As parents, guardians, wards, it’s our deepest desire to see our children happy, successful, amiable, virtuous and role models. We would sacrifice anything to see them happy and out of danger. Won’t we?. We would even go as far as denying ourselves happiness, comforts, just to make them happy and succeed in all their endeavours. We believe that if it’s well with them today it will be well with us tomorrow. But even with all efforts, sacrifices, pains, hurts, discomforts, we still feel it’s not enough, like we haven’tdone our best nor given our best even when we know we’ve given all we have. All our visions and hopes are in their welfare and in them achieving greater heights than we ever did right?
How about channeling all our anxieties, worries, expectations into prayers? Do you know the place of prayer in the life of any individual? If you do, then you will understand why it’s important for us to pray for our children every day and not sometimes. A wise and clever enemy will always use misdirection to make advances and gain advantages for his attacks and that includes our children.
The number one enemy of every believer aside from himself is the devil. For every time we neglect our children he preoccupies us with activities that makes us focus only on here and now, thereby blinding us to the needs of our children. We focus more on corrections than on praying, which we still find difficult to do. We need to remember what Ephesians 6:12 (KJV) says “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”
Most of our struggles are spiritually manipulated. I’m not saying there are no physical trial but the spiritual realms controls what happens in the physical. Every spiritual battle or struggle must be fought spiritually. Only the Holy Spirit has the ability to change anyone and make it last forever. We can not employ the Holy Spirit in the lives of our children if they do not have the knowledge of who Jesus Christ is. The place of prayer in the life of our children brings them to the saving knowledge of who Jesus Christ is and the numerous gifts of the holy spirit.
Good habits are best formed when young. We should start praying for our children from an early stage. I would say from the moment they take their first breath till they grow old. The act of parenting is a life time job, not a part time job. If we intend to raise Godly children, generations, then we must pray for them constantly. “We fight victoriously when we fight on our knees”.
Godly virtues developed in our children is a powerful strategy for defense against the enemy who does nothing but roar around seeking for who to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 (KJV) Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.” Our children can not overcome sin on their own, you can’t imagine the pressure to be bad and be like their mates they have to go through every day. They live in a sin stained world and limits their goals to earthly goals rather a than on eternal goals.
Our children are gifts from God to us and he has entrusted them to our care. They belong to him and if we have this mindset then we will understand the place of prayer in their lives and they need for us to point them in the right direction and back to God. “Pilgrim’s Progress, said, “You can do more than pray, after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.”
To be continued……..
41 Thoughts on “The Place Of Prayer In The Life Of Our Children….”
Beautiful. Just beautiful. I love it.
I am happy you like it. Good morning and have a great day.
Good morning! I hope you are doing well. Thank you and I hope you have a great day as well my dear!!!
https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsSo true… Opened my eyes
I’m glad I did. I’m just a vessel through which God speaks to his children. Thank you for sharing with us.
Thank you very much for your kind gesture.
Nice again, I’m a bachelor and no sons I think a son’s a gift to mankind and family, a kids is a new challenge in a future where longing for the best and when you cry besides sad days your keepsakes are great moments. We’re guardian allowance as a shield.
A big kiss to all mom around the world cos a bairn ‘s simply the best where good days is come to yet…
Well written post Whitney. So true and we must pray more then ever as we put on the full armor.
Yes we must and at all times otherwise they fall prey or become the prey themselves. Thank you for your kind words and for sharing with us.
You are welcome and thank you for the great efforts you put in allow the message to shine forth.
Live reading your post. You keep opening my eyes of what I need to focus in life. Keep up the great work ☺️
I’m really humbled by your kind words. I am always inspired, thank you for your kind response.
Children are definitely a gift from god. I cherish my kids with all my heart. I make sure they know every day that everything is going to be ok even when things seem crazy or bad. Your words are inspirational to people having a bad day or not seeing things clearly. Thanks for sharing.
You are welcome. Our children are perfect gift from God and we should not stop letting them know they are special. Thank you very much for stopping by and sharing with us.
https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsAlthough I’m not a parent, I still have a niece and nephew. Prayer is so important in the lives of children. Amen to this piece! Bless you!
God bless you too. It’s very thoughtful of you
You have the power of a praying mother.
Thanks a lot. Every woman has the power that God has given us as women to survive and be home builders. We thrive only when we realise the power of prayer in all that we do.
https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsI could not love this post anymore. This is absolutely spot on! So many parents out here feeling like failures because they can’t provide what the world says children need; they latest Jordan’s, a new xbox, the latest iPhone. And what children TRULY NEED is to be brought up in the Word of God. To be taught to take it to the Lord in prayer…and if you do this for your kids they will be ok. It’s absolutely free and it is absolutely priceless! This post is perfect!
Thank you for your kind response. The scripture says “if the foundation is faulty what can the righteous do?” Most of the challenges and issues we face today is as a result of a faulty foundation. We need to lay a solid foundation for our children, starting by getting it right in the place of prayer. Thank you once again.
https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsThere is nothing more powerful than prayer. I want to be the best parent I can be for my child- thank you for this article. I recently went to look for my bible which I found at my parents home in the bedroom I grew up in the draw next to my bed. I used that bible so often as a child/teenager and now as an adult. I will instill the same principles in my daughter.
Awwww, i totally understand. It’s not so easy to let go of good memories. It also reaffirms the bible verse that “train up a child in the way he should grow and when he’s old he won’t depart from it. Proverbs 22:6. I’m glad you want to instill the same principle in your daughter. Our world needs generations that will seek and fear the Lord. More grace Ma’am and God bless you.
https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsI pray for my son daily and try to make sure that he is well aware of the things around him. As a single mom of a 14 year old, I do feel like I am not doing enough because I am not a male so to speak, but trying to teach him the principles of life and what God expects from him as a man. Thank you for the great read.
You are welcome crystal. I am pretty sure your son is favoured to have you as his mom. Keep training him in the way of the Lord and when he’s older he will not depart from them. Never stop praying for him. Every mothers love and prayers are never enough but they are always rewarding and fulfilling. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. God bless you and yours.
https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsSuch a needed article for today’s generation! This was a beautifully written article. I like to say to people to make time for prayer because many people tend to say that they will pray when they have time. But those who acknowledge the significance and importance of prayer will make the time to pray to God just as they would do so for anything or anyone they find valuable in their lives.
Exactly. We are the one to create time and not time creating us. Nice one my dear and thank you for sharing. God bless you.
https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsGod bless you for pointing these out
Amen. I am glad you enjoyed reading the post. I am only but a vessel ready for the masters use.
https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsThank you for this. I really needed it today for the sake of my children.
You are most welcome and I’m sorry my response is coming late. Keep up the good work and more grace to you. God bless you.
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I find myself still praying even though our children are grown and with their own children. To affirm our children as ideas of holiness, health, and harmony, of our good God, clears the air so to speak. Thank you for your thoughts.
You are most welcome Cheryl. You are doing the perfect job. Prayer changes everything and it becomes easy to do when we trust the holy spirit to guide us through it all. I appreciate you dropping by and sharing as well. More grace.