength and endurance.
Proverbs 3:6 – In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Pray that our nation’s children will acknowledge God and seek His direction.
Psalm 97:10 – O you who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.
Pray that our children will have a hatred for sin.
Colossians 1:10 – so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.
Pray that they will know God better.
Ephesians 3:14, 18–19 – I bow my knees before the Father . . . that you may have power to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge.
Call on God for your children to have the power to comprehend His love.
Mark 9:24 – Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”
Pray for greater faith for your children/grandchildren.
Ephesians 1:16, 18-19) – I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers . . . that you may know . . . what is the immeasurable greatness of his power toward us who believe.
Call on God for a deeper sense of His power within the children of our nation.
Acts 4:29 – And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness,
Pray for their boldness in proclaiming Christ.
James 1:5 – If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.
Call on God for our nation’s children to have strategic wisdom.
Philippians 1:9-10 – And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ,
Pray for a mind of discernment.
James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Pray that our children will learn to submit completely to God and actively resist Satan in all circumstances.
Romans 12:1-2 – I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
Pray that our children will be single-hearted, willing to be sold out to God.
Proverbs 3:5 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
Pray that the children of America will trust the Lord and not lean on their own understanding.
2 Timothy 1:7 – for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.
Call on God that our children might not live in fear.
Click here to download the National Day of Prayer Scriptures to Pray for our Children PDF.