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In 1999 our youngest son Jarad gave me a book called Prayers From A Mother’s Heart, by Ruth Bell Graham. It is a collection of different ladies prayers. One that I have prayed over and over for my children (and now grandchildren), was written by Shirley M. Dobson. Dr. James Dobson’s wife.
This is what it says,
Heavenly Father, I praise and thank You for the privilege of coming before You humbly and interceding on behalf of my children and grandchildren.
Keep their hearts tender and sensitive to Your voice. Give them a love for Your Word and willing hearts to obey it. Help them to desire to walk before You in righteousness all the days of their lives. May they grow in the wisdom and knowledge of the Lord. Give them a heart of compassion and concern for the lost and the wounded. Lead them to a place of service in
Your kingdom’s work.
Lord, send a guardian angel to watch over their going out and their coming in, and lead them not into temptation, but deliver them from the evil one.
Send enough rain to keep them depended on You, but enough sun to give them hope and encouragement. And, Lord when they’re standing at the crossroads trying to decide which path to take, put a person of faith there to point them in the right direction.
Thank You for Your blessings, Your provision, and Your great love for my family. I ask this prayer in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen
I just love this prayer. I prayed it again today. When I had my children all tucked in my home when they were young, I thought life was always going to be so simple. I just taught them and most of the time they did what I asked. Now, I see some of their decisions and think, I didn't teach them that. smile. So what I have to do now is tell the Lord all my concerns. I do that a lot when I am gardening, sewing or hanging up my clothes on the line. I guess that is just "my me time". Same as last night, I was out working by myself in the garden. . . . . . praying to my Lord. Quite a few times I was on my knees........ just telling Him my concerns. My heart was trying to stay calm, but my body was not cooperating, if you know what I mean. I was trying to have peace, but it was not coming, but in the midst of it I knew where I could get the peace. So many times it seems like the Lord is quiet, but I know one thing for sure. He is there and working. I believe that even in my times of despair. The Lord answered me in such a precious and very direct way. The son I was praying for, called. "Is anything too hard for me says the Lord"? That was all I needed. The Lord heard me!!!! I looked at my cell phone and it had my son's name on it! I rejoice in the one who says, "He will never leave me alone! I have Him for real!!!!!! Thought maybe some of you might need a prayer to pray for your kids or for yourself. I have also been praying for those who read my blog. Just want you to know! So for the wife who misses her husband who is now in heaven, or the momma who's son or daughter is a prodigal. Don't give up!!!! Even in that time when you think your faith is gone. Keep praying. God will show Himself mighty, in His time, sometimes on the other side of the battle!
If you need prayer, please write me!
Today we are having a friend come and help us plant a big watermelon patch of Moon and Stars Watermelons. We grew them last year and sold them at Farmer's Market. Everyone loved them. They are so sweet and tasty!!! Our friend is a bachelor,so we love to make him something we know he wouldn't make for himself. Fresh homemade bread! Since we will mostly be working we want it simple. We will have chicken salad/grapes and then we will put it into Whole Wheat Pita Bread. As I make it today I will take pictures and put up a tutorial for you all to make it for your family. They are wonderful on a warm day! I will go to the Potter's Shed and pick some homegrown lettuce and get it nice and crisp to slip in the sandwich. Mmmmmm nummy!
Here is a picture that we took last year of our Moon and Stars Watermelon. Most of the time there is a huge moon and then little stars all around. Do you notice the leaves? Same little stars. Oh my, our God is so fun and creative!!! Yup fun!!!!!!!! To put moon and stars on a watermelon?
You all have a special day with the Lord today. He wants you to tell Him your needs and give Him your praise. I am so thankful I have Him. I totally would be lost without Him!!!!!!!!! Even in my times of despair and doubt, He is with me. Ya know, I have been reading in 1 Samuel. Eli thought Hannah was drunk when he saw her praying. Wow! Sometimes I guess when I am crying before the Lord, I may not always look so in control! Just a thought.
For those of you who loved our Lemon Verbena Bread, don't forget to pick up a plant at your favorite greenhouse. I did. Stutzman's in Hutchinson had it!!!!!
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