Securing Protection from Harm
"The Power of a Praying Parent" by .
Being a praying parent doesn't mean that nothing bad will ever happen to your children.
Pain is a part of the fallen world we live in.
When we pray we are asking God to use painful situations for our children's betterment rather than their destruction. Things happen when we pray that will not happen if we don't- protection.
I have a husband today because his parents prayed:
Eric, my husband was in a terrible and horrific car accident when he was a teenager. The car rolled two times and Eric was ejected from the car, through the glass t-top. He flew fifty feet and landed in the highway median. He had a severe concussion that took him six months to fully recover from. The impact jarred every nerve in his head. In the backseat of the car, sat Eric's brother Joe, who was covered in glass and walked away from the accident. Can you imagine the thoughts of Mom and Dad as they drove to the hospital not knowing if they were alive or how severely they were hurt?
God spared both their lives that day. What amazes me more than the gift of life, is the extended miraculousness of the fact that Eric is an engineer. His ability to process facts and figures, his memorization skills and intelligence astound me. I am constantly poking fun at him for being a geek or nerd. It wasn't until I started thinking more on this subject of protection through prayer, did I fully realize what blessings he has received from the Lord.
It is a steady reminder to pray for my children and the importance of trusting our Heavenly Father with their care.
Add to your prayer list:
-Eph 6:11 says put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.
-Protect their mind, body and spirit from evil.
-Eph 6:17-18 says: Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the spirit which is work of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit; being watchful to this end will all perseverance and supplication for all the saints.
-Help us to cling to these promises you have given us in petition for our children’s protection from things that was greatly harm them.
-Help our children to always walk beside you under your umbrella of protection.
-Just as you promise in Psalm 18:48 that you will rescue them from violence, we ask that children would be saved from those who rise up against them, that they would be exalted above their foes.
-We pray that when you bring trials into our children’s life that you would use them for their betterment.
-Remind us not to live in fear, but assurance of your promises
-Keep us living according to your word, by your example, and in constant prayer to you.
Read Psalm 18:31-50