Wednesday, May 5, 2010

A Praying Mom..

I recieved the best e-mail today. Just wanted to share.

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth" (3 John 1:4 NIV).

Proverbs 31 introduces us to the mother whose children rise up and call her blessed. She is a "wife of noble character" "an excellent wife"  and "a capable, intelligent, and virtuous woman." The mother whose children rise up and call her blessed is a warrior who battles in prayer for the hearts, minds, and souls of her children. She prays a hedge of protection around them and stands in the gap when they don't know how to pray for themselves. She meets the enemy head on, dressed in the armor of God with the sword of the spirit (the word of God) drawn and ready for action.
We may never know the many times that the enemy's schemes against our children were thwarted by the power of our prayers. Here is the living sword to use against the enemy's attack.

Lord I pray that Kaitlyn will.....

Know Christ as Savior early in life. (Psalm 63:1, 2 Timothy 3:15)
Have a hatred for sin. (Psalm 97:10)
Be caught when guilty. (Psalm 119:71)
Be protected from the evil one in each area of their lives: spiritual, emotional, and physical (John 17:15)
Have a responsible attitude in all their interpersonal relationships. (Daniel 6:3)
Respect those in authority over them. (Romans 13:1)
Desire the right kind of friends and be protected from the wrong friends. (Proverbs 1:10-11)
Be kept from the wrong mate and saved for the right one. (2 Corinthians 6:14-17)
Be kept pure until marriage (as well as the one they marry). (1 Corinthians 6:18-20)
Learn to totally submit to God and actively resist Satan in all things. (James 4:7)
Be single-hearted, willing to be sold out to Jesus Christ. (Romans 12:1-2)
Be hedged in so they cannot find their way to wrong people or wrong places and that the wrong people cannot find their way to them. (Hosea 2:6)

A mother wears many hats during the years of raising her children. And while we take off those hats one-by-one as they grow and mature, there is one that will always remain - the hat of a mother who prays.

1 comment:

Wynne & Stephen said...

thank you sommer for being a great example of what a praying mom looks like! love you!