I feel like I don’t pray for my kids enough. Do you ever feel that way too? Sure, I pray for them for the everyday stuff, and believe me, there are A LOT of breath prayers throughout the day. You know, the ones where you need to have a moment with Jesus before you lose it? And I pray for their safety and protection.
But sometimes I feel like I am missing out on the big, meaty prayers. Do I pray enough of those for them? The prayers that have the possibility of literally changing their world.
But I have come to realize my BIGGEST prayer for them covers ALL the other big areas that I worry about for them.
My biggest prayer for them is that they will really know Jesus – that they will have a vibrant, active, living relationship with the One and Only Savior of the world. And that, my friends, covers ALL the others.
If they have Jesus, they will have strength beyond measure. His strength. Even when they face the trials in this life, He will be their strength as they make their way through the storm.
But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.
2 Thessalonians 3:3
If they have Jesus, they will have love and compassion for others. His love. His compassion. They will be a beacon of light to a lost and dying world.
Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.
If they have Jesus, His love will overflow out of them to others. They will want to tell others about what He has done for them.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9
If they have Jesus, they will know how much they are worth. Worth dying for. They will read God’s Word and know just how loved and valuable they are to their Father.
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
If they have Jesus, they will work as unto the Lord. They will be excellent and responsible employees. They will be a committed spouse. They will be one day be a hard-working parent raising Godly children.
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.
The list goes on and on. If they have Jesus, everything else just falls into place. How I pray for that for them! He is all we need.
The WM Team