So it’s been awhile since I posted. Wow! When things get busy before you know it a week or more has gone by.
The other night I was praying with my child before bed. Her new “thing” is to pray for everyone she can remember and all the Disney princesses. This new tactic helps her to delay the process of going to bed while not getting into trouble because she’s praying. I really think at 2 she is smarter than I am!
As I went to bed later that night I began to pray. I prayed for my husband, child, and many other family and friends. As I lay awake a question hit me like a ton of bricks. While I pray for my child, do I really pray for her. Yes, I pray that she is kept safe. That she stays healthy. I thank my Lord for her. But I rarely pray for the person she is and the person she will become.
So I started too. I pray that as she grows up she grow to be full of integrity. I pray that she is a God-fearing, God-loving girl/woman in all circumstances. I pray that she is blessed with amazing Christian friends that will keep her focused on our Savior. I pray that through all the challenges she will face she will never lose the hope that THIS world is not our home. Most importantly I pray that she continues to grow and mature in her faith. I now pray fervently FOR my child. For who she is now and for who she is going to grow up to be both physically and spiritually.
Do you really pray FOR your children/grandchildren? If you do not have children, do you pray for the children in your life? If not, start! What a great gift to give to your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, or any other child in your life. Raise those children up in prayer and let God work through them.