Day One of the 21 day challenge for praying for my 4 amazing sons:
Here is a highlight of what I read today…. (by: Brooke L. McGlothlin – “Warrior Prayers”) . I LOVE her heart. I am so excited for this challenge. I already have been praying daily for our boys, but I am determined to fight through prayer during the challenging days ahead. I have been reading a few books lately and they all have the same underlying theme. The power of praying scripture. I was raised in a Pastor’s home and have been involved with people in ministry my entire life and still I hadn’t understood this concept. Something powerful has taken place lately in my heart and mind in understanding the tools the Lord has given us to fight in the Spiritual battle we are surrounded with. Using HIS Word to engage in the battle and to make a difference.
Anthony Blare, Andrew Jon, David Wayne, Keegan Gibson…. Your mommy is on her knees for you. I will fight for you and believe in the God in you. I love each of you with all my heart. <3
I don’t know about you, but I feel like we’re losing our sons. Take a look around. What do you see? Everywhere you look men are leaving the church, leaving their wives, throwing out the Word of God as the authority in their lives. The call of God to raise men to know Him and fear Him still stands. But are we doing that?
I don’t think so.
I submit to you that as a culture, we’ve been more like Eli than we care to admit. Our sons don’t even know the Father God, because their fathers (and mothers) don’t know the Father God. They don’t see a big difference between what the world says it means to be a man and what they see in church. According to the author John Eldredge, men in the church don’t even know what it means to be godly men. They’re bored, tired and most feel that to align themselves with the teachings of the church means to die to what’s in their hearts.
All it takes to lose the truth of the Word of God is one set of parents who fail to teach it. And the result can be generations of men who don’t know and fear the Lord. Imagine the impact for a moment. It’s a lot to take in.
But the good news is this: you can choose right now to go to war for your son’s hearts. It’s never too late. Contrary to popular belief, the battle won’t be won by reading and implementing the best parenting techniques. It won’t be won through late night talks, lectures on right and wrong, or even committing to a Bible-preaching church. These things are all part of the equation, but they don’t trump the most important piece of the fight…
PRAYER. This battle is best fought on your knees…
May ___________ first clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside may be clean (Mt 23:26
Give _________ a new heart, and a new spirit put within him. Remove the heart of stone from hi flesh and give him a heart of flesh. (Ez. 36:26)
May ________ honor God with his heart, and not just his lips. (Is. 29:13)
May ________ out of the good treasure of his heart produce good, for out of the abundance of his heart his mouth speaks. (Lk. 6:45)
May _____ ‘s heart cry be, “not my will, but Yours, be done. (Lk. 22:42)
May ______ draw near to God, and He will draw near to him. May he cleanse his hands and purify his heart. ( James 4:8)
Create in _______ a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within him (Ps. 51:10
May ______ be like the wise man, whose heart inclines him to the right (Ecc. 10:2)
May ____ not take idols into his heart, and set the stumbling block of this iniquity before his face. (Ez. 14:3)
When he hears the Word of the Lord, may _______ be cut to the heart. (Acts 2:37)