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Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Praying for our children

Mother's Day is coming! Yay! I love Mother's Day! I love being a Mom so I think we should get a whole week to celebrate motherhood! What a high and sacred calling for us women!
As I think about my role as a Mother and contemplate what I ought to be doing well, I know that the most important thing I can do as a Mom is pray.
But sometimes my prayer time for my kids seems scattered and unfocused.
If you are like me, you pray for you kids. No brainer. But sometimes I'm overwhelmed by all that I want to cover in prayer for them. And I have a lot of kids!
I want to be a Mom who is on my knees for them, fighting daily in the spiritual realm for the big things and the little things, but I have needed a little more focus in my prayers.
Our church has a prayer guide that we all follow throughout the week. On Monday we pray for a specific gov't leader, and Tuesday, for a specific church leader; Wed. is for a person or individual by name in the church, and so on.
I found, like everything else in my life, I love this structure! I love knowing exactly what we're praying for each day and that our body is praying in unison for these things.
So Rusty and I decided to have a prayer guide as we pray for our kids.
Here is what I've come up with for Rusty and I to be praying specifically for our kids each day of the week.
(Sorry- if I had more time I would list all the scripture references to verses related to what we pray- we do pray scripture over these things, but I don't have them handy! I encourage you to do this though! There is power in praying the Word!)

SUNDAY: We pray that our children would love worship and value their place of service in the body.

MONDAY: We pray for salvation for our yet to be saved children, and for our saved children to share the gospel with others.

TUESDAY: We pray for purity and holiness in their lives! We pray that they would never wander away from the Lord and to serve Him faithfully all their days. We also pray the same for their future mates.

WEDNESDAY: We pray over their education and learning, and for God to give me wisdom as I teach them. I pray over any trouble areas they are having in school work.

THURSDAY: We pray for their obedience. We pray over any obedience struggles they are currently having and for God to give us wisdom as we lovingly correct them.

FRIDAY: We pray for the gifts and talents God has given them. We ask God to help us develop those gifts and talents in them for HIS GLORY!

SATURDAY: We pray for birthparents and related adoption issues.

This is a new thing we are trying out and already I LOVE it!
I just thought I'd share it with all of you!


The Mosiers said...

I love this idea! I too need structure in my daily prayer time. Thank you for sharing this idea! I'm excited to set up a daily prayer guide for my little guy.

Missed you today!


Christy@pipandsqueak said...

Thanks Jen. I need structure like that in my prayer for my kids. I would love to see the scriptures if you ever get a chance.