I am linking up this week again with Courtney Joseph from Women Living Well for her series on Top Ten Quotes on Marriage and Motherhood.
This week I wanted to share several passages out of one of my all time favorite books. This book has helped me find just the right prayer to pray for my boys many times. If you are a parent then you definitely need this book.
The book is The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian. I have an ongoing series here on my blog that I started nearly a year ago where I go through this book chapter by chapter. Stormie's book is packed full of powerful information and scripture to stand on while praying our children through life.
Here are my top five favorite quotes taken out of Chapter 1 - yep, it's that good. The following quotes are taken from the first chapter of the book.
"For it's the power of God that penetrates a child's life when a parent prays."
"When we don't pray, it's like saying we have no need of anything outside of ourselves."
"God knows our thoughts and our needs, but He responds to our prayers."
"It's not enough to pray only for the concerns of the moment; we need to pray for the future, and we need to pray against the effects of past events."
"In fact, we don't even have to be parents. We can be a friend, a teacher, a grandparent, an aunt, a cousin, a neighbor, a guardian, or even a stranger with a heart of compassion or concern for a child. The child may be someone we hear of or read about in the newspaper; the child may even be an adult for whom we have a mother's or father's heart. If you're aware of a child who doesn't have a praying parent, you can step into the gap right now and answer that need. You can effect a change in the life of any child you care about. All it takes is a heart that says, "God, show me how to pray in a way that will make a difference in this child's life." Then begin with the prayers in this book and see where the Holy Spirit leads you."
So my question to you this week: "Do You Pray For Your Children?"