Speaking Scripture over our Children

So I have an awful, ugly confession to make. I am horrible about speaking bad things over my son and calling him names when I get frustrated with him. (The girls do not test me quite yet like he does.) I’ll tell him he is being a bad brother or that he is so mean. I’ve called him a brat many times. The words just come out of my mouth like vomit and I can’t take them back. Every time I’m pushed to my limit they come flowing out like poison….and poison to my son’s soul they are.

So I am committing to stop right now. The more he hears these awful words by the one person who should think the highest of him, the more he will start living them. This has been so very heavy on my heart lately so tonight I finally sat down and compiled a list of scripture to speak over all of my children instead. I want them to hide his word in their hearts and to lean on it when they are angry or upset, scared or lonely, feeling less worthy than everyone around them, etc, etc. I pray I can undo all the bad I’ve done so far so that he knows without question that he was fearfully and wonderfully made. So here’s the list of scripture I’ve put together that I plan to put into action by speaking over them constantly. I just started with the major topics we deal with but I’m sure more will come up as I start to put them into use. Please share yours if you have any that you use also!  I really hope this may help someone else and if anyone else struggles with this please let me know and maybe we can support each other in this change!!


Scripture to speak over my children to build confidence and knowledge of who Christ created them to be!

2 Cor 3:5 You are made sufficient by God
John 15:5 Christ abides in you and you bear much fruit
Heb 13:5 Jesus will never leave you or forsake you
Phil 4:13 You can do everything through Jesus who gives you strength
Gen 1:27 You were created in God’s image.
Ps 138:14 You were fearfully and wonderfully made!
Prov 3:26 The Lord will be your confidence.
Ps 127:3 You are a precious gift from the Lord.
Ps 127:4 You are like an arrow in the hand of a warrior.
Jer 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you. To give you hope and a future.
Eph 2:10 You are God’s handiwork, created by Jesus to do good works which he prepared in advance for you to do.
Neh 8:10 The Joy of the Lord is your strength


Scripture by Topic

Anger John 14:27 My Peace I give to you…let not your heart be troubled.
  Phil 4:7 A peace that passes all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds.
  James 1:19 Be slow to anger.
Sibling Rivalry 1 Cor 13:4 Love is patient and kind.
  1 Cor 13:5 Love does not insist on its way.
  Prov 15:1 A gentle answer prevents anger, but harsh words makes the other mad.
  Rom 12:8 Do all that you can to live in peace with each other
  Eph 4:32 Be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving each other, just as Jesus has forgive you.
Arguing Phil 2:14 Do all things without grumbling or complaining
  2 Tim 2:24 As a child of the Lord you must not argue but be kind to everyone
Discontent Psalms 37:4 Delight in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.
  1 Thess 5:18 Give thanks in every situation
Fear 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your fears on him because he cares for you
  Joshua 1:9 Do not be afraid, for the Lord is with you everywhere.
  Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you. I will strengthen you and help you.
  Ps 118:6 The Lord is on my side, there is noone to fear.
Disobedience Col 3:20 Children, obey your mother and father in everything.
Self Control 1 Cor 10:13 God is faithful and will not let you be tempted more than you can bear. When you are tempted he will provide a way out.
  Gal 5:22 Fruit of the spirit is…self control.
  2 Tim 1:7 God gave you a spirit of self control!
  Phil 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Forgiveness Matt 6:14 Forgive others and Christ will forgive you.
  Luke 6:36 Be merciful, just as Jesus is merciful.
Name Calling/Foul words James 3:8 I will not use my tongue to speak cursings
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3 Responses to Speaking Scripture over our Children

  1. Liz says:

    I am so glad you wrote this..proud of you for being so honest, and embarrassed terribly….because I have an issue with this as well.
    It tends to spew out of my mouth at my two oldest (almost 14 and 11) when they…well, act like annoying, bratty, snarky kids. Yes, I know it’s normal, I know they will push limits as long as I will let them and I know sometimes they’re searching for that big blow up to get a reaction they want.
    I struggle with my oldest being extremely selfish (again, normal teenage behavior) and with my daughters anxiety and I tend to ignore, ignore, ignore until I blow.
    I can’t stand this about myself. Thank you so much for these scriptures. I will be bookmarking this and then bookmarking my Bible so that I can be a better mother.

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