My greatest desire on this Earth is to raise my children to love and serve the Lord. I want them to discover their God-given gifts and use them in their fullest capacity to further the Kingdom of God. I am not alone. We want great things for our children. This can only be done by saturating them in prayer and teaching them how to pray. There is a book that has taught and encouraged me to pray with and for the children in my life.
The Prayer Saturated Kids by Cheryl Sacks and Arlyn Lawrence will teach parents, grandparents, and teachers how to equip and empower children in prayer. One of my favorite chapters is discovering your child’s original design and how there are different styles of prayer. We are also taught how to close doors to the enemy and how to make our home a house of prayer.
This Sunday morning at Bethel Assembly of God in the Mace building, room 109 there will be a class beginning at 9 AM about how to pray for and with our children, how to teach them to pray, and how to raise them to be strong in their faith. Louise Harris will be the facilitator for this class as you discuss the book Prayer Saturated Kids. She is the Prayer Coordinator at Bethel and is a powerful woman of prayer. She has a wealth of knowledge and you are sure to grow spiritually in this class. Don't miss it.
Let's go ahead and get started by praying this prayer today!
Father, I accept Your assignment to pray for the children You have placed in my life. Teach me how to stand guard over my own children--to pray with and for them, to leave them a legacy of prayer to pass down to their children. At the same time, make me aware of other children who will pass through the doors of my home, work, church, and community. Show me how to pray for their needs and the unspoken cry of their hearts. As I read this book (Prayer Saturated Kids), please strengthen my own prayer life, because I know I cannot give to others what I do not have myself. Give me a Spirit-filled prayer life--one that will serve as a model to the children whose lives I touch. Father, today I commit to invest in the next generation through prayer-- to plan sees of truth, to train them, and to help pour the life of Your Spirit into them. Amen
Excerpt from Prayer Saturated Kids, Introduction