Parenting is such an amazing experience. I will never forget April 16, 1994 at 2 am in the morning. Janae and I set in her hospital room holding our brand new baby girl, realizing what a miracle she was and what God had done for us.
We cried, hugged, and kissed our baby girl. We also did something that seemed the most natural thing to do. We prayed. We thanked God for seeing us through, for giving us a child we weren’t supposed to have for saving her life when she was born dead.
Really more than that in the moment we realized what God made us responsible for and how ill equipped we really were to do everything this precious baby would need from us to become everything God intended for her to be.
We prayed, God help us to lead, help us to care, help us to know. Prepare her future, surround her with the right people, help us to be wise.
It was absolutely apparent that God was trusting us with this child, and we would need Him every moment.
Parenting is fun, exciting, sobering, and
challenging. If we truly realize our role as parents and our responsibility for the outcome of our children then we realize prayer is paramount to successful parenting.
Prayer is simply talking to God. Praising Him, worshipping Him, acknowledging Him and asking Him for help.
What should I pray?
1. His will for their lives
2. His protection/provision for their lives
3. His direction
4. Your relationship with your kids and their relationships with others.
5. Most important submit yourself to His way of doing things in your parenting and that you will have the courage to lead, love, and discipline your children to point them in the direction of His purpose for them.
6. For them to Know God and follow Him.
Parenting requires prayer. You don’t have to do this on your own.