The world can be an evil place; a scary place; a dangerous place. When it comes to thinking about the safety of our children in this world, our minds often instantly turn to senseless tragedies in recent years like the Columbine or the massacre in Sandy Hook, CT, where so many innocent children lost their lives in school, a place where we assume our children are going to be safe from all harm. How many of us heard the news that day, filled with such anguish and empathy towards those hurting parents, and immediately sought out our own kids– to hold, maybe just a little tighter than usual?
While the weeks that followed the Sandy Hook shooting became heated politically, we parents were still left with the responsibility to see to it that our children are protected whenever they are not in our sight. We have made sure all the necessary precautions are in place at school (or church or whatever club that takes them out of our care for periods of time or with friends). The safety specialists have been brought in, and procedures have been changed to ensure tighter safety measures are being followed to protect our kids. But can we do more?
Each morning I wake up or when I dropped my kids off at school I prayed for God’s blessing of protection on them throughout the day. In Jesus’ name I cover them both with supernatural, angelic protection, and in His name I also bind Satan and all his evil from touching them. I don’t just pray for my kids, but I pray for the youth as a whole. I’ve also prayed that huge angels stand at the corners of the school buildings, guarding all the children from any harm that may try to enter. I know that GOD is a protector and He is everything we stand in need of. But I know how BIG my God is, and that He is faithful to all He has promised.
As parents, we have to cover our children in prayer daily because Satan, that adversary is after them. If he can’t get to you, then he is most definitely after your kids. PLEASE, I repeat, DONT allow Satan to have your kids, nor turn them over to him, instead turn them over to the LORD and allow Him to help you with your kids. Even if your kids are in a rebellious state, disobedient, etc. it’s not them, it’s and evil and wicked spirit that is hovering over them but it’s going to take GOD and you along with prayer, faith, obedience, and patience to overcome. No matter what, never STOP praying for your children! I know sometimes they may make you mad, but look at it this way: GOD, our Father is longsuffering with us, He don’t treat us as our sins deserve, we disobey Him all the time but He is FAITHFUL and JUST to forgive us, so that means, we have to be forgiving and longsuffering towards our kids.
Keep FIGHTING for your children!!! I recently found out that Jehovah-Nissi, God’s name in Hebrew, literally means “One who delivers, preserves, shelters, covers and watches over us”! God really is the Great Protector! Parents, we must call on God for His protection over our children. The question you may have is, does God protect us in EVERY situation? If so, then why did Sandy Hook happen? Or any other event happen? Why does tragedy happen at all? That’s a fair question.
While I’m far from a Bible scholar, my best answer would be, living in a world where God has given us free will, we end up making choices that can contribute to personal hardships, pain, and loss. Remember, Jesus said this would happen in our lives. Life on Earth is not perfect. Even though we do have free will to make our own choices, we must remember that God’s will for us does remain perfect. Pray often. Take your thoughts and actions captive. (2 Corinthians 10:5) Stay in God’s Word. Remember God is faithful, even when are not.
Here are some Scriptural references that will help you in covering your children in prayers of protection:
Genesis 28:15 And, Behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.
Psalm 18:2-3 The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from my enemies.
Psalm 91: 1,2, 10-12 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust. There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Psalm 138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble,thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.
Isaiah 43:1-3 But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.