Episode 57: Praying Scripture over the Children in your Life

If you could ask God to do anything for your family, what would it be?

Jodie Berndt, our guest today, surveyed families on this very question before publishing her first book in 2001. Jodie took the top 20 topics, went to the Word to see what God had to say about them, and shaped the table of contents for [Praying the Scriptures for Your Children](https://jodieberndt.com/jodie-berndt-books/).

When Jodie started praying God’s Word back to Him, she began seeing amazing answers…

Speaking scriptures into and over our kids – it fills them with that sense of value and worth in God’s sight. He loves them for who they are! When the bigger questions come along, they can have that anchor and rootedness to know who they are and whose they are. This will be their greatest defense against the patterns of this world.

Ready to hear examples of praying scripture boldly over the children in your life? Let’s go!

JODIE BERNDT is the author of the Praying the Scriptures book series, including the bestselling Praying the Scriptures for Your Children. A speaker and Bible teacher, Jodie is a repeat guest on programs like Focus on the Family, the 700 Club, and a variety of popular podcasts, and she has
been a contributing writer for Fox News, Club31Women, Ann Voskamp’s daily devotional, and Proverbs 31 Ministries.

Jodie writes about prayer and other family topics in her email newsletter and on Instagram. To download the collection of free resources (including printable prayer cards and calendars), visit JodieBerndt.com.
Jodie and her husband, Robbie, have four adult children and live in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments I give you…Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road…Deuteronomy 6:5-7