The Word of God is alive, powerful, life changing, useful for teaching, correction, and challenging in every way. When the Lord began doing a work in my heart and teaching me to pray the Scriptures, praying for my children using the Word of God became one of my very favorite ways to pray for my family!
I wanted to share with you some of my very favorite Scriptures to pray for our family and verses, in particular, that you could apply to your homeschool!
I will be sharing the reference to the verse and my prayer taken from that passage. I encourage you to look up each verse and read it and pray through it yourself as well! Praying the Scriptures doesn’t need to be difficult or hard to grasp, read a verse, pray those very words back to God! Take a phrase and repeat it to the Lord, repeat it through your day as a prayer.
10 Scriptures to Pray for Your Homeschool
1. Deuteronomy 6:4-8. Lord, You are God! Help our family to love you with all our hearts, our souls and our strength. God, help us as parents to teach Your Word diligently to our children, to talk of You when we sit in our home, when we lie down at night, when we walk by the way. Lord, may Your Word and Your truths fill our home as we point our children to You.
2. Joshua 1:9. Father God, You have commanded us to be strong and courageous. As homeschooling families, we ask that You help us to let go of our fear and move in the direction that You would have us to teach and guide our children. May we not grow fearful of what other families or schools are doing, but look to You for Your perfect plan. Lord, because of You, we can live in this world and not be dismayed because You are with us wherever we go!
3. 1 Samuel 3:10. God, we are asking You to speak, for we are listening. Help us to teach our children to recognize Your voice. Help us to learn, more and more each day, what Your voice sounds like. Help us to live lives of obedience before our families so that when our children do hear Your voice, they will listen and obey.
4. Psalm 1. Lord, You have told us we are blessed when we do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, so we place our children in Your hands and ask You to guide them along Your path. Our delight is in You and Your Word, help us to fix our eyes on You and meditate on Your word day and night. May our family be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that brings forth fruit in its season, whose leaf shall not wither; and may all we do prosper. For You and for Your glory alone.
5. Psalm 25:4-5. Show us Your ways, O Lord, teach us Your paths. Guide us in Your truth and teach us, for You are God our Savior and our hope is in You all day long. This is our prayer for our family and our homeschool. Teach us. Guide us. Our hope is in You!
6. Psalm 119:9-11. Lord God, help us to show our children that we can keep our way pure by taking heed according to Your Word. With our whole hearts we seek You, let us not wander from Your commandments. As a family, we commit to hiding Your word in our hearts that we might not sin against You.
7. Proverbs 1:7. Oh Lord, You tell us in Your Word that to fear You is the beginning of knowledge, that fools despise wisdom and instruction. May our family never be known as fools in Your sight! God, help us to cling to Your Word, may our children never despise wisdom and instruction. And if they do, help us, as parents, to gently guide them and point them to Jesus all the way.
8. John 3:30. In our home, Lord, we desire for You to increase and each of us to decrease. We desire Your glory above our own. We desire Your wisdom above the world’s. We desire to place one another before ourselves. We can only do this with the power of Christ in us. Thank You for the hope we have in You.
9. Romans 12. God, I ask You to help me give to You, each day, my body as a living sacrifice holy and acceptable to You. Daily I must lay down my cross and follow You. As a homeschool mom, I must put aside my own desires for the day and choose to joyfully serve my family as You have called me to do. It is only through You and because of You that we can even attempt this. God, through Your grace we ask that you help us not to think of ourselves more highly that we ought to think. For as we have many members in one body, but all the members don’t have the same function, we ask you, as parents to help us discern the gifts You have given our children and help us to guide them in those giftings as they grow and learn and become all that You have created them to be.
10. 1 Timothy 4:12. Lord Jesus, we ask you to give us the strength to daily build up our children in the faith. May our children be an example, even in their youth, to those around them, including our own family members. May they be an example in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Yes, Lord, may it be so!
I love praying the Scriptures. The Lord has used this tool as a huge means of comfort to me in my struggle with depression. The Lord has strengthened my prayer life as well as my hope and trust in Him. The Lord has provided words for me when I have no words. God has given me, time and time again, just what I needed to hear at just the right moment.
Dear homeschool moms, don’t neglect the powerful Word of God in your own heart and in the hearts of your children. This could be the most important thing you do with them all day!
I have several resources over on my blog for praying the Scriptures, if you are interested. 31 Scriptures to Pray for Your Family is one of my favorite resources. I have a brand new Advent prayer journal so that we can pray the Scriptures through Advent as well!! And here are all the posts on my blog pertaining to Praying the Scriptures. I pray that your heart is as blessed as mine has been through this journey in God’s Word.