Thursday, March 18, 2010
A Great Prayer for your Children!
Joan said that when her children were teenagers, she watched as they got caught up in some behaviors that really worried her. She found this verse and felt like God told her to begin praying it over her teens.
"I did." She said, her eyes getting misty. "And today my kids are grown up and love Christ. They belong to the Lord."
Watching her testify to the power of prayer and a God who listens was beautiful. My son is 11 and he's not caught up in bad behaviors right now. But I want to put him in God's hands. So I prayed this verse over my son. What a blessing it will be if someday when he has his own children he tells them and the world, "I belong to the Lord."
Do you have children? This is a wonderful passage of Scripture to pray over them.
"I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams. One will say, 'I belong to the LORD,' another will call himself by the name of Jacob; still another will write on his hand, 'The LORD's' and will take the name of Israel." Isaiah 44: 3-5