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Praying the Scriptures for Your Children

Author Jodie Berndt shares insights on praying God's protection and blessing for your children by using God’s Word. Read Transcript


WELL, IF YOU'RE A CHRISTIAN

AND YOU HAVE KIDS YOU PROBABLY

KNOW THE WORDS BY HEART. TRAIN

THE CHILD THE WAY TO GO AND

WHEN

HE'S OLD WILL NOT DEPART FROM

IT. WISE WORDS BUT MANY

PARENTS

WILL SAY IT'S A LOT EASIER THAN

DONE.

RAISING KIDS CAN BE A

DIFFICULT JOB AND ONLY GETS

HARDER WHEN THEY GET HARDER.

MEET JODIE BERNDT AND A MOTHER

OF FOUR AND KNOWS HOW DIFFICULT

IT CAN BE. IN HER BOOKS,

"PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES FOR

YOUR

CHILDREN" AND "PRAYING THE

SCRIPTURES FOR YOUR TEENAGERS"

AND JODIE SHOWS YOU HOW TO PRAY

FOR YOUR KIDS AND GIVE THEM JOY.

I HAVE BEEN USING THESE

BOOKS

FOR YEARS AND WELCOME BACK TO

"THE 700 CLUB".

THANK YOU.

TWO WONDERFUL BOOKS. YOU

HAVE COVERED THE SCRIPTURES AND

SPENT TIME IN PRAYER AND MAKING

THIS DOABLE.

DOABLE.

YES. YOU SAY IF WE COULD

DESIGN A LIFE

FOR OUR CHILD IT WOULD DO THIS

THIS.

AND I WANT THIS COLLEGE AND

FRIENDS AND MARRIAGE PARTNER

AND

WE WANT TO ORANGE STRAIGHT IT

ALL IS AND WHEN GOD HAS A

BETTER

PLAN THAT WE CAN IMAGINE IT'S

EXCITING.

AND CAN REDEEM MISTAKES AND

WE TAKE IT ON WITH OUR CHILDREN

LEARNING LIFE LESSONS AND WE

FEEL LIKE WE FAILED SO OFTEN.

WE DO. WE FEEL LIKE WE

FAILED AND GET DISCOURAGED AND

ONE THING I LOVE ABOUT PRAYER.

I FEEL WE CAN MAKE OUR KIDS

IDOLS AND SO PROUD OR WORRIED

ABOUT THEM AND IN EITHER CASE

THEY'RE TAKING UP THE SPACE

THAT

BELONGS TO GOD AND WHEN WE PRAY

IT'S A GREAT THING AND WE ARE

PROUD ALL OF THE GOOD THINGS

COME FROM HIM AND WHEN THE KIDS

ARE IN A TOUGH SPOT AND

FIGHTING

AND THE PRAYER CAN FEEL US WITH

CONFIDENCE AND HOPE THAT HE HAS

IT AND HE DOES.

HE DOES HAVE IT. YOU START

OUT WE PRAY AND OUR PRAYERS GET

DULL AND NOT GETTING --

YES. GOD MUST BE BORED

LISTENING TO ME EVERYDAY.

HOW DO YOU USE SCRIPTURE TO

PRAY?

I THINK IT'S A

GREAT WAY AND YOU I LOVE IT

WHEN

WE REMAIN IN HIM AND THE WORDS

REMAIN IN US AND WE ASK WHAT WE

WISH AND IT'S DONE FOR US AND

ACCORDING TO HIS PROMISES AND

WILL AND PURPOSES AND IT'S

EXCITING. THERE IS NOTHING

WRONG WITH GOD BLESS JOHNNY.

MAKE SUSIE FEEL BETTER. THAT'S

GREAT BUT WHEN WE DIG INTO THE

SCRIPTURES AND PRINCIPLE IT

HELPED ME.

AND WHEN WE PRAYING HIS WORD

IT'S RESONANT IN OUR OWN HEARTS.

YES, ABSOLUTELY. AS OUR

CHILDREN GETS BIGGER THE

PROBLEMS GET BIGGER TOO. THE

FIRST BOOK I HAVE FROM YOU IS

"PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES FOR

YOUR

CHILDREN" AND I LOVE THIS AND

THEN CAME "PRAYING THE

SCRIPTURES FOR YOUR TEENAGERS"

AND HOW DID THAT DIFFER FOR YOU?

WELL, I WROTE THE FIRST ONE

WHEN THE KIDS WERE SMALL AND

WHEN THEY HIT THE TEEN YEARS

AND

I OPENED IT UP AND NOTHING

ABOUT

PARTIES AND DRIVING AND CURFEWS

AND I LOOKED UP THINGS AGAIN IN

SCRIPTURE THAT ARE RELEVANT AND

THE TEEN YEARS ARE HARDER.

THEY

REALLY CAN BE. I WOULD SAY TO

ABOUT PARENT THAT IS FEELING

DISCOURAGED AND I GET HIRED AND

DISCOURAGED SOMETIMES KNOW THAT

THE STORY IS NOT OVER YET. IF

YOU'RE LOOKING AT A CHILD AND

THEY'RE IN A TOUGH PLACE IT'S

THE MIDDLE OF THE BOOK. IT'S

NOT THE END AND HANG IN THERE

AND I ENCOURAGE WOMEN AND MEN

TOO TO GET A PRAYER PARTNER AND

I PRAY WITH OTHERS WITH A GROUP

OF WOMEN AND WHEN I FEEL TOO

DISCOURAGED, TOO HIRED, TOO

UNSURE HOW TO LIFT UP MY KIDS

AND MAYBE THE PROBLEM HAS BEEN

GOING ON AND I DON'T SEE HOW IT

WOULD CHANGE AND THEY'RE THE

ONES THAT COME AND LIFT ME UP

AND MY CHILDREN AND THAT MAKES

A

DIFFERENCE.

AND LIFT YOU UP TO STAY IN

THE BATTLE FOR THEM. I THINK

WHAT IS CHALLENGING SOMETIMES

AND YOU SEE SOMEONE THAT DID IT

ALL RIGHT AS A PARENT AND PUT

THEIR HEART AND EFFORT INTO IT

AND TO KNOW AND LOVE GOD AND

EVEN A FAMILY WHERE THERE IS

HEART FELT EFFORT CHILDREN CAN

MAKE THE CHOICE TO GO THE WRONG

WAY. HOW DO YOU SUGGEST

PARENTS

DEAL WITH THAT?

I THINK IT'S SO COMMON AND

ALMOST UNIVERSAL BECAUSE WE

DON'T KNOW WHAT IS HAPPENING IN

OTHER PEOPLE'S HOUSES. YOU CAN

LOOK OUT THEY HAVE IT ALL

TOGETHER AND THE KIDS ARE

PERFECT. NOT AND FOR FOLKS IN

THAT TOUGH PLACE AND HOW DID WE

GET HERE? I ENCOURAGE THEM TO

GO BACK -- WE HAVE THANKSGIVING

COMING UP AND THANK GOD FOR THE

PROVISIONS THAT YOU HAVE SEEN,

THE BLESSINGS THAT YOU CAN

POINT

TO, MEDITATE ON HIS GREATNESS

AND FAITHFULNESS AND THEY ARE

THERE AND THEY CAN BUILD YOUR

FAITH TO KEEP TRUSTING WHEN IT

LOOKS LIKE THINGS AREN'T

CHANGING.

THAT CAN BE SO CHALLENGING.

WE TALKED ABOUT KIDS AND

PARENTS

RAISING THEM AND THE CHALLENGE

OF IT ALL BUT WHAT ABOUT THE

PARENTS THEMSELVES? YOU TALKED

ABOUT THAT YOU HAVE A GROUP.

WHAT ABOUT YOU AND YOUR HUSBAND

DO YOU PRAY TOGETHER FOR YOUR

KIDS?

NOT AS MUCH AS WE SHOULD AND

IF HE IS WATCHING -- NO, WE DO

PRAY AND SOME IN COMMON THAT

THEY HAVE WISDOM AND GROW IN

THEIR FAITH AND BE SAFE BUT

WITH

EACH CHILD THEY'RE DIFFERENT

KIDS AND DIFFERENT NEEDS AND

DIFFERENT SITUATIONS.

AND YOU PRAY WITH THEIR

SPECIFIC --

SPECIFIC NEEDS, SPECIFIC

SITUATIONS.

WE HAVE JUST A LITTLE BIT OF

TIME LEFT. WOULD YOU PRAY FOR

KIDSES IN THE FAMILIES.

THANK YOU. HEAVENLY FATHER

WE COME BEFORE YOU TODAY AND I

THANK YOU FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF

PRAYER AND GOD LOVES US ENOUGH

AND POWERFUL ENOUGH TO

ACCOMPLISH OUR LIVES MORE THAN

THAT WE CAN IMAGINE AND BRING

HOPE AND ENCOURAGEMENT TO

PARENTS WATCHING AND THEY KNOW

THEY DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ALL

ALONE AND BE PERFECT PARCHTDS

AND BE FAITHFUL PARENTS AND

BRING ABOUT YOUR GOOD PURPOSES

AND GOOD TIMING. LET US LET GO

AND YOU DO THE WORK LORD.

THANK

YOU FOR BEING THE GOD THAT WORKS

IN US AND ACCORDING TO YOUR

GOOD

PURPOSE. IN JESUS' NAME.

AMEN. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I

JUST WANT TO MENTION THE BOOKS

BECAUSE THE POWER AND THE WORD.

"PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES FOR

YOUR

CHILDREN" AND "PRAYING THE

SCRIPTURES FOR YOUR TEENAGERS".

JODIE HAS DONE THE HOMEWORK FOR

YOU THERE AND AVAILABLE THROUGH

AMAZON AND OTHER RETAILERS AND

GO TO CBN.COM AND GET THEM

THERE. NICE TO HAVE YOU BACK.

TERRY NICE TO SEE YOU.

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