As a mum of two teen boys, I have to say that parenting is the biggest thing I bring to the Lord. Dare I confess that it really can send me over the edge when I think too long and hard about my precious boys and how precarious it feels to let them detach from my apron strings and fly free. Anyone else out there feel this way? These days my prayers have ramped up for that very reason and, in particular, it's their faith life that occupies me.
Yet, just like with my husband, I find I can't just make this thing happen on my own strength. And it takes a good deal of thought.
I know that many of you feel the same, and it's a big part of our SUM journey trying to figure out how to raise our children effectively in faith.
Well, today I want to share a prayer that one of our SUMites, Vidya Rodney, has written for us. She too is a mum and I always love the thoughtful prayers she contributes. This one is a great one for us this Friday.
Blessings Over Our Children
My child is the head and not the tail. My child is above and not beneath.
I bless my child with favor, good understanding and high esteem in the sight of God and others, in Jesus' name.
I bless my child with wisdom and understanding in all study and endeavors, in Jesus' name.
I bless my child to be filled with the knowledge of the Father's will, bearing fruits in every good work, in Jesus' name.
I bless my child to prosper at everything he/she touches, in Jesus' name.
I bless my child with divine protection, to be rooted and grounded in love, in Jesus' name.
I place the whole armor of God on my child, in Jesus' name.
I charge the Angels with flaming swords and flaming wings to stand guard at my child's sides to defend, protect and preserve them, in Jesus' name.
I bless my child to be a man/woman/boy/girl of integrity in everything they do, in Jesus' name, Amen
I bless my child to be established in perfect love which casts out all fears, in Jesus' name.
Amen and Amen
I am Vidya Rodney. Married to my pre-believing husband Andrew for 10 years. We have a beautiful 5 year old little girl Anya. I live in St Charles, Missouri, and first accepted Jesus in 2011 after losing our only brother to suicide. I have been a lukewarm Christian for years, but now I am stepping out to find out more of what Jesus has for me.
Lynn, I couldn't stop reading this book! It is the best you have written! It's a "self-help-bible-based-do-it-yourself-demon-slaying-victory-winning book" like no other I've ever read. I learned some new prayer points as well as clarification on what exactly does my situation mean. Everyone who reads this will want their bible, notebook and the Holy Spirit sitting next to them as they strategize with the tools you've given! -Barb