This was in my email inbox yesterday…I just read it today. God has placed on my heart to pray for Zach and Ali each day, specifically for every area of their lives. I’m seeing a difference…maybe it’s a difference in me, but none the less, it’s a difference. Parents, I urge you to join me in immersing our children in prayer! The below writing from Max Lucado may inspire you!
A Greenhouse of Prayer
By Max Lucado
Arise, cry out in the night, at the beginning of the watches; Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift your hands toward Him for the life of your young children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street. Lamentations 2:19
Someday I’ll ask God, “Why were you so good to my daughters and me? And he’ll answer by pointing to my wife, Denalyn! “She just kept talking about you and your kids!”
Denalyn took regular prayer walks through our house, stepping into each living area. She prayed for her daughters and husband. She took full advantage of the invitation of Lamentations 2:19 to
Pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift your hands toward Him for the life of your young children.
Parents, we can do this. We can be loyal advocates, stubborn intercessors.
Permissive parents. Paranoid parents.
How can we avoid the extremes? We pray!
Prayer is the saucer into which paternal fears are poured to cool. Each time a parent prays, Christ responds.
His big message to moms and dads? Bring your children to me. Raise them in a greenhouse of prayer!