Lead us not into temptation.
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Father, do not let our children be tempted beyond what they can bare. As Jesus answered the devil in the desert, may Your Word ever be on their tongue and ready in their minds. Create in them a desire to know Your truth and pray Your will over their lives.
Deliver us from evil.
Father, when our children are tempted and at their breaking point, usher in Your strength so they may withstand evil schemes. Shield them from lies, reminding them of who and Whose they are. Oh, God, we pray that who You say they are is what they hear and focus on, over the lies of the devil and of the world. Meet them in their suffering, as some of these lies will inevitably be hard to shake.
We are imperfect people, and we know they will have struggles of their own. Please promptly and regularly remind them to unashamedly bring their struggles to You. Motivate them to keep Your Truth at the top of their minds. Father, we pray our children faithfully meet with You daily, spending time in prayer and in the Bible. Give them the desire for Your Truth, and the perspective to see how it applies to their daily situations. You are a personal God, who loves them perfectly and powerfully, through all of their strengths and weaknesses. Deliver our children from all evil, Father. Cleanse them from hidden sin, and defend and shield them from invisible spiritual battles. We pray Your protection over our children, and Your armor over them. May they walk out into each day knowing they are loved for who they are, right now, and forever. Father, we pray the Truth of Jesus Christ over our children, today, and always.
In Jesus’ powerful name we pray,
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