Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Praying for our children

I have been reading about praying God's Word over my children and have really made an effort to do this several times a day.  I read Warrior Prayers - Praying the Word for Boys and loved it!  There are tons of Scriptures for us to pray over our children in the areas they need prayer the most.  If you get a chance to stop by her site, I hightly recommend purchasing her e-book ($5.95). 

I am also considering purchasing some study material from Doorposts on raising Godly men.  (Hopefully my garage sale this weekend will provide me with enough money for this.)  From what I have read, this looks to be a very comprehensive study which will take my little ones all the way through their teen years. 

What has impressed me the most is something I read yesterday on one of my blogging buddies' posts:

We are "raising a head of the house".  Future leaders in their own homes.  Spiritual leaders.  Husbands, fathers, bread-winners.  A little scary, but I am up for the challenge.  So, I have stepped up to the plate, and have made some definite changes in my daily routine.  Lots more time spent in prayer and the Word.  Praying specifically for each of my children, mentioning them by name, inserting their names into Scriptures.  Also, being ever so mindful of what they see (not just what is being said to them).  "Be careful little eyes what you see."  My example of a Christ-centered life is so important.  They copy what they hear and see, the good and the bad.  Some bad is picked up outside the home, and I don't have as much control over that.  But I do have control over what they see and hear from me.  How strong my faith is.  What words I am using.  Defeat?  or Victory?  How calm I remain in a stressful situation.  Our children are in "training".  (I heard Michelle Duggar say this and agree 100 percent.) 

I am making every effort to "train up my children in the Lord".  Are you?


  1. Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I am following you back! This post was a great reminder to me to pray for my children more. I think we can all use improvement in our prayer lives -- I know I could and should pray more for my kids! Thanks for the inspirational post!
    Smiles, Jenn

  2. Wow Kerry. This post was a little convicting. I need to spend more time praying for my kids. The best thing I can do for them is to pray.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. I am following you too. Many blessings!

  3. I just bought the warrior prayer book yesterday! :) I started it last night at bedtime with my little guy. So far so good. Thanks for stopping by! Nice to meet you. :)

  4. Thank you for visiting my blog! I also pray for our four boys (and one girl) and often tell ours that they are "Squires" who are training to be the knights of the world. SO important that they know the love of Christ and how to share His blessings so others may be similarly blessed!


  5. I found your blog via the weekend blog hop and I am SO GLAD that I did. I love it.

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  6. Well said...great post! I haven't given much thought to raising my son to be a leader of a home yet. That's very sobering!