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.
You are so right girl. I think that Family prayer couples’ prayer is so important in the lives of children and for the marriage. How can you not progress spiritually when you pray together often? Children need to hear their parents pray for them and thank God for them and their special talents and joys that they bring into the family. When I was growing up we prayed with our family in the morning before going our separate ways and in the evenings before bed. This was a constant. Then we all had our own personal prayers. We all took turns saying the family prayer. It always made me feel so loved and special to hear my parents pray for me and thank God for me and name individual things that they loved about me in the family prayers. Their prayers helped me to come back to Christ when I was wayward. Consitency and sincerity was what they had and it helped our family so much and still does.
love you guys.
ps- Kate is a good name. if I tell you that enough, you might just name her that.
We really like Kate, but it is so popular in Jim’s family.
Oh Stephanie it is you!
I just saw your pictures. I have thought about you so many times over the years. It is so good to read how wonderfully God has blessed your life. Your boys are adorabale and you look great.
Chad and I have been married for 6 years and we have 2 wonderful children. Ryan will be 5 in March. He is so outgoing and active, very busy, such the clown. Bailey will be 2 in March and she is such a girly girl, more laid back but very silly. We are living in Gray, GA. I am the Medical Education Coordinator for the Medical Center in Macon and Chad is in engineering at GEICO.
I think you may have met him in passing once while we were first dating. Oh, Congrats on your new addition. Girls are a treat. Please let me hear from you. I have always regretted losing touch.
It is so good to hear from you. I just read your comment. Do you have any way for me to contact you email or a blog? I would love to catch up!
Hey! I thought it would show you my email account but I guess it didn’t. I don’t have a blog but you can email me at email@example.com. I never get a chance to check email at home so this is my email address at work.
Just some extra news, Teri got engaged over the weekend. We are so excited. Please let me hear from you. I hope everyone is doing well.
ps: If you want to stick to “J” names I have always thought Jillian was pretty.
Well…hello! Mrs. Perdue, I don’t know if you’ll remember me, My name is Mary Bennett. You taught your first year and my last year NFHS. I believe I was the only Senior in that class. I excited to hear that you are having a baby girl! Congratualtions! I was reading back on your other blogs. If I would have been nursing sooner, I just might have ran into you at Northeast Georgia Medical Center. I am now a nurse there, I don’t know if you remember but you made us do our Career Portfolio. I wanted to be a nurse…and now I am one.