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A Mother's Prayer

Friday, May 8, 2015 @ 2:28 PM
A Mother's Prayer Joseph Parker Director of Outreach & Intercession MORE

“For this child I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. Therefore I also have lent him to the Lord; as long as he lives he shall be lent to the Lord. So they worshiped the Lord there.” I Samuel 1:27-28

A Faithful Christian Mother will seek to carry her children in at least three places:

  1. In her womb
  2. In her heart
  3. In her prayers - Faithfully

In I Samuel chapter one, we find a touching, moving and very insightful story of a young wife that wanted to be a mother. She simply had a desire, a dream to be the mother of a little boy. Initially, she cried and fretted over being childless. Then she did something very, very wise. She took time to go sincerely to God In prayer, and she prayed for the desire of her heart. She let God know that if He would give her a son, she would dedicate his life back to Him. That was a very wise thing to do. God heard her prayer and He gave her that which she requested. He gave her a son. Hannah then kept her word. She dedicated her son back to God.

This short yet powerful story of this young wife and mother named Hannah has many life lessons in it. You and I are wise to read and meditate on this story over and over again. One of the very important lessons is that there is great power in the prayers of a Christian mother (and a parent - period) for and over her children. It is both wise and normal for a Christian mother to pray for her children before they are conceived, while the child is in the womb, when the child is born, when she or he is a toddler, when the child is in elementary school, middle school, definitely in high school, and when she or he is in college. Don’t make the big mistake of thinking that your job is over when they graduate from high school or college though. You are just getting started!

When is a mother’s (parent’s) job of praying for her child over? When one of you goes to Heaven. So be mindful that the job, mothers, of praying for your children is a lifelong responsibility. And, of course, no one can pray for your children like you can!

A Mother’s Blanket of Prayer

When you were young, and it was cold outside

With a blanket

I covered you with care

 

Now that you are older

And the world is much colder

I now cover you with a blanket of prayer.

  Author Unknown

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