Aug 14, 2013

Wednesday in the Word-Little Children

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."           Matthew 19:14

Nothing will melt my heart faster than to see or hear a child pray. We spend time teaching them to brush their teeth, comb their hair and tie their shoes. We teach them to say please and thank you. We teach them so many things along the path of life but do we teach our children to pray?

Permission given to use image by Christi Iverson

Prayer is the key to all things. 

Think about it this way: When Christ died for us on the cross His blood created a way for us to have direct access to God. Jesus is now the only link we need. Because of this great sacrifice, prayer is a gift we should cherish, one we should be very thankful for.  

I don't know about you but I love giving my grandchildren gifts....And I want one of those gifts to be the gift of praying.....Pray for them, with them, and teach them.

I just recently was sitting down to lunch with two of my grandchildren and before I could get seated good I looked over at my little 2 year old granddaughter who had her little hands together, head bowed and a smile and says, AMEN! That is all she knew to do or say but that my friend is praying to her! 

May we have the mindset to Teach our babies to pray. The best gift that you can give them is the gift of Jesus through His Word and prayer. 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy


 

9 comments:

  1. Hi Cindy! It's true, other than teaching them about the importance of having the Lord in their lives, they must know how to communicate with him as well. I've taught my children this, and encourage them in it daily. Great devotion and so important! Blessings, Melissa

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  2. So precious. I love to hear our GRANDboys pray, too...and as they pray, Ruby Kate is repeating everything they say. ;-)

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  3. Wonderful blog post! I love hearing Ky's "amen!" after our lunchtime prayers :)

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  4. This is so right, Cindy! I'm amazed at the faith a little one has in their prayers. We have taught our children to pray and now my daughter has taught my little granddaughter to pray. It blesses my heart.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  5. Wonderful blog post! I love hearing Ky's "amen!" after our lunchtime prayer :)

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  6. What a sweet picture that just melted my heart Cindy! Where would be without the gift of prayer. Connie Royals

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  7. I love that picture, Cindy, so precious!...Christine

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  8. I have little tiny goosebumps from reading your post with this precious picture!
    You are so right, it's very important to teach children to pray. And to hear it from their little hearts, so sweet.
    I'm so thankful my parents taught me, where would I be today without Christ in my life? (just don't want to think about it!)
    It was very important for my husband and I to raise our children as Christians too. We are very proud that they love the Lord and are good Christian men (even with all the temptations in the world!)
    BTW, just wanted to thank you for your comments about your camera. I think I'm leaning towards a Canon. I've always admired your pics, they are so crystal clear!
    Thanks again for this heartwarming post and visiting.
    Enjoy the rest of your week!
    Sharlotte

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  9. such a sweet picture--great post, cindy:)

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy