How Can I Be Sure God Will Protect My Children?
Q: I'm concerned about the safety of my children. How can I be sure God will protect them?
A: You can be sure that God will protect your children because He’s specifically said He will. His written Word is absolutely full of promises that, if you will believe them and act upon them, will guarantee the safety of you and your children—regardless of how dangerous the world around you becomes.
One of the most powerful ways to build your faith and to activate promises like these in your life is to incorporate them into your prayers every day. As Jeremiah 1:12 says, “God watches over His Word to perform it,” so it makes solid spiritual sense to pray the Word!
Here’s a sample prayer that’s packed with scriptural promises to help you get started.
“Father, I believe You contend with him who contends with me, and You give safety to my children and ease them day by day. I confess that You give Your angels special charge over my children, according to Psalm 91, to accompany and defend and preserve them. No evil shall befall them, no accident shall overtake them, nor shall any plague or calamity come near them, in Jesus’ Name.
“Father, I thank You that You keep my children’s feet from being caught in a trap or hidden danger. And I know that according to Your Word they are taught by You and great is their peace. I commit my children to Your care and protection. You are my confidence, firm and strong; and I am persuaded that You are able to guard and keep that which I’ve committed to You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
(Scripture references used in this prayer and other faith-building promises: Isaiah 49:24-25; Psalm 91, 112:7; Isaiah 26:3; Psalm 34:7, 3:5-6; Proverbs 3:24-26; Psalm 4:8; 2 Timothy 1:12)