Praying for Children

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Today we begin dealing with the topic of praying for children.

A while back I read a blog post from Women Abiding entitled “Six Crucial Prayers to Pray for your Children”. I really like this document that was shared and so today, I am sharing it with you.

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You can find the PDF Here.

As we embark on this journey of really praying for children, let us remember that it is God’s desire for children, at all stages of their lives, to know Him, “who to know it life eternal”.

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Prayer is about believing too!

A few weeks ago I blogged over at Under the Cover of Prayer where I shared the topic “Prayer is  about Believing too!”

A lot of times when we think about prayer, we think about it as asking God for something.

When we are sick… a loved one is sick… we need financial assistance… we have family problems… these are all times when we turn to prayer.

But a lot of times we stop here.

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A Joyful Heart

Sunday's Inspiration

Proverbs 17:22 English Standard Version (ESV)

A joyful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Learn to laugh and enjoy the good things in life.

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Oh I Want To Know You Lord

I posted last week about holding on to hatred for the doctor who did my surgery. I have struggled, prayed, cried, everything…instead of truly letting it go and giving it over to God.

My situation hasn’t changed because I have let it go. Maybe I’ll find myself staring this hatred back in the face again if I get sick (I hope not), BUT, I am giving it up to God.

He knows the future and He’ll work it out for my best good.

Oh, I want to Know You Lord

Just the time I feel
that I’ve been caught
in the mire of self.
Just the time I feel
my mind’s been bought
by worldly wealth.
That’s when the breeze begins
to blow, I know
the Spirit’s Call.
And all my worldly wanderings
just melt into His Love.

Oh, I want to know You more!
Deep within my soul I want to know You,
Oh, I want to know You.
To feel Your Heart and know Your Mind,
looking in Your eyes stirs up within me,
cries that says I want to know You
Oh, I want to know You more.
Oh, I want to know You more.

When my daily deeds
ordinarily lose life and song,
my heart begins to bleed,
sensitivity to Him is gone.
I’ve run the race but set my own pace
and face a shattered soul,
Now the Gentle Arms of Jesus
warm my hunger to be whole.

 Oh, I want to know You more!
Deep within my soul I want to know You,
Oh, I want to know You.
To feel Your Heart and know Your Mind,
looking in Your eyes stirs up within me,
cries that says I want to know You
Oh, I want to know You more.
 
And I would give my final breathe
To know You in Your death and resurrection,
Oh, I want to know You more
Oh, I want to know You more
Oh, I want to know You more
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Mother’s Intuition?? (A Family that Prays….Series)

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I had heard about “Mother’s Intuition” before I became a mother and I never really understood what it was. Honestly, since becoming a mother, I can’t say that I understand it. There are just certain things that you almost “sense” is the right thing to do but, you just can’t fully explain it.

Well, the world might simply call it “Mother’s Intuition” but I call it God’s Spirit”. Sometimes as a mother, it seems as if there is an unmissable voice, though not audible, that tells you not to do something. Sometimes we pass it off as nothing, only to realize that we should have listened. Other times we listen and then realize that we made the best decision.

I remember one if those times when my son was just 7 weeks old. I suspected he had a UTI and led his doctor and we ended up going to the hospital that day. While we were in the hospital I noticed that my son was not responding as usual and he had a fever which, oddly enough, seemed to be localized to his abdomen. The nurses and a young doctor dismisses me as simply an over-reacting first time mother. But I followed my “intuition” and it turned out that my son was not dong well and ended up being admitted to the ICU or 3 days. (You can read a more detailed version here).

I listened to God’s Spirit and because of it my son was safe.

And so, as I leave off here today, let us remember to follow God’s Spirit as it prompts us to follow a certain course. Even tough you can’t explain it to someone, doesn’t mean you are to ignore it. And I’m not saying that we are to live by feelings, but rather, when there is this urging voice telling us to go in a certain direction, we should pray about it, and then follow the direction we believe God wants us to go in, in spite of being dismissed by others, like I was.

Mother’s Prayer: Lord, teach me to hear Your voice and to obey the promptings of Your Holy Spirit always.

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