Memory Verses and Prayer Cards for Kids – Protection

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This summer our family is looking forward to doing a little bit of travel. We’ve already we have been to the Jersey Shore to relax on the beach and Rhode Island to spend time dear friends. Still on the calendar is a trip to Florida. We are planning to drive down with my parents in their RV, stopping along the way to visit the sites and try restaurants we’ve seen on TV.  If we can get the kids’ passports in time before our break is over, we might even squeeze in a road trip to Montreal.

Before we travel we pray together for God’s protection. While my kids already know that God’s angels watch over us, I still want them to know exactly what the Bible says about His promises of safety.

These scriptures aren’t just for travel. Once the kids have memorized these verses they can pray them during a storm, before a sporting event, or anytime they  need reassurance that  they are being looked after.

Verses for this month:
  • In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8 (NIV)
  • The Lord is the one who keeps you safe.
So let the Most High God be like a home to you. Then no harm will come to you. No terrible plague will come near your tent. Psalm 91:9-10 (NIrV)
  • Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91: 1-2 (NIV)
  • The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10 (NIV)
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