Time to Pray

30 Days of Prayer logo, 2015As a parent of seven and former teacher, I have prayed every day for the past 25 years for children.  I have seen abundant answers to those prayers in the lives of my own children and in the lives of my former students.  I believe in the power of prayer.  I believe in the power of God’s Word, which will never return void, but will accomplish all the many purposes which God has set forth.  I believe that praying God’s Word over children is a powerful and effective means of prayer. For the next month, I invite you to pray for the children in your life as I share with you some of the many prayers that I have prayed for my own children.  This challenge is extended to moms, dads, grandmas, granddads, aunts, uncles, teachers, friends—anyone who has children in their lives.

I invite you to enter into the wonderful job of being a “watchman” over the children that God has brought into your life. In the Old Testament, we find that ancient cities were often surrounded by walls for protection.  In addition, “watchmen” were assigned to stand on top of the wall to keep watch over, to warn, and to defend the inhabitants of a city.  As you teach and model for your children the wonderful truths of the Bible, you are helping to lay brick by brick a high, protective wall of godly integrity around them.

In addition to this, I invite you to stand on top of that wall, and go the extra mile, as a prayer watchman. These prayers are based upon the Word of God, which never returns void and will accomplish its purpose in your family.

“This is what the Lord says, he who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it- The Lord is his name:  call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.”

Jeremiah 33:2-3

Starting tomorrow, January 2, let’s pray together for 30 days.  Let’s believe that God will do great and unsearchable things we do not yet know. Join me and invite your friends!  I am looking forward to seeing first-hand the power of prayer.

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