Good character is the one thing that will help your children the most. And one of the best things you can do for your children is pray Scripture for them!
[I am excited to bring you something of eternal value for your children. Kathie Morrissey of Character Corner has graciously allowed me to share this profound truth here.]
Whether you homeschool or not, you can have the best laid plans and have the most popular curriculum or best of food and interaction, but if your kids don’t have Godly character, you are going to have a hard time teaching them!
Character is a vital ingredient to academic success, but it also helps your children to become more like Christ and better equipped to fulfill His plans for them.
Why Pray Scripture For Their Character?
Because the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword! (Hebrews 4:12)
God’s Word has power that our words don’t have.
I have personally found that when I pray Scripture for my children, God does amazing things in their hearts and lives. I believe that happens because when we pray God’s Word back to Him for our children, we invite His power into their hearts and lives.
Praying Scripture does not have to be a complicated or difficult thing, and there is no right or wrong way to do it. Simply read the verses, and say them back to God in your own words, inserting the name(s) of your children.
Here is a simple example from my prayer journal, showing how I have prayed Scripture based on Proverbs 21:1 and Isaiah 55:11.
Father, if you can change the heart of a king, you can change the heart of my child. Please work in his heart, and make the changes that are needed there. We have diligently taught Him Your Word, and I am claiming Your promise that Your Word won’t return onto You void, but will accomplish what it should.”
The exciting thing is that after praying that for my son, I saw God begin to work in his heart! It was softened, and he began to be more open when the Lord convicted his heart of wrong behavior. He came to me in tears a couple of times, asking me to pray for him about something he was struggling with.
THAT is the power of God’s Word at work through prayer!
This prayer challenge is totally free, and will include a daily prayer based on Scripture, as well as additional Scriptures to reflect on and personalize into prayers for your children.
My prayer is that you will join us for this 30-day challenge to pray Scripture for your children’s character, and as a result see God do some wonderful things in their lives, as they grow and become more like Jesus.
Think of the power that will be unleashed as you pray Scripture back to Him regarding Godly character!
Kathie’s homeschooling days are behind her now that all eight of the kids have graduated. Married to Alan for 38 years, she stays busy sharing encouragement on The Character Corner, speaking at conferences, and every morning she takes care of two-year old granddaughter, Tori. When not working, you will may find Kathie playing piano, reading a good book, or eating chocolate.