Prayer, The Key To Preserving Your Children’s Destiny
“For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds”. II Corinthians 10:4.
The next generation of Christian children are being targeted by the devil for demonic assault. The devil knows that if he can emotionally damage our children, he can lead them into a life of self-destruction and sin. He wants to destroy the destinies of our future generation.
A good number of parents are ignorant of the spiritual powers that seek to enslave their children. They are so preoccupied with trying to pay their bills and meeting their own needs. The rude awakening comes when their children get themselves deep into destructive sin and they wonder what happened to their family. It is expedient for parents to rise up and fight for their children or they become casualties of the war. It’s either we fight to defend them or we surrender them to the camp of the enemy.
As parents, our greatest treasure is the children God has entrusted in our care. We cannot make a more lasting investment than the spiritual qualities we nurture in our children. No other person holds a more influential key to molding children than their parents. Others may influence their lives for good and for eternity, but God has created in every child the desire to look
up to his or her parent for love security and direction. Unlike other people in their lives, we have been given an amazing power to influence and affect them. Along with power comes responsibility. God holds us accountable for the stewardship of these lives. We need to daily stand in the gap and be great intercessors for their destinies.
Prayer has the propensity to destroy the plans of the evil one to capture the hearts of our kids. I John 3:8 says that “the reason that God came to earth was to destroy the works of the devil”. A lot is at stake here, we must passionately protect our children through prayer. We also need to also examine ourselves to see if there is any behavior in us that inspires mistrust and wound our children’s feelings and seek for God’s help to desist from it.
My husband and I never relent on praying for our children. We have a family tradition whereby every Saturday, my husband lays hands on every one of kids and prays and blesses them. After which we both pray for and bless each other. We have seen the tremendous effects this has had on our kids.
We must specifically ask God to protect our children from things that could keep them from embracing God’s purpose for their lives and instill in their hearts a desire for his presence. God’s love must be appropriated in their lives for them to fulfil their destinies. Other important areas to focus on includes their schools, professions, future spouse, children e.t.c . Praying for our children must be on purpose.
Written by Dr. Godwin & Blessing ude.
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