Pray For Your Children
by Dionna Sanchez
Emphasis On Moms

I want to arm my children with self-esteem, strong roots and values along with wisdom and integrity. I want to protect them from harm and be there when they hurt. 

At times, as a parent, I can feel so useless and so overwhelmed because so much is being thrown in my kids' direction! But I have realized that I don't have to experience those feelings. I can feel an inner peace, calm and strength by drawing on one source of power: prayer! 

I pray for my children. I pray about lots of things. I pray that they will accept Jesus into their hearts and devote their lives to serving Him. I pray for their future spouses - that they are being raised by loving parents in Godly homes, and that they will be taught how to treat my children as their husband or wife someday. I pray for their friendships and for their hearts' concerns. Let me tell you, nothing gives my heart more joy or peace than to know that my children are daily in God's hands! 

You can pray for your children anywhere and at any time. Pray for them in the shower, while driving, kneeling by your bedside or actually WITH your child at bedtime. I also have note cards that I rotate on our bathroom mirror. They contain a scripture verse related to what character quality my husband and I pray will grow in our children's hearts, souls and lives on a daily basis. We have cards for responsibility, hospitality, generosity, compassion, humility, contentment, humility, contentment and more. 

There are so many influences trying to affect and direct the growth of our children's lives. I want to equip them with as much as I can. What better tool is there than prayer? 

These little ones (and big ones as the case may be) are precious treasures. Take the time today to invest in their hearts and souls for a lifetime by praying for them. 

There is no greater testimony of your love. 

~Dionna Sanchez prays for her 3 children - Garrett, Kamica and Kayla Shaye. She is Editor/Publisher of Emphasis On Moms 

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