Friday, February 17, 2012

Praying for our children

Love this article that asks, "Are we praying the wrong things for our children?"

"So today, as you pray for your children, pray the hard prayers that push them to Jesus, because He is the only place they will ever fully find comfort, plenty, peace and love."

Hard prayers are the prayers that push us to Jesus. Push our kids to Jesus. Push our loved ones to Jesus. Hard prayers are the kind of prayers that changes lives...change hearts...change marriages...change families.

Prayers that focus on the internal...those are the hard prayers. It's easier to pray about grades and friends and school and sleep than it is to pray about humility and selflessness and compassion and self-control and perseverance.

The most important thing is that we're praying. For sure. But don't stop there. Commit to praying the hard prayers--for ourselves and our loved ones.

1 comment:

Miss Monica said...

What a great reminder. I've been refocusing my prayers lately to be more specific. I think I am too afraid of being greedy if I ask for specific things....I typically ask for something and then also ask for grace for the acceptance of the answer.

But I like the idea of your concept of praying the hard prayers. Thanks so much for sharing this. Monica