Last week I wrote about how your children need to see you fall on your knees and cry out to your Savior for help. I also mentioned other times we pray with our children…at meals, before starting the day, when grateful, and at bedtime.
In addition to praying with my children, I try to spend time in prayer for my children. A mentor of mine from our church, Nancy, recently shared with me what she prayed for her children and what she learned in the process. Here is Nancy’s prayer for her children:
“I lifted them up to Him and asked that He might put them in a bubble of His love and protection so that Satan darts might bounce off of them. That they might become all He created them to be.”
She shared with me that the answer to this prayer looked nothing like she thought. She thought she was praying that nothing bad would happen to them. But they have been through “difficult” experiences. In the end, through tragedy and difficulty her prayer was actually answered:
“they love the Lord their God with all their hearts, soul and mind, are being used for His glory and are raising their children to walk with their Master.”
What do you pray for your children? Do you think that you can keep them from harm through your prayers? Are you willing to have them fail so that God can teach them and draw them close?
I used to think that I could pray and keep any harm from my children, but this past year changed everything. The unthinkable happened to my 2 of my children and they are stronger in their relationship with the Lord than ever. We all are. We have had to learn to trust God in new ways. Things that are intended for evil are turned around for good and God’s glory. I appreciate this post.
thank you liberty for sharing your experience. it’s so hard to see our children suffer but in the end we have to trust that God is good and has a plan.
I can’t help but use your post as a plug for Moms In Touch International. School-age moms, search the Moms In Touch website to see if your school has a Moms In Touch prayer group at http://www.momsintouch.org. Such a neat way to pray for your kids, their teachers, and schools in an organized format with other moms at your school using the support and framework of an international organization. Check it out! There are two brand new groups starting at Lakewood and Withers Elementary this fall in DISD!! Lots of existing groups at other public and private schools in Dallas.
yes! i’m sooo glad you plugged Moms in touch! such a wonderful ministry and opportunity to pray for our kids and schools. thanks holly!