A few weeks ago I challenged each of you to become more intentional in your life and start putting what you’re reading from the bible into ACTION. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve discussed being intentional in your parenting and today I’d like to talk about another area of our lives where we need to be intentional……our prayer life.
I saw this video on YouTube a few weeks ago and wanted to share it with you all today because I love how it shows the power of a mom modeling the importance of prayer and the effect it had on her daughter.
I love what Stormie Omartian says in her book, The Power of a Praying Wife, “It’s your responsibility to pray. It’s God’s job to answer. Leave it in His hands.” It’s our responsibility to pray!!! When things in your life start to go wrong, what is your first reaction? Do you go to God first in prayer? In James chapter 5:16 we are told that “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” There is POWER in prayer. Do you realize that today? Praying should be our first response not our last. There have been a number of times in my life when praying over a certain situation was NOT my first response. I so desire to become more intentional in my prayer life and to model that for my children so they learn the importance of prayer.
Here are just a few ways that I’m trying to model being intentional in my prayer life with my children:
- Praying for daddy when he is at work.
- If I am driving and see an accident, I pray for everyone involved in that accident with my children.
- Praying for our country and our leaders
- I pray with my girls before they go to school
- With my oldest, I’ve prayed with her concerning fears that she is having or problems she is experiencing.
- and of course at meal times and bed times.
What would you add to this list? I posted a new topic on our message board and I would love to hear your ideas!
Challenge: This week focus on being intentional in your prayer life. Make praying your first response to problems when they arise. Focus on praying with your children and your husband at other times during the day, not just at meal times or bed times.
Until next time…
Love God Greatly!