Praying the Scriptures :: Jodie Berndt [Ep 194]

February 19, 2018 | Book Review, faith, family, God Centered Mom Podcast, mentorship, mothering, prayer | 4 comments

We know that God’s word is living and active. Today’s guest Jodie Berndt takes us through using Bible verses as prayers that can powerfully influence your children’s lives.

There is so much encouragement in this episode for standing on the truth of God’s word and relying on scripture to help shape your children, teens and adult children. Of course, we as moms can’t help but be changed when we hide his word in our hearts and pray them over our family.

We know that he is a loving God who knows our needs and our kids’ needs better than we know them. So when we lift our children to him and surrender them, he’s going to do for them what he knows they need. It might not be necessarily in the timing or the ways that he would’ve ordained, but in Isaiah 55 it says that his ways are higher and better than our ways. When we come to believe that, it can really bring peace to our lives.

What we chat about:

  • Using God’s word for prayers is powerful.
  • There isn’t a need we’ll face in parenting that God hasn’t provided for in his word.
  • Specific scriptures to pray for your child’s salvation
  • Asking God what we can nurture and pray for in each child’s unique giftings
  • God will accomplish the changes in your child’s character. Our job is to partner with him.
  • Praying against fear and for protection
  • Asking God to shape your children into good friends
  • Processing popular media with your kids and discussing how it aligns or doesn’t align with a Godly world view
  • The power of having others pray for your kids in community
  • When prayers aren’t answered the way we want, God is still writing their stories.
  • Free resources available at https://jodieberndt.com/resources

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Scriptures Mentioned:

  • Ephesians 4:29 - Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.
  • John 15:7 - If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.
  • Psalm 121:7-8 - The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
  • Acts 26:18 -  Open their eyes and turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.
  • 2 Corinthians 5:17 -  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:[a] The old has gone, the new is here!
  • Colossians 3:12 - Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
  • Philippians 2:13 - for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.
  • Psalm 91:11 - For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
  • Proverbs 17:17 - Shape my child into a friend who loves at all times
  • Proverbs 27:17 - As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
  • Proverbs 16:28 - A perverse person stirs up conflict, and a gossip separates close friends.

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4 Comments

  1. Amber Miller

    Another great one! I just wanted to soak up every single word. I have wanted to pray for my kids but couldn’t seem to come up with the right words to express my request. It turns out God has already said them for me. Thanks Heather for this podcast so I “don’t mom alone”.

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  2. Juliet

    I loooooved this podcast! God sent me to it this morning and it spoke to me so deeply. I have been praying for prayer resources for my family for a long time and often feel like I am floundering around trying to be a good mother, spiritual guide for my kids and “make things work”. This put the spotlight so beautifully on the fact that it is not actually my job to make things work, but it is my job to partner with God and pray for my children and marriage, and to have faith in His plans… Thank you so much Heather and Jodie, you both have a wonderful ministry.

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  3. Nikki Maddox

    Thank you so much for this podcast Heather and Jodie! I so needed to hear this today! It’s so good to be reminded that when we meditate on God’s word, our desires begin to align with His will. I struggle with getting wrapped up in trying to be the problem solver. That is not my job as a mom. My job is to abide in Him, pray continuously, and trust in His plan for our lives.

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  4. Dionne Merriott

    I got this book many years ago as a door prize at a mom’s group when my 16 year old was a preschooler! I enjoyed hearing more about the author since I have enjoyed the book so much and user it all these years!

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