Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Warrior Prayers - Day Seven

21 Days of Prayer for our Sons…

Good morning, fellow prayer warriors! We’ve made it one week on our prayer journey! I’m praying that we will all have the strength to persevere in this challenge and for God to move in the hearts of our sons.

Today’s Prayer in on


My husband and my older son both have a servant’s heart. I do believe they are both gifted in that area. Many times, my husband feels that he is behind in his work, but it’s because he is such a servant that he will stop and help anyone that needs it. I love that about him. He also helps out around the house so much! I always say that he does all the “gross jobs” like cleaning toilets, taking out trash, mopping, yard work, etc. And when he gets mad or upset, he CLEANS! I really like that too!

Evan really likes to serve as well. He doesn’t always want to keep his room clean or pick up after himself, but he loves to help when there is a need. Until we moved in December, he was helping at our local food pantry every week. He LOVED spending time with the people there. He also enjoys helping when we have any church event or church need. I was encouraged to see him help just last Thursday when our church had a huge flood. He worked with his daddy ALL day, cleaning the mess. And then, I was proud to see him work so hard last Saturday at our church car wash…it wasn’t a fundraiser—we were just showing the love of Christ to the community. And Evan worked so hard!

I’m praying that our 4 year-old will follow in his daddy’s and big brother’s footsteps as well. I’m sure he will. He’s just young. This has made me think that we need to be more intentional in giving him opportunities to serve as well.

I encourage you to think of ways your family can serve in your home, in your church, and in your community. Let’s find ways we can teach our children the value of serving others. Will you share some of your ideas in the comments? I’d love to hear them!

Today’s prayer verses are:

James 1:1
John 12:26
Hebrews 3:5
2 Timothy 2:24-25
Galatians 5:13
1 Peter 4:10
Ephesians 6:7
Hebrews 12:28
Matthew 23:11
Deuteronomy 6:13

Which one of these verses speaks most to you?
Let’s keep praying!


  1. One way we are going to teach our boys to serve is going on our church's family mission trip next month. We just found out last week that we are able to attend. Please pray that we will have a wonderful week of serving those in need there!

    My favorite verse today is 2 Timothy 2:24-25.

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  2. My favorite verse from today is the same as Kim B's, 2 Timothy 2:24. Reading in my NIV, the phrase "patiently enduring evil" reads "not resentful". I really like that! This area is one where I feel I have fallen miserably short. We do take advantage of opportunities locally to serve others. We have taken the entire children's group from our church (which my boys were a part of) to serve a meal to the residents of a local Christian rehab center and done other similar things. I would love to go on a family mission trip. That is definately in our future. Kim, what an awesome opportunity for you all. If you don't mind, share the dates and I'll be in prayer specifically that week.


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