Protecting Your Family Through Prayer
Often people want to experience God’s protection for themselves and their families, but they don’t know where to start. They love the Word and do their best to abide in it, but they are unsure of how to take a stand for their family. Let’s look at three ways you can protect your family through prayer.
1 Protect Your Family by Making a Declaration
According to Psalm 91:2, to live in God’s secret place of protection we must make this declaration, “We will say of the Lord, He is our refuge and our fortress: our God; in Him will we trust.” Why is it so important to say such words? Because that’s how we receive everything God provides for us. We believe in our heart what He says in His Word, and confess it with our mouth. We act on what Jesus taught in Mark 11:23: “Whosoever shall say…and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.”
2 Protect Your Family by Making a List of Promises
Psalm 91:2 is only the beginning. The Scriptures are filled with God’s promises to protect His people, and it’s time for you to begin proclaiming them over your family. Search the Scriptures for other promises for your family. Make a list, print out that list, put it somewhere you’ll see it every day and proclaim those promises. And if you need help, check out Kenneth and Gloria Copeland’s Protection Promises book. God’s promises don’t just work for us automatically because they’re in the Bible. They have to be activated by faith-filled words.
3 Protect Your Family Through Prayer
Every morning pray for yourself and your family members by name and declare that God is your refuge. Say things like, “Thank You, Lord, for our divine protection. Thank You that it’s like a bubble over each one of us. Thank You for being our Shelter and our Shield today. You surround us so that no weapon formed against us will succeed, in Jesus’ Name.” You can protect your family through prayer. Don’t just accept that you have to take whatever devilish thing comes your way—sickness, disease, accidents, destruction. No! Jesus died so that you and your family could be safe from the enemy’s strategies. Begin declaring Psalm 91:2, standing on God’s protection promises and praying for each of your family member’s divine protection each day. Begin activating God’s promises today and see the salvation of the Lord!
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