Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Prayers of Promise: The Proclamation of Praise
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.PsaIm 150:6 NKJV
We were made to celebrate, be filled with gladness, and have our hearts overflow with joy. Praise should always be on our lips and thanksgiving in our hearts. We were made to have God at the center of our joy and as the focus of our praise. It is from Him, to Him, and through Him that our voices can rejoice evermore, our mouths can be filled with laughter, and our hearts can find, at His right hand, the pleasures that are ours forevermore.
Pray that your children will have happy dispositions, live contented lives, and sing new songs unto the Lord. Pray that their cups will be full and running over, that they will be worshipers of God in spirit and truth, and that they will always carry a melody of praise in their hearts.
The next few days we will learn more about praying for a renewed sense of joy and appreciation for the blessings we have been given. We will pray intentionally about growing in love, led by the Holy Spirit and acting courageously in every moment. Today, prepare your heart for this time of devotion with this short prayer:
Lord, be with us as we grow. Teach us to live lives that reflect You in all that we do, and give us the gifts we need to do so. Grant us wisdom and joy, give us thankful hearts, and teach us to trust You in every moment. Help us to worship You with our whole hearts and to live according to Your will.
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. You can purchase the book here, or at your local Christian bookstore.