Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Prayers of Promise: The Benefits of Growth
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. 2 Peter 3:18 NKJV
A newborn baby brings a special joy and delight far beyond what words can express. Loving parents seek to train, teach, help, and pray for their children, trusting that their little ones will grow up to have responsible and productive lives, while faithfully fulfilling the unique plan God has for each of them.
Through prayer, parents can ask God to plant the eternal seed of His life within the hearts of their children. They can pray that this seed will be watered by His Word and warmed by the sunshine of His presence, love, and care. Prayer can also cover that seed and protect it until it has become rooted in love, full-grown in grace, and a fruitful and flourishing vine within their children's lives.
The next few days we will learn more about praying for the growth of the children around us. We will pray intentionally about using all the Spiritual blessings we have been given and trusting in God’s provision in everything. Today, prepare your heart for this time of devotion with this short prayer:
Lord, let my life be a peaceful reflection of my assurance in Your provision. Help me to be a genuine example of utilizing all the gifts You’ve given me to the fullest extent. Continue to teach me about who You are calling me to be, and to trust that You work all things together for my good. May I always give the glory to You, in everything.
This was an excerpt from Prayers of Promise: God’s Life-Changing Promises to Pray Over Your Children by Roy Lessin— a book designed to guide you in prayer over your children.
This post originally was shared on DaySpring's blog site. You can read the original post here.