Apr 2, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-Praying for your Adult children



Years ago I read the book by Cherie Fuller, "When Mother's Pray" and it made such an impact on my life with praying for my children. One of the things she said in her book that made a loud statement to me was this, "If we aren't praying for our children then who is? With that being said a group of ladies decided to be a part of the Moms In Touch Group and for 3 years we had 13 groups with each group consisting of 4 moms each and we met on Wednesday afternoons before our Bible Study class for one hour to pray for our children. NEVER has anything made such an impact on me. To this day the 4 of us that was in that group together have a special bond concerning our children. 


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Recently I purchased the book and workbook by Stormie Omartian called, "The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children". I began reading the book and could not put it down. I've read the Power of Praying for your children, the Power of praying for your husband and several other books that she has written. I truly enjoy her down to earth yet filled with scripture approach. I would love to teach this study as a class one day.

At the very beginning of her book she points out 7 things that we as parents of adult children MUST KNOW.

1: You need to know it never ends 
(once a parent, always a  parent)

2: You need to know that YOU can't fix them!

3: You need to know that God can change Everything.

4: You need to know you must quit blaming yourself!

5: You need to know you have to forgive.

6: You need to know there is Only ONE perfect parent.

7: You need to know you can wholeheartedly say, "For this Adult child I have prayed". 

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 I thought again about the words from Cheri Fuller from her book, When Mother's Pray; "If we aren't praying for our children then who is? I thought of this is terms of our adult children too. Though I would love to think that many are praying for my adult children and I do know that they will pray for them If needed but truly, "WHO is praying for my adult children on a regular basis? ME!

I urge you to purchase the book and the work book. I am truly enjoying the light that Stormie is shedding as I read her book.

Have you prayed for your Adult child today?

"All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children".
 Isaiah 54:13  

Hugs and blessings, Cindy
 

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this, Cindy! I do pray several times a day for our two adult children. They have been blessed in their lives but, no matter how old they are, you always worry about them. It's so comforting to know
    that God hears our prayers and is always with them!

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  2. Great post. I will have to get that book now! I have a co-worker who has the mind-set of "If I'd been a better mom....and so on. This post is for her and I will be sharing!
    Connie Royals

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  3. Oh my, Cindy! This really speaks to my heart today. I don't say much about my son but he is disabled - agoraphobia and panic attacks. He never leaves his home. He has a wonderful wife who loves him and takes care of him. But sometimes I run out of words as to what to pray for him so I just have to know the Holy Spirit prays for me. You're such a blessing.
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Thank you for the reminder to do something that I'm guilty of not doing enough. HOPE your day is awesome!!!

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  5. Cindy, I read this book and several others by Stormie Omartian very recently. I copied some of her prayers. They are very thorough and very meaningful. How awesome to cover our children in prayer!!!

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  6. Great post Cindy. I do pray for my adult children. It is the one thing that can calm my heart when I know they are struggling with issues. I also remember to thank God that they know Him and turn to Him to light their path.

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy