First and foremost our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and family of both the recent Portland mall shooting and today’s Conn. school shooting. We have a special heart for kids here at Lakes Church and today’s events really hit home.
While we are left with more promises than answers as far as why God allows this stuff to happen, we wanted to give our families some prayers they can pray over and with their children tonight.
We believe that faith needs to be fostered by the family and we hope these scriptures help you to pray with your children in the wake of these events.
Let’s go forth and pray a prayer of protection over each of our children. You can use this Psalm as a guide or we would love to hear from you how you pray for or with your kids.
We love you Lakes Church. Let’s gather in prayer for these families and create a stronghold of prayer in our own community.
God Bless you.
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.[a]
2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.”
3 Surely he will save you
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence.
4 He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
5 You will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
6 nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
7 A thousand may fall at your side,
ten thousand at your right hand,
but it will not come near you.
8 You will only observe with your eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
9 If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent.
14 “Because he[b] loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble,
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
and show him my salvation.”