Monday, May 13, 2024

Praying the Bible Over Your Family: Genesis 12:2-3

Praying the Bible Over Your Family
Praying the Bible Over Your Family:  Genesis 12:2-3

I love to pray the scriptures. There is something incredibly powerful about reading a verse in the Bible, especially out loud, and then praying that verse over my family.

Hebrews 4:12 tells us:
For the word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword, even penetrating as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 (NASB)
Isn't that verse amazing? When we read the Word of God aloud, we hear a living and active word straight from God's throne. Recently, I thought it would be cool to pray the Bible over my family from Genesis to Revelation. I'll be praying a few verses from each book over my family while I write a year-long devotional to guide others to do the same. Today, I'm offering you the first verse from Genesis 12:2-3.

Day One:  Genesis 12:2-3

And I will make you into a great nation, And I will bless you, And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing; And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.  Genesis 12:2-3 (NASB) 

When Abraham was in the land of Ur, God called him to leave his country and his family, but God made a covenant with him. God promised Abraham the land of Canaan. God promised to make a great nation from Abraham's descendants—the Jewish people. God promised Abraham both material and spiritual prosperity and that Abraham's family would bless others. Abraham was obedient to God, and God always kept His promises.

Pray Genesis 12:2-3 Over Your Family

Heavenly Father,

We come before you today with humble hearts, seeking your blessings upon our family. As you promised Abraham in Genesis 12:2-3, we pray you will bless our family. May you guide us in all that we do, and may we be a blessing to others.

Lord, help us walk in obedience to your Word and trust your promises. Guide us on the path that you have set before us, and grant us the strength and courage to follow where you lead.

May our family be a shining light of your love and grace to those around us. Help us to be a blessing to others and to bring glory to your name in all that we do.

We thank you for your faithfulness and goodness towards us and we trust in your unfailing love. May your blessings pour out upon our family abundantly, now and always.

In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.

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Praying the Bible Over Your Family:  Genesis 12:2-3

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