Through prayer we are invited to bring ALL of our concerns about our loved ones to Him.
It allows us to release to God what we cannot control ourselves.
Time spent talking with God fills our hearts with compassion.
Prayer is a gap closer. Closing both the distance and generation gaps.
And it draws us to Him. Through our communion we are nourished and we are changed.
…and these are but a few of its benefits!
Yes, prayer is a miraculous GIFT.
But it is also our JOB!
Lamentations 2:19 states, “Pour out your heart like water before the presence of the LORD! Lift your hands to him for the lives of your children.” As parents, we have been assigned the work of petitioning for our children.
Prayer is also our WEAPON!
In Ephesians 6:12 we read of the spiritual battle that is raging around us, “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” Based on this Scripture, we are involved in this battle, and the battle is for souls! Praying helps us — and our loved ones — stand fast in the faith amid the battle.
What a remarkable thing, prayer! It is our gifted resource, our job, and our weapon.
YET, even knowing its importance, we at different times and seasons of our lives face roadblocks when it comes to prayer.
One of the likely roadblocks faced by parents of infants or young children is that of busyness. With so many responsibilities and demands on their time, they often struggle to find even a few minutes to pray.
Another common roadblock confronting many, including young parents, is not knowing what to pray. This plays out over and over as we finally manage to grab a few moments for prayer only to find our mind a blank!
It is for you, Busy Mom — wondering how you can take on even just one more thing but desperate to pray well, — that our newest resource, Praying with Purpose for our Children: And A Few Other Helps for Raising Them God’s Way was created.
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And for the busy grandmothers and wives, weekly scripture-based prayer prompts are available on our website.