Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A prayer for our children.....

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Hey sweet friends....

I am going to lift up all our children today and in the days to come. I have had an urgency and sense of "now" to pray for our spouses and our children. Feel free to come back daily for a new focus and pray along with me.

Our families are everything to us. God has given us these people and I don't want to take those relationships lightly and I don't think you do either. Won't you pray with me.....

"Dear Sweet Jesus,
First of all, I humbly come before you and simply say "thank you" for my 3 sons. They are all completely different but yet completely perfect in Your own sweet way. I thank you for entrusting me with this HUGE job of raising them to be followers of Jesus Christ. That can be overwhelming for me sometimes. But, as I take it one day at a time and follow my heart, I can pray some very specific things for them. Thank you for listening Lord. Thank you for already working out these things even as I sit here and type.

Father, I ask that their hearts be filled with a burning desire or passion to truly know You, seek You, and be close to you. Lord, help me to teach of You, show Your activity in their daily life, and help them see and understand how you speak and reveal yourself to them.

Lord, I pray my children's souls would pant for you as the deer pants for streams of water.
Just as the Psalmist said in Ch. 42 vs. 1, I want them to want You and not be afraid of You.

Thank you Lord for giving me the tools, the time, and the heart to be intentional about what we talk about with my children. May You be first and last always!

We love you Lord. Increase our passion. Increase our desire to find joy in everyday life as we follow your ways. No matter their age, all of your children can desire more of You! You are truly awesome! We love you so much.

In Jesus Name....Amen!"


Mary Lou said...

Powerful praying Fran. Powerful words. Thanks for this reminder. How blessed your family is that you are learning of Him and sharing with them and with the rest of us. God bless you as you lead your family. May your three sons rise up to be mighty men of God.

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Amen! A beautiful letter!

Alana said...

Thank you, Fran! I need this. What a purposeful post. I prayed with you for my own family!!!

Darlene R. said...

Amen! :)Thanks Fran!

marine's words said...

Amen!Oh, Fran you really need to go to one if you can let me know if you fine on near you! I am gald you like my post ,thank you

Anonymous said...

Oh Fran! Today is my sweet Anna Grace's 14th birthday! (remember the ice storm of '94) and I've been praying for her all day..mainly that she desire Him more than anything this world can offer...thank you for your prayers and I join you in praying that we (Moms) will live this out!
love you!
Braden, TN

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Beautiful prayer, Fran. It must please the Father so much to see such a sweet spirit in you!

Denise said...

Standing in prayer with you dear.

Anonymous said...

I've been praying scripture for my kids for about 5 years, and have seen so many God stops by doing it. Have you ever heard of Mom's In Touch international? Moms get together every week and pray for their kids and schools and community..very awesome!! They taugh me and I led it for a while..thanks for praying with me today! :)

ocean mommy said...

Just beautiful! Very powerful words here.

love you

He Knows My Name said...

oh yes fran, may Jesus make even the smallest spark turn into a burning all consuming flame. may they not fall for the deceiver may they see the truth, want the truth and know the truth that the truth will set them free. love you sister. ~janel

Susan said...

I love this, Fran! I pray for each of my children and my husband every morning during my quiet time. I, too, feel an urgent need to pray for them. Especially for our girl.

Your heart is so wonderful and precious, Fran. I'm so thankful for you!

Charity said...

Amen, girl! The Lord has blessed us so much with these sweet little ones! Everyday I thank Him for the gift of being a mom.

Love and hugs,

BethAnne said...

Reading this post gave me an idea! We should each type out our bloggy friends names, how many kids they have (maybe ages too, but not names since some people dont want to tell their kids names), and commit to praying for them each morning. What do ya think? I know I would certainly covet any prayers for me and my family..........

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