In the Battle
Updated: Jul 31
∞ 5 Days of Praying God’s Armor over Our Children ∞
It is so hard for me to let go of my children, every year, every day. I can't stop the start of a new school season any more than I can keep them in my house forever.
I want to focus my efforts in the right direction for my children. Less energy into manipulating their circumstances and more into prayer for God to direct, protect, and guide them.
It’s the best way to fight for my children.
I know how much God does in my life through hard things. I have to repent of trying to avoid them. I know how much God can and will do in my children’s lives through their hard things. It isn’t my job to dictate their days. God will guard them from the evil one forever, he will set them apart from this generation (Psalm 12:7).
We can help them learn to use the weapons given to us for advancing the gospel and being warriors for their generation.
Praying for them to discern the Truth from the lies and be set free from deception which is Satan’s best tool. Knowing the truth and learning how to use it is what will set them free (John 8:32). I want them to live a life of sweet freedom from so many things like shame and fear. To be set free of these, they have to be able to recognize them. So praying about this is crucial, not just that we will recognize it, but that they will recognize the Truth themselves. Jesus is the way the truth and the life. As they know Him, and learn to abide in Him, they will learn to spot the deceptions of this world. They need to start practice now because Satan is not a gentleman who waits to engage them until they are of age.
I have written a quick five-day prayer guide to lead us as parents in praying for our children to learn to use the tools we have been given to advance the gospel, because that is why we are here and they are not too young.
So let’s get to it. Commit to pray for your kids for the next 5 days.
The prayers are provided for you by the big → at the end of each day.
Steal them, print them out, write them in your journal, and pray them on repeat.
Here is the base of our scripture for the next 5 days:
"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand
against the schemes of the devil.
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.
Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand
in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm.
Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on
the breastplate of righteousness,
and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one;
and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God,
praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication.”
Ephesians 6: 14-18