Pray blessings

Children are a gift – an amazing blessing from God. 

Every single day we may find ourselves doing a lot for our kids, loving and caring for them, nurturing, teaching, training, helping, leading, equipping, encouraging, protecting, and so much more.

We spend precious hours just living out life, helping with homework, and driving them to activities. We spend money on sports, lessons, and various classes to help them grow and become all they can be, providing opportunities for them to do what they most love in this world.

But in the midst of busy, full lives, we have to ask ourselves: Are we praying? 

I mean, really praying specific, powerful, promise-filled, hope-inspired prayers. Are we praying God’s powerful Word and promises over their lives? 

SEE ALSO: 40 Powerful Blessings to Pray over Your Marriage

I’m freshly aware, and challenged to pray more.

There’s a battle over our families today, and the enemy would love nothing more than to destroy all that we hold dear in this life. He’s ruthless and cunning, deceitful and sly. He’ll attack when we’re not watching, he’ll do everything he can to lure our kids his way.

Don’t let him win.

Prayer is essential over our children and families, in order to stay alert, aware, and discerning of God’s voice, as well as to stand against the attacks of the enemy in our lives. We should never underestimate the importance of speaking blessing and truth over their lives. Prayer is powerful and his words are true. 

SEE ALSO: This Is Why I Pray for My Children Every Day

Prayer + God’s Word = Power – the pathway for Him to do miraculous things.

Dear God, 

We praise you for your love and faithfulness. We thank you for your protection and care over our families. Thank you that you give us the power to love well; the wisdom to lead and teach our children. We know you’re for us; that you fight for our families today. You are Redeemer, Restorer, and Friend, we believe you have good in store. We confess, some days, parenting is tough. Many days we can feel anxious or overwhelmed. We ask that you would make us more like you, more aware of your constant Presence in our lives. Help us to release our children to You, so that You are free to fully accomplish all that You desire, in them, through them. Please fill our families with your truth and cover us with your favor. 

Lord, we pray for these blessings over our children, today, and every day…

SEE ALSO: 4 Ways to Pray for Your Kids

Belief – “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved – you and your household.” Acts 16:31

Blessing – “The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26

Courage – “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Contentment – “Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5

Encouragement – “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Ephesians 4:29

Endurance – “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus…” Hebrews 12:1-2

Faithfulness – “Only fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you.” 1 Sam. 12:24

Favor – “For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favor as with a shield.” Psalm 5:12

Forgiveness – “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” 1 John 1:9

Fruitfulness – “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23

Generosity – “They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.” 1 Timothy 6:18-19

Godly Relationships – “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm.” Prov. 13:20

Grace – “May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.” 2 Corinthians 13:14

Health – “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” 3 John 1:2

Honesty – “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32

Hope – “But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Humility – “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4

Integrity – “Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.” Proverbs 10:9

Joy – “…for the joy of the LORD is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10

Kindness – “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

Love – “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God.” 1 John 3:1

Obedience – “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.” Ephesians 6:1

Patience – “Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to anger.” James 1:19

Peace – “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3

Protection – “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart…He will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways.” Psalm 91:1-2, 4, 11

Provision – “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19

Purity – “How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word.” Psalm 119:9

Purpose – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Respect – “Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.” 1 Peter 2:17

Safety – “The Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.”  Psalm 121:8

Salvation – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Self-Control – “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7

Servant Heart – “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Galatians 5:13

Strength – “Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.” Ephesians 6:10-11

Submission – “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7

Thankfulness – “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.” Colossians 3:17

Trust – “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Value – “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:9

Wisdom – “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…” Proverbs 9:10

Wise Instruction – “All your sons will be taught by the Lord, and great will be your children’s peace.” Isaiah 54:13

Please let your blessings and Word shine on our children and family, as we seek to honor you.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

“Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children…” Lamentations 2:19

Debbie McDaniel is a writer, pastor’s wife, mom to three amazing kids (and a lot of pets). Join her each morning on Fresh Day Ahead’s facebook page, for daily encouragement in living strong, free, hope-filled lives. Find her also at and

Publication date: July 28, 2016

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Heavenly and Most Gracious Father, we come before you in prayer, to magnify and glorify your precious name and to give all the praise, honor and glory you deserve.

We humbly request your overflowing blessings upon our lives. We also take this opportunity to thank you for those blessings you have bestowed upon us that we take for granted and the numerous ones on the way.

Matthew 6:33-34

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Bless us with love, joy, peace and happiness. Bless us spiritually, financially and also with good health. Keep us safe, Oh loving Lord.

Those among us who lack wisdom, bless with knowledge. Those who are weak, bless with strength. Shower with energy those who are weary. Those who are blind, bless with sight. And those who are burdened, set completely free.

Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me? Jeremiah 32:27 Click To Tweet

2 Corinthians 9:6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.

Jeremiah 32:27 Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?

Shower these blessings on our family and friends, as well. Help us all to remember that we are blessed to be a blessing to others. Help us to help others even when we’re struggling with our own difficulties.

Lord, you know the desires of our hearts and you also know what we deserve. Bless us, with what you know is truly best for us.

Thank you for all you have done for us and we declare that your overflowing blessings will rain down upon us, today… In Jesus’ most precious name,
AMEN!!

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. My cup overflows. Ps 23:5 Click To Tweet

Psalm 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

What is your prayer today? Do you have a request or a declaration of thanksgiving? Leave your comments below!

More Prayers of Blessings:

  • Morning Prayer of Praise and For The Lord’s Blessings
  • Prayer – God’s Blessings for the Rest of the Year
  • Blessings Upon the Lives of my Children
  • Prayer- The Blessings Of Spiritual Gifts
  • Prayer: Trusting GOD for His Blessings

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Prayer Blessings from Scripture

A most powerful way of enriching your life or the life of another is to bless with Scripture. This concept may seem foreign. Most of us have not grown up in churches where blessing is a focus. But clearly, God has given us instruction to bless:
Luke 6:28 (Jesus speaking)
Bless those who curse you and pray for those who despitefully use you.

Bless: eulogeo #2127 in Strong’s
Word Wealth in the Spirit Filled Life Bible sums up eulogeo as: to speak well of, praise, extol, bless abundantly, give thanks. And God has given us choices:
Deuteronomy 30:19 (God speaking through Moses to the Israelites)
I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.

What most of us lack is the understanding of HOW to bless, probably for
• lack of role models
• lack of understanding the power and importance of blessing

These are explanations, but not good excuses.
You and I are Kingdom people
privileged to release blessings over
• ourselves
• loved ones
• enemies (better yet!)
• situations
• institutions
• territories
• nations
• etc.
In a world where the negative is dominant everywhere, what kind of change could you effect if you became a serious dispenser of blessing? Positive overwhelms negative and light dispels darkness. Why WOULD we hold back?

If you and I commit today to more seriously release blessings as part of our prayer life, as part of our Christian walk, we will take our places among those world changers who know this secret.

Bless with Scripture – Two Things Happen:
1. The power of God resident in the Word gets released into the situation over which you are praying. That power is creative, beautiful, and loving. It is renewing and transformational.
• Could you use a good dose of this?
• Who in you life has need of such spiritual nurture as this?
• What situations around you need the power of God released into them?
Up close or distant, blessings are not limited by space.

2. As you bless with Scripture, that Scripture gets into your conscious and subconscious.
• This deposit renews your mind, changes your behavior, delivers new outcomes.
(Remember, light dispels darkness!)
• You are changed.
• You become more confident, peaceful, focused.
• You are benefiting from the two-edged sword of God’s word:
it swings out to effect change and swings back to effect change in you.
God is so efficient in all His workings!
Get Started Blessing:
You can bless in scores of ways: a smile, a helping hand, a word of encouragement, a good hot meal… Who can assess the value of such acts? But, the Word of God is spirit and life. (John 6:63) When you bless yourself or anyone else by proclaiming Scripture, far more than your personal power is put into motion. You come into partnership with God and His power: the power resident in His Word. The Power of God’s Word Keeps On And On:
Remember The Power of Words? God’s creative power is released through His Word. God spoke creation into existence. Our universe is increasing as you read this. It is increasing and the speed of sound. A possible conclusion is that what God spoke in the beginning is still moving, creating, blessing:
Isaiah 55:11
So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void but it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Pray the truth and blessings of God’s Word and you pray not only out of your own heart and intent, but out of the heart and intent of God. The power of Heaven is released in response to your prayer-blessings. And the power of the blessing does not stop until its purpose is accomplished. It doesn’t get any better than this!
When Will You See Results?
That is up to God and His wisdom. If you pray blessings today and don’t see results by evening, don’t believe that you prayed in vain. Also, the results may surprise you. After all, God is at work and His plans are bigger than yours or mine. Let me make my point by introducing the Snow Pack: an encouraging explanation of what is happening. The Snow Pack
Years ago I listened to Arthur Burk of Plumbline Ministries encourage some young mothers to pray Scripture over their children. (A year later Arthur produced recorded Blessings for Babies.) He based his encouragement on Isaiah 55:11 and developed this explanation of the Snow Pack:
God’s word is like rain, like snow. It will water what it lands on. We cooperate in the distribution of this moisture by pouring it out in prayer over people, over situations. Sometimes we see immediate results, immediate watering of a life or situation. That prayer went forth as rain. It was released and sunk in immediately. We see quick results in these cases. Problem is: we are not the ones who determine whether our prayers land as rain or as snow.

Now the snow prayers may seem like a failure because you don’t see quick results. But, if you live in a place like California that depends on a deep snow pack in the mountains for it’s water supply, you know that snow is a God-send.

Summer warmth starts the snow melting just when the water needs are highest. A steady supply of fresh water comes down the streams and rivers to the valley below. Farmers irrigate. People drink and bathe. Gardens grow.

A similar scenario plays out with prayer. Release Scripture prayer and it can pile up like a snow pack. When the heat is on, when trouble comes, the snow begins to melt and soak into that troubled ground.

Can you imagine! It’s better than an insurance policy!
The Gift of Blessing Yourself
So, you can see the great benefit of praying Scripture over your own life, over the lives of those you care about.

To jumpstart your praying in this way, use

Blessing Your Spirit by Arthur Burk and Sylvia Gunter. The forty days of prayers in this book will bless, inspire, and call you up higher. Click the link above for more information or to order the book.

One woman told me that each day the prayer she prays from

Blessing Your Spirit prepares her for what’s ahead. She said it is almost prophetic.

I have prayed through this book countless times for myself and for others. Yet, each day something strikes me as new, stirs me in a fresh way.

You will find this prayer-aid invaluable for keeping you on your prayer target in those days and times when you are not particularly inspired and original in your own prayer. You know… on those days when not all your spiritual cylinders are firing.

The Gift of Blessing Others
Make a list of those closest and dearest to include when you pray these prayers for yourself. I handle these prayers in that way.

But, one woman told me she felt led to pray each prayer three times. Once for herself, once for her son, and once for her daughter. Obviously, she had to make some time each day to do this.

By the end of the 40 days, her daughter-in-law told her that this had been the best 40 days of their marriage.

On day 41 the young man took his wife’s car keys, her car, and wrecked it. He had been battling drugs. That day he gave into the temptation and took off with the car. He happened to wreck it in front of the fire station, which was providential since the car burst into flames. The firemen pulled the young man from the inferno. He had no burns but the car was consumed. The forty-day snow pack melted!

The policeman who came to the scene was so stunned by the fact that the young man was not killed, he forgot to file a report. The firemen are still trying to understand what happened. And the young man is home dealing with the reality that God reached into his life and delivered him from a dreadful death. If there is anything stronger than drugs, it’s the love of God released through the prayers of those who care for you!

Needless to say, Mama is holding tightly to her copy of

Blessing Your Spirit. The war is not over, but a great battle for the life of her son has been won. Start Today
Your words carry creative power, for better or worse.
Choose the better and BLESS!

If you and I commit today to more seriously release the blessings as part of our prayer life, as part of our Christian walk, we will take our places among those world changers who know this secret.

Choose to check this book out more closely or order it.

Follow this link: Blessing Your Spirit Other Resources:
Baby Blessings – recorded Scripture blessings for young ones
No Storm Too Great! – recorded prayer based on Psalm 91
Prayer Affirmations for the Journey _ recorded Scripture prayer: change
your life by changing your mind! Confession of Faith: Understanding the dynamic of Scripture prayer

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We pray for blessings, we pray for peace
Comfort for family, protection while we sleep
We pray for healing, for prosperity
We pray for Your mighty hand to ease our suffering

All the while, You hear each spoken need

Yet love us way too much to give us lesser things

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops?

What if Your healing comes through tears
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?

What if trials of this life

Are Your mercies in disguise?

We pray for wisdom, Your voice to hear

We cry in anger when we cannot feel You near
We doubt Your goodness, we doubt Your love
As if every promise from Your Word is not enough

And all the while You hear each desperate plea

And long that we’d have faith to believe

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops

What if Your healing comes through tears?
What if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?

And what if trials of this life

Are Your mercies in disguise

When friends betray us, when darkness seems to win

We know the pain reminds this heart
That this is not, this is not our home
It’s not our home

Cause what if Your blessings come through raindrops

What if Your healing comes through tears?
And what if a thousand sleepless nights
Are what it takes to know You’re near?

What if my greatest disappointments

Or the aching of this life
Is the revealing of a greater thirst
This world can’t satisfy?

And what if trials of this life

The rain, the storms, the hardest nights
Are Your mercies in disguise?

«Благословения»

Мы молимся о благословениях, Мы молимся о мире

И заботе о семье, защите, пока мы спим.
Мы молимся об исцелении, о процветании.
Мы просим, чтобы Твоя всемогущая рука
Облегчила наши страдания.

И, не смотря на то, что Ты слышишь наши просьбы,

Твоя любовь готова дать нам больше того, о чём мы просим.

А что если Твои благословения приходят в каплях дождя,

Что если исцеление в слезах?
Что если без бессонных ночей
Мы не поймём, что Ты рядом?

И что если испытания этой жизни –

Проявление Твоей милости?

Мы молимся о мудрости, чтобы услышать Твой голос.

А когда не видим Тебя рядом,
Мы гневно жалуемся.
Мы сомневаемся в Твоей благости, сомневаемся в Твоей любви.
Как будто нам не хватает обетований в Твоём Слове.

И, выслушивая наши отчаянные молитвы,

Ты ждёшь: когда же мы наконец положимся на Тебя.

А что если Твои благословения приходят в каплях дождя,

Что если исцеление в слезах?
Что если без бессонных ночей
Мы не поймём, что Ты рядом?

И что если испытания этой жизни –

Проявление Твоей милости?

Когда друзья нас предают, когда темнота подавляет,

Боль в сердце напоминает нам,
Что не здесь наш дом родной,
Не здесь.
Не здесь.

А что если Твои благословения приходят в каплях дождя,

Что если исцеление в слезах?
Что если без бессонных ночей
Мы не поймём, что Ты рядом?

Что если самые большие разочарования

И потери свидетельствуют о жажде,
Которую мир не может утолить?

Что если испытания этой жизни,

Дождь, буря и трудные ночи –
Проявление Твоей милости? Мы молимся за благословения, мы молимся за мир
Комфорт для семьи, защиты, пока мы спим
Мы молимся за исцеление, для процветания
Мы молимся за Ваш крепкую руку, чтобы облегчить наши страдания

Все это время, Вы слышите каждый разговорного необходимость

Тем не менее, любят нас слишком много, чтобы дать нам меньшие вещи

Потому что, если ваши благословения приходят через капли дождя?

Что делать, если Ваше исцеление приходит сквозь слезы
Что делать, если тысячи бессонных ночей
Действительно ли то, что нужно знать, что ты рядом?

Что делать, если испытания этой жизни

Являются ли ваши милости замаскированные?

Мы молимся о мудрости, Ваш голос услышать

Мы кричим в гневе, когда мы не можем чувствовать Тебя рядом
Мы сомневаемся вашу доброту, мы сомневаемся Твою любовь
Как будто каждое обещание от Твоего Слова не хватает

И все это время Вы слышите каждый отчаянную мольбу

И долго, что мы будем иметь веру верить

Потому что, если Ваши благословения приходят через капли дождя

Что делать, если исцеление приходит через слезы?
Что делать, если тысячи бессонных ночей
Действительно ли то, что нужно знать, что ты рядом?

А что, если испытания этой жизни

Являются ли ваши милости замаскированными

Когда друзья предают нас, когда темнота кажется, чтобы выиграть

Мы знаем, что боль напоминает это сердце
То, что это не так, это не наш дом
Это не наш дом

Потому что, если Ваши благословения приходят через капли дождя

Что делать, если исцеление приходит через слезы?
А что, если тысячи бессонных ночей
Действительно ли то, что нужно знать, что ты рядом?

Что делать, если моих самых больших разочарований

Или ноющие этой жизни
Является ли выявление большей жажды
Этот мир не может удовлетворить?

А что, если испытания этой жизни

Дождь, бури, самые тяжелые ночи
Являются ли ваши милости замаскированные?

«Благословения»

Мы молимся о благословениях, Мы молимся о мире

И заботе о семье, защите, пока мы спим.
Мы молимся об исцелении, о процветании.
Мы просим, ​​чтобы Твоя всемогущая рука
Облегчила наши страдания.

И, не смотря на то, что Ты слышишь наши просьбы,

Твоя любовь готова дать нам больше того, о чём мы просим.

А что если Твои благословения приходят в каплях дождя,

Что если исцеление в слезах?
Что если без бессонных ночей
Мы не поймём, что Ты рядом?

И что если испытания этой жизни –

Проявление Твоей милости?

Мы молимся о мудрости, чтобы услышать Твой голос.

А когда не видим Тебя рядом,
Мы гневно жалуемся.
Мы сомневаемся в Твоей благости, сомневаемся в Твоей любви.
Как будто нам не хватает обетований в Твоём Слове.

И, выслушивая наши отчаянные молитвы,

Ты ждёшь: когда же мы наконец положимся на Тебя.

А что если Твои благословения приходят в каплях дождя,

Что если исцеление в слезах?
Что если без бессонных ночей
Мы не поймём, что Ты рядом?

И что если испытания этой жизни –

Проявление Твоей милости?

Когда друзья нас предают, когда темнота подавляет,

Боль в сердце напоминает нам,
Что не здесь наш дом родной,
Не здесь.
Не здесь.

А что если Твои благословения приходят в каплях дождя,

Что если исцеление в слезах?
Что если без бессонных ночей
Мы не поймём, что Ты рядом?

Что если самые большие разочарования

И потери свидетельствуют о жажде,
Которую мир не может утолить?

Что если испытания этой жизни,

Дождь, буря и трудные ночи –
Проявление Твоей милости?

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