I love to pray scriptures over our kids and here are a few new ones I found today for praying that our kids behave wisely, from the life of David, because who doesn't want to behave wisely in every situation life throws at you. : )
"So David went out wherever Saul sent him and behaved wisely." 1 Sam.18:5
"And David behaved wisely in all his ways and the Lord was with him." v.14
"And so it was, whenever they went out, that David behaved more wisely than all the servants of Saul, so that his name became highly esteemed." v.30
Love those! And here are some other examples of verses I like praying for our kids:
I pray for them to be "a faithful man (and woman) who fear God more than many." Nehemiah 7:2
Since they are all students, I pray God would "give them knowledge and skill in all literature and wisdom." Daniel 1:17
That they would share the gospel, "Those who are wise will shine like brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever." Daniel 12:3
I love this one in Daniel for their character:
"They could find no charge or fault because he was faithful, nor was there any error or fault found in him."
For our boys (who are musicians) that would be like David, who was "skillful in playing, a mighty man of valor, man of (spiritual) war, prudent in speech, handsome in person, and who the Lord is with."
For our girly, that she would be like Mary and Esther: "highly favored," "blessed among women," "obtain favor in the sight of all who see her."
Praying for the Lord to be with them like he was with Joseph:
"The Lord was with Joseph, and he was a successful man...the Lord was with him and the Lord made all he did prosper in his hand." Gen. 39:2-3
And like Timothy, that they would be "wise for salvation through faith which is in Jesus Christ."
: ) Amen!