Day 17, Fasting & Praying

Psalm 127:3, Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.

Heavenly Father, we thank You for the gift of children You have given to us, and we thank You Lord for the babies about to be birthed this year. Now Lord, as we live in perilous times, we cover our children in prayer today. Lord forgive us for our sins and the sins of our ancestors. We repent and renounce all activity that is disobedience to the will of God. We break every demonic contract and assignment over our lives and our children’s lives. And we stand in the gap to intercede for our children, for the next generation, asking and believing in Jesus’ name that You continue to watch over and protect our children. Lord, Keep them from the evil one who would seek to sift them as wheat. Lord, protect their hearts and minds. We ask Lord that You place a hedge of protection like You did for Job in Jesus’ name. Holy Spirit help us to teach our children how to guard their hearts, how to guard their souls, their minds, their will, their imagination, their emotions, and their intellect, so that the enemy cannot steal the word of faith and blessings they have already received. And it is in Jesus’ name, we take authority and we bind up every evil spirit, every seducing spirit, every lying spirit, that has waged an attack against our children and we cast them out. In Jesus’ name, we bind up the spirits of anger, hatred, malice, fear, drugs and alcohol, lusts of the flesh, idolatry, pornography, pharmakia, entertainment, and any spirits that are currently at work to deceive and distract our children, teens, and millennials’ ability to focus their attention on Jesus. We bind up any spirit trying to draw our children out of the presence of God, and we cast them out now in Jesus’ name. For our children shall be worshippers of The Most High God. And Lord, we speak now by faith, and decree and declare in Jesus’ name, the blessing of understanding and wisdom is replacing anxiety and confusion in Jesus’ name. We decree and declare our children are succeeding in every area of their life, whether at home, in the neighborhood, at school, at church, and in the marketplace. We confess our children are obeying their parents, elders, and those in authority in The Lord. We confess our children are excited to let the light of Jesus Christ shine so the entire family can see Jesus. Our children are letting their light shine in school, and online so their classmates can see the power of Jesus that God may be glorified. Lord we ask that You give our children the grace to succeed in all their school subjects, including reading, math, social studies, science, athletics, music, art, drama, speech, computer, business, technology, English, foreign languages, religion, theology, and any other subject they set their heart to study in Jesus’ name. We decree and declare our children’s hearts shall not be deceived by doctrines of demons. And we confess our children are overcoming the challenging hurdles of learning to relate to others around them, receiving good advice for navigating relationships, as they grow in faith and love, righteous character and respect, honor and integrity, dignity and decency in Jesus’ name. We confess our children are mastering academic life and graduating with honors, and they are leaders and mentors worthy of recognition because of Jesus. Lord, we decree and declare, scales are falling off of their eyes this year, and they are receiving the revelation of Jesus, and seeing the love of God for them through Christ Jesus. Lord, we ask that You give them a heightened level of discernment so they are able to distinguish truth from facts, fiction, fables, fairy tales, lies and doctrinal error. Holy Spirit, give them direction and guidance should they ever lose their way. Lord, give them wisdom and courage to stand their ground in the presence of bullies, and love their enemies to the point of humility, that they may win souls for Jesus. Heavenly Father, we say thank You for our children. For they are gifts You have placed in our care. Lord, we ask that You continue to teach us how to teach them and train them up so they never depart from the faith in Jesus’ name. And Heavenly Father, because You Are A Promise Keeper, we give say Thank You in advance, and we give You all the praise, all the glory and all honor for these things being done in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Pastor Mike Reed. (C)Copyright 2021. All rights reserved.

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