I’m so excited to be a part of a group of nearly 1000 moms that have committed to praying specific prayers for our boys for the next 3 weeks!
It would be to your benefit to purchase the ebook Warrior Prayers: Praying the Word for Boys in the Areas They Need it Most. It’s a very good value (only $5.97). It’s full of scripture prayers to pray for your children. We will take one area to pray for each day.
First, let’s introduce ourselves…
Please leave a comment below telling us a little about who you are and a little about your children.
I’ll go first:
I am a wife to a music minister and the mom of two handsome boys—Evan (12) and Ethan (4 ½). We have enjoyed spending the last year together getting used to our new world of homeschooling. Until this year, I taught high school math for the past 17 years. I love learning, doing Bible studies, crafty things like scrapbooking & taking pictures, and I LOVE to cook—especially anything sweet!
Now to the prayer challenge for the day…
Today’s Prayer is on OBEDIENCE!
In her book, Brooke makes the comment that if “a man can’t submit to Jesus, he cannot lead you. A man must be willing to be led before he can truly lead.”
Because of this, we must train our sons to obey us as parents. It is not an option. “Scripture is full of warnings for parents and children alike who neglect this important detail. And in the teaching of obedience lies ones of the most glorious opportunities to prove the Gospel message to our sons.”
“Depending on what methods we use, we CAN make our sons obey. We can MAKE them obey us. But at the risk of sounding a little lazier than I really am as a parent I would submit this:
“Obeying God is intimately linked to loving Him. If we focus too much on forcing our boys to change their outward behavior, and forget to hold out the great depth of love that sent a Savior to the cross, we’re running the risk of raising little Pharisees.”
Please commit to praying the scripture prayers on OBEDIENCE (page 15 in the ebook). I am planning to write these prayers out & personalizing them with Evan’s & Ethan’s names in a notecard spiral. That way I’ll be able to carry them with me wherever I go (kind of like my Memory Verse Spiral).
If you don’t have your ebook yet, here are the scripture references:
Here are 4 suggestions to help you pray throughout the day:
1. Get up early to bathe your sons in prayer first thing in the morning.
2. Pray the prayers one at a time throughout the day.
3. Make the prayers a part of your family devotion time, praying the prayers out loud over your sons.
4. Spend some time in concentrated prayer late at night, around bed time.
I can’t wait to read all about each of you & your children! Enjoy praying today!
“The fervent prayers of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:17