Sunday, January 24, 2010

Do you pray for your children?

A few months ago, someone recommended a book to me to aid in my daily prayer life. It was during a talk about praying for and with your children. I pray for a lot of people, but it immediately struck me that I didn't regularly pray for my children. If they were sick or having a hard time, sure, but it wasn't something I made a regular habit of doing.

While they were sleepingThe book While they were sleeping, by Gary Harrell and Anne Arkins, is a "prayer guide designed to help moms pray for 12 character traits to be built into a child's life." I received this book as a Christmas gift, per my letter to Santa, and I absolutely love it. There are 5 daily devotions for each character trait with short scripture readings and prayers to say for your children. It takes no more than 5 minutes a day and I normally can do it when I am nursing Baby B first thing in the morning.

Every time I use this book, I inevitably find a golden nugget to take with me through my day. For instance, on Day 2 of "Kindness" one of the Scriptures is Proverbs 15:1 "A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." This is a great verse to keep with you especially if you have a feisty 2 year old like I do!

If you are looking for an easy prayer book to guide you through a devotion for your children every day, this is a great one. I highly recommend it, and I was not solicited to review this book by anyone. I did it out of the kindness of my heart!



Shell said...

Thanks for the recommendation!

5thsister said...

I wish I had that book when the kids were little. Sounds like a gem!

Feeling Fit With Dana said...

This sounds like a great book. My kids are older, but I still pray for them everyday! Stopping by from SITS!

Missy said...

I'm going to be adding that to my wish list. It looks like a great book.

Stopping in from SITS.

Debbie said...

What a great resource! I love the idea of using this book.
Dropped by from SITS.

Wander said...

Great book!
I do pray for my children.....everyday. They are all teenagers now. But love knowing that I pray for them....and with them.

They are all close and have a great relationship with Christ!