Friday, February 11, 2011

Praying for Children, Part 5

I hope this has been a beneficial week of reflection and prayer for you as we have been interceding together for the children we love. And now the conclusion of this series:
Here Among Us
What other nation is so great as to have their gods near them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him? DEUTERONOMY 4:7

Lord,
I rest in Your presence today. I put aside all my endless worries. I do not pick up any requests, except this one: Make Your presence known to my children.

We are Your family, and You live always in the company of Your people (Ps. 14:5). You inhabit my children's simplest prayers and off-key praises (Ps. 8:2). You never leave them for a second (Heb. 13:5). You are their Lord. Unstuff their ears, open their eyes, melt their hearts with Your compelling reality. Show them how much they need Your "here-ness" today.

Be here! Be here! In the clanging kitchen, out in the yard or street, in the selient room where a toddler sleeps, in hallways, in the daydreams of teenagers, in the to-do lists of Mom and Dad, in every hour of our day...be here among us, O God! Help me hear You say, "I am always with you. It is good to be near me" (from Ps. 73:23,28).

You, Great God, are our life. Let Your Spirit sing in my children's innermost beings today. And let our spirits sing in You and bring You joy. All day long. Amen.

From "Praying the Bible for Your Children" by David & Heather Kopp.


1 comment:

  1. Love these prayers. I can attest to HOW IMPORTANT it is to PRAY for your kids EVERYDAY!

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