Friday, November 18, 2011

Answered Prayers

I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.
1 Samuel 1:27-28

Today this blog entry is mostly my prayer for my children....

I place my children within Your hands and your keeping... 

Continue to give me the wisdom I need to guide their steps on Your pathway and to help them know Your plan and purpose for their whole lives.
Knowing that I can bring to You the prayers of my heart-carrying with them my deepest longings and strongest desires-is a great blessing.You have heard my heart's cry for a family, and You have given me, through my children, more than I could ask or dream. 

Thank You.

What a blessing and joy each one is to me. They help me in so many ways to see that understand Your heart more clearly. 

Thank you for Your full, generous, and giving heart. Thank you that You invite them, encourage them, and welcome them to come to You in prayer, to sit at Your table, and be in Your presence. 

As I pray for my children, I am reminded of the importance of living an honorable life and of giving honor to whom honor is due. I pray that You give children sensitive and caring hearts for others that will bring honor to others. Help them be honorable in their actions and attitudes and be generously responsive to the needs of others. May they, in their submission to You, be careful to show respect to those who have been placed over them. 

May they be wise students, productive workers, good citizens, supportive team members and respected companions. Help them to know how to follow so that they will learn how to lead. Help them know how to give so they will know how to prosper. Help them know how to bend, so they can stand tall. 

Teach them to walk as You walked and to honor their Father in heaven as You honored Him when you walked on earth. May their days be long, may their hearts be full, may their lives be enriched, and may their blessings be abundant.