It is so weird to write children instead of “boys.” How different to know that I have a little girl coming in 11 weeks.
I read this verse last night and it really motivated me to start praying more specifically and consistently for my children.
Lamentations 2:19 says “Pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to him for the lives of your children.”
I spent some time last night researching how other couples pray for their children and this is one idea that I thought would work for us. If you know me then you know that I am a list person so I need a list to stay focused.
Jim and I plan to take time to discuss each child’s strengths and weaknesses. Hopefully, by doing this we can commit to pray through each of those areas and work with them to embrace their strengths and have victory over their weaknesses. At the end of 6 months we can reevaluate, update, and praise the Lord for his faithfulness. Also, by writing these down we will be able to look back and see how faithful our God is at answering our prayers.
They belong to Him, we are just allowed us the incredible blessing of raising them for a short time. I want that time to be productive and effective in His eyes.
If you have any input on the topic let me hear from you.