Category: Prayers

Praying With My Kids

Nothing in this world feels as good as seeing your kids bow their heads and pray to our Heavenly Father.

This week I’ve been making sure to take time to pray with my kids. All of us in a circle, holding hands, as a family. One unit. It’s powerful people!

It feels my heart to the point of overflowing to talk to my kids about what they want to pray about. Who they want to pray for. What they want to give thanks for from that day.

Some day they will pray with their children, hand and hand, as a family. Someday I will get to take my grandchildren to church with me. All because of the habits and traditions we are learning and making today.

Tonight our oldest wanted to pray about his exams he’s taking tomorrow. Our middle son wanted to pray for his tooth that has been fixed several times. (He broke it at the end of school last year on a scooter) Our youngest surprised me tonight with saying that she wanted to pray for us all to be happy every day. They also prayed for all of our family to join us at church soon. They prayed for their birth mother, as we do every night. They each were filled with thanks also: good weather, family time together, life.

Each child is so different, yet so much alike. They each have amazing hearts. They think of others. They think of each other. I really believe I was blessed with the BEST kids a mom could ever ask for. Thank you sweet Lord for blessing me with more than I deserve. Thank you for my husband and my children.

I’m a simple woman. I enjoy a simple life. I love simple (yet overwhelming) times with my children.

Yesterday evening my two youngest told me that they have started praying before they eat at school. My youngest said that she prayed before her spelling test yesterday (she scored a 105!)

I love that the changes that I started making in my own life are spilling over into the lives of my children. That they are believers & doers & learning to walk with Christ! This fills my heart! I am one joyous Mama!

I know that raising kids is hard. I know that they won’t always stay on track and at times it will be difficult to recognize them through all the hormones that are racing around inside their bodies (ATTITUDE ALERT!) but I know without a doubt that God will always bring them back.

Be blessed! Keep your eyes on our Sweet Jesus! ❤

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A Prayer For My Kids

 

Dear Lord, 

I love the kids you’ve blessed me with raising. Each one has their very own personality, likes & dislikes. Each one has their very own way of doing things. So different, yet so much alike.

Father help me to be the best type of mother for them. A mother that is patient with them when it seems that they will go on forever telling that *SAME* story all over again. Help me Lord to see YOUR forgiveness of me in their eyes when they have done something they shouldn’t have. Help me Lord to lift them up in LOVE and not talk from a place of anger. Help me to see that they are still babies and even after that, human. 

Although these 3 beauties aren’t from my body they are from my heart. Help me Lord to remind them each and everyday that they are loved beyond measure. Lord help them to see that although I’m not the mother that birthed them they will always have a home, wherever I am. Father help to open their hearts and realize that no matter what they’ve done their parents will always love them.

The world is a scary place. Protect my children from those that wish to do them harm; whether that is family or friends. Help me teach them Lord that they should only look to you for approval. I know that they will be tempted to go astray, but right their path Lord.

I know there will be times that I let them down or disapoint them. I am human and make mistakes daily. I’m not here to be their friend, but to raise them up according to your will. I’m here to make sure they bloom and grow into the little people I can already see on the inside. 

Thank you Lord for your grace. Your master plan. Your beautiful gift of forgiveness. Please keep my kids safe and watch over them each time they leave my sight. 

In Jesus Name,

Amen!