Researcher, George Barna, conducted interviews with 10,000 men and women in their early twenties whose lives were transformed by faith. These young adults not only attended church, but they were maturing spiritually outside of the church as well, serving others, taking steps faith. Barna then interviewed their parents to complete the picture of how these young men and women were raised during their formative years. In his resulting book, Revolutionary Parenting, he reveals that the majority of these parents prayed daily for each one of their children.
- Prayer is effective. “The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” James 5:16
- Prayer brings peace. “Don’t worry about anything, but pray about everything. With thankful hearts offer up your prayers and requests to God. Then, because you belong to Christ Jesus, God will bless you with peace that no one can completely understand. And this peace will control the way you think and feel.” Philippians 4:6-8.
- Prayer gives wisdom. If any of you need wisdom, you should ask God, and it will be given to you. God is generous and won’t correct you for asking.” James 1:5
- Prayer gives perspective. “Seek first the kingdom of God and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
- We are commanded to pray. “Devote yourselves to prayer.” Colossians 4:2
Whatever stage you are at in parenting, or what things you are facing today. You can approach a sovereign and all-powerful God to work on behalf of your family if you choose to submit to him in prayer.
Listener comments on video on The Power of a Praying Mother
When we pray for our children from birth throughout their lives, those same prayers shape the way we grow in motherhood.
Oh WOW! I feel guilty for not already praying for my boys future in school and the kids they will grow up with but I praise God for the mothers that have started this group for me to hear and start praying as well God always put the right people in our lives when we need it the most! Stacie
When I gave some thought to praying over our children, it reminded me of God’s seed time and harvest. Our words are seeds that WILL grow whether we think about them ever again or not, or whether they are negative or positive. They will still grow and produce fruit (negative for negative, positive for positive). Praying life, wisdom, strength, godliness, etc. on behalf of our children is Harvest-time. Rebekah
Every child needs a praying MOM by Fern Nicols