Friday, September 30, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 24- Discipline

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Father, your word says “He will die for lack of discipline, led astray by his own great folly.” I don’t want that to happen to (Name). I decree he/she will heed discipline and listen to correction. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. I claim, (Name) will not forget this word of encouragement that addresses us as sons: he/she will not make light of discipline, (Name) will not lose heart when You rebuke him/her, because You Lord, discipline those You love, and punish everyone You accept as a son. I say, (Name) will not grow bitter with discipline, but will learn from it and harvest peace and righteousness. In Jesus name, Amen.

Proverbs 5:23
Proverbs 10:17
Hebrews 12:5-11

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 23- Hope

As Your children, God, we place our hope in you. I decree (Name) will be strong and take heart because he/she places hope in You not in things of this world. By putting hope in You, (Name) will renew his/her strength, he/she will soar on wings like eagles; will run and not grow weary, will walk and not be faint. God of hope, thank you for filling (Name) with all joy and peace as he/she trusts in You. I pray his/her hope would overflow by the power of the Holy Spirit and spread to everyone around him/her. I declare (Name)s hope will rest on the promise of eternal life, it will not be swayed or drained by the circumstances of this world. Thank you, Father, for sending Your Son Jesus, that we may look forward to eternity with You. Amen.

Isaiah 40:31
Romans 15:13
Titus 1:2
Psalm 31:24

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 22- Faith

Thank you Heavenly Father for Your amazing, saving grace. For it is by grace we are saved, through faith it is not from anything we do, it is a precious gift from You. Your Word says because of faith, sins are forgiven. Because of faith we are Your children. I declare today (Name) will have abundant, mountain moving faith. I say he/she will be active in sharing his/her faith, and will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. (Name) will be sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. In addition to all this, (Name) will take up the shield of faith, and extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one just the way that Jesus did. I praise you God for Your goodness, Your mercy and Your perfect gifts. Amen.

Luke 5:20
Galatians 3:26
Ephesians 2:8-9
Ephesians 6:16
Philemon 1:6
Hebrews 11:1
Matthew 17:20

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 21- Attitude

Lord thank you for Your Word that directs us in the way we should go and teaches us the way we should live. I say no matter what (Name) is doing he/she will have the same attitude as Christ Jesus. I declare she/he will think about whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy these are the things (Name) will focus on. I decree that (Name) will work with all his/her heart and a good attitude, as working for You, not for men. Thank you Lord for the inheritance you have promised (Name) as a reward for a right attitude. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 20- Example

God Your Word is precious to me and it says even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right. Regardless of age (Name) will set an example for others in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. I decree (Name) will be known by his/her actions and by his/her faith in You. (Name) will make good decisions and will not cause anyone to stumble. In everything, (Name) will set an example by doing what is good, he/she will live so others will see his/her good deeds. To this (Name) was called, because Christ suffered for him/her, leaving an example, that he/she should follow in his steps. Amen.

Proverbs 20:11
1 Corinthians 10:32
1 Thessalonians 1:8
1 Timothy 4:12
Titus 2:7
1 Peter 2:12
1 Peter 2:21

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John 8:7
Psalm 145:17
2 Corinthians 10:5

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 19- Giving

Father God, thank you for giving so abundantly to us. I cannot thank you enough for the gifts of Salvation, Your love and my loved ones. I declare, (Name) will be a cheerful giver. Your Word says “whoever sows generously will also reap generously”. I say, (Name) will give time, talent and tithes abundantly. His/her motivation to give, is to bring You glory, not to receive honors from man. I decree, (Name) will desire treasure in heaven above treasure on earth. He/she will look not only to his/her own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Name) will remember, the Lord Jesus himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’. Thank you for reminding us to give. Amen.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 18- Future

Father, your eyes saw (Name)s unformed body, he/she is your workmanship. (Name) was created, by You, to do good works in the name of Jesus Christ. All the days ordained for him/her were written in your book before one of them came to be. Thank you for Your plan to prosper (Name), to give him/her hope and a future. I praise You for Your plan and Your purpose. I decree (Name) will not worry about the future because each day has enough trouble of its own. Your Word says, “all things work for the good of those who love you” and I claim that promise today for (Name). Thank you God, for going ahead of us and meeting us in tomorrow. Thank you for your unending grace and mercy, Amen.

Psalm 139:16
Jeremiah 29:11
Matthew 6:34
Romans 8:28
Ephesians 2:10

Friday, September 23, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 17- Self-Control

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. God thank you for the precious gift of the Holy Spirit. By acknowledging Jesus as his/her savior, (Name) has the ability to live by the Spirit and bear the fruit of self-control. I declare he/she will make every effort to be faithful, good, knowledgeable, self-controlled, to persevere in godliness, kindness and brotherly love. All of these qualities will keep him/her from being ineffective and unproductive. In the name of Jesus, I say, (Name) will be self-controlled and alert. Our enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (Name) will resist the devil, and stand firm in the faith. Amen.

Proverbs 25:28
1 Peter 5:8-9
Galatians 5:22-23
2 Peter 1:5-9

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 16- Honesty

LORD, I know you detest lying lips, but delight in men who are truthful. I decree, (Name) will live by truth. He/she will not give false testimony in any matter small or large. (Name) will simply let his/her ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and his/her ‘No,’ ‘No’. Lord I trust that you will save (Name) from lying lips and deceitful tongues. I praise you and thank you God for your grace, mercy and my salvation through Jesus. Amen.

Exodus 20:16
Psalm 120:2
Proverbs 12:22
Matthew 5:37

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 15- Purity

It is God’s will that we should be sanctified: that we should avoid sexual immorality. Our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, therefore I declare (Name) will honor God with his/her body and flee from sexual immorality. It is common to be tempted, but I decree, (Name) will stand firm against temptation and will not fall! Thank you God for your faithfulness; I know you will not let (Name) be tempted beyond what he/she can bear. But when (Name) is tempted, I say he/she will clearly see the way out that You have provided and will take that path. I say, (Name) will live by the Spirit, and will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. He/she will imitate God, as a dearly loved child and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. There will not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. Thank you God for leading us in the way that brings us closer to You, Amen.

1 Corinthians 6:12-20
1 Corinthians 10:12-13
Galatians 5:16-26
Ephesians 5:1-3
1 Thessalonians 4:3-5
1 Peter 2:11

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 14- Responsibility

Father God, we know nothing in all creation is hidden from Your sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before Your eyes and we must give account. It is required that (Name) must prove faithful in the things you have given him/her to do. I declare, (Name) will be trustworthy, honest and responsible in all ways. When he/she is required to give an account to You, (Name) will hear ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’

Thank you for the perfect example Jesus gave us to follow. Amen.

Hebrews 4:13
1 Corinthians 4:2
Romans 14:12
Matthew 25:23

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 13- Wisdom

Heavenly Father, Your Word says there is nothing more precious than wisdom. I desire wisdom for (Name) today. S/he holds you in high esteem, Lord, and that fear is the beginning of wisdom. Teach (Name) knowledge and good judgement all the days of his/her life. I say that whether (Name) turns to the right or to the left, s/he will hear a voice behind him/her saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Whenever (Name) is unsure and in need of wisdom, I declare that he/she will ask you, God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and wisdom will be given to him/her. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and for sharing your Son, Amen.

Proverbs 8:10-11
Proverbs 9:10
Psalm 119:66
James 1:5
Isaiah 30:21

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 12- Courage

God, you said “do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” I declare that (Name) will turn to you and say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” When s/he faces trials, I decree, (Name) will approach Your throne of grace with confidence, so that s/he will receive mercy and find grace to help in his/her time of need. (Name) will live by the Spirit you have given him/her which does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Enable me to pour love into (Name)s life. I will regularly say to him/her I have great confidence in you; I take great pride in you. I am greatly encouraged; in all our troubles my joy knows no bounds.

Thank you for blessing (Name) who trusts in You and whose confidence is in you. In the Name of Your Son, Jesus, Amen.

Philippians 4:13
Hebrews 4:16
Hebrews 13:6
Isaiah 41:10,13
2 Timothy 1:7
Jeremiah 17:7
2 Corinthians 7:4

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 11- Peacemaker

God, you are peace and Your Word says “blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” I decree that (Name) will be a peacemaker. S/he will not repay anyone evil for evil, but will do what is right in the eyes of all people. As far as it depends on (Name) s/he will live at peace with everyone and will not take revenge. I declare (Name) will leave room for You Lord to avenge and repay.

Through Your love and power, (Name) will care for his/her enemies when they are hungry or thirsty. I claim in the name of Jesus that (Name) will not be overcome by evil, but will overcome evil with good. S/he will be a peacemaker who sows in peace and reaps a harvest of righteousness. Amen.

Psalm 34:14
Matthew 5:9
James 3:18
Romans 12:17-21

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 10- Love the Word

It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God’. You Lord, have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed. By living according to your word a young person will stay on the path of purity. Keep (Name) from deceitful ways; Turn his/her heart toward Your statutes and not toward selfish gain.

Consume (Name)s soul with a longing for scripture. Be gracious to (Name) and teach him/her your law. Open (Name)s eyes that s/he may see wonderful things in your Word.

I declare (Name) will delight in Your statutes. When his/her soul is weary s/he will be strengthened according to your word and it will become his/her counselor.

I decree, (Name) will choose the way of faithfulness; s/he will set his/her heart on your laws and will hold fast to your statutes. LORD; do not let (Name) be put to shame for running in the path of your commands. Thank you God, in the Name of Jesus, Amen.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 9- Love God

Thank you God for being our strength, our friend and our comfort. I declare today God, that (Name) would always have a desire to be close to You. S/he will not be double-minded, but will seek you with all his/her heart, soul and strength. I decree that (Name) will draw near to You with a sincere heart and a strong desire to be close to you all the days of his/her life. Thank you for sending Your Son to be near to us and draw us closer to you. Amen.

Hebrews 10:22
James 4:8
Deuteronomy 6:5

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 8- Secrets

God, Your Word says whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open. You God, thwart the plans of the crafty, so that their hands achieve no success. You catch the wise in their craftiness, and sweep away the schemes of the wily. I declare God, craftiness, schemes and secrets will not be part of (Name)s life. I say that all things done in secret, regarding (Name), will be made known. S/he will obtain Your favor by being open, forthright and honest. (Name) will be even-tempered and will not be involved in any kind of deception or evil schemes. Thank you God for Your perfect plan and guidance. I pray, in Jesus name, Amen.

Mark 4:22
Psalm 9:15
Psalm 19:12
Matthew 10:26
Job 5:12-13
Proverbs 12:2

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 7- Priorities

God, the Leader of our lives, please teach (Name) to put all things in right order according to your will. I know that s/he loves you and is devoted to You and all Your ways. On behalf of (Name) I claim, s/he will seek you first regarding priorities, choices or decisions. I decree, s/he will desire peace, faith, righteousness and love. I declare (Name) will flee from evil and the desires of youth and this world. In every decision s/he will know what is right, according to Your Word, and will follow Your direction even when s/he may be walking the path alone. In the name of your faithful Son, Jesus. Amen.
Matthew 6:24
Matthew 6:33
Proverbs 21:21
2 Timothy 2:22
James 4:17
2 Corinthians 5:9
Ephesians 5:15-17

Monday, September 12, 2011

Marvelous Memory Monday

Hi All! I have been so caught up in the prayers, I forgot it was Monday! Here is our new scripture card:

Standing in the Gap Day 6- Relationships

Photo by:  Louisa Stokes

Heavenly Father, Your Word says Jesus has called (Name) as a friend and you will make everything known to him/her. Today, God, teach (Name) to love others, the way You love them. Teach him/her to choose friends carefully. 

I decree all bitterness, rage, anger, brawling, slander and every form of malice would be gone from (Name)s life. Your Word says, righteousness and wickedness have nothing in common, therefore, (Name) will not be yoked together with unbelievers. When (Name) is in contact with unbelievers, s/he will be a witness of Your love and glory. I say (Name) will treat others the way s/he wants to be treated. I declare (Name) will stand on Your strength to love his/her enemies and pray for those who persecute him/her.

Lord, only You know who (Name) will be in relationship with and I trust You to only allow people in his/her life that will bring You glory. I claim Your hand, wisdom and guidance in all of (Name) relationships. Today I ask for Your Presence in the lives of (Name)s, current and future, friends, teachers, coaches, family and spouse. I know You are working all things out for the good of (Name) who loves You. In the name of your Son, Jesus, Amen.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 5- Obedience

Abba Father, Your Word says it is right for children to obey their parents in the Lord. Today, I decree that (Name) will always honor his/her father and mother so that it may go well with him/her and s/he may enjoy a long life on earth. I pray that I would not exasperate my children; instead, I will bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. I claim that (Name) will be known for his/her obedience. I declare, s/he will be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil. I decree that (Name) will be blessed in what s/he does because s/he listens to the Word and does what it says. (Name)‘s love for you will cause him/her to desire keeping Your commands and by keeping Your commands, (Name) will see and know Jesus. Amen.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 4- Character

Almighty God, Your Word says, a good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Please place that desire into (Name/s) heart today. Enable me to teach my child/ren that the idea and definitions of good character come from Your Word, not from the world. I decree (Name/s) will grow in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man. I say that all people will know (Name/s) as a person of noble character. I pray, s/he will stand up for what is right, even when it is difficult. And when s/he seems to be standing alone, Father, (Name/s) will feel Your presence and Your strength.

God, I claim, when s/he suffers for his/her beliefs, s/he will be glad, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because Your love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. In the Precious name of Jesus, Amen.
Proverbs 22:1
Ruth 3:11b
Luke 2:52
Acts 17:11
Romans 5:3-5
1 Corinthians 15:33


This morning I was reminded of a message I heard this summer. Pastor Daniels impressed upon me the importance of praying for and blessing our children. She said, while it is important to pray for them, it is edifying for our children to hear us pray for them, it increases their security to hear us go to God on their behalf and to thank God for them being part of our family. I decided that I will pray these prayers over my children tonight before I tuck them in. What do you think?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 3- Identity

Creation of Man by Michelangelo


God, Creator of all things, I praise You for blessing me with (Name/s). I pray his/her identity as Your child and Your handiwork would be impressed on his/her heart today. Help (Name/s) to know that You have called him/her by name and that s/he Yours. I decree, (Name/s) would always know, we are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, Your special possession, that we may declare Your praises. 

Thank you for making (Name/s) into a new creation; free and made alive, through Christ. I declare,  s/he would always know that You have made him/her more than conquerors and that s/he is marked with a seal; Your promised Holy Spirit. 

I claim, (Name/s) identity would come from being a co-heir with Christ, not from what the world deems important. I pray s/he would know full well that s/he is perfectly, fearfully and wonderfully made; and that your works are wonderful. As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, I claim (Name/s) will be clothed with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience just like Your Son Jesus, Amen.

Romans 8:16-17
Psalm 139:14
2 Corinthians 5:17
Romans 8:37
John 8:36
1 Corinthians 15:22
Isaiah 43:1
1 Peter 2:9
Ephesians 1:13
Ephesians 2:10
Colossians 3:12

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 2- Protection

El Shaddai, Your Word says, 
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High 
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.

LORD, You are my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.

I believe that You will save (Name/s) from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly hazards.

Thank you for covering him/her with Your feathers,
under Your wings s/he will find refuge;
Your faithfulness will be his/her shield and rampart.

A thousand may fall around (name)
but harm will not come near him/her.
S/he will watch from the distance
and see the punishment of the wicked.

I decree that nothing will overtake him/her,
that no disaster will come near his/her tent.
For You will command Your angels
to guard (Name) in every way;
The angels will lift him/her up in their hands,
so that s/he will not stumble.
I declare (Name) will walk unharmed among the lion and the cobra;
s/he will trample the great lion and the serpent.

Lord, I know you love (Name) and I believe
You will rescue him/her;
and protect him/her, when s/he acknowledges Your name.
I trust that when (Name) calls on You, that You will answer;
I believe You will be with him/her in trouble,
that You will deliver him/her and honor him/her.
I claim s/he will be satisfied with long life and salvation.

In the Name of Your Son, Jesus. Amen.

Colossians 1:13
1 John 5:18 
Psalm 91

Side note: I usually put on the Armor of God for our family everyday.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Standing in the Gap Day 1- Salvation

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. James 5:16b

Thank you Heavenly Father for the gift of saving grace. I believe that it is only through Your Son, Jesus, that we are saved. Empower me to be a good example of what it is like to follow Jesus. Today, I pray for (name/s). The hour has come for my children to wake up from their slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. I declare that my kids would accept Jesus as their Savior and I decree that they would always have a heart to follow you. They will delight in You and their soul will always rejoice in You our God. Your Word says that "through faith we are shielded by Your power until the coming salvation". I claim that power today for (name/s), in the Precious Name of Our Savior Jesus, Amen.

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