Praying for Yourself – for Relationships and Parenting

by Rick

This morning we continue our series entitled, “Re-Energizing Your Prayer Life,” by continuing to look at “What to Pray For.”  The response I have been getting from this recommended scriptures and prayers has been phenomenal.  I am Godly thankful for this series and I pray it continues to be a blessing to you.  This morning we will look at a three different scripture-based prayers that deal with our relationships and parenting:


Prayer for your Marriage:

Father, it is written in Your Word that we are to esteem our marriage as precious, worthy of great price and especially dear.  We agree with Your Word and act accordingly (Hebrews 13:4).  By a conscious act of our will, we put away strife by becoming swift to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger.  We confess and believe that we neither offend nor take offense with one another (James 1:19).


Your Word says You have knit us together in purpose and in power, therefore we commit ourselves and our marriage to be the mighty instrument upon earth that You designed us to be.  Our desire is to be an example of Your love to our family and friends  (Gen 2:24, Col 2:19).


So Father, right now, we make a quality decision to live in harmony.  We agree not to give ourselves over to selfish desires that will cause division and distrust.  We declare that we honor and value our marriage by keeping our bed undefiled.  Our marriage grows stronger every day and is an encouragement to those around us.  We will conduct ourselves honorably and becomingly—being kind, tenderhearted, compassionate, understanding and loving toward one another.  We are always ready to believe the best, and we freely forgive one another (1st Cor 13).


Father, we declare and therefore it is established that we live in a peaceable habitation and quiet resting place.  Thank you, Father, for making partakers of Your grace.  We are commited to You and to one another, and we make our commitment before Your throne in the Name of Jesus and by the authority of Your Word.  We pray all these things in Jesus’ name, Amen.


Prayer for Godly Parenting:

Father, I thank You for the ability, competence, and might to raise my children in the fear and admonition of the Lord (Acts 1:8, AMP).  Your grace is on me to parent my children.  I will teach and impress the Word of God diligently on their minds and hearts (Deuteronomy 6:7, AMP).


Father, thank You for blessing me to increase in the knowledge, wisdom and understanding, so that I can raise my children according to Your will.  I declare, by faith, that they will walk worthy of You Lord and of Your calling on their lives.  They will live lives that are pleasing to in Your Sight, Father, and they will be fruitful in every good work (Colossians 1:9-10).


I will live a life before my children that brings honor and glory to You.  I cast all my cares concerning my children on You, because You care for me. (1 Peter 5:7; Psalm 55:22).  I am sensitive to the anointing that is on my children (Leviticus 7:36) and I will seek to develop, and not destroy, all that You have placed in them.


I bind the hand of the enemy so that he will not be successful in stealing, killing, or destroying my children (Matthew 18:18; John 10:10).  I loose the angels of God to go forth now to guard and protect my children this day and every day (Psalm 34:7).  In Jesus’ name, Amen.


Prayer for Single Believers:

Father, I thank You for blessing me to be single, saved, and complete.  I don’t need a mate to complete me.  I am complete in You.  When the time comes for You to connect me with a mate, I will be an asset, and not a liability to the relationship.  I will be a blessing and not a burden.  I will build my mate up and never tear them down.  Until then, I walk in the newness of the life that Christ Jesus died to give me.  I am completely holy – in spirit, soul, and body.  I serve You daily without distraction.  I put off the old man and the old lusts.  I declare that the world’s values or ways have no influence in my life.  I walk in the light, as You are in the light, and the blood of Jesus, Your son, cleanses me from all sin.  I walk in true peace and contentment, because You are on me, in me, with me, and for me!  I am WHOLE in you!”


This is Today’s Word!  Apply it and Prosper!

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