Snuggled in bed with covers pulled up tight, we fight off sleep and ask for His blessing on our family.
Rushing through the day with errands, deadlines, and stress pulling us in every direction, we throw up a plea for help.
Pacing the hall of the hospital under the fluorescent lights, we plead and bargain in exchange for healing and safety.
Whether it’s a memorized blessing, intense time of intercession, or a quick sentence of “Help me, Jesus!” – prayer has proven to be a “staple” in the diet of a Follower of Christ. However, there are times when a situation calls for extended periods of intensive communication from our hearts to the Throne Room of God. In my short time as a parent, I’ve seen the need for and tremendous impact of these dedicated prayer times for my son. When I’m on my knees, calling on God to work out His will in the life of my Augustine, I am surrendering my own control and admitting that I alone cannot create “change” in his heart. I truly believe that prayer is the single most effective and powerful tool I have in my “mama toolbox.”
Praying for your children can be a daunting task – there’s so much ground to cover! And there are countless resources on praying for children – a simple Google search will generate over 31 million potential hits – just a bit overwhelming! It’s obvious that great men and women of faith have recognized the need to approach God on behalf of the next generation and have taken the time to equip us to lay the foundation of faith before them and ask for God’s blessing on their lives. To help narrow that search down, I’ve selected two affordable, eBook resources for you to consider:
“31 Days of Prayer for Our Daughters” by The MOD Squad
While I am not a “mama of girls,” I have friends who have attested to the power and need for this resource as they pray for their daughters. In a world that degrades, pressures, and can demoralize our girls, we have to stand on the front lines to fight for their hearts. This eBook is available for $1.99 on Kindle and Nook.
“Warrior Prayers: Praying the Word for Boys in the Areas They Need it Most” by: Brooke McGlothlin
I’m blessed to call Brooke a dear friend and have been incredibly impacted by her words to intercede on behalf of my son. To raise up a generation of men who are firmly grounded in Christ and who uphold His laws has earth-shaking impact. This eBook is available for $3.99 on Kindle, Nook, and for PDF download.
These resources are a great jumping off point if you’re looking for a way to organize your prayer time for your kids! Additionally, during the month of May (1-21), TheMOBSociety is hosting a 21 Days of Prayer for Sons challenge, inspired by Brooke’s book, “Warrior Prayers.” Each day a group of over 900 women gather to pray through Scripture for their sons and encourage each other. I’m blessed to be leading the challenge over there, so if you’d like more information or want to join us, please send an email to email@example.com and I’ll connect you.