I think that every time my kids leave the house or get ready to drive off across town, I tell them to be careful. I know that I want them to be alert and careful everywhere they go. I also know that my Mom still tells me this even though I’m old, I’m still her kid. I’m not naïve enough to think that there is magic in those words, but I might be better off to pray for them as they leave. David offers a prayer for protection that I can pray over my life and also pray over my children. Check this out…
1 God, hear my cry;
listen to my prayer.
2 I call to you from the ends of the earth
when I am afraid.
Carry me away to a high mountain.
3 You have been my protection,
like a strong tower against my enemies.
4 Let me live in your Holy Tent forever.
Let me find safety in the shelter of your wings.
5 God, you have heard my promises.
You have given me what belongs to those who fear you.
6 Give the king a long life;
let him live many years.
7 Let him rule in the presence of God forever.
Protect him with your love and truth.
8 Then I will praise your name forever,
and every day I will keep my promises. (Psalm 60:1-8 NCV)
I need protection every day from fear, worry, stress, hurt, hate, injury & death. I want to live a full life that honors my creator and blesses my children, my family and my friends. I want others to see God in the deepest pockets of my life. I need protection from the Lord in order to live like that.