Prayer Topic #11:

 

A Spring Break Prayer for Our Families

 

Scripture Reading:

Psalm 96:1-6, Ecclesiastes 5:16-20

Reflections of the Heart:

Spring Break is an opportunity for our children and youth to spend a week relaxing, laughing, playing and spending time with their friends and family.  Let’s pray that our children and youth have a safe, fun-filled Spring Break.

Scriptural Prayer:

Faithful Father, we thank You for time to take a break.  Thank You for blessing our children in school and helping them with their midterm tests and projects.  Thank You for being a loving Father to all of us.  We bless Your Holy Name. We come before Your presence with thanksgiving and we shout joyfully to You, the Rock of our salvation.  Lord, You are the great God, and the great King above all gods. In Your hand are the deep places of the earth; the mightiest mountains are Yours.  The sea is Yours, for You made it, and Your hands formed the dry land.  Lord, You are our God and we are the people You watch over, the flock under Your care.

Mighty Father, You make everything beautiful in its own time.  Your Word declares that there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can.  We confess that our children and youth of Windsor Village will be happy and enjoy themselves during their spring break.  We declare that as they live in Your shelter, Most High, and find rest in the shadow of the Almighty, no harm will come near them.  Peace, be still in every home during this week.  Lord, we declare that as our families spend time together during this week, the hearts of the parents will be turned back to their children, and the hearts of the children back to their parents.  By faith, we declare that our children and youth will obey their parents and mothers and fathers will not provoke their children to anger by the way they treat them.  The joy of the Lord will be their strength.

List your specific requests for your family during spring break and take those concerns to the Lord in prayer:

Holy Spirit, help our parents to plan for Spring Break.  Show them what activities You want them to participate in.  Please open financial doors so that our families will have enough resources to enjoy their plans.  Keep our families safe.  Surround our children and youth with Godly friends who will not lead them into destructive or harmful activities. Protect families who will be attending the rodeo.  For those who are traveling, please dispatch Your angels to watch over them.  Heal any broken relationships within the family and draw all of our families closer together.

Redeeming Father, please forgive our children and youth for disobedience and all acts of sinfulness.  Forgive those parents for any abuse or neglect of their children and youth.  Forgive those for being so preoccupied with their own needs that they fail to have structure in their homes for healthy meals and quality family time.  Forgive those for not always supporting our children’s educational needs.  Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed).  Holy Spirit, remind our families of those they need to forgive and help us all to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive.  As He reveals them, say, “I forgive name of person(s).”  Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)

Holy Spirit, help our families not to yield to temptation but deliver us all from the evil one.

Sovereign Lord, Your Name is very great; Your glory towers over the earth and heaven. You are worthy, Lord, to receive glory, honor and power.  You created all things and they exist because You created what You pleased. You are Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture References for the Written Text:

Psalm 95:1-5,7, Ecclesiastes 3:11-12, Psalm 91:1,10, Mark 4:39, Proverbs 3:6, Colossians 2:2, Malachi 4:6, Ephesians 6:1,4, Nehemiah 8:10, Matthew 6:13, Psalm 148:13, Revelation 4:11, Isaiah 9:6    

Today, I will trust God to:

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