Inspiration from Psalm 119: Part 2 of 3
It was just too difficult to choose only ten verses to pray back to God from the many wonderful ones found in Psalm 119!
Here are more prayer prompts from scripture, to guide you in praying for those you love:
Psalm 119: 4 Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
O God, let Your Word be the first priority for my children when they need advice and counsel.
Psalm 119: 30 I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws.
Jesus, I pray the hearts of my children would always be set on Your Word.
Psalm 119: 31 I hold fast to your statutes, Lord; do not let me be put to shame.
Lord, I pray my children would literally and figuratively hold tight to Your Word. Let it be their treasure, their life preserver, and their great delight.
Psalm 119: 32 I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.
God, I praise You for the freedom found in following You. I pray my children would reject both slippery slopes – legalism and liberalism – and find the joy that comes from running in the path of your good commands.
Psalm 119: 35 Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
Jesus, I pray Your Word would bring delight, rather than drudgery or even disdain, to the hearts of my children.
Psalm 119: 36 Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.
God Almighty, be the compass turning my children’s hearts continuously to You and Your Word.
“God Almighty, be the compass turning my children’s hearts continuously to You and Your Word.” Psalm 119: 37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
Holy Spirit, give my children wisdom that defies their years when identifying worthless things. Turn their eyes from the temporal to the eternal.
Psalm 119: 47 for I delight in your commands because I love them.
Jesus, instill in my children a deep, abiding, all-consuming love for Your Word.
Psalm 119: 54 Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge.
Holy Spirit, I pray Your Word would bring a melody and a rhythm to the lives of my children that brings purpose, balance, harmony, and joy.
Psalm 119: 59 I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.
O God, I pray Your Word would prompt continual sanctification in my children. All the days of their lives, may they continually re-align their priorities and choices to walk in step with You and Your Word.
After praying God’s words back to Him, please let us know which verses have encouraged you, resonated in a special way, or challenged your thinking about God and His Word. Use the comments section below to respond.
This devotion is a re-post from Laura Macfarlan at http://areasonforhomeschool.com/sunday-soaking-pray-word-2/