Thankfully, my children are carrying on this powerful tradition with their children as well...something that warms my heart as a parent and gives me incredible joy. Little One can almost recite her verse word for word at two and a half; Little Two is a bit too young at 18 months, but each of them have verses that I am confident will have great meaning and significance in their lives. It will be exciting to see how the Lord "performs" His word as these little ones grow and mature in him. God is faithful indeed. The verse below is part of the reason that I felt compelled by the Lord to seek a "life verse" for each of my babies when they were still in the womb. I longed then and long now to see His steadfast love and His righteousness displayed to my children and their children...from everlasting to everlasting!
Here are the verses that were chosen for my children when they were but babes in the womb.
The graphic of the 1 Samuel verse lacks the next verse which was of critical importance to me so I will add it here...."For this child I prayed and the Lord hath granted me the petition which I asked of him. Therefore, I have given him to the Lord; as long as he liveth he shall be given to the Lord."
For a short time I served as a foster mother for a baby girl many years ago. This is the scripture that I prayed and still pray for her.
I also refer to these scriptures as the "key" to my children's hearts. As I have spoken these scriptures aloud over the years, the Lord has revealed specific ways to pray for and encourage each child. I have stood back in awe as I have seen His hand at work. Soli Deo Gloria. To God Alone Be The Glory.
Ask the Lord to put a scripture on your heart to pray specifically for someone you love. It is a prayer that He longs to answer, for after all, He has revealed Himself in His word. He is the Word, the precious Logos ..."for the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have beheld His Glory..."