There is nothing more powerful than praying Scripture over your children

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There is nothing more powerful than praying Scripture over your children

In Praying the Scriptures for Your Children, Teens, and Adult Children, Jodie Berndt shows you how to powerfully cover your child's life in prayer by using God's Word--and holding God to His promises. You’ll discover how to pray specifically and expectantly for your child's faith, character, safety, relationships, and future. And through true-life stories, you’ll find encouragement from parents who have walked in your shoes and have seen miraculous answers to prayer.  

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I want God's best for my children....

(I bet you do too!) and I’m convinced that prayer is our most powerful parenting tool. Whether we’re raising toddlers, shepherding teens, or navigating the empty nest years, our kids are never out of God’s reach. He loves them—lavishly—and he invites us to partner with him, through our prayers, to accomplish his good purposes in their lives. Maybe you’re brand new to prayer. Maybe you’ve been talking to God your whole life. Either way, I hope you’ll find fresh encouragement in my books and these companion free resources, and that as you trust God with the people you love, you’ll also discover his peace.

— Jodie Berndt

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Children

About the book

In this updated and expanded edition celebrating the 20th anniversary of a modern classic, you will discover how using the Bible to shape your desires and requests opens the door to God's provision--and frees us from things like worry and fear in our parenting! 

It teaches you how and what to pray for your child(ren) in the following areas: 

faith, character, safety, relationships, the future.

Plus, all-new material includes sections on praying for a child's sense of identity, praying for their use of technology, and building a prayer legacy with specific strategies and a collection of child-friendly Bible verses designed to help children anchor their hope in God's Word.

About the free bonuses

FREE 31-Day Prayer Calendar, Prayer Cards, Lunchbox Cards, Back-to-School Prayer Cards, and Bonus Study Guide will be delivered to your email after purchase of Praying the Scriptures for Your Children.

Teens

About the book

In this updated and expanded edition celebrating the 20th anniversary of a modern classic, you will discover how using the Bible to shape your desires and requests opens the door to God's provision--and frees us from things like worry and fear in our parenting! 

It teaches you how and what to pray for your child(ren) in the following areas: 

faith, character, safety, relationships, the future.

Plus, all-new material includes sections on praying for a child's sense of identity, praying for their use of technology, and building a prayer legacy with specific strategies and a collection of child-friendly Bible verses designed to help children anchor their hope in God's Word.

About the free bonuses

FREE 31-Day Prayer Calendar, Dashboard Prayer Cards, and Back-to-School Prayer Cards will be delivered to your email after purchase of Praying the Scriptures for Your Teens.

Adult Children

About the book

In this updated and expanded edition celebrating the 20th anniversary of a modern classic, you will discover how using the Bible to shape your desires and requests opens the door to God's provision--and frees us from things like worry and fear in our parenting! 

It teaches you how and what to pray for your child(ren) in the following areas: 

faith, character, safety, relationships, the future.

Plus, all-new material includes sections on praying for a child's sense of identity, praying for their use of technology, and building a prayer legacy with specific strategies and a collection of child-friendly Bible verses designed to help children anchor their hope in God's Word.

About the free bonuses

FREE 31-Day Prayer Calendar and Bonus Study Guide will be delivered to your email after purchase of Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children.

The more we allow the Bible to shape our prayers, the more our requests will line up with God's plans.

Jodie Berndt


Why I Pray with Scriptures

Watch this video with Jodie

Praying with Scriptures is Covering Your Child with Prayer


I don’t know who coined the term “prayer covering,” or who it was that first offered to “cover” someone in prayer. (Maybe it comes from verses like Psalm 5:12, which talks about God covering us with his favor?)

Again, I don’t know.

But when I was a guest on Focus on the Family, I said that one of the reasons I like praying the Scriptures so much is that, when we pray God’s Word over our kids, we literally cover them with the presence of Christ. 

The Gospel of John tells us that Jesus is the Word, and that He always has been. So when we use the Bible to shape our prayers for our kids – when we “cover” them with God’s promises – what we are really doing is blanketing them with His love.

With His protection.

With His very person. His presence.

During that radio interview, I mentioned a line from a poem I’d once heard – something about how when our children are young, we tuck them into bed and cover them with a blanket, but that when they are older and out of our reach, we cover them with our prayers. I didn’t remember the poem or its author, but the team of Focus on the Family researchers looked it up.

And sent it to me.

And I liked it so much that I figured I’d share it with you. The poem is called “Mother’s Cover,” and it’s by a woman named Dona Maddux Cooper. Here you go:

“When you were small and just a touch away,

I covered you with blankets against the cold night air.

But now that you are tall and out of reach,

I fold my hands and cover you with prayer.”

Isn’t that a good one?

I don’t know where your children are today (and to be honest, I’m not entirely sure where my beloveds are, either!), but I do know that our kids are never out of God’s reach, and that He invites us to join Him in the work that He wants to do in their lives.

He invites us to pray.

And if you’re like me and you like the idea of blanketing your loved ones with God’s presence, here’s another “covering” verse we can pray:

Heavenly Father,

Cover ______ with your feathers. May they find refuge under Your wings. Let Your faithfulness be their shield. (Psalm 91:4) 

Amen 

~ Jodie Berndt, author of Praying the Scriptures for Your Children, Teens, and Adult Children

Testimonials

Jodie has become a prayer companion for me...

the gripping, Word-saturated pages of her prayer books reaching over and grabbing hold of my hand and holding me like a lifeline, tied to the heart of God.”

Ann Voskamp

New York Times bestselling author

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