Children of St Paul’s church of Auckland, NZ retelling the Christmas story. Terrific video.
Why is coming to Jesus so hard? You think you don’t want to come. Those thoughts are not yours. Reject them boldly and move toward God’s truth.
Here are some things this practice has taught me:
1. I have learned how important it is to pray Scripture over my children. It is broadening out my prayers for the girls more than what I naturally would think on my own.
2. I am reminded how important a routine is for kids. If I feel like it is late and try to skip this part of the prayers, she lets me know.
This tradition makes the bedtime routine long, but it is also very rewarding having this one-on-one time with them after being gone at work all day.
You love your kids and want what is best. We have this list of 10 Things to Pray for Your Children to help give some ideas of what to pray.
Last night as I was praying with my older daughter and putting her to bed, she was going through her list of people she wanted me to pray for. She decided to add a few new people to the list, and I started thinking how this is like our relationship with Jesus. Here was my daughter just telling me who she wanted to pray for, and I was the one who flushed this out in prayer. Now this is not a perfect analogy, but Jesus lives always to intercede for us.
Even though my daughter wanted to go to China, she prayed and asked Jesus what He wanted her to do. Check out these three truths from my daughter’s prayers.