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Day 8: 28 Days of Scripture and Prayer

November 17, 2016

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DAY 8 - THE WORD

How can a young person stay on the path of purity? By living according to your word. I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands. I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

Psalm 119:9-11

 God’s Word has transformational power in our lives. Hopefully, you are experiencing that very power as you walk through this prayer journal. There is no doubt that a full on cultural assault being made on the hearts and minds of our children. Psalm 119 reminds us of the valuable role scripture can play in defense to that assault.

Today, pray the transformational work of scripture over your teen.

God,

Keep _______________ on the path of purity as he/she lives according to your word. May _____________ seek you with all his/her heart and not stray from your commands. Hide your word in his/her heart so _______________ might not sin against you.

Amen.

Added Exercise:

In what level are you exposing and instilling your family to scripture? Here are 3 ideas.

  1. Scripture of the Week: Pick out a spot in your house where you can post a verse or passage of scripture that will serve as the “theme” for a week. At a meal or a family gathering point, talk about the scripture and what it means. Work together to commit the weekly scripture to memory. Not sure where to start? Start with Psalm 119:9-11!
  2. Text a verse: Every once in a while, send your kid a “random” text of a verse that you believe is applicable to his/her life. A great way to start is a text with tomorrow’s verse saying, “Hey kid, I’m praying this verse over you today. I love you!”
  3. Read God’s Word together: What if you made it a priority to sit together and read the Bible? Find that one time during the week where you know the whole family can come together to pray and read scripture. Read a Psalm and talk about it. Dive into Proverbs and discuss how it applies to what’s going on. Take a book like Philippians or Colossians and read a section to discuss.

A Bonus Prayer:

God, 

Show me ways I can be an agent in hiding Your Word in the heart of _____________, so he/she might not sin against you.

Amen.