the road to beautiful

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praying scripture

  • July 31, 2012 10:16 am

I have been praying scripture over my kids since birth. And not only my kids, but their some-day spouses also. I have compiled a list of some of my favorite scriptures turned into prayers. I keep a printed list in my bible for quick reference.

Just thought I would share. 🙂


I pray, Lord, that You will bless and protect us. That You will smile on us and be gracious to us. That You will show us Your favor and give us Your peace. (Numbers 6:24-26)

I pray that we will choose life and not death, blessings and not curses, so that we and our descendants will live. (Deuteronomy 30:19)

I pray that we will not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But that we will delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night. That we will be like trees planted along the riverbank, bearing fruit each season. That our leaves will never wither, and we will prosper in all we do. (Psalm 1:1-3)

I pray that You will grant wisdom to us, and from Your mouth will come knowledge and understanding. That You will grant a treasure of common sense, and that we will be honest. Be a shield to us that we may walk with integrity. Guard our path that we may walk justly, and protect us as we are faithful to You. I pray that we will understand what is right, just, and fair, and that we will find the right way to go. That wisdom will enter our hearts, and knowledge will fill us with joy, wise choices will watch over us, and understanding will keep us safe. (Proverbs 2:6-11)

I pray that Your Spirit will not leave us, and neither will Your words that You have given us. May they be on our lips and on the lips of our children and our children’s children forever. (Isaiah 59:21)

I pray that You will plant seeds of peace and prosperity among us. That our grapevines will be heavy with fruit. The earth will produce its crops, and the heavens will release the dew. I pray that you will rescue us and make us both a symbol and a source of blessing. (Zechariah 8:12-13)

I pray that we will grow in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and man. (Luke 2:52)

I pray that the Word of God will be near to us- in our mouths and in our hearts. (Romans 10:8)

I pray that the Holy Spirit will produce this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)

I pray that from Your glorious, unlimited resources You will empower us with inner strength through Your Spirit. That Christ will make His home in our hearts as we trust in Him. That our roots will grow down into Your love and keep us strong. And may we have the power to understand how wide, how long, how high, and how deep Your love is. May we experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then we will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. (Ephesians 3:16-19)

I pray that our love will overflow more and more, and that we will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. That we will understand what really matters, so that we may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return. May we always be filled with the fruit of Your salvation — the righteous character produced in our lives by Jesus Christ — for this will bring much glory and praise to God. (Philippians 1:9)

I ask You to give us complete knowledge of Your will and to give us spiritual wisdom and understanding, that the way we live will always honor and please the Lord, and our lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, we will grow as we learn to know God better and better. I pray that we will be strengthened with all Your glorious power so we will have all the endurance and patience we need. May we be filled with joy, always thanking the Father. (Colossians 1:9-12)

I pray that Your alive and active Word will penetrate our innermost desires and judge the thoughts and attitudes of our hearts.  Cleanse us from hidden sin.  May the words of our mouths and the thoughts of our hearts be pleasing to You.  (Hebrews 4:12, Psalm 19:12, 14)


I could go on and on….. and on and on.  There are so many great scriptures I want spoken and prayed over my life and the lives of my children.  Sometimes my quiet time consists of opening my bible, flipping through pages and praying scriptures I have underlined over the years.  It is something that feels very precious to me and has been a source of comfort on my most difficult days.

I hope you can put these scripture prayers into action for your family. Prayer works! It is invaluable in our lives. Just remember, prayer is a two-way communication. Take some time during your quiet time to listen to God. Remember what you learned in kindergarten – God gave you two ears and one mouth for a reason. Listen twice as much as you talk! God has much to say! He wants to speak life to you today! 🙂

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