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Sunday, June 27, 2010

A prayer

My email/blogger friends Linda at Prairie Flower Farm and Angie at Ramblings from a grateful heart have both posted this prayer on their blogs. It was written by Shirley Dobson and printed in a book by Ruth Graham - both great women of faith. I love it and have put a copy in my Bible. I'm copying them by putting it on my blog because we all have different readers, and it's such a good one that I think a lot of Christian moms will want to have this. Enjoy!

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.

Happy Sunday to you, friends.

16 comments:

Pokey said...

It is such a blessing to read over your poem. I read Angie's but I'd missed it. Have a good Sunday, Mary.

Dolores said...

I've just copied this prayer to have for myself and my daughter.... thanks so much for sharing it.
Hugs,

Cora said...

I had read this on Angie's blog...it is great and I love it too! It is what we all want for our children...
children of God!

Kerrie said...

So sweet and so loving! We always have prayed thanking God for "surrounding our children with your love and protection and may you continue to do so." Lovely! hugs, Kerrie

Sewn With Grace said...

Love, love, love this! I am printing it out too! Thanks for sharing!

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At Home With Amy said...

This was wonderful Mary. My mother could have written this. She is so faithful in praying for our family. We never go out anywhere without hearing her prayer of protection over us. We never enter situations without hearing her prayer of guidance over us. I am blessed to have such a godly mother to look up to.
Hugs,
AMY

Angie Berry said...

I'm glad you are passing it on, it is such a beautiful poem. Something we all desire for our children!

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

I had not read this.
What a wise prayer.
Thank you for sharing!
Blessings~
Carrie

Rural Revival said...

Mary, I read this prayer when Linda posted it and I think its wonderful. I've always prayed for my children's protection from the evil one and the evil of this world but it had never dawned on me to pray for a person of faith in the lives whenever they are at a crossroads.

I do now.

Hugs ~Andrea~

Barb said...

Amen! A prayer for the many, and needed by all! Beautiful, thank you for sharing!

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It is such a beautiful poem and it can make any people to pray. I never have read this type of the best poem before.
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Christy@WickedHappy said...

What a wonderful prayer. Thank you so much for sharing. It's new to me and I will print it out and save it in my Bible.

Leann said...

Amen!