Australia Ministry Trip (Sept 26-November 10, 2017)

Australia Ministry Trip (Sept 26-November 10, 2017)
From September 26 to November 10, 2017, my husband, daughter and I will be on a ministry trip in Australia and New Zealand. The places we will be visiting are shown on the map above - along with the dates in which we'll be in these places (and what we'll be doing while there). Please keep this ministry trip and all of us in your prayers! Blogs will appear daily throughout this time, as I have written them and scheduled them in advance. I welcome your comments - and enjoy them! Just know I will not have Internet access for much of this time. So, I will look forward to reading your responses upon my return. Thank you for your understanding! And please keep reading to complete the "Reading the Bible in a Year" challenge and blessing! I am very grateful to Claire for her faithful blog comments (please everyone - join her in sharing each day as a discussion blesses everyone so much more!) And I am thankful that Claire has graciously agreed to add a bit more into her daily comments during my time of absence. Please direct special comments or questions which require immediate responses to her (on this blog). Blessings as you continue your journey through God's Word this year!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Promises to Claim for Your Children - Part 1

Warfare for Parents - Prayers for your Teenager 

- Proverbs 11:21

As a mother of a daughter in high-school and a son who's in college, I have to say that the necessity of praying for my children has only increased as they grow.

My children are good people. They do well in work and school. They are loving and talented. But the temptations and struggles they face are pretty serious at times. And the choices they make have increased the grey in my husband's and my hair, on more than one occasion. At their more mature ages, my husband and I must watch them make their own choices - some successfully, and some with serious repercussions. There's only one way to have peace of mind regarding my kids - I need to stay on my knees in prayer for them. 

How is it for you? Do you also have older children who need prayer? If you have concerns for
the choices your teens make, for the relationships your teens choose, for the temptations your teens face, or for the salvation of your teens - this next blog theme is for you.

Each day this week, I will share with you a powerful Bible promise to claim for your children. I invite you to join me in praying. As you do, you will be able to rest in God. He will be at work in the lives of your children - in answer to your prayers.  How do I know? Because God's Promises cannot fail. In fact, He has PROMISED that His PROMISES will always accomplish whatever it is He has Promised to do:

"So shall My Word be that goeth forth out of My Mouth: it shall not return unto Me void (empty, or having failed), but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it."  Isaiah 55:11   

Hell's plans for your children really can be thwarted! Join me this week in hitting your knees in targeted, Promise-empowered, Hell-shattering prayers for your children! Here's the first Promise to claim - the first blessing to pray for:

God Promises to Deliver your children - even from the best-laid plans of Hell itself:

"Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered." Proverbs 11:21.

Prayer to pray today:

Dear Heavenly Father,

I can see many ways in which the forces of evil have laid terrible plans to destroy _______________ (name your children). The evil entertainment, ungodly relationships, and destructive temptations have a soul-destroying effect on my children. In fact, I believe, unless they are protected and delivered that they will be destroyed. Right now, Father, as Job prayed for his children, claiming the Blood of the Lamb over them, I claim the Blood of Jesus Christ over myself and my children. I ask You to clothe me in Christ's Righteousness, just now. And I claim Your Promise that even though hand is joined in hand, the wicked will not be unpunished. But You will deliver my seed, for I am claiming Your Promise in Proverbs 11:21 - and Your Word cannot return unto You void. You have Promised to do this. I praise You for this Promise and I claim it right now on behalf of __________________ (name your children). In my Saviour's Name I ask it, Amen.