We are in a series where I’m sharing my favorite tips and strategies with you that help me to be more purposeful in my life, with my family, and in our household. Purposeful Planning is less about planners and planning systems and more about finding intentional, practical ways to help you do what you do better. It comes from all of the hats we wear as moms, wives, and Christian women. I’ve realized that I do actually have a lot of systems and routines that have come to work really well for me, and I thought maybe it would be helpful to share those things with you – because who knows? They might work really well for you too! So here we are with My Purposeful Planning Tips & Strategies!
This is a Spiritual Discipline Tip… How I Pray Scriptures Over My Husband and Children.
It’s one of those things we should be doing as wives and as parents. It’s probably the best and greatest way we can serve our families… by lifting them up in prayer. We know that when we pray for someone, it probably changes us before it changes them. By praying for someone, we start to love them in a whole new way. We love them for the person that God created them to be. Then, as God changes our own hearts as we pray, the people we love begin to see and feel the effects from them, and I believe our prayers for them begin to take root as well. So, it all sounds good. Pray for your husband and children. But how? If you’re like me, you like practical tips of ways you can be intentional in this. So I’ll share with you what I like to do.
Why pray Scriptures?
I pray Scriptures because they are God’s own words. The Bible is full of examples where He was faithful, and full of His promises to us. I like to remind Him of those as I’m praying for needs in my own life and for my family. Scripture is just an easy way to make sure that what we are asking for is lining up with the Word of God. It’s not going to be a selfish prayer if you’re praying things God has already said in His Word.
My Tips & Strategies for Praying Scriptures Over My Family
To pray for my children, I have this neat little booklet that I printed from Pinterest a long time ago. I just printed the pages, laminated them, and stuck them on a ring to flip through, but you could do it any way you like and certainly could make it prettier than I have done. I love this booklet because it gives me scriptures to pray for different things like their salvation and for their relationships and their futures, but in each verse of scripture it leaves blanks where I can insert their names as I pray for them. I like to take this a step further and hand write the scriptures with each of their names in them, personally. This just helps me to focus on what I’m doing. I love to write things down.
In praying scripture for my husband, I do basically the same thing – except I don’t have a sweet little booklet to use. Instead I just search Pinterest or google for a list of scriptures and prayers to pray for my husband. Here’s the one I’m currently using. And again, I personally take the time to write out these prayers and scriptures with his name in them because I love the way that it personalizes it.
Here are two great books on this topic that I think would be great. I haven’t read them personally, but I’ve heard great things, and I really need to.
The Power of a Praying Wife by Stormie Omartian
The Power of a Praying Praying Mom by Stormie Omartian
My Purposeful Planning Tips & Strategies Series…
I would absolutely LOVE to hear from you! What do you want to know? Is there anything that interests you or an area where you’re struggling? Maybe I can help you find that solution you’re looking for! That would be such a joy and an honor for me! Let me know!
And whatever you do – let’s make a plan to be more purposeful!