“The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know.” 1 Timothy 2:1, The Message.
I like the part about praying every way you know how.
This tells me there isn’t a “right” way to pray. Sometimes the only way I’ve known how to pray is a simple cry, ”Jesus, help!” Sometimes I’ve prayed with my tears, sometimes with sighs, and sometimes with words.
There is something powerful about the prayers of a mother for her children.
One time as a teenager, I was driving home late at night with my younger sisters. We drove into a terrible storm. At one point there was a flash of lightning so bright it completely blinded me, and I nearly ran off the side of the road .
After we arrived home, we found my mom awake, sitting in her rocker. She usually didn’t wait up for up for us (although I’m sure she stayed awake in her bed), so when we came in and saw her, we were slightly surprised. She asked my sisters and me if we were okay. “Of course,” we answered. She explained that about 20 minutes prior she had felt compelled to get up and pray for us. That would have been at the exact moment of the lightning strike. I know that her prayers kept us from danger that night.
Momma, your prayers over and for your children are powerful!
Keep pressing in on behalf of your children.
Prayer: Father, I thank you that you hear every prayer I pray,even when those prayers are tears, whispers, or groanings of my heart.. I thank you for your protection over my children and for always beingwith them. You love them even more that I do; I know there is no safer place for them to be than in Your hands.
Author: Charity DeVries