Prayer can be a frustrating thing, a lonely thing, a hopeless language, a last resort. It can also be the most calming talk, a joyous time, a time of confirmation and a unique interaction. A time when I know the God of the universe, the creator of all, is listening, watching, crying and laughing with me, his child. A time to climb in his lap and rest against his chest- to hear his heart beat. And when he answers… well to know that he cares enough to not just listen but to act on my concerns, heartaches, worries, pleas and joys… is a great feeling. To his see work, to be included in his work… there is nothing better.
I experienced this today in such a small yet confirming way. I have specific prayers that I pray over my children each morning before I wake them up. Today was that they would hide God’s word in their heart. Specifically this morning I prayed Psalms 119:11 over Tyler, praying that he would store up God’s word in his heart, that he would not sin against Him. Not 30 minute later, Tyler came walking into the kitchen and reminded me that we needed to study his bible passage for school. He then proceeded to quote the beatitudes to me. Yes, all of it, Mathew 5: 2-12. Now, I can not take credit for him learning this but I do love when God shows that he is working in my children’s lives and answering prayers. I will continue to pray that all three of my children will hide God’s word in their hearts. I pray that they will always see when God is working and when he answering prayer.
Does God answer prayer? Absolutely. The simple small request, to the impossible. What are your praying for? Are you praying for children (yes, even your grown children) on a daily biases? I would encourage you to do so so that your children, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses all understanding, that they may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God- Ephesians 3:18-19
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