Father, I come to you today on behalf of our children. Thank You of that open window, that torn veil that allows us to approach Your throne with confidence. I pray for the children in our neighborhoods, churches, schools and in our nation. I place them before Your altar. I plead the blood of Jesus over their lives, their decisions, their future. Many of them do not understand the evils orchestrated by the Enemy to destroy their future. I stand in the gap for all children. Those who are in the womb. Those are being abused and molested. Those who cannot eat or sleep because of the dangers around them. Children who are depressed. Those who stay away from school for fear of being ridiculed or bullied. Those who do not trust their family members because of betrayal. I stand in the gap for those children who do not pray because they no longer believe in You because of the pain and hurt they have experienced. Those who are unsure of where their young lives are headed. Those who need guidance in their future career and college choices. Those whose parents cannot provide food, clothing and shoes. Those who have everything they need and want but who feel entitled and are ungrateful. I intercede for children who are confused about their gender; those who the enemy has whispered in their ear that their lives are not worth it. The suicidal, the drug addict, the social media addict, the confused, the traumatized, the mentally and emotionally ill,the sad, the lonely. Protect our children, Father. Write their names on someones heart so that that individual can reach out to them. Rescue them. Protect their minds. Protect them from anything that threatens to cut short their lives. Protect them against predators in the name of Jesus.Be their refuge and strength. Allow them to enjoy their childhood and not be in a rush to grow up. Surround them with people who will love and encourage them. Give them confidence, self esteem, courage and wisdom. Protect their spiritual lives. May they take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. May they grow to know and love You. In Jesus name.
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