This week, we feature some of our CHC parents on how they are encouraging and praying for their children using their favorite Bible verse. May you be blessed as we go through this journey together!
We also prepared a list of ‘Exam Prayer Scriptures’ specially for you, as you pray for your child during this exam season.
I always tell my daughter, Jadalyn, not to be afraid. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind (2 Tim 1:7). Go on and do your best. You never know what you can do till you put in your very best for God. Then you can live with no regrets after the PSLE. You will know, deep down, you have given your best to study for the glory of God and you can look forward to what God has in store for you.
I also tell Jadalyn that she has a destiny. She has God on the inside of her and she is an overcomer. So she has to be faithful and diligent over her studies.
Jesus, I commit Jadalyn into Your hands. Give her wisdom in her heart and strength to do what she needs. Help her to plan her time. There is a time for everything. Give her a disciplined focus so that she will be a good finisher for the things she needs to do. We believe in You, that as she does her best, You, oh God, will do the rest. You are in charge. We pray for favor, for understanding of questions and wisdom to answer accordingly. We ask for a sharp mind and confidence in You, and in herself. For You will strengthen her. By Your grace, we know she will get the desired outcome. Jesus, we give You thanks. We want to glorify You and honor You. We love You. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen!
Ps Edmund Tay
I pray Luke 2:52 over the children and believe that even as “Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men (Luke 2:52)”, God will increase His wisdom, stature and favor over them.
Father, we commit our children into Your hands. As they prepare for their exams, we pray that the wisdom of God will come upon their lives. As they prepare for the upcoming exams, may they be able to focus and understand the work presented to them. On the day of the exams, You will bless them with wisdom to understand the questions and to apply what they have learned through out the paper. Most of all, we pray for Your peace to come upon them, and that they will learn to lean upon You, and to cast their worries into Your hands. Father, we pray let Your will be done in their lives. Amen!
I love praying with my three children when I drive them to school everyday! In fact, it has developed into a great habit and norm where we start the day right with God. We will take turns to pray for one another, which helps us to be sensitive to God and to one another’s needs. And I’ve seen how they have grown closer to our Abba Father and to one another too in the process!
These are two verses I love to encourage them with during their exams:
1) Philippians 4:13, where it says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”; and
2) 2 Tim 1:7 , “God has not given us the spirit of fear , but of power and of love and of sound mind.”
Heavenly Father, we ask for your grace on our children during this season where they are literally put to the test. We ask for your favor upon them, for their minds to be alert, their memories to be sharp and for their nerves to be calm. We pray for them to be able to concentrate and excel in this test of learning and understanding. We ask that their recall be excellent and are able to answer each question well.
We also pray for their well being in body, soul and spirit, and for Your gentle hand to be on them when they rest at night. We pray for the mothers, fathers and caregivers of the children taking the exams. We pray for wisdom, kindness and understanding to come upon them when the pressure of the exams becomes too great for them and their children.
We pray that our families to remember to always seek the kingdom of God first in all our pursuits, as we believe that all shall be added unto us who are righteous and faithful.
Father, we lift up the P6s of CHC into Your hands. As they prepare to sit for their exams, we ask for Your peace that surpasses all understanding to be with them. For every paper that they take, we ask for clarity of mind so that they can recall what they have learned.
We pray over every teacher in every class and hall, and we pray that they will bring peace and calm to the children, and not fear or anxiety. May Your presence go with our children wherever they are.
We pray over every parent of the P6s too, that they will be able to overcome their own anxiety, and be strengthened in You to be the anchor and security that their children need. We seek Your wisdom as parents to be good stewards of the lives that You have planted in our homes, to be able to discover and nurture the gifts and talents that You have given each child; that these will be developed and used mightily in CHC 2.0.
We trust in Your Word that You have great plans for our children—plans that will not harm them, but plans that give them hope and a future. We thank You for Your love for our children. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen
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