Father, today we pray over the hearts of our children and grandchildren. We know that while their lives have been filled with many fun times and positive experiences, there were also events that have hurt their hearts and crushed their spirits. Reckless words have wounded them. Traumatic occurrences (like death, divorce and abandonment) have scarred them. Broken relationships left them feeling rejected. For some, the abusive actions of others have resulted in a tremendous burden of shame and self-contempt.
You, O Lord, are the God of all comfort, and we know that you long to heal our children and grandchildren.
Psalm 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.
So do it, Lord! Let your grace, mercy and everlasting love flood their hearts with healing. We decree that the spirit of trauma that has sought to bind our children is broken and cut off now, in the Name of Jesus! We declare that the burdens of shame and self-condemnation must fall off their shoulders right now, by the authority that is in the Name of Jesus. Likewise, rejection is crushed the power of Jesus’ lavish love. The blood of Jesus stands opposed to the work of the enemy in their lives.
Healing. We speak healing over their hearts.
We speak restoration over their broken spirits.
May the truth of your Word and who you say they are in you renew their minds and thinking.
They will not be victims of their past, but they will find their identity in the finished work of Jesus on the cross. Let it be, Lord. Let it be!
Hurtful words will not define them. Past abuses will not steal their destiny in you, Father. For you are close to the brokenhearted, and you heal their wounds.
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.
Lord, just as the Spirit of the Lord was upon you when you walked this earth, that same Spirit is now upon us. Fill us with your Holy Spirit. May we, as their parents and grandparents, be part of the healing process in their lives. Help us to watch our words so that we do not reinforce the damage, but that we will minister healing to their wounds.
Love through us. Heal through us. Open our eyes to see them as you see them. And enable us to prophetically call forth all of the good you have placed within them.
O Lord, your blood not only saves us from our sin, but your blood heals our broken hearts and wounded spirits. Your love really is from everlasting to everlasting, and your mercy really is new every morning. May those truths and that reality be experienced by our children and grandchildren down to the deepest parts of their hearts and minds.
Healing, Lord. Healing, Lord! Thank you!