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Praying Scripturally for Children with Special Needs

Pray for Student

II Chronicles 20:12—That they would learn to focus on God instead of their circumstances

Psalm 5:8, I Kings 3:9—That God would make straight the way before them and help them discern between good and evil

Psalm 22:24—That they would learn to cry to the Lord for help and that they would learn that the Lord hears their cries

Psalm 31:20—That the Lord would keep them from hearing all the cruel things that their peers might say concerning them

Psalm 62:8—That they would pour out their hearts to the Lord

Psalm 68:19, Psalm 55:22—That they would learn to daily bring their burdens to God

Psalm 73:24—That the Lord’s counsel would guide them

Psalm 90:12—That they would be taught by God to spend their day wisely

Psalm 119:67, 71—That their afflictions would keep them close to the Lord; that they would be led by Him to help them learn His ways and laws

Psalm 119:99, Psalm 19:7—That those children especially with learning problems, would gain wisdom through their study of and meditation on the Word of God

Psalm 139:7-10—That they would have an awareness that God is always with them; that this awareness would help them when trying to choose between right and wrong

Psalm 139:13-15—That they would know that they are fearfully and wonderfully made and that God’s works are wonderful—He makes no mistakes!

Proverbs 12:25—That they would not be weighed down by anxiety

Proverbs 21:5a, Proverbs 6:6-8, Proverbs 12:27—That they would learn the reward of diligence

Isaiah 40:29-31—That they would not grow faint or weary; that the Lord would renew their strength daily

Isaiah 43:7—That they would realize that they were created for God’s glory

John 9:1-3—That they would grow to see their disability as a way for God to be displayed and glorified in their lives

Romans 5:3-4—That God would build character in their lives through their disability

Romans 8:18—That they would have an eternal perspective and not get weighed down by the day to day tasks

Romans 8:28—That they would know that all things work together for good to them that love the Lord and are called according to His purpose

I Corinthians 7:7—That they would find their own gift in Christ’s body early in life

II Corinthians 1:3-4—That they would not be absorbed with their own difficulties; that they would learn to reach out to others with difficulties

II Corinthians 7:6—That God would comfort them when they get depressed

II Corinthians 12:7-10—That they would dedicate their weaknesses to God as an opportunity to show His strength

Philippians 4:6-7, I Peter 5:7—That they would learn not to be anxious, to pray and to bring their requests to God; that they would experience God’s peace, especially before tests

Philippians 4:8—That they would learn to focus on the good, true, noble, right, pure and lovely things about themselves and not just their handicap or their disability

Hebrews 4:15—That they would know they have a God who can relate to weaknesses

Hebrews 5:8—That, like Jesus, they would learn obedience from the things which they have suffered

James 5:13—That they would learn to pray when in trouble; that they would learn the power of prayer

I Peter 5:10—That the Lord, through their handicap, would make them strong, firm and steadfast

Promises for Afflicted

I Chronicles 28:20;Psalm55:22; Isaiah 41:10; Job 5:19; Psalm 81:7a; Isaiah 43:2; Psalm 4:1-3; Psalm 126:5; Isaiah 63:8-9; Psalm 27:5; Psalm 129:1-2; Hosea 6:1; Psalm 34:19; Psalm 138:7; Micah 7:8; Psalm 37:23-24; Psalm 146:8; Luke 7:13; Psalm 50:15; Isaiah 25:4a; II Corinthians 1:3-4