May 20, 2009

Praying for our Children

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

I'm sure all Christian pray for the future. Most things we pray for have something to do with the future. Asking the Lord's blessings, for His provision or for healing all relate to our hope for the future and our faith in Him. Especially when it comes to our children.

One thing I always pray for is my girls future husbands. I believe in my heart, by faith, that the Lord has a husband for each of them to spend their lives with, to love, cherish and to enjoy their lives with and make a family with. But when I pray about this, I don't pray as I know a lot of people do. I don't just say Father, please bless my daughters with a "good husband". Not that there is anything wrong with a prayer like this. Let me explain...

When I say I believe that my girls each have a husband that awaits them, I don't just see their husbands as adults, at the age they will be when they get married. I can visualize them as they are right now... young boys, around the same age as my girls, facing similar challenges growing up. And I pray for those young boys. I pray for their safety, their health, their daily challenges of life. I think of their parents and I pray for them too. Pray that they will be given wisdom to raise their sons. That their family will be blessed.

I try to always remember that true faith isn't just hoping that something will happen but it is being certain of what is going to happen.


vehementflame said...

very nice thoughts and prayers. I agree. Thanks fr the reminder. How is the new schedule going? husband still doing okay and on the mend?

CA Sparkman said...

Interesting post!
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Thanks and God Bless,