Praying For Protection Over Our Children

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The world can be an evil place; a scary place; a dangerous place. When it comes to thinking about the safety of our children in this world, our minds often instantly turn to senseless tragedies in recent years like the Columbine or the massacre in Sandy Hook, CT, where so many innocent children lost their lives in school, a place where we assume our children are going to be safe from all harm. How many of us heard the news that day, filled with such anguish and empathy towards those hurting parents, and immediately sought out our own kids– to hold, maybe just a little tighter than usual?

While the weeks that followed the Sandy Hook shooting become heated politically, we parents were still left with the responsibility to see to it that our children are protected whenever they are not in our sight. We have made sure all the necessary precautions are in place at school (or church or whatever club that takes them out of our care for periods of time). The safety specialists have been brought in, and procedures have been changed to ensure tighter safety measures are being followed to protect our kids. But can we do more?

Each morning as I drop off my children at their schools, I sit in my car and pray for God’s blessing of protection on them throughout the day. In Jesus’ name I cover them both with supernatural, angelic protection, and in His name I also bind Satan and all his evil from touching them. Lately, I’ve also prayed that huge angels stand at the corners of the school buildings, guarding all the children from any harm that may try to enter. Someone who doesn’t believe in angels much less in the power of prayer may think me a little cuckoo, I guess. But I know how big my God is, and that He is faithful to all He has promised.

I recently found out that Jehovah-Nissi, God’s name in Hebrew, literally means “One who delivers, preserves, shelters, covers and watches over us”! God really is the Great Protector! Parents, we must call on God for His protection over our children.

The question you may have is, does God protect us in EVERY situation? If so, then why did Sandy Hook happen? Why does tragedy happen at all? That’s a fair question. While I’m far from a Bible scholar, my best answer would be, living in a world where God has given us free will, we end up making choices that can contribute to personal hardships, pain, and loss. Remember, Jesus said this would happen in our lives. Life on Earth is not perfect. Even though we do have free will to make our own choices, we must remember that God’s will for us does remain perfect.

Pray often. Take your thoughts and actions captive. Stay in God’s Word. Remember God is faithful, even when are not.

Here are some Scriptural references that will help you in covering your children in prayers of protection:

Genesis 28:15 Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land. For I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.

Psalm 18: 2,3 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.

Psalm 91: 1,2, 10 -12 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” no evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent. For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.

Psalm 138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble,you preserve my life;
you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.

Isaiah 43:1-3 But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God,  the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

 

 

Lisa Strnad is a homeschooling mom of two, who works independently in Christian media in the areas of writing, promotions and marketing.  She lives with her husband and children in Nashville,TN. 

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bishop032168
bishop032168

If we didn't have hope there would be no need to pray!!! I am praying for my children and I am interceding on their behalf as well as my grandchildren. For me and my house we will serve the Lord!!!!!! Even though they are in their own homes they know the truth because we did our duty by raising them in church. Now we take our grandchildren. However they belong to me and they will always be my household and I will continue to pray.

bishop032168
bishop032168

Lord please protect my family and the situation my son is in and his unborn baby Mia. I 'm standing on your word today and I plead the blood over them in Jesus name Isaiah 43: 1-3 Amen

Craigy914
Craigy914

In Jesus name Amen protect my son and bring him home safe..in Jesus name i pray, Amen. Thank you Jesus

bishop032168
bishop032168

In Jesus name protect his son and send your angels guard around them and your comforting Holy Spirit in Jesus name amen!!!!!!!!

francesca777
francesca777

Very hard to believe this when God is NOT protecting my child and so many children are abused even though we pray for God to protect them .. 

mariasunset
mariasunset

@francesca777 this is because satan is the current ruler on this planet. You can find the verse in the bible. I also use to not understand how god can possibly be protecting anyone, then i studied and learn satan rules our current system. This is coming to an end though and satan knows this, thats why its getting worse, more violence and sin like weve never seen before. Its escalating and coming closer to the end of this time. You can read all this in the bible.

chizurufelix
chizurufelix

@francesca777 den maybe u r nt praying to the same God i pray to..my God always answers the righteous when they call upon him

MFRANROCHESTER
MFRANROCHESTER

I too pray for my grandchildren every morning with them, giving thanks and also for protection.  We have made this a routine part of the day, part of recognizing our creator and savior, and Holy Spirit!  We sometimes ask for comfort for our challenges throughout the day.

John R Bloxson Jr
John R Bloxson Jr

Pray at the polls vote out the amoral Democrats the same 44 that declared their brief in the sacredness of Life by voting to allow Planned Parenthood to murder babies born alive after botched Abortions.

Tracy Paul
Tracy Paul

Actually, Jesus himself said we have the same power as Him. We have only to speak His name and believe. That is in the Bible.

Kathleen Lambert
Kathleen Lambert

I should have said Mt. 18:18 is church discipline; 16:19 is in response to Peter's confession in verse 16 and refers to Jesus (not us) building His church. There is an assumption today that if Jesus did it, we can too.Not so. If you're interested in good scripture exegesis, Macarthur or Osman's book are excellent, among others.

Kathleen Lambert
Kathleen Lambert

John Macarthur has a lot of biblically sound material. Great suggestion also. As for the "proof texts," (for example) binding and loosing refers to church discipline, not spiritual warfare. Pastor Osman goes into all this. His hermeneutics are also very sound. I don't have time for arguments; just wanted to let folks know.

Katie DeVine
Katie DeVine

I would like my children protected, as well, but then I realize that instead I should pray for God's will to be done in their life. I do not want them to be too protected that they do not grow and I need to make sure I am not clinging to this world, because it is not our home.

Patricia Dippenaar
Patricia Dippenaar

God please protect all our children from every demon around them

Jorey Israel M. Bendanillo
Jorey Israel M. Bendanillo

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Mary Neth
Mary Neth

I always pray to keep children safe.

Kay Miller
Kay Miller

Kathleen Lambert read your Bible...St. Matthew 16:19; and 18:18; ... concerning binding and loosening. And on rebuking satan read Zechariah 3:2; and St.Matthew 17:18; hope this helps you. ...

Jorey Israel M. Bendanillo
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Lois Maunder
Lois Maunder

I think Pastor John MacAurther has one too. sp?

Kathleen Lambert
Kathleen Lambert

Praying for God's protection is fine. We are never called to bind or rebuke Satan; this is an umbiblical practice made popular by TV "preachers" and movies like War Room. There are no examples in the NT of apostles or prophets doing this. Satan will be bound one day but not by us!! A good book on the subject is Truth or Territory by Pastor Jim Osman. Hope this helps.

Angela Matiz Acosta
Angela Matiz Acosta

Matt 18:20 May God bless the Prayer Ministry for our kids. Psalm 138:8 In Jesús Name, Amen