Posted by: amyedwards | November 6, 2008

Won’t you join me?

I was recently talking to a friend and she was commenting that her prayer life wasn’t all that she wanted it to be.  Can I ever relate!  You know what I’m talking about – praying, but not specifically; or praying, but not consistently; or praying, but not earnestly; or praying, but not meaningfully. 

Well, I’ve given a considerable amount of time to that conversation.  We talked about the need to pray for some things every single day and about the need to pray Scripture.  It has been my intention to sit down and make my own list of daily prayers with Scripture to back them, but I have not taken the time to do it.

Then, November 4th Election day came and went, and I went to bed that night with a burning desire to pray more for my children and to do so on a daily basis.  Well, today I visited one of my favorite blogs, Bring the Rain, and was so excited to see her latest post

I’m committed to praying these seven prayers for all three of my children daily over the next seven days.  I hope you’ll join me in praying for your children!  And maybe after the first seven days, I will have taken the time to come up with my own verses for the next seven:)

1.  When they wake up: “Let the morning bring (child’s name) word of your unfailing love, for she has put her trust in You.  Show (her/him) the way (she/he) should go, for to you (he/she) lifts up her soul.” (Adapted from Psalm 143:8)
2. When they are getting dressed: “Therefore, as God’s chosen child, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.  Lord, help (him/her) bear with others and forgive whatever grievances (he/she) has against others.  Help (him/her) forgive as the Lord forgave (him/her).  And over all these virtues, help (him/her) put onlove, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” (Adapted from Colossians 3:12-14)
3. While they are eating: “Teach (child’s name) the secret of being content in any and every situation whether well-fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  Teach (him/her) that (he/she) can do everything through him who gives (him/her) strength.” (Adapted from Philippians 4:12-13)

4.  When they go out of the house: “(Name of child), do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Adapted from Romans 12:2)

5.  While they are taking a bath: Lord, give (name of child)  clean hands and a pure heart, and let (him/her) not lift (his/her) soul to an idol or swear by what is false. Let (him/her) receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God (his/her) Savior.  Let (him/her) be part of the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob. (Adapted from Psalm 24:4-6)

6.  When they are going to bed:  “The Lord Your God is with you; he is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, be will rejoice over you with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)

7.  While they are sleeping:  “I pray that (name of child) will do everything without complaining or arguing, so that he/she may become blameless and pure, a child of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which he/she shines like a star in the universe as he/she holds out the word of life-in order that he/she may boast on the day of Christ that he/she did not run or labor for nothing.” (Adapted from Philippians 2:14-16)

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Responses

  1. I have written Bible verses beside things I pray for my children and Donald and me. Mine list is very long. I pray for our spiritual gifts, our bessetting sins, the kids purity, God’s will for their lives. Sometimes I sit and share them with the kids so they know that I pray for them, but also so they know what I expect. At first it is hard to come up with a verse for some things, then it gets to be fun because you start thinking up stuff. It really helps you to pray because your not just closing your eyes thinking about how you need to do the dishes.

  2. This is great. I have been thinking the same thing. I’m going to print this out and add to it.
    Thanks, Amy!

  3. I will definitely save this. Focused prayer is so important.


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