Archive | March 2013

Praying for our children … Day 6

Precious Lord

I pray that my children will know and understand your name.

I pray that they would trust and be confident in you Oh Lord and that in turn You would make them refreshing to others, vigorous, strong and fruitful.

Jeremiah 17:7,8

“But blessed are those who trust in the LORD, whose confidence is in Him.  They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.  It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green.  It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

I pray that they will have a personal knowledge of your mercy, love and kindness

I pray that they will trust and rely on You – knowing that you will never forsake them – no – never!

 

…’please bless her’

On Thursday last week, I shared with a my friend J, who we were praying with,how thankful I am that ThreeApples have been enjoying good health. I was especially thankful for KApple who has not had any asthma attacks or random viruses that kids tend to pick from school. We prayed and thanked God for this.

Three days ago, KApple had slept on our bed.  When I went to carry her so i could transfer her to her bed, she was burning hot… a fever that has persisted since.

Tell me, how would you feel if after spending time in prayer thanking God for His goodness towards you, the same thing you are thanking Him for turns negative… like in this case KApple?

Would this discourage you? Would you doubt God’s goodness? Would you question God as to why He choose such a time to allow your baby to be sick?

Well, I chose to go back to God, and thank Him again for ThreeApples good health and to declare healing upon KApple.  Again I went back to the fact that KApple belongs to Him and despite the circumstances, He still loved her and had her best interests at heart. 

I realized that this was also an opportunity to teach KApple to pray for her healing and to see God answering her prayer would be such a great step for her in believing that God hears us and answers us when we call upon him.

Isn’t it great for children to learn such truths from a tender age?

To learn to call on their Father in Heaven?

To see that our healing comes from the Lord?

KApple is much better now and this morning she prayed for me, who also caught whatever she was suffering from, and told God ‘thank you Lord as you heal mummy, please bless her’

The joys of mother hood. *teary eyed*

 

Praying for our children… Day 5

Oh Lord

I pray that our children may be able to hope in you.

I pray that they will trust you as Lord from their childhood.

I pray that they will ever be praising you.

I pray that their lives will be an example to many because you have been their strength and protection

Indeed may they never stop praising you and declaring your glory all day long.

Amen

Praying for our children… Day 4

Dear Lord

I pray that would help me love my children unconditionally the way you do.

I pray that you would enable me to show it an a manner that they can perceive it

I pray that you would reveal to me how I can demonstrate and model your love to them

so that it will be clearly understood.

May they then be able to communicate love to others.

May they be a vessel through which your love flows to others.

Amen

Praying for our children… Day 3

Precious Lord

I pray that my children will never doubt how much they are loved.

Jesus said in John 15:9-10, “I’ve loved you the way my Father has loved me. Make yourselves at home in my love.  If you keep my commands, you’ll remain intimately at home in my love.  That’s what I’ve done – kept my Father’s commands and made myself at home in his love.” (MSG)

Lord would you help my children abide ( be at home) in your love.

Would you manifest your love to these children in a real way today

and would you help them receive it.

Amen

Praying for our children… Day 2

Today I will post a prayer by Andrew Murray…

Gracious God

I come again to seek the grace I need for filling my place as a parent.

I ask of Thee to imprint deep on my heart the solemn thought that I can effectively teach my children only what I really teach myself, and that I can expect only the truth that influences my own life really to influence theirs.

Oh my God, I think with shame of how much I reprove in them that is only the reflection of what they have seen in me.

I confess how much there has been wanting of the spirit of childlike love and self-denial, of joyful obedience to Thee and thoughtful self-sacrifice for others, which would have been to them the highest education.

O my God, forgive me what is past, and give me grace in everything to teach myself what I want to teach my children.

Make me feel deeply that it is as I live as an obedient child with my father in heaven that I can teach my children and expect them to be obedient to me.

Lord, may childlike simplicity and obedience be the atmosphere my home breaths, the bond that makes parents and children one.

As I think of my own slowness of learning  may I be very patient and gentle with my children, and yet full of hope that the lessons I impart to them will have their effect.

O God, I would train our children after Thy mind, to be a pleasure to Thee, be thou my help.

Amen

Praying for our children …Day 1

Dear Lord

I thank you for our children.

Thank you for this precious gift that you have so graciously entrusted to us.

I realize that we are just but stewards of your own beautiful creation.

Would you help us be faithful in bringing them up in your way.

Would you teach us to be diligent in modeling Christ for them through the way we live our lives on a daily basis.

In Your Most Precious Name we pray

Amen