As Christians, we know the importance of talking to God – the importance of prayer. It is one of the highest priorities for our church leaders and, I think, for us as parents. After all, we are the leaders of our children.
But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word. ~ Acts 6:4 ESV
I’ve been a Mom for over 16 years now, so it makes sense that prayer would be very important to me. With the blessing of having my children, and the stresses known to come with them, I pray WAY more now than I used to.
As a Mother of two girls my priority is to raise my girls to become strong Godly Women – Proverbs 31 kind of women. From the moment I found out I was pregnant I have prayed that the Lord would work through me for Him. Make me the Mother they need me to be, so that they may become the people He wants them to be.
You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. ~ Deuteronomy 11:18-19 ESV
I recently came across this Bible Verse and it made me think. Yes, I’m teaching my children to study the Bible. It’s a huge part of our school day: Bible, Reading, Writing, Science, etc. But, am I really teaching my daughters how to pray? I mean, she knows the Lords prayer. She knows to begin her prayer by thanking God. But does she know HOW to pray for others? Does she truly know the power of prayer?
And when they prayed, the place in which they were gathering together was shaken, and they were filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness. ~ Acts 4:31 ESV
WOW! This visual is what I want for my family! This is what I pray my children learn and desire to become – True Prayer Warriors For HIM! After reading each of these verses I started feeling that I needed to show my girls how I pray for them. Show them how I ask God to move in their lives so that He may shine through them. I want my girls to hear me ask God to create a desire in each of them to become great Women of God. I believe there is power in their knowing that I am praying this – for them!
May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. ~ Romans 15:5-6 ESV
The moment I read this verse, I claimed it for my family. “That together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” We are one voice! When we pray together I want to shake it up! I want my family to be filled with the Holy Spirit and speak the word of God with boldness! I desire for us to be devoted to prayer and the ministry of His word! And I will start by teaching His words to my children and guide them to see the power of prayer!
Can I get an AMEN!!!
What are your prayers and desires for your children?
Do you share them with your kids?
How are you helping your children/family become Prayer Warriors for HIM?
Love Life, Love God, Live For HIM…