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 our disobedience to the will of God. In Jesus name, we take authority and break every demonic contract and assignment over our lives and our children’s lives. And we stand in the gap interceding for our children, for the next generation, asking and believing in Jesus’ name that You continue to 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 around them just as You did for Job in Jesus’ name. Holy Spirit help us 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 the enemy cannot steal the word of faith and blessings they have already received. In Jesus’ name, we take authority against every evil spirit, every seducing spirit, every lying spirit, that has waged an attack against our children. In Jesus’ name, we bind up the spirits of anger, hatred, malice, fear, lusts of the flesh, idolatry, pornography, pharmakia, entertainment, all forms of addictions and any spirits that are currently at work to deceive and distract our kids, teens, and young adult’s ability to focus their attention on Jesus Christ. 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 we decree and declare that 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. We decree and declare our children are succeeding in every area of their life, whether at home, in the neighborhood, in school, in church, and in the marketplace. We confess our children are obedient to their parents, honoring their 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 might see Jesus. Our children are unashamed to let their light shine in school, in church, and online so that all who see might glorify God. 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, philosophy, psychology, and all other subjects You direct them to study that further Your purpose for their lives, 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 in the world they live in Jesus name. 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 lies, facts from fiction, fables, fairy tales. Holy Spirit, remind them to call upon You whenever they are lost. Be a compass and guide them back into the righteous path where they will experience life and peace in the Holy Spirit. Lord, give them the 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 Christ. 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 say Thank You now, 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 2022. All rights reserved.

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