Emphasis On Moms
You are a Mom ~ You are a Wife ~ You are a Lady ~
Don't run from who you are ~ embrace it!
Praying Scripture Over Your Family:
I believe in the power of prayer - and especially in the power of praying Scripture. I hope these verses will help you as you struggle to find the words to pray over your concerns, struggles, and precious loved ones. ~ Dionna
When we mess up/Making Mistakes
Giving To Others
Forgiving Those Who've Wronged Us
Prayers For Your Children
Galations 1:10 "Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ."
Jeremiah 1:5 " I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the world."
2 Timothy 1:7 "God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline."
1 Peter 3:4 "You should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God."
Proverbs 19:22 "Loyalty makes a person attractive."
Philippians 3:13 "No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead."
Psalms 139:17 "How precious are your thoughts about me, O God!"
Deuteronomy 26:18 "The Lord has declared today that you are His people, his own special treasure, just as he promised, and that you must obey all his commands."
Eccliastes 4:9 "Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively. If one of them falls down, the other can help him up.... Two people can resist an attack that would defeat one person alone. A rope made of three cords is hard to break."
1 Corinthians 7:3 " The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband."
Ephesians 5:22,23 "Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior."
Ephesians 5:25 "Husbands love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her."
Colossians 3:18,19 "Wives, submit to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them."
James 1:13, "When tempted, no one should say, 'God is tempting me.' For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone."
Hebrews 13:4 "Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral."
1 Corinthians 6:12-13 "You may say, 'I am allowed to do anything.' But I reply, 'Not everything is good for you.' And even though, I am allowed to do anything, I must not become a slave to anything.... But our bodies were not made for sexual immorality. They were made for the Lord, and the Lord cares about our bodies."
Mathew 26:41 "Keep alert and pray. Otherwise temptation will overpower you. For though the spirit is willing enough, the body is weak."
2 Corinthians 6:14 "Don't team up with those who are unbelievers. How can goodness be a partner with wickedness? How can light live with darkness?"
Romans 8:39 "Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God."
1 Peter 1:14 "Obey God because you are his children. Don't slip back into your old ways of doing evil; you didn't know any better then."
Micah 7:8 "Though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord himself will be my light."
Isaiah 1:18 "Come now, let us argue this out," says the Lord. "No matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can remove it. I can make you as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you as white as wool."
1 John 1:9 "If we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us and to cleanse us from every wrong."
Proverbs 28:13 "People who cover over their sins, will not prosper. But if they confess and forsake them, they will receive mercy."
Proverbs 13:16 "Wise people think before they act; fools don't and even brag about it!"
Exodus 33:14 "The Lord replied, "My Presence will go with you and I will give you rest."
Isaiah 26:3 "Thou wilt keep in perfect peace those whose mind is stayed on thee."
Psalms 60:12 "With God's help we will do mighty things."
Romans 12:2 "Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think."
Proverbs 27:12 "A prudent person foresees the danger ahead and takes precautions. The simpleton goes blindly on and suffers the consequences."
Psalms 119:143 "As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands."
Matthew 11:28 "Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.'"
Psalm 66:9 "Our lives are in His hands, and He keeps our feet from stumbling."
Psalm 139:3 "You chart the path ahead of me and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment you know where I am."
Psalm 138:8 "The Lord will work out his plans for my life."
James 1:5 "If you want to know what God wants you to do - ask Him, and He will gladly tell you. He will not resent your asking."
Proverbs 16:3 "Commit your work to the Lord, and then your plans will succeed."
Eccliastes 9:10 "Whatever you do, do well."
Proverbs 27:17 "As iron sharpens iron so one man sharpens another."
Hebrews 10:24,25 "And let us consider how we may spur one another on towards love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
1 Peter 1:22 "Now that you have purifed yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart."
Proverbs 22:24,25 "Do not make friends with a hot-tempered man, do not associate with one easily angered, or you may learn his ways and get yourself ensnared."
Romans 15:7 "Accept each other just as Christ has accepted you; then God will be glorified."
Proverbs 12:15 "Fools think they need no advice, but the wise listen to others."
Romans 12:15 "When others are happy, be happy with them. If they are sad, share their sorrow."
Proverbs 17:17 "A friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need."
Matthew 18:20 "Where two or three gather together because they are mine, I am there among them."
Joshua 23:8 "But you are to hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have until now."
Psalm 56:3 "When I am afraid I will trust in you."
Joshua 24:10b "The Lord your God fights for you, just as He promised."
Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
Proverbs 3:24-26 "When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet. Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared."
Hebrews 13:5 "For God has said, "I will never leave you; I will never abandon you."
Psalm 34:4 "I sought the Lord and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears."
Psalm 27:1 "The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid?"
Isaiah 43:2-3 "When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior."
Giving To Others:
Romans 12:8 "If your gift is to encourage others, do it! If you have money, share it generously. If God has given you leadership ability, take the responsibility seriously. And if you have a gift for showing kindness to others, do it gladly."
1 Peter 4:9,10 "Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms."
Acts 20:35 "In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than receive.'"
1 John 3:17 "If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?"
Matthew 9:11-12 "Why does your teacher eat with such scum? they asked his disciples... Jesus replied, "Healthy people don't need a doctor - sick people do."
Hebrews 7:7 "Without question, the person who has the power to bless is always greater than the person who is blessed."
1 Corinthians 14:1 "Let love be your highest goal."
Matthew 10:42 "If you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded."
Hebrews 6:10 "God will not forget... how you have shown your love to him by caring for other Christians."
Proverbs 21:27 "God loathes the sacrifice of an evil person, especially when it is brought with ulterior motives."
Proverbs 22:9 "Blessed are those who are generous, because they feed the poor."
Matthew 7:12 "Do for others what you would like them to do for you."
Ephesians 5:16 "Make the most of every opportunity for doing good in these evil days."
Matthew 25:29 "To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who are unfaithful, even what little they have will be taken away."
1 Timothy 2:9 "I want women to be modest in their appearance. They should wear decent and appropriate clothing and not draw attention to themselves."
1 Timothy 6:10 "The love of money is at the root of all kinds of evil."
James 4:17 "Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it."
Exodus 20:7 "Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God."
Ephesians 5:4 "Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes - these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God."
Phil. 4:8 "Lord, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - help me to make the choice to think about such things.
Heb. 13:5 "Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.'"
Math. 6:31,32 "So do not worry, saying, "What shall we eat?" or "what shall we drink?" or "what shall we wear?" For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
Prov. 16:9 "In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps."
Leviticus 19:11 "Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not deceive one another."
Eccliastes 5:10 "Whoever loves money never has money enough; whoever loves wealth is never satisfied with his income. This too is meaningless."
Proverbs 28:6 "Better a poor man whose walk is blameless than a rich man whose ways are perverse."
Is. 1:18 "No matter how deep the stain of your sins, I can remove it. I can make you just as clean as freshly fallen snow. Even if you are stained as red as crimson, I can make you as white as wool."
Proverbs 21:2 "People may think they are doing what is right, but the Lord examines the heart."
Exodus 20:3 "Do not worship any other gods besides me."
Romans 13:13 "We should be decent and true in everything we do, so that everyone can approve of our behavior. Don't participate in wild parties and getting drunk, or in adultery and immoral living, or in fighting and jealousy."
Philippians 2:15 "You are to live clean, innocent lives as children of God in a dark world full of crooked and perverse people. Let your lives shine brightly before them."
Proverbs 11:1 "The Lord hates cheating, but he delights in honesty."
2 Corinthians 1:4 "He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us."
Psalm 34:18 "The Lord is close to the broken hearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit."
Psalm 147:3 "He heals the brokenhearted, binding up their wounds."
Matthew 5:4 "God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted."
Nehemiah 8:10 "Don't be dejected and sad, for the joy of the Lord is your strength!"
Psalm 116:15 "The Lord's loved ones are precious to Him; it grieves Him when they die." (God grieves WITH us when we lose a loved one!)
1 Peter 3:9 "Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit blessing."
Psalm 37:8 "Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret - it leads only to evil."
Colossians 3:12, 13 "Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you."
Matthew 6:14 "For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you."
Mark 11:25 "And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins."
Ephesians 4:32 "Be kind to each other, tender -hearted forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you."
Matthew 18: 21-22 "Peter came to him and asked, "Lord, how often should I forgive someone who sins against me? Seven times? "No!" Jesus replied, "Seventy times seven!"
Luke 23:34 "Jesus said, "Father, forgive these people, because they don't know what they are doing."
Psalm 35:1 "Contend, O Lord with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me."
Proverbs 29:25 "Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe."
Psalms 25:20,21 "Guard my life and rescue me, O Lord. Let me not be put to shame, for I take refuge in You. May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope is in you."
Psalm 18:1-3 "I will love you Oh Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock and my fortress, my deliverer - my God, in whom I trust, my shield and the horn of my salvation; my stronghold. I will call upon the Lord who is worthy to be praised - so shall I be saved from my enemies."
James 1:12 "Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."
Psalm 142:2-3 "I pour out my complaint before him, before him I tell my trouble. When my spirit grows faint within me, it is you who knows my way."
Matthew 5:44,45 "But I tell you; Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous."
Proverbs 20:22 "Do not say, "I'll pay you back for this wrong!" Wait for the Lord, and He will deliver you."
1 Peter 2:20 "But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God."
2 Corinthians 4:8 "We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed and broken. We are perplexed, but we don't give up and quit."
Praying for Your Children
*Many of these scripture prayers, I have prayed for my own children and are straight from my own index cards. For exact scripture wording, make sure to look up the text.
1 Thess. 5:6 "Father, help my children to not be like many others around them, but let them "alert and self-controlled" in all they do."
Ephesians 2:10 "Help my children develop a strong self-esteem that is rooted in the realization that they are "God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus."
Psalm 19:10 "May my children grow to find Your Word "more precious than gold, than much pure gold; (and) sweeter than honey, than honey from the comb."
Psalm 63:8 "Lord, please instill in my children a soul with a craving for you, a heart that clings passionately to you."
Philippians 4:12-13 "Father, teach my children 'the secret of being content in any and every situation.... through him who gives (them) strength."
Colossians 3:12 "Dear Heavenly Father, please clothe my children with compassion."
Ephesians 6:18 "Grant, Lord, that my children's lives may be marked by prayerfulness, that they may learn to 'pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.'"
Psalm 96:3 "Lord, please help my children to develop a heart for missions, a desire to see your glory declared among the nations, your marvelous deeds among all peoples."
Proverbs 1:3 "Father, I pray that my children may develop self-discipline, that they may acquire a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and fair."
Colossians 3:23 "Teach my children to value work and to work hard at everything they do "as working for the Lord, and not for men."
Titus 3:2 "Dear Heavenly Father, please cultivate in my children the ability to "show true humility towards all."
Deut. 31:6 "May my children always 'be strong and courageous' in their character and in their actions."
Luke 6:35-38 "Lord please give my children the heart of forgiveness and help them not to judge others."
Proverbs 22:6 "Train a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it."
Colossians 3:21 "Fathers, do not embitter your children, or they will become discouraged."