My husband and I have been spending time thinking and praying about our children lately. One of our desires all these years has been for their hearts to be completely sold out for Jesus. We realize that the final choice is theirs but we have always looked at our opportunities to help ignite their love and passion for the Lord.
Many years ago we did what we called The Blessing. It was a pattern of prayer and devotions that we did on the week-ends to prepare all of our hearts for worship on Sunday. For the few years we did it, it was very encouraging for all of us.
Years passed and lives and schedules changed and we stopped using it. But lately we have realized the need for further building into their lives in praying for them and over them. We are still in the process of working out where God is taking us with this. But I am excited to take this time once again to call all the children together (those who still live at home) and come before the Lord in prayer.
While we pursue God’s leading for prayer in our family, I ask you: how are YOU seeking God to build up your children in growing in passion for Him? While you may pray regularly FOR your children, do you often pray OVER your children? We are so encouraged and strengthened by hearing the prayers of others.
Do your children receive that blessing from you in praying over them regularly?
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