Pray With Them!

If you are like me, you only prayed with your family at meal time and it was something simple to get it out of the way. I don't have many memories of my parents coming into my room and praying with me before bed.

It is such a good thing for children to see their parents praying. People get their vision of the Lord through their relationship with their father on earth. If you have a father who does not pray with you and is not the spiritual head of the household, it is very hard to envision God and pray on your own. This is something I struggle with to this day. On the other hand, if you have a father who prays with you for more than just the nightly meal, you will have a better understanding of having a good relationship with the Lord.

Parents, especially dads, pray with your kids. There are men in my life who I look up to because of their relationship with their children. I know this is directly related to them praying with their children. My goal is to have the same relationship with my children.

Please pray with them. Not just about food or finances. Hit the big topics about what is going on in the world, blessings to all, and serious health issues. If you do not know how to pray, find a church home and get into an ALPHA group. There you will learn to pray with your family!

4 comments:

Miracle said...

great article.

I have 2 young boys [ages 2 & 3] and they actually love to pray. They get to close their eyes, hold their hands together and repeat fun prayers after me. They think it is wonderful.

I love the blog and keep up the good work :)

OLINeBooks said...

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Todd & Shannon McMannus said...

Hi Miracle,

I am glad your boys like to pray. It is so important. Are you praying with them? It is important as well for parents to be praying with them, to set the example. I am glad you like the blog. Check back often as we are always adding new posts!

Minister Mamie L. Pack said...

Todd,

As a mom of three boys, my husband and I have learned the value of showing what it means to have a relationship with Christ and not just talk about it. We take the time to pray together in a multiple ways to include before homework, before and after the children have been disciplined, even before soccer practice. We want them to know that you can talk to Christ at any time not just before eating food or going to bed.

I am thankful to have a covering in my husband who loves the Lord with all his heart and continually seeks to serve Him.

Thanks for sharing.

with blessings,

Minister Mamie