Because Satan wants our children - a prayer

“For I will contend with him who contends with you, and I will save your children” (Isaiah 49:25). 

Father, thank you for hope. 

We claim Isaiah's promise in the name of the shed blood of our Savior Jesus Christ, who did not come so we could be weak and powerless, but so we could be mighty in prayer and faith

In the strong name of Jesus our Lord, I rebuke Satan and his influence and claim our children for God’s mighty kingdom. Satan, leave them. They are children of God for whom we, believing mamas, have prayed since their births. 

They are washed in the blood of the Lamb, sealed with his blood, and created for a rich, and full, and triumphant life by the power of God’s Spirit who lives within them. Greater is He that is in us than you, Satan, who is puny and worthless. I call the host of heaven to surround our children lest they dash their feet upon a stone and stumble. Instead, may they be mighty and triumphant for God’s glory. 

In the strong name of Christ, I bid the demons of darkness, and despair, and defeat to flee and the light of your presence and power to fill and overflow them. Fill their mouths with stories of how you translated them out of the kingdom of darkness and into your marvelous light. 

 Satan, you will not sift them. You will not claim them as your own. You will not drag your poisonous tentacles across their lives any longer. Where you have, I pray the healing blood of Jesus will cleanse and heal their wounds. You will not control their minds nor fill them with dark and hopeless thoughts, but instead, I pray that Truth and Light will flood their hearts so they can think clearly and soundly. 

Wherever they look, instead of hopelessness and despair, I pray they will see light and hope. No more will Satan have the victory. Instead, may the Champion of our souls stamp THEY ARE MINE across their lives and put up a NO TRESPASSING sign across their hearts. 

Lord, so many years ago when we were so hopelessly lost, you reached down, convicted us of our sins, and offered cleansing and forgiveness. You gave us the desire to surrender our lives to you—lock, stock, and barrel--and throw ourselves upon your mercy, no holding back. Do this for our children, we pray, in Jesus name. 

“. . . that the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, that you may know what is . . . the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to the working of his mighty power which he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead” (Eph. 1:18). 

I’m praying for your children and mine today and every day. 

“Be not weary in doing good, for you will reap a harvest if you do not lose hope” (Eph. 6:9). 

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  1. All I can say to this, Lori, is a big AMEN!

    1. Thanks, Barbara. May God be glorified.

  2. Lori, thank you for that beautiful prayer! I agree with you in prayer. As a mother of a young adult daughter who is making sinful choices, my heart is grieved. I never saw it coming. My prayers are fervent. Our God is faithful.

    1. Jennifer, don't give up. Keep on praying. Keep on claiming the blood of Jesus over your child. Ask God to open her eyes to the truth, give her the power to reject Satan's lies, and draw her to himself. I'm praying with you, sister. (Gal. 6:9). So glad you commented so I can pray for you and your dear daughter.

    2. I am going through the same situation with my daughter Julie that just turned 18. She seemed to love the Lord with all of her heart, and when she turn 18 last month she started acting much like the world. My heart broke and my life seemed to stop. I know that all this is apart of God's grand plan, even when it hurts. I will be praying for you and your daughter. God is working behind-the-scenes, keep the faith.