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September 29: A Prayer for Wives Who are Desiring To Get Pregnant

Our Father, we thank You for the blessing of children and family. Thank You for each wife who stands in faithful expectancy of a child to hold in her arms. Thank You for Your creative power which is able to open closed wombs and cause them to thrive with new life. We will praise You, Lord, with all our hearts. We will tell of all the marvelous things You have done. We will be filled with joy because of You, and we will sing praises to Your Name, O Most High. May Your glorious Name be praised! May it be exalted above all blessing and praise!

Exalted Father, we believe that just as You were attentive to Hannah’s pleas for help, You hear the cries of every wife who longs to become a mother. We, the Body of Christ, declare that their prayers will not go unanswered, for You promised that You would withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. We confess that these wives will not grow weary and lose hope. In Jesus Name, we declare that bodies of each husband and wife in the Body of Christ are whole and complete, lacking nothing. We confess that they have victory over doubt, fear, and unbelief. We believe that You will connect them with those people who will love and support them as they trust You for children of their own. We decree that they will be parents who are full of wisdom and patience. They will train their children up in the way they should go, and when their children are old they will not depart from it. These expectant couples will do all they can to nurture their marriages so that the atmosphere of their home will be ready to receive children into a loving, peaceful environment.

List the names of any wives you know who desire to have a child and pray for them by name today:

Holy Spirit, we ask that You would prompt the wives who are desiring to get pregnant to disconnect from any negative influences in their lives. Lead them to develop strong, healthy relationships with faith-filled believers who will stand in agreement with them and their husbands. Teach them how to take care of themselves physically, mentally and spiritually. Help them to rest and trust in the Father’s perfect timing. Keep them from becoming envious of others who have already conceived a child. Heal their hearts and deliver them from any guilt or shame they may be feeling. Help their husbands to show compassion and be patient and understanding toward them as they wait to conceive. Once they do conceive, strengthen them against the temptation to worship or overindulge their children. May they always be thankful and give glory to God, keeping Him first in their lives. 

Loving Father, forgive the wives who desire to get pregnant of any known or unknown acts of disobedience. Forgive the wives and husbands for any past sins they may have committed. Forgive them for holding unforgiveness in their hearts toward others. Forgive them for giving in to frustration, anger, or outbursts of wrath. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind the wives and husbands of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show You names or faces of people that You may need to forgive. As He shows You, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in Your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, help the wives and husbands who desire to get pregnant to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Sovereign Lord, You are the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for You? You are mighty, but You do not despise anyone. You are mighty in both power and understanding. You are greater than we can understand. Your years cannot be counted. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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August 8: A Prayer for Single Parents

Almighty Father, we thank You for the joy of parenthood. We thank You for fulfilling Your plans and purposes in our lives and for surrounding us with favor like a shield. We give thanks to You, Lord, and proclaim Your greatness. We will let the whole world know what You have done.  For Your love remains forever with those who fear You. Your salvation extends to the children’s children of those who are faithful to Your covenant, of those who obey Your commandments!

 

Father God, we declare that our single parents are joyful because they trust You with all of their hearts and do not depend on their own understanding of parenthood.  They seek Your will in all that they do and we know that You will continue to show them which path to take concerning their children. Heavenly Father, we confess Your Word of truth over all single parents, that they will discipline, teach and train their children with love and patience just as You, Lord, discipline, teach and train those You love.  We declare that the boys in our Church Family will flourish in their youth like well-nurtured plants and our daughters will be like graceful pillars, carved to beautify a palace.

 

Holy Spirit, please help those single parents who are struggling in their relationships with their children to remain joyful. Help them all to live before their children in a way that mirrors God’s Word so that their children will not see them as hypocrites and turn away from the love of Christ. Lord, help our single parents to not grow tired or weary, but to trust You to provide the strength and wisdom that they need. Help us all to see our children as a gift and reward from the Lord. Holy Spirit, increase our patience for our families, so that we live in complete harmony with each other, as is fitting for followers of Jesus Christ.

 

Holy Spirit, as a single parent, I ask You to help me with the following:  

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Loving Father, forgive our single parents for sin, including bitterness, resentment, fornication, envy, strife, unkindness, rebellion, deception, doubt, fear, economic mismanagement, poor parenting and oppression. Holy Spirit, remind all single parents to seek Your forgiveness when they respond in anger to the challenges they face with their children.  Forgive those who inflict harm or cause their children to turn away from the teaching of Your Word.  Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind all single parents of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive.  As for me, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help all single parents to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

 

Lord God, You have made the heavens Your throne; from there You rule over everything. We praise You with the angels, the mighty ones who carry out Your plans, listening for each of Your commands. Yes, we praise You, Lord, with the armies of angels who serve You and do Your will!  We praise You, Lord God, for everything You have created, everything in all Your Kingdom.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text:  Psalm 5:12, Psalm 105:1, Psalm 103:17-18, Proverbs 3:5-6, Hebrews 12:6, Psalm 144:12, Psalm 127:3, Romans 15:5, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 103:19-22,


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July 30: A Prayer Concerning Summer Vacations for The Body of Christ

Magnificent Father, we thank You for creating this vast and beautiful world. There are so many places for us to take our families to explore and experience life; ideal places where we can refresh ourselves physically, mentally, and spiritually. Thank You for the ability to travel and experience new things together. Thank You for providing not only for our daily needs, but also for our need for rest and relaxation. How joyful are all who fear You Lord, and follow Your ways! We will enjoy the fruit of our labor. How joyful and prosperous we will be! All honor and praise belong to You, our holy God, for giving us rest.

Faithful Father, in Your eternal wisdom, You have ordained a time of rest for all creation.  You take pleasure in our recreation, for You richly give us all that we need for enjoyment.  This summer, we declare that parents will take advantage of the opportunity to get away with their children and reconnect. For most of the year, we are focused on our daily tasks, but it is time that we focus on replenishing ourselves. Therefore, we commit to getting out and enjoying ourselves with our families. We will not entertain guilt or anxiety about taking time off work. We will enjoy the time that we have earned and fully immerse ourselves in travel, discovery, and fellowship. Our children will get to know us on a deeper level and we will create fond memories together for them to pass down from generation to generation. We declare that as we travel on vacations, You will order Your angels to protect us wherever we go. We confess that the Holy Spirit will guide us as we make our plans, and we will receive supernatural favor on travel expenses and accommodations. We will have fun!

Make a vacation plan with your family and write down what you need the Lord to provide for it. Then thank Him that you already have it and get ready to enjoy and have fun:

Holy Spirit, remind us that the Sabbath is not only a day, it is command of the Lord meant to be a part of our lifestyle. When we relax and recreate, it is a sign that our total trust is in the Father, not on our own abilities. For those who have the money, but are reluctant to take time off work, please open their eyes. Help them to understand the importance of making time with their family a priority. For those who may not have the money to travel at this time, show them creative ways to make memories with their families where they live. Show us all the free or inexpensive activities that we can share as a family right here in Houston.  Help us all to be willing to try new things and engage in new experiences that will expand our minds and help us to grow closer to our loved ones. Give us wisdom as we travel so that we can enjoy ourselves in peace. Strengthen us to truly disconnect from all distractions, like phone calls, emails, and text messages. Help us to guard our leisure time and maintain appropriate boundaries with our employers, co-workers, and others. Remind us all that leisure actually increases the effectiveness of our labor. Above all, teach us how to take advantage of these opportunities so that we don’t lose sight of what’s most important in life.

Righteous Father, forgive us of all our sins. Forgive us for sometimes forgetting the importance of rest. Forgive us for neglecting our families and the need to connect and fellowship with one another.  Forgive those who are driven by their needs and wants so much that they refuse to trust You to take care of them.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind us of all those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, help us all to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.

Royal King, what a variety of things You have made! In Your wisdom, You have made them all. The earth is full of Your creatures. May Your glory continue forever! You take pleasure in all You have made. The earth trembles at Your glance and the mountains smoke at Your touch. How magnificent You are! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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July 22: A Prayer for Healthy, Happy Marriages in the Body of Christ

Exalted Father, thank You for Your great love that continues from generation to generation!  Thank You for the married couples in the Body of Christ.  Thank You for encouraging and blessing our marriages.  With our whole being we praise You. We rejoice in knowing that You are our God, and that we are the people You watch over and the flock under Your care. Thank You, Lord!  We bless Your holy Name!  We stand in awe of You and Your unfailing love for us. You are the Master who motivates our hearts toward all that is good. We acknowledge Your sovereignty over our marriages. We will sing a new song to You, Lord, for the wonderful deeds You have done. We shout with joy and worship You with gladness.  We come before You singing with joy.  You are the Lord, our Father, who made us and we are Yours!

Holy Spirit, as the Body of Christ, we expect You to lead us into all truth as it pertains to the covenant of marriage. We confess that our married couples are never subject to the spirit of fear; but they have power, love and self-discipline to help them keep their covenant pure. Lord, we confess that our husbands will live with their wives according to knowledge and they will cherish them as the manifested gift of God’s favor. We declare that our wives will honor their husbands and will adorn themselves as Sarah did, not with material elegance, but with a quiet and peaceful spirit which You love, Lord God.  As the Body of Christ, we confess that our married couples will daily aspire to the greater love that Jesus personified and live a servant’s life before one another. We declare that they will provoke one another to good works and celebrate one another’s gifts. We confess that they will commit to encourage and build one another up in the Lord!

Holy Spirit, help each spouse to keep a heart of unconditional love for their mate. Reveal creative ways for our married couples to love and enjoy each other. Heal wounds and hurts and rejoin marriages that seem to be walking down separate paths. Teach them to freely issue mercy and to forgive quickly without allowing grudges to form.  Magnify the model of marriage through those who have healthy marriages, so that others are inspired and encouraged.  Anoint their unity together as husbands and wives, so that their children will be given stability and assurance, and the unsaved will be given hope concerning the sanctity of marriage. Re-light the passion and fire for those who are struggling sexually and emotionally. When our married couples speak of one another, whether in public or private, please season their tongues with grace. Help our married couples to stay committed to truth and to cover one another’s weaknesses with unyielding love.

Father, as a spouse, I commit to making my marriage better by:

 

Father, as a single person, I commit to praying for the following marriage(s):

Holy Father, forgive our married couples for being too stubborn to offer grace and mercy to their spouses when they should have.  Forgive those who have neglected their commitment to their spouse, sexually, emotionally and relationally. Where those couples have grown cold-hearted, make their hearts tender toward their spouses. Forgive them for the times they’ve become so distracted with the cares of this world that they have neglected their responsibility to one another. Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our married couples of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Awesome Father, help our married couples not to yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

We worship You, O Great Deliverer! All praise belongs to You. You are the Lord God of Israel who alone does such wonderful things.  We will praise Your glorious Name forever.  Let the whole earth be filled with Your glory, in Jesus’ Name, Amen!


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June 19: A Prayer for Our Fathers

Triumphant Father, we thank You for the fathers in the Body of Christ.  Thank You for reminding them daily that they are created in Your image.  Thank You for crowning each of them with glory and honor.  Thank You for helping them to take their rightful place as the head of their homes.  We, Your servants, give praise to You, Lord.  Your Name will be blessed now and forever!  Everywhere from east to west, Your Name shall be praised.  Lord, You are high above the nations; Your glory is higher than the heavens.  No one can be compared with You!  Not to us, O Lord, but all glory will go to Your Name for Your unfailing love and Your faithfulness. 

Majestic Father, by faith, we declare that the fathers in the Body of Christ are saved, sanctified, and filled with Your Holy Spirit. They are priestly providers and protectors of their families.  We confess that our fathers will not copy the behavior and customs of this world; but they will allow You, Lord, to transform them into new men by changing the way they think.  We decree that our fathers are the head and not the tail; they are always on top and never at the bottom.  They are not victims of society; but they are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus.  Their children will honor them; for this is right in Your sight.  We confess that our fathers will not provoke their children to anger by the way they treat them; but they will raise them with the discipline and instruction that comes from You, our Heavenly Father.  Above all, we confess that our fathers have victorious futures because Your plans for them are of hope, filled with good and not evil.  We decree that the fruit of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are evident in their lives.  The light of Jesus is reflected in their actions.  We confess that our fathers are mighty men of valor. 

I will pray for the following fathers in the Body of Christ this month:

Holy Spirit, we ask You to fill our fathers with the knowledge of Your Word in all wisdom and spiritual understanding. Please order their days so that their daily activities are balanced and fruitful.  Make the crooked places in their lives straight and perfect those things that concern them.  Help each father to not grieve Your Spirit. Teach them how to develop the individual spiritual gifts and talents of their children.  Restore the broken or struggling relationships between fathers and children. Increase Your love in those father/child(ren) relationships that are doing well.  Holy Spirit, comfort those who have experienced the death of their father and equip us as the Body of Christ to provide the support that they may need. 

Faithful Father, forgive our fathers for sins of disobedience, selfishness, and lying.  Forgive our wives and mothers for taking on the roles You have ordained for husbands and fathers. Forgive us as a society for focusing on the fathers who are not living up to their responsibilities while ignoring those who are taking care of their families. Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our fathers of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, help our fathers to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Exalted Lord, we praise Your Name.  Your Name is great; Your glory towers over the earth and heaven.  You are worthy, Lord, to receive glory, honor and power.  You created all things; by your will they exist and were created.  You are Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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June 18: A Kingdom Summer Prayer

Wonderful Father, we thank You for our children and youth.  We thank You for blessing them during the school year.  Thank You for protecting and watching over them during their extracurricular activities. Thank You for blessing them with a chance to rest and relax during the summer.  Father, we bless Your Holy Name.  We come before Your presence with thanksgiving and we shout joyfully to You, the Rock of our salvation.  Lord, You are the great God, and the great King above all gods.  In Your hand are the deep places of the earth; the mightiest mountains are Yours.  The sea is Yours, for You made it, and Your hands formed the dry land.  Lord, You are our God and we are the people You watch over, the flock under Your care. 

Holy Father, we declare that our children and youth live in the shelter of the Most High and rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  As a result, no harm will come near them during the summer.  In accordance to their obedience, we declare that they are blessed in the city and in the country.  They are blessed when they come in, and when they go out.  We confess by faith, that our children and youth will not follow the advice of the wicked or stand around sinners, or join in with mockers; but they will delight and meditate in Your Word day and night.  We declare that they will give their bodies as living and holy sacrifices to You, Lord.  They will not copy the illicit behavior and customs of this world because they are transformed into new people by the way they think.  We confess that every youth who is seeking summer employment will find it because they are surrounded with favor like a shield.  Lord, we decree that our children and youth are taught of You and they enjoy great peace. 

Almighty Father, please touch the hearts of our children and youth to fear You and hate evil, pride, arrogance, and a perverse mouth.  Cause them to walk according to the Holy Spirit and not their flesh.  Let the mind of Christ be established in them.  Help them to honor and obey their parents, so that things may go well with them and that they will have long life on the earth.  Empower our parents and guardians with the knowledge and skill to structure a lifestyle that will compel our children and youth to honor and obey You as their God.  Please give our parents and guardians the wisdom, strength, and guidance they need to plan, organize, and implement summer activities for their children and youth. Father, bless our families during the summer break with vacations.  Please protect us during our times of travel, leisure and play. Lord, provide the extra income needed for summer activities.  Please keep our children and youth protected from idol minds, unwise decisions, ungodly peer pressure, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, and untimely death.  Holy Spirit, help each student to retain the information that they learned throughout the school year.  Father, we ask You to please surround them with Your love; lead and instruct them by Your Holy Spirit, and keep them as the apple of Your eye.

List your specific requests for the children and youth during the summer and take those concerns to the Lord in prayer:

Merciful Father, please forgive our children and youth for disobedience and all acts of sinfulness, including gossip, name-calling, bullying, rebellion, stubbornness and disrespect for authority.  As parents, forgive us for any abuse or neglect of our children and youth. Forgive those who have been so preoccupied with their own needs that they have failed to have structure in their homes for healthy meals and quality family time.  Forgive those who have not always supported their children’s educational needs, trained them to have good manners, or taught them to live a life of truth and integrity. Father, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our children and youth of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He shows you, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, help our children and youth not to yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Glorious Lord, Your Name is very great; Your glory towers over the earth and heaven.  You alone held the oceans in Your hand.  You measured off the heavens with Your fingers.  You alone knows the weight of the earth.  Triumphant and Glorious is Your Name!   In Jesus’ Name, Amen.  


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May 30: A Prayer for Wives Who are Desiring To Get Pregnant

Our Father, we thank You for the blessing of children and family. Thank You for each wife who stands in faithful expectancy of a child to hold in her arms. Thank You for Your creative power which is able to open closed wombs and cause them to thrive with new life. We will praise You, Lord, with all our hearts. We will tell of all the marvelous things You have done. We will be filled with joy because of You, and we will sing praises to Your Name, O Most High. May Your glorious Name be praised! May it be exalted above all blessing and praise!

 

Exalted Father, we believe that just as You were attentive to Hannah’s pleas for help, You hear the cries of every wife who longs to become a mother. We, the Body of Christ, declare that their prayers will not go unanswered, for You promised that You would withhold no good thing from those who do what is right. We confess that these wives will not grow weary and lose hope. In Jesus Name, we declare that bodies of each husband and wife in the Body of Christ are whole and complete, lacking nothing. We confess that they have victory over doubt, fear, and unbelief. We believe that You will connect them with those people who will love and support them as they trust You for children of their own. We decree that they will be parents who are full of wisdom and patience. They will train their children up in the way they should go, and when their children are old they will not depart from it. These expectant couples will do all they can to nurture their marriages so that the atmosphere of their home will be ready to receive children into a loving, peaceful environment.

 

List the names of any wives you know who desire to have a child and pray for them by name today:

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Holy Spirit, we ask that You would prompt the wives who are desiring to get pregnant to disconnect from any negative influences in their lives. Lead them to develop strong, healthy relationships with faith-filled believers who will stand in agreement with them and their husbands. Teach them how to take care of themselves physically, mentally and spiritually. Help them to rest and trust in the Father’s perfect timing. Keep them from becoming envious of others who have already conceived a child. Heal their hearts and deliver them from any guilt or shame they may be feeling. Help their husbands to show compassion and be patient and understanding toward them as they wait to conceive. Once they do conceive, strengthen them against the temptation to worship or overindulge their children. May they always be thankful and give glory to God, keeping Him first in their lives.

 

Loving Father, forgive the wives who desire to get pregnant of any known or unknown acts of disobedience. Forgive the wives and husbands for any past sins they may have committed. Forgive them for holding unforgiveness in their hearts toward others. Forgive them for giving in to frustration, anger, or outbursts of wrath. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that You have committed). Holy Spirit, remind the wives and husbands of those they need to forgive and help them to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to show You names or faces of people that You may need to forgive. As He shows You, say aloud, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in Your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

 

Holy Spirit, help the wives and husbands who desire to get pregnant to not yield to temptation; but deliver them from the evil one.

Sovereign Lord, You are the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for You? You are mighty, but You do not despise anyone. You are mighty in both power and understanding. You are greater than we can understand. Your years cannot be counted. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

 

Scripture References for the Written Text: Psalm 9:1-2, Nehemiah 9:5, I Samuel 19:20, Psalm 84:11, Proverbs 22:6 NKJV, Matthew 6:13, Jeremiah 32:27, Job 36:5, 26