Tuesday, April 5, 2011
OUR ADULT CHILDREN NEED OUR PRAYERS…
Parenting is never over. Those nights I stayed up with my babies with fevers or trying to stay awake to feed or diaper them was a “piece a cake” compared to seeing my Adult Child face life’s challenges head on with deep pain at sometime. I ran across a book recently online written by Stormie Omartian, who is a writer of many books on Prayer and knows what she is talking about. It is a must, go to Amazon.com to check it out.
It is THE POWER OF PRAYING FOR YOUR ADULT CHILDREN.
In this book the writer has a prayer I am using to word for my precious kids. I feel a responsibility to keep them covered in prayer and this one covers it all. I feel someone; somewhere, can use it as a comfort and good plan as they cast their cares into our Heavenly Father’s care. I’ll never forget hearing my grandfather call out my name to God, little did he know as a small child, I was listening at the door of his room speak my name asking God to keep me in His care. I think today those prayers are still being answered. This is a vital opportunity as parents to put into action words that will carry our children through the storms of life in this world, as they develop into our adult children they will not depart from His Word…. That’s a promise!
Here is the prayer that is in the book. Use it as Holy Spirit moves you in praying for that one who is dear to your heart…
A PRAYER FOR OUR ADULT CHILDREN – taken from Stormie Omartian’s book
"Lord, You have said that in the last days You will pour out Your Spirit upon all flesh. I cry out to You from the depths of my heart and ask that You would pour out Your Holy Spirit upon my adult children. Pour out Your Spirit upon me and my other family members as well. Pour out Your Spirit on all my adult children’s in laws, both present and future. Pour out Your Spirit upon whatever difficult circumstances each of my adult children is facing. Be Lord over every part of their lives and every aspect of their beings. Speak to my adult children’s hearts and help them to hear from You. Enable them to understand Your leading and direction for their lives. In Jesus Name I pray."