The world is so complicated that, at times, it’s hard to know what to pray. In those moments, learn to pray Scripture. I have several that I use as general guidelines when I pray over my family – certain ones for my children and others for my husband.
This is one that I pray over my babies because it covers many things that we, as parents, tend to want for them: God’s presence, provision, and protection.
Psalm 20 (A Mama’s Paraphrase)
Child, may the Lord be quick to answer you when you are struggling, hurting or lonely. May the name of God protect you when you aren’t even aware that you need protection.
May He send you help when the enemy seeks to do you harm and may His angels support you when you’re too weak to stand.
May He remember all your acts of obedience and regard with favor your pleas for forgiveness.
May He grant your heart’s deepest desires and give you success wherever He leads you.
Your mama will shout for joy over your salvation and I will praise God for what He has done in your life.
My child, God knows how to protect what is His. You be faithful to listen because your God is faithful to speak. There is no hole so deep, no mistake so grave that His mighty right hand can not save you.
Some people around you will place their trust in money, power, government, popularity, or prestige. Not us, dear one. Our trust is in the name of the Lord our God and nothing or no one else.
You watch because, in the end, they will all collapse and fall while God’s people rise and stand tall.
O, Lord , save my children and answer them when they call.
You are loved.