PRAYING WITH OUR CHILDREN AT A YOUNG AGE IS PROBABLY THE GREATEST SPIRITUAL GIFT WE COULD GIVE THEM
By: Bill Keller, Evangelist
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This message is one of those core areas that is critical to the spiritual life of a family. Men, you are REQUIRED to take the spiritual headship of your home and make prayer part of the daily life at your house. You should pray with your spouse EVERY day, and the two of you should be praying with your kids EVERY day.
Does this insure you have no problems in your marriage or with your children. NO. But it must be part of our every day life to commit the issues we are facing to the Lord in prayer, to be thankful for all God does for us each day, to openly express our dependence on Him. For those single moms and dads, during this season you are in, you need to be the spiritual leader in your home and it is up to you to make time each day to pray with your kids. There is nothing greater you can do for your marriage and in the life of your family than that daily time of prayer together.
This is not a matter to debate. The Bible clearly tells us to pray one for another. How much more should we pray together as husband and wife, as a family unit? It becomes like everything else in our life, a matter of priorities. It is amazing how much we can accomplish when it is something we want to do. However, there always seems to be reasons why we can't do the things necessary to maintain our focus on the things of God. I am not talking about 5 hour long prayer meetings, though there may be times when that is greatly needed. Just taking 15 minutes, praying about the issues you are currently facing will make a great difference.
There is no better lesson for your kids than to see God answering prayers in their life, and not answering in some cases. It helps prepare them for the real world they are living in and helps them to learn to be dependent upon God every day. For a husband and wife, you share the most intimate things possible physically yet for some reason, you can't share in the most intimate things spiritually. That never has made sense to me.
Trust me, I realize that this is a big step for many. Let me leave you with this challenge. Take the next 4 weeks. Take 5 minutes each day to pray with your spouse alone and another 5 to pray with the children. With your spouse, each of you take a few minutes to share your needs, then the husband lead in prayer for those needs. Before you end, each of you just take a minute to pray for your spouse that God will bless them richly that day.
Same with your kids. Take a few minutes to have each of your children share the needs pressing, then dad lead in prayer for those needs. Afterwards, both mom and dad should pray over each child for God’s protection and blessings. A side note, keeping a prayer journal is a great way to look back after 6 months and see God's faithfulness. Simply write down the request and date and then the answer, when it comes, and the date.
MAKE THIS A PRIORITY TO DO EACH DAY FOR THE NEXT 4 WEEKS. Trust me when I tell you that it will change your relationship with your spouse and children. For those who have a spouse that is not saved and is not going to go for this, here is the plan. Spend a few minutes either at night or in the morning when your spouse is sleeping to lay your hands on them and pray for them.
I love you and care about you so much. Praying with your spouse each day, praying with your kids each day, doesn't make your home immune from the trials and tribulations of this world. It will however keep your home focused each day on the Lord, and who is in control. The journey of faith we are on is a 24/7 experience. Not one hour on Sunday, or every now and then. Can you see how much harder it becomes to be involved in sin when you are focusing on the Lord each day personally, and then with your spouse, and then with your kids? God will honor those who honor Him.
It is time that we quit being so lazy, quit waiting until we are in the midst of a crisis to call out to the Lord. The reason we are so weak and ineffective in our Christian lives is because we are lazy and do nothing to strengthen ourselves for the storms of life. When they come, we are lost and have no idea how to fight. A good soldier is always in training so that when it is time for battle they are prepared. The Bible tells us that our enemy is not of flesh and blood...it is a spiritual battle we are in.
Subsequently, it is critical that we are training daily to fight those spiritual battles, both in our personal lives, and in the lives of those God has given us during this journey. It could be the difference between seeing victory or defeat in your marriage and in the lives of your children. God is placing the weapons you need to fight with in your hands . . . use them.
PRAYING WITH YOUR SPOUSE AND FAMILY IS ONE OF
THE GREATEST WEAPONS OF ALL!!!
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