Today is a fun day here as we celebrate my sons 12th birthday. I used to say my youngest but with a precious new addition to our family on the way, my 12 year old has been promoted, as we like to say! Each one of our family members have different needs and things they need prayer for.
Prayer is such a powerful thing, it used to intimidate me. I thought I didn't know what to say or did not pray long enough. Prayer is you talking to the Lord and listening, yes it goes both ways. Our part is to believe and communicate. As we pray we of course are hoping for an answer, so here is how to go about getting there. Find out what God's Words says about your situation and pray through the verse. You are actually praying His will.
For instance, as we are awaiting this sweet little one here are some verses that I am praying.
I have rewritten it so it is a prayer. Please look them up!
I pray this is a blessing to you and if you know someone who is having a baby or just did, share this with them, may God have all the glory! He is the one who works it all together for good!
Lord I choose to listen to you and your Word, You have carried this child from birth. You have made this child and will carry them and save them.
You keep me and this child in perfect peace, in constant peace. Our minds are steadfast, committed and focused on you. I trust and take refuge in You with hope and expectation. I trust confidently in you Lord forever! You are this child's and my fortress and shield!
I will not fear anything, thank you that you are with me. I will not be afraid, you are our God! You are our helper, you strengthen us and take hold of us!
Lord you formed this child in my womb, you know them and chose them.
Lord thank you that you are with me always and protecting and delivering me!
(expecting momas… He delivers us, think of Him being right there
with you during labor and delivery! I am taking this!)
Thank you Lord for you have blessed me and every good thing and perfect gift is from above. Lord our child is a perfect gift! Thank you for giving this child to us!
Thank you Lord for this child as they are a heritage and gift from you! This child, the fruit of my womb is a reward! Like arrows in the hand of a warrior so are the children of one's youth! I am blessed and fortunate and happy to be blessed with this child and to have you O Lord!
Lord you knit this child together in my womb and we give thanks. This child has been created by your hand and they are fearfully and wonderfully made. You made them intricately and skillfully by your own hand! We dwell with you always!
IN JESUS NAME AMEN!