PARENTING — It’s the best of jobs. It’s the most difficult of jobs. It can bring you the greatest joy. It can cause the greatest pain…. No area of your life can make you feel more like a failure when things go wrong…..Our children’s lives don’t ever have to be left to chance. The key is not trying to do it all by ourselves all at once, but rather turning to the expert parent of all time — our Father God — for help. Then, taking one step at a time, we must cover every detail of our child’s life in prayer. Don’t ever underestimate the power of a praying parent!
God didn’t promise that nothing bad would ever happen to my child, but praying released the power of God to work in his life, and I could enjoy more peace in the process. — by Stormie Omartian
PRAYER #1: BECOMING A PRAYING PARENT
Lord, I submit myself to you. I realize that parenting a child in the way You would have me to is beyond my human abilities. I know I need You to help me.
I want to partner with You and partake of Your gifts of wisdom, discernment, revelation, and guidance.
I also need Your strength and patience, along with a generous portion of Your flowing love through me.
Teach me how to love the way You love. Where I need to be healed, delivered, changed, matured, or made whole, I invite You to do that in me.
Help me to walk in righteousness and integrity before You.
Teach me Your ways, enable me to obey Your commandments and do only what is pleasing in Your sight.
May the beauty of Your Spirit be so evident in me that I will be a godly role model.
Give me the communication, teaching, and nurturing skills that I must have. Make me the parent You want me to be and teach me how to pray and truly intercede
for the life of this child (these children).
Lord, You said in Your word, “Whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive” (Matthew 21:22).
In Jesus’ name I ask that You will increase my faith to believe for all the things You’ve put on my heart to pray for concerning this child (these children).