Each week I pray with a good friend of mine for our children. We each take a turn praying for the needs of our child and then the other agrees and adds. Then that mom prays for her child and the other agrees and adds. It is a wonderful time! These times helps me lay my children at Jesus feet, again. My heart aches for my children. Sometimes it is just the day to day that I am begging God’s help for. Often though, I am concerned about their eternity. Each of them love the Lord, it is just that I am very aware that their futures will not be easy.
How can I prepare them? Is it ever enough? When it comes to encouraging someone in their walk with Jesus , what impacts most? Prayer? Example? Sharing? Yes, yes and yes. I’ve learned a lot in life by observing. My children most certainly are watching. One example I am focusing on is prayer. They hear me pray in Bible time and before bed. That is good, but rarely do they hear me struggling in prayer or begging for wisdom. If my hope is for them to walk daily with Jesus, it will help if they see me communing with Him through the good and the bad times. Don’t worry I will still be censoring the prayers they hear, but I do want to give them a glimpse of how my heart aches for God's control.