What if the Word of God is powerful that it could change circumstances and situations for your family as you pray?
You’re Made In The Image Of God
When I think about us — God’s creation, His children — we were created in the very image and likeness of God. (Genesis 1:26-28)
A child will often model and imitate those who they are around, often becoming a lot like their parents or their peers. You are the product of your environment.
Did you know that God wants to be our environment? He wants His Word to be the lens we look at life through.
God created us in His image and likeness, which means that we don’t live by what we naturally see, but rather by the spirit. Our reality can so easily be formed on the things which we’re experiencing.
Romans 8:5 says,
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.
1 Corinthians 2:14
But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
The Power of Scripture
God’s Word is powerful. In it, it reveals His heart towards us and how we should live. But, sometimes we don’t see in the natural the things we know by the spirit.
Hebrews 4:12 says,
For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Reading the Bible and taking it in does something in our hearts. When we read God’s Word, we are connecting with spiritual matters and God Himself. We are learning more about His character and nature and ours through Him.
What we need to do is allow God’s Word to become a part of who we are and not just words on a page.
Prayer Changes Things
First of all, prayer is not a suggestion in the Bible. Jesus often said, “When you pray,” as He was speaking with his disciples. So it wasn’t a matter of not praying, but when you pray.
Prayer is a lifestyle of communion and intimacy with God. We are designed to connect, to speak to and hear from our heavenly Father and it’s done through prayer.
Prayer is not just about saying mere words. That’s repetition – it becomes religious, a law and of no use. When it comes to prayer, it’s about our hearts as we share in the desires of the Lord, a hunger for things to change and a yearning for His will to be done.
Praying Over Your Family
These 30 scriptures below are powerful to pray over your family. We want to agree or confess God’s Word, to make a declaration in accordance with His will, which is His Word.
It’s not God who needs to change; we do. We are not trying to convince God of anything. In fact, we need to convince ourselves of something — we don’t have it right and we aren’t perfect, but God is. His ways are perfect.
So we need to surrender and trust God instead of our own way of thinking. This is why prayer is so important; it changes you and me, not God.
Be sure to grab my 30 Powerful Scriptures To Pray Over Your Family Free Printable below. Consider memorizing them, praying and declaring them or use them for scripture writing.
30 Powerful Scriptures To Pray Over Your Family + FREE Printable
I’d love to hear if these scripture challenges have been helpful for you. Feel free to share with me in the comments below!
Anchored in Christ,