Wednesday, April 02, 2008

A Prayer For My Children

Sunday morning, I read Isaiah 44 in my Quiet Time. This passage jumped out at me:

"But now listen, O Jacob, my servant,
Israel, whom I have chosen.
This is what the Lord says -
he who made you, who formed you in the womb,
and who will help you:
Do not be afraid, O Jacob, my servant,
Jeshurun, whom I have chosen.
For I will pour water on the thirsty land,
and streams on the dry ground;
I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring,
and my blessing on your descendants.
They will spring up like grass in a meadow,
like poplar trees by flowing streams.
One will say, 'I belong to the Lord';
another will call himself by the name of Jacob;
still another will write on his hand, 'The Lord's,'
and will take the name Israel."
Isaiah 44:1-5

Now, turn verses 3-5 into a prayer for your children:

Lord, please pour out Your Spirit on my offspring - Emily, Rachel and Samuel. Pour out Your blessing on my descendants.

Let them spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams. As they grow, let them say, "I belong to the Lord." Let them take Your Name and write it on their hearts.

Thank You, Lord.


Katy said...

Amen!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Amen! Love you, Mom

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

Love it!

Tracy said...


schatzi said...

So beautiful...

Sheri said...

What a beautiful reminder to pray scripture over our children... thank you!

And, it looks like you shared a wonderful family vacation. What a blessing.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Prayer! Amen and Amen!
Love, Grandma

Lauren said...

That is my ultimate prayer also is that my children Write God's name on their hearts!

Anonymous said...

How very precious! Thank you for this blessing for our children.tammyp