PRAY FOR YOUR CHILDREN
Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them.Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” When he had placed his hands on them, he went on from there.
Matthew 19:13-15 NIV
In our walk with the Lord we face many things, and find ourselves praying for many things along the way. We pray for lost souls, we pray for the peace of our nations and Jerusalem. We pray for our loved ones, work and the things of this life.
Most of the time we forget to pray for our children. We think that they will automatically grow and be just like us. We tend to work hard in all areas of our lives and seek the Lord with all of our hearts but we forget praying for our children. There are some ministers who even tend to forget to teach their children the word of God.
Paul the Apostle talks about the faith was in his spiritual son Timothy in 2 Timothy 1:5, “I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you.” Timothy was imparted the same faith that was in his grandmother Lois and His mother Eunice. He had roots of faith from his family; this teaches us that we need to impart our children with the same faith that we have in Christ Jesus.
This morning, I want to remind you to pray for your children. I know maybe you are reading this and you don't have kids of your own; but I still believe there are children in your life. They can be your nieces, nephews or even children of your fellow members in your local church.
Pray for them that they may be the future of the Church of Jesus Christ. Pray that they may be filled with the Spirit of God and walk in the ways of the Lord. Pray that they may study hard and be competent that they may create good life for themselves in the future. Pray that they may carry the Gospel to the ends of the world; and be bold when it comes to the things of God. Pray that they may be a good example to the children of unbelievers and stand for the truth no matter what the cost. Pray for your children today!
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Heavenly Father, I surrender my children in your hands. Lord I'm praying that your will may be fulfilled in them. Help them to become what You intended them to be in this life. In Jesus' Name, Amen.