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Malachi 4:5-6 Behold, I will send you Eli'jah the prophet before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes. And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a curse.”

Isaiah 43:5-7 Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you; I will say to the north, Give up, and to the south, Do not withhold; bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, every one who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.

Isaiah 44:3-5 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your descendants, and my blessing on your offspring. They shall spring up like grass amid waters, like willows by flowing streams. This one will say, ‘I am the LORD’s another will call himself by the name of Jacob, and another will write on his hand, ‘The LORD’s,’ and surname himself by the name of Israel.

Isaiah 49:24-25 Can the prey be taken from the mighty, or the captives of a tyrant be rescued? Surely, thus says the LORD: 'Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken, and the prey of the tyrant be rescued, for I will contend with those who contend with you, and I will save your children.'

Isaiah 54:13 All your sons shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the prosperity of your sons.

THEREFORE SUBMIT TO GOD

James 4:7  Pray: Lord Jesus I ask you to come into my heart and take over my life. Forgive me my sins. Deepen my relationship with your Holy Spirit and release in me all the gifts of your Holy Spirit, so that I may be the person that you called me to be and the Father may thereby be glorified.

RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU

James 4:7 Pray: Lord Jesus Christ, rebuke Satan in his activities in the lives of (family members). May Your Blood protect me (and my family members), so that the devil does not dare to come near me (and my family members), for Your Blood is our shield and the word of testimony that he is a defeated foe. Scripture tells us You came to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8). His works are destroyed. You, Lord, have disarmed Him. (Col. 2:15) Enable us to resist him in Your name and by Your Blood, loosing him from our hearts, minds and relationships.

FATHER FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO

Luke 23:34 Ask God to forgive you for what you have done or what you have failed to do as a parent, and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation if you have committed any grave sins in the process. Also ask Jesus to lead your children to repent for any sins they have committed against you or the Lord, and that they similarly receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for any grave sins they have committed in this regard.

Ephesians 1:7 Pray: Ephesians tells us that our children have been redeemed by the Blood of Jesus. I pray that they come to repentance and re-appropriate that redemption through the Sacrament of Reconciliation. In Jesus’ Name.

PUT ON THE WHOLE ARMOUR OF GOD

Ephesians 6:10-18 Pray: Lord Jesus, I come to you with my family and by faith I pray that you help clothe each one of us with truth around our waist, and the breastplate of righteousness; that we put on our feet the equipment of the gospel of peace and carry before us the shield of FAITH by which we extinguish all the fiery darts of the evil one. And that we put on our heads the helmet of salvation and that the Word of God may be our sword. I praise you and thank you Jesus for this protection.

Ephesians 1:17-19 Pray: Father of Glory, I pray that you will give to me and my children, their spouses and all our loved ones and those that we carry in our hearts, a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of JESUS CHRIST. I pray that the eyes of our hearts may be enlightened, so that we all may know what is the hope of HIS CALLING, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. In Jesus' Name, I pray.

Ephesians 3:16-21 Pray: Father of Glory, I pray for myself and my children, their spouses and all our lived ones and those whom we carry in our hearts, that out of your glorious riches you would strengthen me and them with power through your Spirit in their inner being, so that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith. And I pray that in our being rooted and established in love, we may have power together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge - that they may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.

Philippians 1:9-10 Pray: Father, I pray for myself and my children, their spouses and all our loved ones and those whom we carry in our hearts, that our love may abound more and more in real knowledge and discernment, and that they may approve the things that are excellent in order to be sincere and blameless until the day of Christ. In Jesus' Name, I pray.

Colossians 1:9-11 Pray: Father, I pray for myself and my children, their spouses and all our loved ones, that we will be filled with the knowledge of your will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that we all may walk in a manner worthy of you, Father, to be pleasing to you in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in knowledge of you, strengthened with all power, according to your glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience with joy. Father, I thank you.

Lord God, you have promised in your Word to pour out your Holy Spirit on my children and my descendants. My specific request Lord is that your Spirit will:

  • CONVICT my children of their sins,
  • CONVERT them to Jesus,
  • COMMIT them to your perfect will for their lives and
  • CONNECT them to the Church for faithful and fruitful service.

In Jesus' Name.

CLOSING PRAYER

Pray: Father, your word is true and I believe it. Therefore, in the name of Jesus, I believe in my heart and say with my mouth that the Word of God will prevail over my children. Father, I believe that you contend with him who contends with me, and you give safety to my children and ease them day-by-day. I confess that you give your angels special charge over my children, according to the 91st Psalm, to accompany and defend and preserve them. Thus, I ask you that no evil will befall them, no accident shall overtake them, nor shall any plague or calamity come near them, in Jesus' name. Father, I thank you for keeping my children’s feet from being caught in a trap or from a hidden danger. And I pray that, consistent with your word, they will be taught by you and therefore great will be their peace. I commit my children to your care and protection. You are my confidence, firm and strong, and I am persuaded that you are able to guard and keep those whom I have committed to you.

In Jesus' Name. Amen.   

© Vernon Robertson 2017