Sunday, November 16, 2008

mother's heart

i have been trying to pray the 7 x 7 prayers for my girls
i will keep at it, day by day
my hope is that my prayers become unceasing
that prayers flow out of me, instead of quick words
that i pray first, act after
today, my oldest daughter is struggling, hurt by the sin of our world
entering the struggle i went upstairs to her room
i walked around, sat on her bed
and interceeded for her
life is poking her, it is hard to see her hurt
i prayed for protection, understanding, patience, love
and mostly that God would be behind, before, and all around her
this job of's too big
i can't do it on my own
i wish i could align the stars for her
but i can't
i can pray though
and love
and listen
remember when i was there as a child
and keep trusting her to God


Kim's Kraziness said...

The enemy lurks at all times, waiting for opportunities to pull our children away from us and ultimately away from God. As parents, we must be dedicated to developing our children into all that God intends for them to be, and that requires not only discipline, but a faith that depends on the Lord to guide all of our actions.

The happiest and most secure children are ones whose parents strive to both nurture them and to teach them appropriate conduct according to the Bible. God disciplines His children for their benefit, and expects us to do the same with those He has entrusted to our care.

Dear Lord, grant D the courage to be the parent You want her to be. Help her control her temper and her anger, so that she can discipline her children in a loving way that will help them see You in her. Help D both display and teach godly character. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Love ya sis!!

Kim's Kraziness said...

D...i forgot to thank you for the link on your sidebar. I clicked on it the other day and printed out the 7 points. I am trying to pray this for each of the hope is also to have this roll off my tongue rather then the sharp words I am more prone to saying!