Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Warrior Prayers Day One

Day one's prayers for our sons will be combined with day two.  The first element we are encouraged to pray for for our sons is their Heart Change.  What I have learned from praying through these prayers this summer is that it is not up to us as moms (or dads) to change our children's hearts for God.  We can try as hard as we can, but our efforts will not produce the desired result without an intervention from Our Father.  Only He can turn our sons' hearts toward Him.  And that is our most fervent prayer, isn't it?  That our sons will be faithful followers of Christ all their days on this earth, and to meet us in Heaven some day.

Brooke gives a wonderful explanation of a glass of water and it spilling out everywhere if it is bumped.  She explains that the same glass would not spill over if it was empty.  The same way our actions and words reflect what is in our hearts.  If only evil, bad thoughts, bad words, and ungodly actions are buried in our hearts, then we can't expect anything else to come out, especially at the most trying of times.  How necessary it is to plant God's Word in our hearts so that our responses will be in line with His ways. 

"The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure
produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks." ~Luke 6:45

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