Monday, May 31, 2010

Prayers from a Mother’s Heart

I wanted to share a post that I'm borrowing from Linda over at Prairie Flower Farm.  She is one of the most genuine people I've ever come across.  She is a real sweetheart and loves the Lord with all her heart.  I just love going over to her blog and reading about their days on the farm and all the goodness they receive from our Lord!

A book called Prayers from a Mother’s Heart, by Ruth Bell Graham.  This was written by Shirley M. Dobson. Dr. James Dobson’s wife.

Heavenly Father, I praise and thank You for the privilege of coming before You humbly and interceding on behalf of my children and grandchildren.
Keep their hearts tender and sensitive to Your voice. Give them a love for Your Word and willing hearts to obey it. Help them to desire to walk before You in righteousness all the days of their lives. May they grow in the wisdom and knowledge of the Lord. Give them a heart of compassion and concern for the lost and the wounded. Lead them to a place of service in
Your kingdom’s work.
Lord, send a guardian angel to watch over their going out and their coming in, and lead them not into temptation, but deliver them from the evil one.
Send enough rain to keep them depended on You, but enough sun to give them hope and encouragement. And, Lord when they’re standing at the crossroads trying to decide which path to take, put a person of faith there to point them in the right direction.
Thank You for Your blessings, Your provision, and Your great love for my family. I ask this prayer in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy SpiritAmen

To pray for our children daily is not only our main responsibility; it is so very rewarding and such a privilege.  What a blessing!  Thanks for a beautiful prayer Linda (and Ruth)!

I'm grateful that God allows us to come before Him and intercede on the behalf of our loved ones.  Once I learned how to pray for my husband and my children...  it seems that "life" just fell into place and that stress that I used to harbor melted away.  God is so faithful.  If you haven't already trusted in Him... give Him a try.  I would love to share Him with you.


Linda Stubbs said...

I am so glad that you were touched by this prayer. It covers it all, doesn't it. What an honor it is to be a parent and take our kids before God Almighty!!!

Thank you for posting this. Trust some will pray it for their children.

You are such a sweetie to say such kind things.
Blessings, Linda

Christine said...

Amen and Amen!

Thank you so much for sharing this as it puts into words exactly what we need to prayer for our children, the heritage of the LORD.
God bless you and thanks

Angela said...

amen amen amen....

I just finished my quiet time with our Father God and praying for my family. I have a prayer book called Prayers that Availeth Much (one and two). Each and every day I cover my children with God's Word, my husband, myself and loved ones.

"Once I learned how to pray for my husband and my children... it seems that "life" just fell into place and that stress that I used to harbor melted away. God is so faithful." amen sister...

These times I spend in prayer TRULY has helped me to 'be anxious for nothing, but in EVERYTHING by prayer and petitions, WITH thanksgiving, making my requests to the Lord known,,and the peace of God which transcends ALL understanding, HAS guarded my heart and mind in Christ Jesus like nothing else has ever!!

The Old Cupboard Door said...

Our children face so much today and need the covering of prayer. Thank you for sharing this beautiful prayer of Ruth Graham, her children are a testimony of a Godly mother's prayer.


Cora said...

So beautiful. One prayer we all should be praying for our family and friends too. Thank you for sharing it with us. It is such a privilege to be able to pray knowing that He hears, listens and answers every one. Our children are gifts from our Father above and we should take care of them in every way possible.
Thanks again and bless you. Have a safe, fun trip to our neck of the woods.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Don't you just love that Linda Stubbs! I love this prayer, and I'm going to print this off and put it into my prayer journal. Thanks for sharing it with your audience as Linda did with hers. Now twice as many people are blessed! Hugs to you, friend.