THEME: FIGHTING FOR YOUR SON(s) THROUGH PRAYER

INVOKING THE NAMES OF 21 BIBLE MEN WHO DID GREAT THINGS FOR GOD IN THEIR TIME

Introduction

As parents, we are given a wonderful privilege and responsibility of raising our children – who belong to God, not us – to know and love Him. Our responsibility as Christians is to adequately care for our children’s souls as much as we care for their physical needs. It is out of order for you not to take it as high priority. Satan recognizes such loop holes and strikes hard. He constantly tries to convince us to focus our attention and strength on the things that do not have eternal value blinding us to the real needs of our children. The bible says in Ephesians 6:12 “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” The battle is not physical dearly beloved, it is spiritual. Do not be deceived.

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It’s time to re-focus and re-strategize. It’s time to make the main things, the main things. Spiritual battles and struggles must be fought spiritually. The only way you can win these battles is through spiritual exercises of which one of them is prayer. Let us contend for our children in the place of prayer regularly. Regardless of how much effort we put into teaching and training our children, without prayer we won’t see the results we desire. God takes what we do and uses it in our kids to produce much fruit.  Listed below is some of the importance of praying for your children

1.    Prayers for our children protect and shield them from the constant attacks from the devil, the world and the flesh. Our children are under constant attack from the world, the flesh, and the devil. We should not relent but consistently commit our Children to the hands of their maker for them to survive in this crazy world. Each day our children are subjected to literally thousands of offensive images and words. Our children also face an enormous amount of peer pressure to become part of what is considered normal by the world’s standards. Without prayer our children will not be able to stand against the insurmountable odds they will face from childhood until they leave this world.

2.    Diligent prayer helps us focus on what is truly important in the lives of our children. Living in a sin-stained world often directs our thinking toward earthly goals for our children. Regular, fervent prayer focuses our thoughts on what is truly important. As we focus on the Lord, our goals for our children are more in line with God’s goals for our children. Remember they belong to God. With that in mind, it becomes clear that we should seek His will through prayer on all matters pertaining to our children’s lives.

3.    It leads to transformation in the lives of our children. The salvation of children should be intensely sought so they may avoid the bad habits and struggles that plague many adults.  A life transformed by Jesus Christ helps protect against a life full of regrets. Good habits are best formed when young. Prayer, Bible study, the daily fight against sin, and other Christian virtues developed in youth are a powerful defense against the strategies of Satan.

4.    No one else knows our children as well as we do so no one else can pray for our children like we can. No one cares for your children more than you do (save for God). You have an intimate knowledge of your children that others lack. Your regular interaction with them gives you insight concerning their strengths, weaknesses, joys, struggles, and future goals. You are able to pray for each child according to his needs, his strengths and weaknesses. Although you implore others to pray on behalf of your children, few will actually pray, and none will pray with your intensity. After all, God entrusted their care to you. No one else but you may be praying for your children, so if you do not pray who will?

5.    Praying for our children helps us to focus on what is truly important in their lives. Living in a sin-stained world often directs our thinking toward earthly goals for our children. Regular, fervent prayer focuses our thoughts on what is truly important. As we focus on the Lord, our goals for our children are more in line with God’s goals for our children. Remember, they belong to God. With that in mind, it becomes clear that we should seek His will through prayer on all matters pertaining to our children’s lives. It will increase your awareness of what is going on in their lives.

6.    It brings us closer to God because if your relationship with God is on point, your communication with him is easier and you get into new levels of understanding and growth. As you pray for your Children, God points you to areas of your life where you need a change and you become better for it.

7.    Prayer helps you talk to your children about what God desires for them to have as His children and it will give them comfort to know that they are loved and cared for by you their parents. This is mainly because, our children face many obstacles, challenges, and decisions. Even from a young age, children are deciding between right and wrong, choosing to show kindness and love, and resisting the temptation to sin. Parents can fight on behalf of their children by praying for them.

It is important for parents to pray over their children because they need your prayers. Children of all ages are up against the enemy’s schemes; they deal with pressures regarding friendships and school, and they are figuring out their sense of faith and how they will follow Jesus. Prayers for children are vital as they navigate life and faith. Parents can spiritually battle for their children through prayer.

The enemy wants our children

1 Peter 5:8 tells us that our adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

We know the enemy wants our children; he wants to pull them away from us, from their faith, and from the one true God. We also know that Satan is crafty, and he tries to pull our children away in a variety of ways: by temptation, distractions, deception, etc.

Thankfully, we serve a God that invites us to pray, to talk with Him about the longings of our hearts. He has also given us His Word, full of wisdom and promises that can guide us in our prayers.

When we pray to God, asking for our children to be protected from Satan, we should remember that we aren’t praying to a distant, indifferent entity. No! We’re praying to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! We’re praying to the I AM, who loves our children more than we do and who cherishes their souls more than we can even comprehend!

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT OUR SONS

Son in the Bible is used in several different ways, but it always refers to a relationship or affiliation. In Hebrew, it is ben (think “Benjamin,” which means “son of my right hand”), in Aramaic bar (“Simon Bar-Jonah” of Matthew 16:17), and in Greek, auios. It is most often used to indicate a direct descendent—either a child or a grandchild. But son is also used as a metaphor to reflect a characteristic, profession, or citizenship.

Primarily, a “son” in the Bible is a direct male descendent. The word was not limited to the first generation; when Paul preached in Antioch, he called the Jews present “sons of the family of Abraham.” As we do now, people in that time used the word son to refer to someone who was younger or of inferior social status, like the priest Eli did with Samuel (1 Samuel 3:16) and Jesus with the paralytic (Matthew 9:2).

The term son often carries a deeper meaning, however, that intertwines with genealogy. When Jesus says of Zacchaeus in Luke 19:9, “Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham,” Jesus didn’t just mean that Zacchaeus was a Jew, a direct descendent of Abraham. He meant that Zacchaeus had faith. Galatians 3:7 elaborates: “Know then that it is those of faith who are the sons of Abraham”—Zacchaeus was a “son of Abraham” because he took part in the Abrahamic Covenant, which included accepting the blessing of Christ. And in Matthew 1:1, when Jesus was identified as the “son of David, the son of Abraham,” the terms don’t just mean that Jesus was directly descended from David and Abraham (which He was). In both cases, to be a “son” means to follow in someone’s footsteps; to emulate another’s actions; to carry on and, to an extent, fulfill the “father’s” life and purpose. We who are believers are “sons of Abraham,” because we fulfill God’s promise to Abraham that He would bless the world through Abraham’s descendants (Genesis 12:3). Jesus is the “Son of David” because He is the fulfillment of God’s promise that David would always have a descendant on the throne (2 Samuel 7:10–13). In these cases, Abraham and David become more than people or patriarchs; they become the embodiment of an idea—specifically, God’s work in humanity. To be a son is to partake in the grand purpose of another’s life (Matthew 13:38; Luke 6:35).

Son can also refer to a person’s character or identity. A “son of Aaron” was a priest, a “son of Asaph” was a musician and songwriter (2 Chronicles 35:14–15), and a “son of the prophets” was a prophet (2 Kings 2:3). “Son of” was also used metaphorically to identify one’s nature or a personality trait: Jesus is called the “Son of God,” a title communicating His divine nature (1 John 5:13); and the “sons of thunder”—James and John—were known for their somewhat outgoing personalities (Mark 3:17). Son could refer to nationality: a “son of Zion” was a Jew—a citizen of Israel or Jerusalem. Son also indicated religion: sons of Chemosh (Numbers 21:29) and sons of Belial (Deuteronomy 13:13). This is perhaps the most ominous use of the word, since it indicates that pagans followed in the purpose of these demon-gods.

So, to be a “son” is to be closely related to and allied with a person, place, or characteristic. This is true for biological sons, as well. Genesis 5:3 identifies Seth as Adam’s biological son, but more so a “son in his own likeness, after his image.” When Rebekah and Isaac had twins, Isaac identified more with Esau while Rebekah loved Jacob (Genesis 25:27–28). To be a son in Israel in Jesus’ day was to be an extension and representative of the parents, particularly the father (Mark 12:6).

The guidance given to parents regarding sons is universal for daughters, as well:

– Teach them about God (Deuteronomy 11:18–19)

– Teach them how to properly use their talents and gifts (Proverbs 22:6)

– Do not frustrate them to the point they become disrespectful (Ephesians 6:4)

– Properly discipline them (Proverbs 19:18)

– Provide for their needs (Matthew 7:9)

– Forgive them (Luke 15:24)

– Realize they are a blessing (Psalm 127:3–5)

The most important thing parents can do for their sons is lead them to be sons of God. Ultimately, our sons are not ours to keep. Romans 8:14 explains what our ultimate goal as parents should be: “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” A son may inherit our eyes, our height, or our love of the outdoors, but the greatest thing he can inherit is our faith and our standing as sons of God: “And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’” (Galatians 4:6). When they are born again, they become more than our sons—they become our brothers (Romans 8:16–17).

12 Promises Every Parent Should Ask God to Fulfill for your son(s)

God doesn’t guarantee he will automatically save our children, but gives us many promises to inspire us to pray and believe him to answer. Dear Moms and Dads, don’t quit praying for your sons until the day you go home to be with the Lord. Even if you don’t see them saved in your lifetime, God can still save them. Although he doesn’t guarantee they will be saved, he promises to hear our prayers, that the prayer of the upright is powerful and effective, and he gives us good reasons to believe he desires to save whole families.

1.      Isaiah 54:13 All your children shall be taught by the LORD, and great shall be the peace of your children.

You  might pray, “Lord Jesus, you have promised your people that all our children shall be taught by the Lord. Please do this! Please reveal yourself to all my children and grandchildren and descendants and bring each one into peace with you through your blood.” Consider using these promises as you pray for your children:

2.      Isaiah 59:21 “And as for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD: “My Spirit that is upon you, and my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children’s offspring,” says the LORD, “from this time forth and forevermore.”

3.      Psalms 102:28 The children of your servants shall dwell secure; their offspring shall be established before you.

4.      Psalms 112:1-2 Praise the LORD! Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments! 2 His offspring will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed

5.      Isaiah 44:3-5 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. 4 They shall spring up among the grass like willows by flowing streams. 5 This one will say, ‘I am the LORD’s,’ another will call on the name of Jacob, and another will write on his hand, ‘The LORD’s,’ and name himself by the name of Israel.

6.      Isaiah 61:8-9 …I will make an everlasting covenant with them. 9 Their offspring shall be known among the nations, and their descendants in the midst of the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are an offspring the LORD has blessed.

7.      Isaiah 65:23 They shall not labor in vain or bear children for calamity, for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the LORD, and their descendants with them.

8.      Proverbs 20:7 The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him.

9.      Proverbs 14:26 In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.

10.    Jeremiah 32:39 I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me forever, for their own good and the good of their children after them.

11.    Deuteronomy 4:40 Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land that the LORD your God is giving you for all time.

12.    Acts 16:31-33 And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family.

How to go about this Novena.

This is a very unique novena because it is anchored on 21 biblical men whom we would pray that our sons learn something from them. Most of us have a repertoire of familiar Bible stories and characters. We often admire those people but assume we could never be like them because they’re held up as paragons of the faith. In reality, each person in the Bible was fallible but had respectable traits you can strive to emulate and teach to your children.

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Guidelines

i.        Choose a time of the day when you will be praying this novena.

ii.       Make sure that the time you choose, you will consistently keep for 21 days, if for example you choose to be praying at 4.00 am, make sure for 21 days you are up by 4.00 am for the prayer. Remember, novena is a prayer of discipline.

iii.      If your sons are mature, let them know that you are praying for them.

iv.      Read something about the Bible Man of the Day and pick what you would like to add from what the text provides.

v.       Pray the two provided prayers every day. If a certain day has no prayer provided, you can pray one from the heart.

vi.      If your family has a written prayer known by every member, you can customize it to speak to the needs of your son{s}.

vii.     Identify an area where your son is struggling the most and make it a daily prayer intention. Feel free to share with me, Fr. C.K through 0721 421 139.

viii.    Every day is a fasting day; choose one meal that you can fast every day for 21 days if your health and age allows.

ix.      If you miss one day for whatever reason, please make sure that the following day you pray even for the extra day you skipped.

x.       If you skip three days consecutively, please start all over again.

xi.      Before you start your prayer every day, make sure you have turned off all your distractions, eg, TVs, Radios, Phones and other gadgets.

xii.     Choose a time that you are likely not to get people who can distract you. If you are nursing a small child, time when he/she is asleep.

xiii.    If you are not able to keep a specific hour of prayer, at least make sure the day does not pass before you have prayed.

xiv.    End your prayer session with the prayer of declaration about your son{s}

xv.     Should you get stuck at any point, talk to Fr CK on 0721 421 139.

Daily Prayer 1

Lord, I pray that my son will develop an eternal perspective and purpose, not an earthly one.  Help him to see life–and every challenge–through Your eyes, eager and unafraid to share with others the good news of Jesus wherever he goes. I pray that they will set his minds on things above, not just what’s going on here, and that he will be rooted and grounded in Your love. I pray that he will come to understand the extent of Your own love for him–that it surpasses all the head knowledge they will acquire in school. I pray he will be filled up with You from morning ’til night.

Daily Prayer 2

Lord God, Thank You so much for never giving up on my son. Thank You for loving them with an everlasting love. I pray that You will open my son’s ears to hear the sound of Your still, small voice calling them—drawing them to Yourself. I pray that he will hear you loud and clear, above the noise of the world. Most of all, I pray that he will respond to Your call and be lead to repentance and salvation through Your Son. It is in His name that I pray these things. Amen.

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SONS NOVENA DAY 1.

Enock.

Enoch Maintained a Close Daily Walk with God

PRAYER FOCUS: THAT YOUR SON MAY HAVE A DAILY WALK WITH GOD

Enoch lived to be 365 years old (Genesis 5:23). In the pre-flood world, that was super young. Then again, in that world, Enoch was the only man who never died. The Bible makes this remarkable statement: “Enoch walked with God; and he was no more, for God took him” (Genesis 5:24; see also Hebrews 11:5).

The only other man who never died—again, because God took him—was the great prophet Elijah (2 Kings 2:11). Let’s not forget that Enoch too was a prophet. One of his most important prophecies, about the Lord’s future judgment of evil men, is quoted in Jude 1:14-15.

PRAYER: May my son walk after You, God, and fear You and keep Your commandments and obey Your voice. May he serve You and hold fast to You (Deuteronomy 13:4).

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

SONS NOVENA DAY 2.

SAMSON

PRAYER FOCUS: THAT YOUR SONS WEAKNESSES WILL NOT LEAD TO HIS DESTRUCTION.

The meaning of his name: The name Samson originated from four different words (Siegfried Horn, The Seventh-day Adventist Bible Dictionary 1979, 974-75). One is the Hebrew word Shimshôn which means “uncertain.” Another is shemesh which translates as “sun” or “little sun.” The third term is shamam, meaning “to destroy.” Hence, it interprets Samson as the “destroyer.” The last one almost spells the same, but it is shamem. It means “fat” or “robust.” And it signifies that Samson is the “strong one.”

Samson was born of Manoah and his wife, whose name the Bible doesn’t mention (Judges 13:2). She hasn’t borne children. But an angel of God told her, “you shall conceive and bear a son” (verses 2 and 3, ESV). If you were in her place, how would you feel? Wasn’t it a great privilege?

But it was coupled with some responsibilities (verses 4-7).

1) Sin brings about consequences.

By revealing to the Philistines the source of his strength, Samson sinned. That is, he violated the Nazarite vow (Numbers 6:5).

As a consequence, Samson fell into the hands of his enemies.

As you’ve seen from the story, they “seized him and gouged out his eyes” (Judges 16:21, MEV). Then, they brought him to Gaza and imprisoned him.

What is its implication?

Every action has its corresponding consequence. What you sow, you will reap, as Galatians 6:7 (ESV) says.

Worse than this, “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23).

2) Guard your temper.

“A man without self-control is like a city broken into and left without walls” (Proverbs 25:28).

As such, Samson’s intemperance teaches you the value of patience.

From the same book, verse 32 of chapter 16  says, “Whoever is slow to anger is better than the mighty.” And “he who rules his spirit” is better “than he who takes a city.”

3) Ask for God’s forgiveness and turn away from sin.

“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man” (1 Corinthians 10:13). In other words, to be tempted is normal.

And as humans, we are all inclined to sin. Romans 3:23) says, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

But Samson teaches us an important lesson.

In suffering and humiliation, he “learned more of his own weakness than he had ever known before.” His afflictions “led him to repentance” (Ellen White, Patriarchs and Prophets 566.3).

“If we confess our sins,” God is “faithful and just” to “forgive us our sins” (1 John 1:9, NIV).

By turning away from evil, “your sins may be blotted out” (Acts 3:19).

But you don’t have to do it alone.

God will help you. He will “provide a way out so that you can endure it” (1 Corinthians 10:13, NIV).

4) Don’t abuse the gifts God has given you.

What is your God-given talent?

It may be the gift of preaching. Or you may be good at singing or playing instruments. Or it may be wisdom and intellect.

Whatever it is, how do you use it?

In the case of Samson, his gift was incredible strength (Judges 1). But he abused it and used it to show off instead of bringing glory to Him (chapters 14-16).

What can you learn from this?

“Do not neglect the gift that is in you.” It was “given to you by prophecy” (1 Timothy 4:14, MEV). Use it “to serve others” as “faithful stewards of God’s grace” (1 Peter 4:10).

5) God created you with a purpose in life.

Has there been a time in your life you felt worthless? No direction. You can’t determine your purpose in life.

You often ask God why He created you in the first place.

Just go back to Samson’s story.

Even before his birth, God had a plan for him. He was to deliver Israel from the Philistines (Judges 13:5).

Like Samson, you, too, have a purpose.

It may not be clear yet, but God says, “I know the plans I have for you.”

These plans are for your “welfare and not for evil.” With this, He wants “to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11).

6) God uses you for His mission even if you think you don’t deserve it.

Do you sometimes feel unworthy to witness for God because of your weaknesses?

You think you can’t serve and please Him knowing how poor and sinful you are.

You would probably feel the same if you were Samson, knowing you lacked self-control and kept on sinning.

But there’s always hope.

God says, “Though he falls, he will not be hurled down.” Still, He “supports him with His hand” (Psalm 37:24).

Forget those things “which are behind.” Reach forward “to those things which are ahead” (Philippians 3:13).

7) You need God’s strength to overcome the challenges along the way.

Walking with God doesn’t mean life will be perfect.

Still, “Satan employs his utmost power to lead” you “astray.” He attacks you at your weak points, “working through defects in the character to gain control” of you.

He knows that “if these defects are cherished, he will succeed” (Ellen White, Patriarchs and Prophets 568.2).

Meaning to say, as a human, you can’t overcome temptation all by yourself.

As Ellen White continues, “Help is at hand and will be given to every soul who really desires it.”

In addition, you can do everything through Christ, Who strengthens you (Philippians 4:13, ESV). And true enough, “nothing will be impossible with God” (Luke 1:37).

A prayer for protection over your son

Lord, I pray Your emotional, physical, and spiritual protection over my son. Keep evil far from him, and help him to trust You as his refuge and strength. I pray You will guard his mind from harmful instruction, and grant him discernment to recognize truth. I pray You will make him strong and courageous in the presence of danger, recognizing that You have overcome and will set right all injustice and wrong one day. Help him to find rest in Your shadow, as he lives in the spiritual shelter You provide for him. Let him know that the only safe place is in Jesus,and that his home on earth is only temporary.

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

SONS NOVENA DAY 3.

Noah Obeyed the Lord No Matter What

PRAYER FOCUS: LEADERSHIP AND OBEDIENCE

Noah lived to be 950 years old (Genesis 9:29). After the flood, human lifespans dramatically shortened within the first few generations. Of course, humanly speaking there would have been no humans, animals, reptiles, and other creatures unless Noah had done something great for God before the flood.

For 120 years prior to the flood, Noah and his sons constructed a massive ark. The ark was a quarter of the height and half of the length of the Titanic. No wonder it took so long to build! Even more remarkable? Noah built it by faith in God (Hebrews 11:7). Up until then, mankind had no experience with great floods, let alone with massive ship building.

In other words, Noah had never seen what God told him. By faith in God, however, Noah obeyed and still is one of the most famous men ever.

Prayer: Lord I pray for my son, that you will strengthen him and equip him with leadership skills that will make a difference in this world. Our world is in great need of strong, godly leaders who will stand up for what is right.

Help my son to demonstrate leadership qualities in his life that will benefit and bless those around him. Amen.

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

SONS NOVENA DAY 4.

Job Repented and Trusted God Again

PRAYER FOCUS: REPENTANCE AND PATIENCE

His Story: Job was a very wealthy and powerful man who lived in the land of Uz—the greatest man among all the people of the East. The Bible describes him as blameless and upright, fearing God and shunning evil. In the book of Job, Satan asked God if he could tempt Job, to see if Job would deny God if Satan caused enough pain and suffering in his life. First, Satan destroyed all of Job’s wealth and killed all of his children. He lost everything except his wife and his own health. Job mourned but continued to praise God anyway. Then Satan afflicted him with painful sores all over his body. His wife told him to “curse God and die” but he refused, saying we should be willing to accept trouble from God just as much as the good. Job’s three best friends told Job that he must have done something really bad to deserve all of this suffering. But Job rightly answered that our sufferings aren’t a punishment from God. Job accepted that the Lord gives and the Lord takes away and he continued to bless God no matter what happened to him.

His Strengths: Job showed incredible patience, perseverance, and faith through terrible suffering. This story is where the expression, “the patience of Job” comes from. No matter what happened to him, Job trusted that God was good and His will was best. He never stopped praising God.

Related Memory Verse:

“The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.” Job 1:21

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

SONS NOVENA DAY 5.

 Abraham: A Man who Believed that God Can Do Anything

PRAYER FOCUS: TRUST AND BELIEVE IN GOD

Abraham lived to be 175 years old (Genesis 25:8). His life easily breaks into two parts. At age 75, he turned from idols. Then for the next 100 years, Abraham followed the one true God, maker of heaven and earth (Acts 7:2-8).

Like every other Old Testament hero of the faith, Abraham wasn’t perfect. In fact, it took about 38 years for Abraham to finally obey the Lord fully without hesitation. Everything up until then was preparatory for Abraham’s greatest test of faith: sacrificing his beloved son, Isaac.

Remember, Abraham didn’t have even one page of the Bible. He only had what the Lord God told him. Still, the idea of sacrificing Isaac was the ultimate test. The apostle Paul explains what this test proved: it proved that Abraham believed God would raise Isaac from the dead (Hebrews 11:17-19).

This amazing story of faith in Genesis 22 foreshadows the Lord’s own willingness to send His dearly loved Son, the perfect and sinless Lord Jesus Christ, to die on a cross, and to rise again from the dead on the third day. It’s the Gospel in a nutshell.

Abraham’s son Isaac lived to be 180 years old (Genesis 35:28). Isaac’s son Jacob lived to be 147 years old (Genesis 47:28).

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

SONS NOVENA DAY 6.

Joseph Trusted that God Was Always With Him

PRAYER FOCUS: FAVOUR OF THE LORD

Joseph lived to be 110 years old (Genesis 50:26). His great grandfather Abraham’s legacy never would have continued—let alone continued for 4,000 years—without Joseph’s unswerving trust that the Lord God always was with him.

We first see this when Joseph is sold into slavery. We see this again when Joseph is thrown in prison. We see this a third time when Joseph is promoted to Egypt’s supreme leader under Pharaoh’s authority. Finally, we see this when Joseph has the opportunity to slaughter his brothers, but instead forgives them.

Listen to Joseph’s robust statement of faith: “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives” (Genesis 50:20). What remarkable trust in God’s sovereignty and providence! No wonder he’s considered one of the greatest biblical heroes.

Prayer for Son’s Character

Father in Heaven,

While I strive to be a great parent for my son, I recognize that good intentions won’t always result in good character for my child. So while I want to do my part, I also wish to pray for him. I pray for my son to become a godly man, someone whose faith is apparent in word and deed. I pray that you would shape my son into a leader, someone with the ability to encourage and edify, discipline and disciple. May he develop such a character that brings you glory all his days.

Amen.

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

SONS NOVENA DAY 7.

Amram and Jochebed Raised Three Famous Children

PRAYER FOCUS: COMMITMENT TO FAMILY LIFE.

Amram and Jochebed are the most famous Bible husband and wife no one has heard of (Exodus 6:20 and Numbers 26:59). Then again, everyone has heard of their three famous children: Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. Moses lived to be 120 years old (Deuteronomy 34:7) and his older siblings were even older when they died (see Numbers 20:22-29 and Numbers 20:1). Again, the trio are super-famous, so I won’t repeat their stories here.

Instead, I want to take a paragraph to express my deep admiration for Amram and Jochebed, who lost their youngest son when he was an infant, received him back within 24 hours, several years later lost him again, and probably never saw him after that. Yet the great faith they instilled in Moses paid huge dividends, as did the great faith they instilled in their older son, Aaron, and oldest child, Miriam. Amram and Jochebed deserve our utmost respect. I can’t wait to meet them in heaven!

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

SONS NOVENA DAY 8.

Joshua Obeyed the Lord’s Audacious Commands

PRAYER FOCUS: COURAGE

Like Joseph, Joshua lived to be 110 years old (Joshua 24:29). Like his fellow good spy, Caleb, Joshua loved, trusted, and obeyed the Lord wholeheartedly. Caleb may have beaten Joshua at arm wrestling, but Joshua stands out as one of my all-time favorite Bible heroes. Like his predecessor, Joshua had the courage to obey the Lord no matter how audacious His commands sounded.

Joshua’s secret was listening for the Lord, even if the Lord spoke to him only once every few years. His other secret was immediately repeating and obeying the Lord’s commands. After all, if the Lord said it, and He cannot lie, then what the Lord promised will come true. Walk around the hostile city of Jericho quietly for seven days? Check. Walk around it quietly six extra times on the seventh day? Got it. Then shout? Good as done.

Only one ancient city in all the world has walls that imploded into the city. That is, the walls imploded everywhere except one spot (Rahab’s house and those next to it). Archeologists call it Jericho City IV. No other archeological site is quite like it!

PRAYER: May my son be strong and courageous and not fear or be in dread, for it is You, Lord, our God, who goes with him. You will never leave him or forsake him (Deuteronomy 31:6).

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

SONS NOVENA DAY 9.

Jehoiada Led the Kingdom of Judah Back to the Lord

PRAYER FOCUS: THAT HE BE A HERO OF FAITH.

Jehoiada lived to be 130 years old (2 Chronicles 24:15). He’s the last of Old Testament heroes of the faith to live well past a century. He did great things for God throughout his lifetime. The stories are told in 2 Kings 11-12 and 2 Chronicles 22:11-24. His greatest accomplishments were overthrowing Judah’s murderous queen, establishing a new monarch, leading a national revival, and restoring the Temple to its former glory.

Unlike every other Old Testament priest, Jehoiada received an exceptional honor at death. We read about this incredible honor in 2 Chronicles 25:16: “He was buried among the kings in the City of David, because he had done so much good in Israel for God and his Temple.” The king who ordered the assassination of Jehoiada’s godly son, however, wasn’t buried in the royal cemetery. It’s one of the Bible’s greatest examples of poetic justice.

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

SONS NOVENA DAY 10.

Isaiah and Daniel Prophesied About the Coming Messiah

PRAYER FOCUS: FIDELITY TO THE LOVE OF GOD.

Isaiah served as a prophet during a reign of four consecutive kings who ruled Judah from 791 B.C. to 687 B.C. Daniel served as a prophet during the reign of six kings who ruled the Babylonian empire as well as the king who overthrew the Babylonians and ruled over the much larger Persian empire. Both men were actively serving the Lord well into their 80s and 90s and possibly died after age 100.

What’s incredible is how faithfully Isaiah and Daniel proclaimed the words of the Lord no matter what it cost them. I like to think of both as brilliant, strong, highly-respected, and godly gentlemen. Yet for Isaiah, three years were spent naked and barefoot (Isaiah 20:2-4). And for Daniel, three episodes were spent facing near-certain death (Daniel 1, Daniel 2, and Daniel 6).

Even more incredible? How accurately both Isaiah and Daniel prophesied about the coming Messiah. Isaiah says more about the Messiah than all the prophets who followed him, and Daniel accurately stated when the Messiah would come during the last great ancient empire.

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

SONS NOVENA DAY 11.

Simeon and Anna Rejoiced Over the Newborn Messiah

PRAYER FOCUS: THAT THE LORD MAY USE YOUR SON FOR THE GROWTH OF THE CHURCH

Simeon lived in Jerusalem. Anna lived in the Temple itself. Their stories are told in Luke 2:25-38. Both were prophets. The Lord had told Simeon that he would not die in old age until he had seen the Messiah. Then the Lord spoke through Simeon exalting the Christ child and speaking words of exaltation and warning to the newborn’s mother, Mary.

While Simeon was so happy he was ready to die, Anna probably was older. The literal reading of the text says she had been married for seven years and then lived as a widow for eighty-four more years. If Anna was married at age 13 (not uncommon in ancient times), she would have been 104 years old when she walked up and joined Simeon.

Unlike Simeon, Anna had never felt more alive. We read that “she gave thanks to God and spoke about the child to all who were looking forward to the redemption of Jerusalem” (Luke 2:38). I can imagine her radiant smiles and excitement as she went around the Court of the Women talking with everyone she met. I wouldn’t be surprised if she’s still doing that in heaven!

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

SONS NOVENA DAY 12.

John Lived a Full Life in Love with the Savior

PRAYER FOCUS: THAT YOUR SON DEVELOPS CONCERN FOR OTHER SIBLINGS.

The youngest of the 12 apostles of Jesus Christ, John outlived them all. His lifespan probably covered almost all of the first century A.D. Traditionally, John was the author of the Gospel of John, 1 John, 2 John, 3 John, and Revelation.

The Gospel of John includes arguably the most famous Bible verse, John 3:16. Not surprisingly, John uses the word “love” more than the other three Gospels combined. It’s true that every New Testament book (except Acts) uses the word “love” repeatedly, but 1 John uses it far more often than any other New Testament epistle (letter). John even uses “love” repeatedly throughout the book of Revelation.

No wonder John often is called “the apostle of love.” Then again, make no mistake: John wasn’t in love with love. Instead, he deeply loved the Savior. He also deeply loved his fellow brothers and sisters in Christ—and rejoiced greatly when they walked in the truth.

After the Lord Jesus Christ gives me a bear hug and welcomes me into heaven, I can’t wait to get another bear hug from the apostle John. What a welcome that will be!

Prayer: May my son think on whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is commendable; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, may he think about these things (Philippians 4:8).

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

SONS NOVENA DAY 13.

Moses (Exodus).

PRAYER FOCUS: THE SPIRIT OF ADVOCACY

Moses has a lot to teach us about how God can use us even when we don’t think we’re qualified. Like Esther, Moses has a unique position: He was one of the Hebrews, (who were slaves to the Egyptians) but he’d been raised in Pharaoh’s palace. He’s living in the desert when God calls him to go to Pharaoh and tell him to let the Hebrews go.

Moses offers a slew of excuses why he shouldn’t go (Exodus 3 and 4), which God patiently answers until Moses finally exclaims, “ Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else” (Exodus 4:13). His plea is simultaneously pitiful and relatable — as much as we want to see people set free, we often hope God sends someone else.

Moses finally agrees to do what God asks, but then Pharaoh refuses to let the Hebrews go free, over and over again. It takes ten plagues — plagues that destroy the health and wealth of Egypt — before Pharaoh grants Moses’ request. 

It wasn’t up to Moses to change Pharaoh’s heart. God took care of that. After reconciling himself to the assignment (sometimes it takes us awhile!), Moses was faithful in answering God’s call to speak up for the Hebrews, no matter how long it took. Moses’ strategy was to do as God asked and leave the final result to God.

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

SONS NOVENA DAY 14.

Nathan the Prophet (2 Samuel 12)

PRAYER FOCUS: SPEAKING TRUTH EVEN IN SIN

Sometimes the call to speak truth means speaking harsh truth, and we see that in 2 Samuel. Here we see David, God’s chosen king, sin by having relations with another man’s wife, Bathsheba. She becomes pregnant, and David tries to cover up his sin. But his first cover-up doesn’t work, and he gets more drastic.

David tells the leader of his army to make sure Uriah, Bathsheba’s husband, is killed in battle; “Put Uriah out in front where the fighting is fiercest. Then withdraw from him so he will be struck down and die ” (2 Samuel 11:15).

But God has something to say about David’s abuse of power. He sends the prophet Nathan to call David out, which Nathan does through a parable designed to show David how heinous his crime was. At the end of the parable, David cries out, “As surely as the Lord lives, the man who did this must die!” (2 Samuel 12:5). Then Nathan turns the tables and tells David that he himself is like the selfish man in the story and that his sin has not gone unnoticed by God.

Nathan uses a story to illustrate the seriousness of David’s sin, and it’s effective in calling David to repentance. There are still repercussions from his sin, but because Nathan spoke the truth, David repented and avoided bringing further punishment on Israel.

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

SONS NOVENA DAY 15:

Gideon.

PRAYER FOCUS: GENUINESS AND PERSEVERANCE

On the 15th Day, TODAY,  YOU WILL MAKE A PLEDGE.

(Make a pledge in your heart, if you have a prayer journal, you can write there)

(Judges 6:11 – 8:32)

Why do I love Gideon? And why counting him as one of these successful people in the Bible? Because…

He is genuine

He’s just like anyone of us. As Gideon, we sometimes get stuck in our daily routine. This leads us to be unaware that God has actually a bigger calling for us. We could say the same about other characters too. But for some reason, I find him very likeable. I guess it is also because of how he genuinely answered God during their first encounter in the book of Judges.

    12 And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!” 13 Gideon said to Him, “O [a]my lord, if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the Lord has forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.” Jg 6:12-13

No pretention, bigotry or hypocrisy, just real talk about his opinion. And you have to realize that it didn’t disqualify him in the eyes of God. When God chooses you, He chooses you, warts and all. Still, he was at that place of doubt, low self-esteem and pessimism. However Gideon cooperated when God insisted on him going to war. And succeeded, by beating the Midianites, indeed.

He is perseverant

After the surprising victory, Gideon doesn’t give up in completing thoroughly his mission, he runs after the Midianites over the Jordan river and makes sure to defeat them, no matter the lack of cooperation from the Sukkot and Penual tribes.  Surpassing his hunger and tiredness, he exhorts his men and finally gets his hands on the kings and puts an end to their lives. He could have complained about the lack of solidarity of the Sukkot and Penual people; instead, he remained focused and achieved his mission. Perseverance and focus always bring in the expected result for successful people.

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

WHAT IS EXPECTED OF YOU AFTER THE 21ST DAY?

On the 21st Day, You will be expected to give a SPECIAL OFFERING in faith and gratitude that God has heard your prayers for your son’s life. Since we are Christians, we know that giving of ourselves, our time, our gifts, and yes, our money, to others in this world is an act of faith. Whether we are giving to the church, to our neighbor, to children overseas that we’ve never met… it’s what we do.

We do it because we know it’s what we do as servants of the one who says “love the Lord your God with all your heart mind and soul – and love your neighbor as yourself.”

We give as a result of that little mustard seed of faith we have within us. Faith in God’s promises that have been delivered to us, yet remain unseen.

When we give we declare our freedom from the hold materialism has over our lives. We declare our commitment to something greater, something more important and more significant than the “almighty” dollar.

By giving away without restriction, we declare our faith and confidence in God almighty, creator of all that is. Faith and confidence in what He has done for our sake.

When we give, we are declaring that the faith God has given us in his promises is enough. That the faith we have is enough for us to jump in head first into doing His work in the world – to give as we have already received.

Therefore, on the 15th Day, YOU WILL MAKE A PLEDGE.

(Make a pledge in your heart, if you have a prayer journal, you can write there)

A pledge is different from a donation or contribution. It is a commitment and an assumption of responsibility. To make a pledge is to venture a relationship.

While the Online congregation unquestionably needs your support to continue its mission and ministry, the act of pledging affects everyone who makes a pledge.

The call to pledge invites us to rethink our relationship to our treasure, whether great or small.

Are we willing to allow God to come between us and money?

Can we say to God, “All that I have is yours,” and then make that sentiment real with concrete action?

Certainly, when we allow God into our lives, we also open ourselves to the transforming power of his generosity and love.

This reminds us that we can NEVER go before Him empty handed.

However, If you are genuinely experiencing financial hardship, you can consider givinf your offering at a later date.

SONS NOVENA DAY 16.

Methuselah – 969 years Father: Enoch Grandson: Noah Son: Lamech Bible passage: Genesis 5:21-27

PRAYER FOCUS: LONGEVITY OF LIFE FOR YOUR SON

Legacy: Built an altar for God with his brothers and an exceptionally long life Who is the oldest man in the Bible? Methuselah is the oldest person in the Holy Book. He was the son of Enoch and Lamech’s dad. He died at the age of 969 years old. His story is significant because he links Adam to Noah. Methuselah was about 200 years old when Lamech was born. He died in the year of the flood, making Noah the last righteous patriarch. Due to his exceptionally long life, Methuselah is a part of popular culture. Do you get why we say as old as Methuselah?

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

WHAT IS A SPECIAL OFFERING?

Special Offering is a thing offered as a sacrifice or token of devotion to God. We give our offering to God in honour of Him. Proverbs 3:9 – Honor the Lord with your wealth and with the first fruits of all your produce;

It is to the praise of God. It is a small expression of gratitude and praise for all the good things God has done.

Why is it special? Because it is for a specific intention touching on my lifetime commitment, my life, my children and future plans.

We are required to honour God with the right offerings. AN OFFERING should be that which costs us (causes us self-crucifixion)

2 Samuel 24:24 and the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the Lord my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshing floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

In the Old Testament the children of Israel were warned against bringing animals with defects Deuteronomy 15:21 and if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the Lord thy God.

As we offer right sacrifices we should also exercise our faith and trust God to come through for us.

Psalms 4:5 “Offer right sacrifices, and put your trust in the Lord.”

SONS NOVENA DAY 17.

Daniel

PRAYER FOCUS: GODS PROTECTION OVER YOUR SON.

Though he grew up a slave in Babylon, Daniel was eventually promoted to a position of authority under the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar. It was through the influence of Daniel that the kingdom was able to see some godliness brought to that godless time.

Later, King Darius befriended Daniel. However, there were men who were jealous of Daniel’s influence and position. They convinced the king to make a law that the people could only worship the king and no other person or god. Daniel continued to pray as he always had to the God of Israel. The punishment for disobedience of the law not to worship was to be thrown into a pit of lions. These wicked men had Daniel arrested.

Daniel accepted the punishment that was given to him without complaint. King Darius fought the law on Daniel’s behalf, but was powerless to change the consequences. While Daniel slept peacefully in the den of lions, Darius was up all night worrying about God’s man. The next morning the king was relieved to have Daniel brought out of the pit and the men who plotted against Daniel were then fed to the lions. The Bible says that their bodies never even reached the ground before the lions had devoured them (Daniel 6).

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

SONS NOVENA DAY 18.

Paul

PRAYER FOCUS: GREAT CONVICTION.

Paul was a great man of the New Testament. We first see this man when his name was Saul of Tarsus. Before his salvation he was convinced that Jesus and Christianity were plots to destroy the Hebrew God of the Old Testament. However, Jesus revealed himself to Saul and he accepted the Lord as his personal savior. Instead of persecuting the church, Saul changed his name to Paul and he began to preach and establish new churches throughout the known world.

Paul is most well-known for his three missionary journeys spanning from the middle east as far west as Italy. He established many churches, trained young pastors and wrote much of the New Testament.

The Apostle Paul is truly one of the great men of the Bible.

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

SONS NOVENA DAY 19.

John the Baptist

PRAYER FOCUS: LOVE FOR JUSTICE AND FAIRNESS

Jesus said about John that among men born of women (that would include everyone by the way!) there was none greater than John (Matt 11:11).  This was “the one about whom it is written: “‘I will send my messenger ahead of you, who will prepare your way before you.’” (Matt 11:10). 

John was not afraid of being politically incorrect and apparently he was not sent to make friends and influence people but speak the truth and prepare the way for Jesus Christ.  On one occasion, “John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’

For I tell you that out of these stones God can raise up children for Abraham. The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire” (Luke 3:7-9).  Can you imagine calling out to the crowds where were coming to him to be baptized (Luke 3:7) “You brood of vipers?”  That took great courage.  John even told King Herod that “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife” (Mark 6:18b) and ended up losing his head for it, therefore John the Baptist is among those who I considered one of the greatest men of the Bible.

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

Stewardship and Giving

Giving is a facet of a larger subject called stewardship. According to James 1:17, God owns everything because He is the Creator, Maker and Giver of all things — so when we give, we are merely giving back a portion of what belongs to God anyway. Our stewardship towards God includes everything that we have been given and how we use this on behalf of the Lord and for the Lord’s work. We are stewards of the abilities, spiritual gifts, knowledge, money, in fact, everything that we have been given — but today we focus only on the Biblical principles of giving. This giving is only one facet of our stewardship.

Five Basic Principles

There are five basic principles of Biblical giving.

1.    Giving is a measure of one’s love for God: Matthew 6:19-21 teaches that the believer should lay up treasures in heaven, for where one’s treasure is, there your heart is also. If we lay up treasures in heaven, our heart will be on heavenly things. Further, 1 Timothy 6:17-18 teaches that the rich should have their hope set on God and be ready to give out of their wealth. Believers must remember our hope is not on wealth, but on the Lord God (cf. Titus 2:11-14). According to 1 John 3:17, if one does not give, then the question is, “Does the love of God abide in that person?”

2.    Giving as an expression of one’s faith: James 2:15-17 teaches that the believer’s faith becomes useful when it is expressed through works. The work of giving therefore shows one’s faith. The believer is not saved by works, but shows his or her faith through their works.

3.    Giving more results in receiving more: This is not a license for the name-it-and-grab-it movement, but simply to say that the believer can never out-give God. This is a promise from God: Give and it shall be given unto you (Luke 6:38). Further, Philippians 4:15-19 teaches that God will supply the believer’s needs (not ‘wants’).

4.    Giving should be done in secret: Matthew 6:1-4 states that giving should be done in secret, not for show. Keep your giving between you and God.

5.    Giving produces a willingness to work: The believer should be willing to work in order to be able to give more (cf. Acts 20:33-35).

SONS NOVENA DAY 20.

Peter: A man who didn’t let his failures define him

PRAYER FOCUS: REDEEMING HIS WEAKNESSES

Jesus affectionately gives his closest friend, Simon, the nickname “Rocky,” though the Greek form of the name is “Peter.” Peter is a fisherman until Jesus calls him to be a disciple or “a fisher of men.” Peter soon becomes the “rock” on which Jesus would build his church, even giving him the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, according to Catholic doctrine, Peter is the first Pope, the vicar (or substitute) of Christ.

But even Jesus’s closest confidant betrays him, as on the eve of the crucifixion, Peter denies knowing Jesus three times. Following Jesus’s death, Peter spreads Christianity abroad, and while in Rome, tradition holds that in 64 C.E., Nero has Peter crucified upside-down — a request Peter makes so as not to denigrate Jesus’s death. His tomb is now encased within St. Peter’s Basilica.

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

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SONS NOVENA DAY 21:

 Solomon

PRAYER FOCUS: WISDOM FOR FINISHING WELL.

A prayer for your own wisdom

Lord, Your Word says “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him” (James 1:5). Lord, I need that kind of wisdom to know when to speak to my son and when to be silent. “Do not let any unwholesome talk, lecturing, judging, or accusing come of my mouth, but only what is helpful for building my son up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (Eph. 4:29). Let me also be “quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for my anger doesn’t bring about the righteous life that God desires” (James 1:19).

Prayer for Wise Choices

Oh Lord, my Shield, may Your Holy Spirit teach and influence my son in making wise choices for his life. May he be prudent in how he uses his time, giving priority to what is important, and not wasting his time on unprofitable or harmful activities. May he choose his friends with care, and may they make good choices in how they spend their time together. Most importantly, may he carve out time each day to spend with You. Amen.

King Solomon is one of the most interesting men in history, and his writings contributed to some of my favorite books of the Bible.

He’s the son of King David who I just covered. And his kingdom saw a time of historic prosperity even though he was the son of Bathsheba—the woman David committed adultery with before.

Solomon is mostly known for his great wisdom, a gift given to him by God after He appeared to Solomon in a dream and gave whatever he desired (1 Kings 3:5-13).

The Bible records many of Solomon’s feats of wisdom (1 Kings 3:16-28, 1 Kings 10:1-10), but if you really want a taste for it all, the book of Proverbs contains many wise sayings written by the man himself.

The beginning of Solomon’s life and rule were so great that it’s depressing to see how it all degraded in the end. But we can use the Bible’s refusal to sugarcoat his story as a means to learn the following lessons from his life:

It’s reached the point where all the grumblings frustrate more than the perceived shortcomings. And to be fair to the generation I call my own, the people who complain the most are the ones least willing to teach.

This is the problem King Solomon tried to solve. He knew that without strong teaching and guidance, a nation would stumble as its youth grew old. That’s the main reason the book of Proverbs exists (Proverbs 1:3-5).

Proverbs includes Solomon’s call to the youth to gain wisdom and understanding, and the book also provides guidelines for living well in our world.

He covers everything from investments, laziness, dealing with the opposite sex, the importance of strong relationships, and most importantly, the “fear of the Lord” (Proverbs 1:7).

This reverence and healthy respect for God is the foundation Solomon builds upon. And the book of Proverbs makes it clear that the wisdom provided is priceless because it comes from the right source (Proverbs 8:10-11).

But in order to spread such wonderful info, Solomon knew he had to teach it:

    Train up a child in the way he should go, And when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6)

If the next generation is gonna get it right, someone has to lead the way.

Do it Now, Do it Later

Discipline and diligence.

Those two traits are crucial to success in any endeavor. That’s why Solomon’s writings stress them over and over again (Proverbs 6:6-8, Proverbs 14:23, Proverbs 12:27).

You’d think a message like that would fall in “do as I say, not as I do” territory coming from a king born into royalty. But Solomon was no stranger to work.

Before his father David died, he had an idea for what would eventually become Solomon’s greatest project, the temple in Jerusalem.

David initially wanted to build the temple himself, but was denied by God because David lived a life of war and violence—traits unbefitting of one who would build such a holy place (1 Chronicles 22: 7-8).

So he passed the job along to Solomon (1 Chronicles 22: 9-10). And Solomon didn’t disappoint.

He oversaw the construction of the temple and used an uncanny attention to detail to follow the instructions given (1 Chronicles 28:10-21). He even used the extravagance of his kingdom to add stylish touches to the new place of worship.

And for the record, the temple’s construction spanned seven years (1 Kings 6:38).

Solomon’s work on the temple was a huge success. But without his discipline and diligence, it wouldn’t have happened.

Solomon’s work serves as an example for all of us in our own projects. And his actions motivate us to give our all to whatever we do—even if we’re not the inspiration behind it.

Finish the Race

The most heartbreaking thing about Solomon’s life, especially for a fan of his like myself, is that he turned away from God in his old age and lived a life that would have disgusted his younger self.

It’s true that most of Solomon’s reign was glorious, and he and his kingdom were blessed by God in a way that’s hard for the modern world to imagine (1 Kings 10:14-27). But the resulting fame and fortune affected Solomon for the worse. And he began to disobey parts of the laws given to his people by God.

Years later as an old man, he was led astray by his many foreign wives—an arrangement clearly condemned by Israel’s law—and he turned to false religious practices (1 Kings 11:1-3).

This angered God mightily (1 Kings 11:9-10). So He sent judgments that led to the destruction of Israel’s kingdom and the enslavement of most of its people—just like He said He would (1 Kings 9:6-9).

It’s hard seeing a great man’s life end in such disappointing fashion. And even though God didn’t allow these judgments to occur during Solomon’s life for David’s sake (1 Kings 11:11-13), you can’t help but wonder how the fallen king responded.

Solomon had a life that began with such wisdom, money, and fame. Yet its end still presents the question, “what if?”.

Hopefully we can all avoid Solomon’s negative example though. Because I’d much rather echo the words of the Apostle Paul—more on him later—in his letter to the younger Timothy:

    I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. (2 Timothy 4:7)

DAILY PRAYER OF BLESSING.

My son……………………….. I give to you the blessing of my prayers.

I give to you the blessing of my praise.

I give to you the blessing of my passage.

I give to you the blessing of my purity.

I give to you the blessing of my name.

My son, Because YOU are born of God, YOU shall overcome the world and every battle in it, in Jesus name.

By the blood of Jesus, I blot out every evil family record that may be speaking against you.

Like Joseph, may you receive the anointing to terminate generational battles.

Like Jephtha, may you receive the grace to rewrite our family history positively.

Like David, may you be used to kill the Goliath that we your parents and our seniors could not kill.

Father, empower my son to defeat the forces that defeated our parents and grandparents.

AMEN

Stewardship and Giving

Giving is a facet of a larger subject called stewardship. According to James 1:17, God owns everything because He is the Creator, Maker and Giver of all things — so when we give, we are merely giving back a portion of what belongs to God anyway. Our stewardship towards God includes everything that we have been given and how we use this on behalf of the Lord and for the Lord’s work. We are stewards of the abilities, spiritual gifts, knowledge, money, in fact, everything that we have been given — but today we focus only on the Biblical principles of giving. This giving is only one facet of our stewardship.

Five Basic Principles

There are five basic principles of Biblical giving.

1.    Giving is a measure of one’s love for God: Matthew 6:19-21 teaches that the believer should lay up treasures in heaven, for where one’s treasure is, there your heart is also. If we lay up treasures in heaven, our heart will be on heavenly things. Further, 1 Timothy 6:17-18 teaches that the rich should have their hope set on God and be ready to give out of their wealth. Believers must remember our hope is not on wealth, but on the Lord God (cf. Titus 2:11-14). According to 1 John 3:17, if one does not give, then the question is, “Does the love of God abide in that person?”

2.    Giving as an expression of one’s faith: James 2:15-17 teaches that the believer’s faith becomes useful when it is expressed through works. The work of giving therefore shows one’s faith. The believer is not saved by works, but shows his or her faith through their works.

3.    Giving more results in receiving more: This is not a license for the name-it-and-grab-it movement, but simply to say that the believer can never out-give God. This is a promise from God: Give and it shall be given unto you (Luke 6:38). Further, Philippians 4:15-19 teaches that God will supply the believer’s needs (not ‘wants’).

4.    Giving should be done in secret: Matthew 6:1-4 states that giving should be done in secret, not for show. Keep your giving between you and God.

5.    Giving produces a willingness to work: The believer should be willing to work in order to be able to give more (cf. Acts 20:33-35).

HOW YOU WILL SEND YOUR SPECIAL OFFERING{ the pledge}.

You will M-Pesa your offering to my numbers;

 (+254)0721 421 139

Or

Pay bill 762763

Acc No. Your Name

If you have no SPECIAL SEED OFFERING to give, it is ok.

If you do not have money now, you can give your PLEDGE later when God gives you, THAT IS WHY IT IS A PLEDGE.

If any question, please send an sms to 0721 421 139

FROM THE PRAYERS LISTED BELOW, YOU CAN PICK ONE THAT YOU CAN USE DAILY.

1.      Prayer for a Married Son

Lord,

I’m thankful You brought my son a wife — a “good thing” — and I pray they will love You and desire to serve You in their marriage. As they each draw closer to You, I know they will be drawn closer to each other. Build their communication skills and help them learn to trust and encourage each other. Strengthen the bonds of their marriage through every circumstance of life.

I pray my son will be a godly husband, and that he will lead his wife in love. I pray he will exhibit all the characteristics of Christ in their marriage—compassion, tenderness, loyalty, and so much more. I pray he will lead her tenderly, as the “weaker vessel.” Make him grateful for this wonderful gift from You.

Protect their marriage bed in these wicked days. I pray their marriage will be a strong example to others in the family and in the church community. Please provide for all they need.

Amen.

2.      A Prayer for an Infant Son

Lord,

Thank you for this miracle. As I count every finger and toe, and stroke my baby boy’s forehead, I am overwhelmed with love and a great sense of responsibility. Because of him, my life and future are altered — and already, I can’t imagine life without him. He is pure innocence and potential. Thank you for this incredible, precious gift. I pray that you will strengthen and bless him from head to toe! I ask You to help his body develop according to Your plans, and I pray for health, protection, and even peaceful sleep.

I pray You will bring support to help me in times of need. Help me make wise choices to cooperate with You in protecting my little boy now, and as I make plans to guide him as he grows. I want to be sensitive to Your leading, Lord, and vigilant to obey you as his parent. I want to give this baby the best possible life and training, and I know I can do nothing apart from You. I am glad that my son and his future are in Your hands.

Amen.

3.      A Prayer for the Unborn Son

Dear God,

Thank You for this baby boy — not yet born, but known and wonderfully designed by You. Just as You set apart the prophet Jeremiah from the womb for Your purposes, You have a plan for this little one too. Every day of his life has been prepared for Your purposes. I pray You will put a hedge of protection around this child in the womb.

I pray for the day You have ordained him to be born. I ask you to ease concerns or anxieties about going through childbirth, and bring strength and peace. I pray the birth process will be smooth.

Your Word tells me that every offspring is a heritage and reward from You. I am so eager to meet this little one, God. Thank you for this new little person in the womb.

Amen.

4.      Prayer for Son’s Education

Heavenly Father,

I come before you now, praying for the wellbeing of my son. As he spends most of the day in school, I ask that you would sharpen his mind. Help him grow intellectually through learning, and help him mature through social experiences. I ask that you would bless him with teachers that care about his future, teachers who would instill in him godly values.

Please don’t let his education be tainted by those who are immoral, uncaring, or uninterested in living life as you desire. I pray that you would surround him with peers who are also invested in him, peers that he can befriend, either for a semester or for a lifetime. Mold my son into someone who makes you proud, and someone I can be proud of too.

In Jesus’ name, I pray,

Amen.

5.      Prayer for Good Friends

God of Heaven, I intercede for my son. Lead him to a circle of friends who love You and have good morals, who are kind and considerate, who are disciplined in their habits, who have admirable priorities, and who share the same interests that my son enjoys. May they enjoy their time together and spur each other on to excellence, to love and good deeds. Help my son to be a good friend – a good listener, compassionate, and thoughtful of others’ needs. Amen.

6.      Prayer to Avoid Addictions

God of Peace, I come in intercession for my son, that he will avoid addictive behaviors. Protect him from spending time around individuals who engage in recreational drug use. Help him to make wise choices with regard to alcohol consumption, and to avoid smoking cigarettes and vaping. Help him to learn wise and healthy food choices, and avoid overeating or unhealthy eating patterns. Help him to avoid addictions to video games and other time-wasting pursuits. Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.

7.      Prayer to Honor Authority

God, my Father, we pray that our son will obey and honor us, his parents, so that he will have a long life on the earth. Help us to remember to bring him up with the disciple and instruction that comes from You and set a good example of honoring authority. May our son also obey and honor his teachers and all other earthly authority with deep respect. May he work to please them all the time, not just when they’re watching him. Amen.

8.      Prayer for Firmness Against Peer Pressure

Heavenly Father, I pray for my son in the Name of Jesus, the Way and the Truth and the Life. Please help my son to stand firm against peer pressure. When his friends and acquaintances engage in unhealthy, harmful, immoral, illegal, or addictive behaviors, help my son to walk away. When they engage in speech and actions that hurt or embarrass or dishonor others, help my son to defend the helpless and stand for justice. Amen.

9.      A birthday prayer for your son

Dear Lord, on this day that we celebrate ________’s birth, I pray for blessings and joy over ________. You knew everything about him before his birth and You have a plan of prosperity and hope for his life! Let him feel confident and ready for the year ahead knowing that You have an order to his steps and a purpose for his life. Help him to find joy in every circumstance in life, knowing that You work all things out for good. I thank You for ________, for loving him with unconditional love, and for the promises You have spoken over his life. In Jesus Name, Amen.

10.    Prayer For The Difficulties Of Life My Son Is Facing

Dear God, I am so worried about my son. Things in his life have gone from bad to worse, not only at home but further afield, as the pressures of life seem to be bearing down, hard on him. Lord, he is losing the happy disposition he once had and has started to become moody and depressed. Lord, I ask that in Your grace, You would come into his life and meet him at his point of need and restore the joy he had as a younger man.

Lord, I ask You to help him through whatever is causing him these difficulties in life, and help me Lord, to be one that he is able to turn to and confide in, rather than shutting me out of his pain, when all I long to do is to help and encourage him through his problems.

Lord, I know that at one time he knew You, but he now seems so far away from God that I despair that maybe he has not come to a saving knowledge of You. Yet I know that even when we become faithless You remain faithful. Draw him back to Yourself I pray, and build him up until he becomes a mighty man of God. I pray this in Jesus’ name and to Your glory,

Amen.

11.    Prayer For My Son’s Personal Holiness

How I thank You for my son and the joy that he has brought into my life, but Lord know that this precious child of mine has been entrusted to me by You and I pray that You will enable me to bring him up in the fear and nurture of the Lord.

I pray, that he will come to know and love You more with each passing year and that he will grow in grace and in a knowledge of the Lord Jesus. I ask that You will work in his life to conform him into the image and likeness of the Lord, so that it is Christ that is living in him and working through him.

Keep him I pray, from the lust of the flesh and the enticements of the world and give him a deep and ongoing love of Your Word and a desire to know the truth of Scripture. Lead him into the paths of righteousness for Your name’s sake. Help him to stand fast in the evil day. This I ask in the precious name of Jesus, who died that we might live,

Amen.

12. Prayers for baby and newborns

Babies are such a precious gift. Thank God that He is the author and giver of life! “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13

Lord God, we thank you for the gift of new life. We thank you for this precious baby’s safe arrival into our world. We pray this baby would sleep peacefully and be kept from harm. We pray you would bless this child as they grow. Keep them safe and strong in the weeks, months and years ahead. Give us grace and strength through the highs and lows of caring for a newborn baby. In Jesus’ name. Amen

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