Thought I would post the final overall prayer that was at the end of the book written by Brooke McGlothlin – “Warrior Prayers”… I have been praying this now each morning for our boys. I’m reminded that the word of God is the weapon that we use to literally engage in the spiritual battle against the enemy. I feel strengthened in knowing that I am using His Word to fight on behalf of our boys.
“Lord, You alone change hearts of stone, to hearts of flesh. Place Your Spirit within my children and cause them to walk in Your statutes and to be careful to obey Your rules. For You know the plans You have for them; plans to prosper them and not to harm them, to give them a future and a hope. Let them fear You, Lord, and thus have a foundation for wisdom and a heart for instruction. Let them receive wisdom and incline their hearts to understanding. Help them not to lean on their own, limited understanding, but in all their ways to acknowledge You so that their paths will be straight. Protect them from walking in the counsel of the wicked and standing in the way of sinners, but lead them to delight in the law of the Lord and meditate on it day and night. May they walk by the Spirit and not gratify the desires of the flesh. Instead, may they be filled with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. May their minds and thoughts be fixed on whatever is true, honorable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, anything worthy of praise. May they not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of their minds. May they discern the good, acceptable and perfect will of God. May their love be genuine. May they abhor what is evil; and hold fast to what is good. May they love one another with brotherly affection, outdoing one another in honor. May they do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than themselves. May they lie down and sleep in peace; for You alone, O Lord, make them to dwell in safety. Bless them Lord, and keep them, and make Your face shine upon them, and be gracious to them.”
(Scripture references: Ez. 36:26-27, Jer. 29:11, Pro. 3:5&6, Ps. 1:3, Ps. 91 Gal. 5:16 & 22, Phil. 4:8, Rom. 12:2, Rom. 12:9-10, Ps. 4:8 and Num. 6:24)