24 Feb, 2012

Head to Toe Prayer

Praying for Our Kids from Head to Toe

As parents, so many things are outside of our control. If we’re not careful, worry will slip into our minds like an unwanted guest. Lost in the busy-ness of life, we forget to do the one thing that is most powerful and peace-producing.  We forget… to talk to God. On a daily basis, we just need a cue- an everyday, ordinary, quick reminder to bring our children to the Lord. When we pray, God reminds us that he is in control and peace rushes in.

 

We find these cues:

As we hold, rock, or dress our youngest ones…

As we fold each piece of laundry- shirts, pants, socks…

As we brush their hair or toss them a baseball cap…

Or bundle them up to play in the snow or head off to school…

 

We can clothe our child with a blessing- covering them from head to toe.

 

Head to Toe Prayer

Lord, thank you for my beautiful child. I pray that their…

 

*mind will be transformed by the Truth of Your Word. (Romans 12:2)

*eyes will see others the way that you see them.  (1 Samuel 16:7)

*ears will be sensitive to hear your voice. (1 Samuel 3:10)

*mouth will sing your praises. (Psalm 34:1-3)

*heart will be soft and will receive Christ as Savior. (Ezekiel 36:26)

*arms will embrace those who are hurting.  (Romans 12:15)

*hands will work diligently and will glorify God alone. (Ecclesiastes 9:10a)

(legs and feet)

*May my child stand firmly on Your promises and walk with confidence knowing that You are there… wherever he/ she goes. (Joshua 1:9)

What other “everyday-life” cues do you use to remind you to pray for your children?

 

1 Comment

  • love this Jen, I am sharing on fb and printing it out for daily use. thank you!!!

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