23 Years of Praying!
How many times have you prayed for your kids?
Wow. I have no idea. I have prayed for my children all their life and my oldest born is 23. I prayed before she was born.
Are you praying daily for your kids?
I had breast cancer when I was 24 years old and the doctor told me I couldn’t get pregnant for at least 2 years. I ended up waiting three. At the time my doctor’s concerns were, pregnancy could cause the cancer to return!
My cancer has not returned and it has now been 27 years! God is faithful. My baby was born on April 13, 1990, my “miracle baby“, as my doctor called her. My cancer doctor came to see me the day she was born, 23 years ago and he is still my doctor to this day. Great man, great doctor! I was the youngest cancer patient he had ever had.
Do You Want God to Bless Your Children?
Sure, we all want our kids blessed by God. We pray for them all their life and do our best to lead them and guide them as they grow. I have prayed over my kids and cried for them and with them. I love my babies!! There is nothing as special as being a mom! What a privilege and what a blessing from the Lord!
“If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God: Your children and your crops will be blessed. The offspring of your herds and flocks will be blessed. Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed.” Deuteronomy 28:1, 2, 4, 6 NLT
Obedience = Blessings
“If you obey the commands of the Lord your God and walk in his ways, the Lord will establish you as his holy people as he swore he would do.” Deuteronomy 28:9 NLT
God tells us over and over in His Word; if we obey, HE WILL BLESS! God gives us His commands not to hurt us, but to bless us. He gives us these “do’s and don’ts” to give us the boundaries we should stay within, to protect us from bad choices and the consequences which follow. He has great plans and blessings waiting for those who listen and obey His commands.
Pray, Pray, Pray
1. Ask God to help you draw closer to Him. He wants a relationship with you.
2. Ask God to forgive you when you fall short and ask Him to help you be more obedient to His commands.
3. Ask God to protect your kids, provide for your kids, and guide your kids!
4. Ask God to help you pray daily for your family.
Why do I pray?
Are you praying?
I have prayed for years for my children to fall in love with Jesus! See, I know if they fall in love with Him, they will have the desire to live for the Lord and serve Him!!
Tell me how God has answered your prayers for your kids below!
“May the Lord richly bless both you and your children.” Psalms 115:14 NLT
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Brenda McGraw is a wife, mother, author, cancer survivor and child of God. Brenda's mission is to help share the love of Christ and teach others to pray for their children and families.
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