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Prayer for Adult Children

Father, in the name of Jesus, we come before the Throne of Grace bringing our adult children who have rebelled against you. First of all, we ask you to forgive us for the times we have prayed for our children with selfish motives, and hindered your answers to prayer.

Forgive us for our self-righteous attitude. It wasn’t too long ago that we were mired in that old stagnant life of sin...but you embraced us with immense mercy and with your incredible love.

O, LORD, remember your covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. According to your covenant your Spirit is upon us, and your words which you have put in our mouth, shall not depart from our mouth, nor the mouth of our descendants nor from the mouth of our descendants’ descendants from this time forth and forevermore

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We put on your full armor and having done all to stand, we stand on behalf of our families. Fearlessly we enforce the triumphant victory of our Lord Jesus Christ against Satan and his strategies for destruction. We commit to build up the wall and stand in the gap before you asking that your mercy triumphant over judgment.

Lord you are great and awesome; we fight for our brethren, our sons, our daughters, our spouses and our houses. On the authority of your promise we declare that you will contend with him who contends with us, and you will give safety to our children, save them and ease them day by day…. You are our LORD, our Savior, our Redeemer, and the Mighty One of Jacob.

We proclaim that our children are a heritage and a reward from you. We ask you, Father, draw them to repentance with your goodness, and give them as an inheritance to the Lord Jesus Christ. He shed his blood for them that they might be saved, and your arm is not shortened that you cannot save. Holy Spirit, we ask you to convince and convict them of sin, righteousness and judgment.

May our sons and daughters repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and they will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. According to your promise we are asking you to pour your Spirit and your blessings on our children. Our sons and daughters shall prophecy; our young men shall see visions.

Lord, you chose our children before the foundation of the world and called them in their youth. Our children are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, and a holy nation. They are your own special people. Father, confirm your word and hallow your name in the lives of our children for your glory and honor. Amen

Scripture References:
Ephesians 2:1-3 The Message Ephesians 1:4
Psalm 127:3 Jeremiah 1:7
Ephesians 6:11 I Peter 2:9
Isaiah 49:25-26 Psalm 2:8
Nehemiah 4:14
Isaiah 59:1
Psalm 139 The Message
Acts 2:17; 38
Isaiah 59:21

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