20-Protect the Children

Scripture: “May he vindicate the afflicted of the people, save the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor.” -Psalm 72:4

Prayer: Lord, You are the God of the innocent. You look upon those who are oppressed with great favor and compassion. Your heart is toward the humble, and those who are cast down.

child.jpgI bring before You the children of Baghdad, and I ask that You would protect them today. Dispatch Your angels to watch over them and keep them from harm. Decree from heaven that this day be the “Day of the Child” in Baghdad. A day when no mother has to pick up her lifeless child from the street, and no father is seen weeping with a body in his arms.

According to Your Word Lord, “vindicate the afflicted today, save the children, and crush all those who promote violence and terror.” Let Your light from heaven shine down on Baghdad, and drive back the darkness. In Jesus name, amen.

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  1. 184
    char Says:

    Yes, Lord – Drive back the darkness- Let them see Your fury , Lord ! I say The Lord rebuke you, terrorists, murderers! harmers of the innocent! The Lord rebuke you! And , that they will know ! That they are fighting against The Most High ! And that You rule over the affairs of men!!

  2. 183
    Stan and Shannon Roberts- GA Says:


    Thank you for the children of Iraq. Lord we pray for their innocence to be given back to them and that the horrors of war will be stricken from their minds. Lord we ask that they come unto you and you show them how precious they are to You. Pure religion is caring for the orphan and the widow. Lord may your graces be over our troops as they protect these children. Lord may they be the instruments of your hope and love.

    Lord we remember that our troops are sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, Lord bless them and their families through this season. Lord protect them on their patrols.

    In the Name of Yeshua

  3. 182
    Sherrill Boyd Says:

    Father in Heaven, Comfort those families who have lost loved ones, even today, through roadside bombs. I pray for special comfort for the parents of children who may have died in those explosions. Lord, may they somehow come to know You in the midst of their pain and grief. Also for the units which lost comrades today, special comfort and encouragement as they realize that You are their hope of glory and eternal life. Fill their hearts with hope and peace while they are separated from loved ones at this special time of year. Lord, how we praise You for being our ever present help in time of need. We need You in these days more than ever. Thank You and praise You for being our Father and Beloved One. In Your Name which is above every name. Amen

  4. 181
    Dottie Says:

    Dear Father we pray for the children tonight. Give your angels watch over them and keep them safe from harm. Our hearts ache for the innocent little ones who must endure this war. Crush the enemy who do evil acts to harm these children. May our troops show love and compassion to the children and be an example to them of a loving brother or sister. We pray for peace Lord Jesus and for protection to all those who are striving for peace.We pray this in your name Lord Jesus. Amen

  5. 180
    Judith Connell, Greenbank, On., Canada Says:

    The Iraqi children are mirrored in our own children and grandchildren. Would we want harm to come to our own? Of course not. We thank the Holy Trinity for the comparison so that we may pray honestly to God. Hardship is incredible all over the world. Lord, we ask You to encourage us to have a prayer relationship with You as well as help immensely those who suffer before You making themselves humble and needful of You. Gentle Lord, keep the innocents – all around the world – warm in Your regal hug. Thank You!

  6. 179
    Loretta Worthy Says:

    Father, We plead the Blood of Jesus over the children, the innocent, the honest and those in right standing in Iraq and all places throughout the earth. We declare that no weapon formed will prosper against them. We thank you, God, for you are the one who fights for right and justice. You foil the vile enemy’s plans, You undo his strategies, You take the power and success out of his attacks and attempts at terrorism. You remove the wheels from his vehicles. You expose his whereabouts and his stashes of weapons. The unholy enemy cannot prevail when You are the rightous one’s shield and rear guard. The glory of God fills Iraq and all the earth. There is no darkness nor even a shadow in Your presence. We praise you and thank for protection of the innocent and for victory over all ungodliness.

  7. 178
    Viv Says:

    Lord ..We pray a circle of protection all around each child in this troubled spot. May your angels allow no evil or harm come to any of these little ones. Help them Lord to come to know you .. give them strength , hope & courage. In the name of Jesus I pray.

  8. 177
    Joyce B. Says:

    Father in heaven You are the Holy Lord of Glory, and we praise You because You are worthy to be praised.
    We lift up the children in Iraq before Your throne of grace today and ask that You surround them with Your angels to protect them from the enemy.
    Lord we ask You to turn the hearts of the children toward You and bring them to know the love and salvation Jesus provides for all of us.
    Let our troops glorify You in all they do as they carry out their duties day by day fighting for the freedom of the Iraqi people
    We love You and ask these things be done in Jesus’ name

  9. 176
    Scott Says:

    Great God, Holy Father.

    All I ask is that You may crush the oppressors over the Christians of Baghdad Today and every day for all time. Free them from the grip of Islam. Free Muslims from this oppression. Let no one die or be gravely injured as a result of this Muslim festival.

  10. 175
    Judy from Ohio Says:

    Heavenly Father, You who has said that” it is better that a millstone be hung around your neck and you be thrown into the sea then to offend one of your little ones” bring safety and protection to the little ones of Baghdad. Surround them with love and with people who care for their souls. Thank you Lord, Amen

  11. 174
    Janice from Georgia Says:

    Heavenly Father,

    The children of Baghdad long for Your love. Let their families trust in the peace You have brought into their midst. Let it stay and grow. Let the children feel freedom to enjoy the natural wonders of their country without fear of evil trespassing into their paths. Let them have innocent childhoods that will benefit them for their whole lives. Help them to act with wisdom beyond their years when they must make decisions to keep themselves out of harm’s way. Benefit them with the blessing of Christian teachers who will speak often of Your love through Christ for them. Make them aware that their Father in Heaven listens for their prayers and loves to hear their voices praying and singing. Please Lord bless all the children in Baghdad and Iraq today and let them all become knowledgable of the true meaning of Christmas. Through Jesus, Amen

  12. 173
    Lois Lively Says:

    Heavenly Father, and Jesus my Lord and Savior, I come before you on this beautiful day you blessed us with. Father, as I looked at the face of that little boy in the picture I could see in his eyes love, hurt, and wanting help. It also brings to mind how wonderful and innocent the day was when your Son was born in the manger. His cuteness and innocence of beauty filled everyone with love. Thank you Father, and Jesus for loving the children, for giving to them something to live for, and their angels protecting them from all harm and dangers. Father, today please keep them safe, and stop all the evil ones with their ideology in their tracks. Cause all their plans to be ruined and weapons malfunctioned.

    Father, in the power of the NAME OF JESUS I SPEAK FORTH that this will be the DAY OF THE CHILDREN. All children in the WHOLE Middle East will be surrounded by your love and that you will BREAK DOWN THE WALLS THAT SEPERATES THEM FROM YOU. You heavenly Father will become their loving Father and guide them to their destiny in the Kingdom. Open their ears and eyes Lord to see your glory, see you in dreams and visions. BRING THEM INTO THE KINGDOM FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS! Let their innocence and faith lead the enemy, leaders, and parents to you and your Son Jesus Christ. Give these children the BOLDNESS AND FAITH like you gave to Paul, Peter, and John and use them mightly for your glory. In Jesus’ name I pray and say thank you Lord for lisening and helping me to pray today. Amen

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  14. 171
    Lynette Warren/1-28 BlackLionSister Says:

    Lord, You are God and there is no other. Thank You Father that Your eyes on the kids of Baghdad. I pray Your Holy Spirit would reason with and train their spirit today to worship You. I pray they learn of the saving grace of Jesus their Savior today. May they know Your lovingkindness and may it lead them to repentance and salvation. Would You please send them food and clean water. I pray You would also send workers to rebuild and make new sewers so that these kids have a better chance. Keep cholera and dissentary far from them. Thank You Lord that You love the kids of Iraq. Thank You Jesus for interceeding for these kids even today.

  15. 170
    Sherrill Says:

    Father, we are ever praying and looking to You to intervene in the lives of the oppressed and needy people, young and old and in-between. Give them strength to overcome the sorrow and loss experienced in Iraq, in the U.S. and in the other countries of the world. We know You are coming soon, Jesus. Help us to be ready, Amen

  16. 169
    Beverly Says:

    Father, I too join my heart to speak and intercede for the children of Iraq. My prayers go out to the troops and forces who join with your heart for the liberation of Iraq. May they abide under the shadow of the almighty and under your complete protection. May the wicked fall and their plans be of non effect. I loose the angels to minister and protect, heal and deliver according to your Word, which will protect them in all their ways. May everyone behold the Christ as Savior and Lord in this holiday season. In Jesus name! Amen

  17. 168
    MThompson Says:

    Dear Lord,
    I pray today for our US Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan and their children that they left to fight this war.
    May their children whom they are away from be protected and nourished with Your concern and care for You are the Father of the fatherless.

    Please stand in for the children of the American Soldiers while they are away for a while. Please bring these American Fathers back to their children.
    And Dear Lord, today I found Job 19 to give to our American Soldiers:
    Job 19: 12-15:
    His troops come together, and raise up their way against me, and encamp round about my tabernacle(your tents?).
    He hath put my bretheren far from me, and mine acquaintance are verily estranged from me.
    My kinsfolk have failed, and my familiar friends have forgotten me.
    They that dwell in mine house, and my maids, count me for a stranger: I am an alien in their sight.”
    And Job continues with his suffering but in the end he acknowledges this truth we can all share: Dear American Soldier, this is for you:
    Job 19: 25-27
    “For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:
    Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another: though my reins be consumed within me.
    …..Job 19:29 Be ye(the enemies) afraid of the sword: for wrath bringeth the punishments of the sword, that ye may know there is a judgment.” End of chapter 19.
    There is a judgment Dear Soldiers, and if it delays, wait for it, for it will surely come. Dear Jesus, please comfort those away from home facing death with Your life giving Words. In Jesus Name, Amen

  18. 167
    Sharon Says:

    Mighty, Holy Lord, thank you for children. We ask today for your protection over the little ones in Baghdad and Iraq. The enemy comes in like a flood and destroys anyone in his path. So we ask that you protect the soldiers, police, parents and children of Iraq. We ask that you protect the children and people of Afghanistan. We pray that you will free the people of North Korea and Iran from evil rulers that they might have the opportunity to know you. We pray also for the people of Mexico and Cuba who are led by corrupt officials. Lord, please show mercy to these who are helpless. We ask in the name of Jesus, the only one who can make a difference in the hearts of evil men.

  19. 166
    Chanelle Says:

    Dear Heavenly and Merciful Father,
    I come to You now asking for a prayer of protection for the children. They are the innocents in all of this and need Your protection, from all hurt, harm, and danger. Please be with them Lord at all times, and protect their families as well. For it is in Jesus’s name that I humbly and fervently pray……..Amen

  20. 165
    Kim Says:

    Dear Lord, protect the children from danger. I pray they have the opportunity to grow up and know you and your love and grace. In Jesus’ Precious Name, AMEN!

  21. 164
    Lynn Says:

    Dear Heavenly Father, i lift up to you the children of Baghdad. As i looked into the face of the child in the picture above, i thought about how You came into this world as a child. These children can grow up into a world of love, or into a world of hate, revenge and violence. I pray and ask that You would send your grace down upon them to bring their hearts to You. Let them grow up in a world filled with Your love, peace, hope and joy. As our soldiers, the Iraqi troops and police protect the children, keep each of them safe also. Give them eyes to see and a sense to know when they or their brothers are in or near danger. Hide them in the shadow of Your wings until You bring them home to safety. It is in Jesus’ most precious and holy name i pray. Amen and Amen.

  22. 163
    Sabrina Says:

    Heavenly Father, protect the innocent children who are standing in harms way. Let the arrows and darts of the enemy be utterly destroyed this day. In Jesus name, let not the children be used as carriers of hidden bombs, or be used to lure our troops to areas and spots where they might be harmed.

    In Jesus name. Amen

  23. 162
    Laura Says:

    AMEN father AMEN to Jon’s prayer – Yes Father please hear our cries and pleas for intervention on behalf of the innocents.
    We ask these things in Your Most precious Son’s Name
    Jesus, Our Emmanuel

  24. 161
    Jon Henry Says:

    Almighty God of all heaven and earth, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Ruler of the universe, blessed be Your holy name. I give You all praise and glory for the precious gift of this day and the bounty of blessings You fill it with for all Your loved ones, both seen and unseen, in heaven and on earth. I come to You Lord in faith and believing in Your infinite power and wisdom and Your limitless grace, mercy and loving kindness, to lift up to You and Your Son Jesus, all the innocents of the war zones around the world , but especially in Iraq. Father, they have little or no choice and in many cases no place to flee the carnage and destruction of the agents of the enemy. The devil pounces on these helpless loved ones without warning, like a lion, to devour and maim their lives and even their very flesh. I ask You to receive all the souls of the departed innocents unto Yourself and into Your presence. Give them special dispensations of comfort in Your heavenly places. Reach out to all those who become wounded in this struggle against oppression and the evil that permeates the very air of the world, and send them blessings of provision and services, so they can have all they need to heal as best as they can until the time of Your return when You have promised to restore us all with perfect heavenly bodies. Send down from heaven Your heavenly hosts of angels to minister to the survivors and their families. Build a hedge of protection around them that will deflect the attacks of the enemy as only You can do. I know in Your Word, my Lord Jesus tells us that the angels of the children are always before the face of the Father in heaven, and I beg for Your immediate and complete intervention on behalf of these loved ones. Holy spirit, give utterance to God’s ear of the things I don’t know to ask for. Make petition for these innocents and let my Lord Jesus, who is our High Priest in heaven, take that petition before the throne of God on their behalf. I claim the promise and victory of my Lord Jesus over all that I’ve asked, for He has conquered all the things of this world, and I pray these things in His precious holy name. amen and amen

  25. 160
    Sharon Rose Wilcox Says:

    Father, your word reveals your tender heart towards children. We agree together this day in praying divine protection and deliverance for every child in Baghdad. Reveal your lovely self to each boy and girl and cause them to seek and find you. Establish your kingdom there and may your will be done there in each heart as it is in heaven. In Jesus Name, Amen!

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