Every Thursday, for the next 3 months at Leaving A Legacy we will be doing a series over the book, “The Power of a Praying Parent”, by Stormie Omartian. This week we will be discussing chapter 1.
I love to pray. It’s because of prayer that we can come into a deep and personal relationship with our Savior. I feel different after I pray…at peace because I know God has things under control. There’s no better legacy to leave your children than that of a parent who prays, especially one who prays for their children. Parenting is one of the toughest jobs in the world. Bringing your newborn baby home for the first time can fill you with emotions of pure elation and joy, to shaking in your boots fear and worry about the unknown.
“Our children’s lives don’t ever have to be left to chance.” ~ Stormie Omartian
The thing is we don’t have to be overcome by fear. We can rest assured in the unfailing love of our Father and His guidance and protection over us and our children. We don’t have to walk the road of parenthood alone, we can communicate with our Savior, praying for our children concerning ever area of their lives.
When we pray it doesn’t guarantee us absolutes in life, however it does give us a sense of freedom and assurance in doing so.
“God didn’t promise that nothing bad would ever happen to my child, but praying released the power of God to work in his life, and I could enjoy more peace in the process. “ ~ Stormie Omartian
When we pray over our children’s lives we need to be covering all areas, both past, present and future. Asking God to give you a specific list to pray for concerning your children narrows down areas that need to be interceded for. We also need to make sure that when we pray, we are praying in Jesus’ name. John 16:23 states, “Most, assuredly I say to you. whatever you ask the Father in my name He will give you.” When we pray in Jesus name it gives us authority over the enemy and shows we have faith in God.
When we pray, it’s beneficial to pray scripture over our children’s lives. We have a mighty weapon against the enemy when we use the Lord’s word to pray in the battle over our children’s lives.
I challenge you this week to be praying over every area of your children’s lives. Watch the difference it makes when you truly pray and give up all your worries to Him in faith knowing that He has the outcome under control.
“The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” James 5:16
~Now it’s time to link up !~
- To link up go to the sidebar and get the code for the Legacy Leaver Thursdays button, right click and “save as” on the code and then upload it into your post. Or you can provide a direct link somewhere in your post linking back here. That way other bloggers can join in too!
- Then copy and paste the direct link from your post, (not your blog url), into the linky tool below.
- This link up will be happening every Thursday at Leaving a Legacy. You can link up your posts that deal with leaving a legacy to your children and other loved ones. These posts can vary from spiritual lessons, to homeschooling tips, to recipes and homemaking skills that you want to pass down. You can also link up posts that offer encouragement to the community. I will do the best I can to read as many posts as possible throughout the week. However, if there are times that I miss you, know that I’m so grateful that you linked up and was so blessed to have you here!
- In order to create an encouraging community here, please take a moment to visit the person in front of you. Thank you!
For those of you that link up throughout the month, I will be choosing a “featured blogger”, for the following month. The featured blogger will be someone who actively participates in the link up, and who’s posts have really touched the community. They will receive free advertising for their blog on my sidebar for that month, and also be allowed to submit one approved guest post during that month.
The featured blogger for the month of January is Alisha Gratehouse from Flourish. Please take a moment to stop by and read her encouraging words! You can also check out her eBook devotional for children, “God Said So!”, here.