So far in this month of focusing on prayer, we've prayed for our government leaders and spiritual leaders. I think now we should focus on praying for our children and grandchildren. What precious treasures we have from the Lord! I think it's safe to say that the burden we have for our children and grandchildren is from the Lord. I spoke with a lady last night that couldn't stop weeping for her granddaughter. She is so concerned about the home she is in and the desires she has. Her burden was heavy and very real. I told her I truly believe those tears are from the Lord as a reminder to pray. God gives us the responsibility of bringing the needs of our precious treasures to Him.
Let's not get in the rut of praying, "Lord bless _____ ." Specific prayer brings specific results! So how should we pray for our children?
1. Pray for them spiritually. Of course the very most important decision they will ever make is to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as their Savior. Pray that after they have accepted Him that they will live a life serving Him. Pray that they will have a ministry to serve in and that they will love it and give it their all. Pray that they will have a personal relationship with the Lord. I don't want my kids to just serve MY God, I want Him to be THEIR God, too. Pray that they will seek Him daily through His Word and that they will have a powerful prayer life. Pray for their faith to grow.