After is was quiet and the children were in bed, Linda retrieved her Bible, took it into the kitchen, and left it on view for a week before taping it back together.
Children who grow up in homes where they witness this kind of response to Christianity need all the prayer covering they can get. - Raising Kids Christian, Michael Fanstone.
No other calling, as a parent, is greater than praying for our children’s eternal life. Our children may not know or even understand the effect we have over them when we petition our Lord in their behalf. I am often baffled that Christian parents don’t find the time to bring their children under the protection of God. If we are not praying for our kids, who is?
I cannot emphasize enough how daily prayer can be the difference in the circumstances of your children’s life. Daily I bring my child, by name, to the throne of the King. I ask for protection over her from evil people and evil spirits. I ask that God would walk with her and remind her to seek Him sometime during the day. I ask for His guidance and help in specific struggles she is facing at school or other areas of her life. I name the specifics. I ask the Lord to grow her love for Him. Then I ask him to make me a better parent.
I include this prayer for my adult son and daughter every morning when I pray. I also pray with my daughter at a most unusual time, It has been a powerful time of prayer and has encouraged her in her faith. I will tell you about that in my next post.
Do you pray with your kids? Do you find it difficult to pray out loud before your children? Have you asked your kids how you can pray for them? Leave me a note how you pray for your children.
Be blessed, Lynn
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Marching Around Jericho is a spiritual guide. As you read through the pages, powerful and transformative instruction and equipping takes place. We follow Jesus as he leads us around the walls, imparting kingdom truths with each passing, finally arriving at the gates of the walled-off city, our spouse’s unbelieving heart. After the circles in prayer are complete, we arrive fully prepared to command the walls to crumble and be removed, making a way for our spouse to step from the rubble of lies and captivity, into faith and freedom!