It’s up early, make lunches, organize the backpacks, dressing then driving kids to school. We are busy parents of busy children. We often miss many teachable moments in our rushed day. I see teachable moments as a divine appointment with God when our child is open to practical, Biblical teaching.
I have found a very special place where I can experience a teachable moment and even pray with my child. It is in the car. Driving to school is such an opportunity to pray with and for my child. Think about it. We are alone with our kids. Activity is minimal with fewer distractions. They are a captive audience. I find a simple prayer said out loud, covering my daughter’s day, does two things. No, three.
First, she has a better day at school. She comes home less stressed and happier. Second, it is a powerful display of my own faith. A child watching their mother’s faith-in-action is the most powerful influence in their own spiritually journey. Thirdly, it teaches them how to pray. Children learn from imitating their parents. How can they learn to pray effectively if they are not learning it from their mom or dad?
In a spiritually mismatched marriage, you may be unable to pray out loud in your home because your spouse makes it difficult. However, you can pray for your kids in many other places. Make your own prayer mobile. Your captive audience has everything to gain!!
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!
Available January 2020