Monday, March 8, 2010

Pray-Along. Part Six

(If you're just joining me now, I'm in the midst of a day-long intentional time of prayer. Please join me.)

From You are God Alone, by Billy Foote and Power of a Praying Parent:

Dear God,

You are not a god created by human hands
You are not a god dependent on any mortal man
You are not a god in need of anything we can give
By your plan, that's just the way it is.

YOU are GOD alone, from before time began You were on Your throne
You were God alone.
And right now, in the good times and bad, You are on Your throne
You're unchangeable. 
You are God alone.


I come to you in Jesus name and give my kids (and the kids you've laid on my heart to love and pray for) to You. I'm convinced that You alone know what is best for them. You alone know what they need. I release them to You to care for and protect, I commit myself to pray for everything concerning them that I can think of that You put upon my heart. Teach me how to pray and what to pray about.

Help me not to impose my own will when I'm praying for them, but rather enable me to pray that Your will be done in their lives.

Thank you that I can partner with You in raising them and that I don't have to do it alone. I'm grateful that I don't have to rely on the world's ever changing methods for child-rearing, but that I can have clear directions from Your word and wisdom as I pray for answers.

Thank you Lord, for the precious gift of these kids. Because Your word says that every good gift comes from You, I know that You have given them to me to care for and raise. Help me to do that. Show me places where I continue to hang on to them, and enable me to release them to Your protection, guidance, counsel. Help me not to live in fear of possible dangers, but in the joy and peace knowing that You are in control. I rely on You for everything, and this day I trust my children to You and release them into Your hands.


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