Christmas
Practical Steps
Sarah Hanks

Christmas: How to Keep Jesus at the Center

The Christmas struggle is real. Commercialism runs rampant. We want to shower our children with gifts, but don’t want them to turn into entitled brats. We want them to grow up with hearts that value giving instead of only receiving. And most of all, we want Jesus to remain at the center of all we do this holiday season. But how? Let me share we you our family’s tradition that’s been going strong for over

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declarations
Vision
Sarah Hanks

Declarations for Children

Declarations are just as important for children to speak forth over themselves as they are for parents to speak over their children. Training your children to decree life over themselves equips them for victory, not only in the day to day, but for decades to come. I encourage you to confront death spewing forth from your child’s mouth. If he says, “I’m stupid,” don’t let it slide. If she says, “I’m ugly,” don’t just shrug

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declarations
Practical Steps
Sarah Hanks

Declarations For Parents

If you follow Equipping the Children on Facebook, you’ve probably noticed we’re posting DECLARATIONS FOR PARENTS from the Psalms this month (Along with PRAYERS FOR PARENTS, PRAYERS FOR CHILDREN, and DECLARATIONS FOR CHILDREN.) God’s Word in your mouth is POWERFUL and as you take your place as a son/daughter of the Most High, you have the divine privilege of decreeing His plans, purposes, and promises over your children. Your declarations plant seeds of destiny into

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John 17
Vision
Sarah Hanks

7 Prayers from John 17 to Pray Over Your Children

In John 17, Jesus prays for His disciples. The chapter is pure gold, and from it we can mine out seven powerful prayers to pray for our children, plus a dynamite declaration. I’m using the wording for all of these from The Passion Translation because they are so poignantly expressed, but you can reword according to your translation of preference if you prefer. 1. Protect each one. John 17:11 – …So I ask that by

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orphans
Practical Steps
Sarah Hanks

Praying for Orphans

Children, even young children, can learn to pray for orphans. As they do so, their hearts will be moved for the less fortunate and the Father’s heart for justice and mercy will be birthed within them. Some adults don’t want to bring up unpleasant subjects with children, not wanting to crush their innocence. However, children are powerful agents in the Kingdom. When they pray for orphans, things change! We used to do a Hannah/Samuel set

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