I've felt very convicted lately that I need to be praying more passionately for my children. I've been reminded by several blogs and articles I have read that witness to the power of prayer for our kids, not just in the "here and now", but years of praying for their education, God's will for their life, Godly, lifelong friendships, and their future spouses. Prayers that shape who they are, their character and their relationship with their Savior. It is a mighty task, one that I MUST tackle.
I am also in the middle of the book, Every Child Needs a Praying Mom, by Fern Nichols, the Founder of Moms In Touch, International. I can't seem to read this book fast enough!
She has just fabulous insights on prayer, and I love how she breaks down great ways to pray through the ACTS formula, giving very practical and easy ideas on how to implement Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, and Supplication.
It was very challenging to read the following: "How often are you coming into God's presence? The privilege, the power, the authority is yours. God wants you to take your children into the Holy of Holies. Are you taking your children in, claiming the Word of God for them? Are you taking in your husband.....your mother....your unsaved friends...?" WOW!
You'll be seeing more about praying for your children here, as I continue to do better at this myself. I hope it will help keep me accountable. Would you like to join me?
I'd like to give away a copy of The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian. To enter, leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite resource is for praying for your children. I'll choose a winner on Monday, February 22nd.
I'm linking to A Life in Need of Change today. She has commited to pray for her children every day this entire year. Go check out how she is praying.