Prayer Power

Prayers Adult Children 3

I’ve shared posts before on my favorite tips for praying for our peeps. I’ve used various books (for one of my fav’s check out my interview with author Jodie Berndt). I’ve also blogged on my challenge with prayer journaling for my family.

Because seasons change and with it the prayer needs of those we love, I want to take a minute to share my latest prayer strategy and tool.

My current book of choice is Stormie Omartian’s The Power of Praying for Your Adult Children. The youngest is still in high school but with his Junior year just around the corner I’m finding Stormie’s prayers very applicable for him, as well as his two older sibs.

As always, Stormie has a way of helping me think of things to pray for my kiddos that might not have otherwise been on my radar. Not to mention the fact that she points me towards powerful scripture when I pray…and that’s always a good thing!

Which leads me to my other recent pursuit. Not long ago a friend confided that she’d begun a practice of jotting down a verse each day to pray over her son. I’m not sure why her confession made such an impression, but I knew immediately I would begin to do the same.

I’m only two weeks into my new prayer groove. I am blown away by the scripture He places before me. Repeatedly, God’s words come——–

  • At just the right time.
  • For just the right person.
  • With just the right message.

If your in a funk and looking for ways to breathe live into your prayers I encourage you to grab your notebook, pencil and B.I.B.L.E. It won’t take long until you’ll experience the truth that His word is “living and active.”

Even if we can’t see changes in the circumstances or people we pray over we can have peace in knowing that…

God is at work.  God is in control.  God is on our side!

For the Word that God speaks is alive and full of power [making it active, operative, energizing, and effective]. Hebrews 4:12 AMP

So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11 AMP

Do you carry a burden of prayer for a particular circumstance or person?

Try praying scripture. Don’t get caught up in knowing what verse to pray or where to turn to in the bible.

If you’re not familiar with the various books of the bible begin in the Psalms or one of the Gospels. Read until you sense you’ve come to just the right verse. Highlight it! Underline it! Or if you want to keep that bible mark free jot it down on a recipe card.

Let’s do this together DoAheads. After all, prayer is one of the greatest DoAheads we could ever invest in!

Your (praying) DoAhead Friend,

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