Thursday, June 9, 2011

Warrior Prayers -- Day Two

21 Days of Prayer for our Sons…


This topic relates to obedience really well. All of their lives, our children will find themselves in situations where they have to submit to someone—whether it’s parents, teachers, bosses, government officials, or God Himself!

Sometimes it’s really hard to submit to authority because we want our way! However, training them now to respect authority and submit to it will set them for success in the future.

As you pray specifically about your sons submitting to authority, here are the 10 scripture references to use (from page 16 in the ebook):

Hebrews 13:17

James 4:7

1 Corinthians 16:16

Ephesians 5:21

Hebrews 12:9

Job 22:21

Romans 13:1

2 Chronicles 30:8

1 Peter 5:5

Galatians 5:1

I encourage you to pray “without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) today. I try to tell myself things to help me remember to pray…like every time I walk by a certain place in the house (or in your work place), I will pray. For instance, every time I walk by the boys’ rooms I will pray. Or every time I go to the refrigerator, I’ll pray. Ask God to help you to be in a spirit of prayer throughout the day.

Brooke says in her book “this battle is best fought on our knees.”

As I was reading my devotional this morning from Voices of the Faithful,
I read a really good quote about how awesome our God is! “Big things happen when small people ask big things of a Big God!” So, let’s get asking! J

For our comment today, will you please answer the study question from p 14?

“Have you ever considered how teaching obedience leads naturally to a deeper understanding of the Gospel?”

Also, it was really good to “meet” you guys on yesterday’s post! It’s really neat that we share the exact same anniversary with Jana. How cool is that! If you haven’t had a chance to introduce yourself, will you please leave a comment there too? Thanks!

Have an awesome day in prayer!


  1. I realize that by obeying you are allowing God to lead your life. You are saying, "Not my will God, but yours" when in obedience. How can you not understand God's Word better by living this way. Therefore, by teaching this to our sons, it brings to a new light the role of God and His desires for me as well as my sons. I just need go have faith in the prayers that the roots and fruits are forming, even though I can't see it yet.

  2. I loved today's prayers!

    "Have you ever considered how teaching obedience leads naturally to a deeper understanding of the Gospel?”

    Although I know this to be true for myself as an adult, I guess I hadn't realized how it could offer my son (and daughters) "a deeper understanding of the Gospel". I agree with Penny that we have to trust God to do a good work in our sons, even when we don't see the fruit yet. He is so faithful.

  3. How teaching obedience naturally points to the Gospel is not something I've ever thought of, at least not in this way. And I now wish I had! I loved the example Brooke gave in the book of a conversation between mother and son about how God knew we couldn't obey on our own and so He sent Jesus. I now want to be aware of times when I can drive this truth home for my sons using this example.


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