“There’s an army rising up…

To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain.”

— Jesus Culture, “Break Every Chain”

 

Every time I hear these powerful lyrics, I get so overwhelmed with emotion that I just begin to cry in awe and humility. I picture my four little kiddos among the thousands whom God has set apart and is forming to be mighty men and women in His army.

An Army for the Lord

How amazing is that picture? God growing an entire generation of strong and faithful believers, preachers, and evangelists who will change the world, all for His glory!

 

I personally get goose bumps just envisioning it…Ah! Y’all, He is going to do mighty things…I just know it!

 

So, I would LOVE it if I could use this time (post) to join with you in praying for all of our children. Though we may not be together in the flesh, we are together in the spirit. And that agreement in prayer has the power to move mountains.

Matthew 18:19 says:

“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.”

Prayer for Our Children

Dear Heavenly Father,

First and foremost, we first want to thank You for who You are and for all that You’ve done for us. Let us not go any further with our words and requests until we acknowledge and praise You in our hearts and with our lips. for being both our Creator and Savior, Redeemer and Friend. You are the very One who gave our children the very breath in their lungs and who called them by name before they were in the womb. They are truly Yours.

 

Lord, please help that humble truth to just sink into the very depths of our hearts. That You have chosen us to help disciple, protect, and love these kids while they learn who You are and the specific calling on each of their lives. We ask that you please fill us with a deep spiritual wisdom, knowledge, and understanding of how to raise and teach them according to Your Word and Your will.

 

We ask now that you instill in each one of them specifically…

 

…a deep desire in their hearts to have resolve like Daniel…to live a life pleasing in your sight, even at a young age, no matter the circumstances or consequences (Daniel 1:8).

 

…a heart like David…that the only thing that matters to them is to dwell with You and be in Your presence all the days of their lives (Acts 13:22, Psalm 27:4).

 

…unwavering loyalty to You and Your Word, just like Josiah (2 Kings 23:25).

 

…that they understand the importance of Your truth and that they not look to the left nor the right, but straight towards Your glory and building Your kingdom (2 Chronicles 34:2).

 

Elyon, our God Most High, we are so grateful that You hear our prayers. We want to obey what Your Word says in 1 Thessalonians 5:17 and “pray continually” for our children on a daily basis. Give us faith, trust, and confidence in You as Hannah had as she dedicated Samuel’s entire life to You…

 

 

“I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD…”

(1 Samuel 1:27-28)

 

We ask all of this in Your precious and holy name,

Amen

 

 

Thank you so much friends for allowing me the opportunity to join you in prayer for our sweet babes. I am so thankful for each one of you. I pray sweet blessings over you and your family today!

 

“…True prayer is measured by weight, not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length.”

– C. H. Spurgeon

 

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Ali R

Hey! While most of my life was spent in Colorado, I am happy to now call Oklahoma my home. I am amazingly blessed to have a supportive and God-fearing husband who is also a terrific dad to our four kiddos (who we had in a 3 year 9 month time frame). I love to drink coffee, sing, hear people’s stories and have dance parties. I am passionate about my relationship with Jesus and desire to share that gift with every person that I meet. My hope is that I can encourage someone today with and through the Word of God and His steadfast love. ::psalm 27:4::
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