I find myself in almost a constant state of prayer over my children’s lives. Prayer of thanksgiving for this season of life God has bestowed upon me as a gift. Thanksgiving in that He would entrust me with HIS precious children, that in all my weakness, He would choose me to be apart of HIS great sovereign plan in these lives.
Also find myself, with prayers of pleas without ceasing for every worry, burden, anxiety, and desires of my heart for Christ’s work to abound and not my own. Afterall how can a sinner, raise a sinner into knowing and loving Christ? It is no longer I who live, but Christ Who lives in me! Pointing them to Jesus, pointing them to the gospel, and living it out. Each dying to myself, and being resurrected again and again by Christ’s power. In my own repentance, submission, obedience, and pressing on in faith. For I am weak, but in my weakness, He is strong. He reminds me that He knows all about these children. He loves them in a way I never could in my human weakness. He reminds me HE is not only shaping their but rather, continuing to shape my life as well into His completeness.
“Dear Holy Lord, may I trust in YOUR perfect love to finish the work YOU began in my life and the lives of these children. May I die to wisdom of this world, and rely on wisdom from above. May I never lose heart, and may Your HOLY Spirit constantly be about me reminding me that this life is only pointing to the eternal life in Heaven with You. May the worrisome, burdens that linger about me, daily be left at the foot of the cross of Love, as I am resurrected daily by the Power of the grave you conquered. May I thank you, even in storms, for the work you are doing even when I can’t see, because I walk by faith and not by sight. May I remember in the toughest days that do not make any sense, that YOUR ways and my finite understanding JUST cannot be compared. May I take comfort in the fact that Jesus is always interceding for us, that YOU will never leave us or forsake us, and find hope that your immeasurable truth and love that is at work constantly will bring us into eternity with YOU.” In Jesus Name, Amen
FAITH, HOPE, LOVE – THE GREATEST OF THESE IS LOVE
For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Eph. 3:14-21