A prayer for our children…

This is a prayer I found in a great parenting book…

I really believe this prayer–prayed by one of my heroes, Amy Carmichael, is transforming my kids’ hearts.  I’m seeing the power of it and it’s shifting the way I pray.  Let’s pray for our children to be warriors for Jesus–pouring their lives out for others…and may it be true of us as well!

Dear God, I pray for my Ella, Caleb, Maija, Riah, and Evie…

and any other children not yet known by my eyes…

“Make them good soldiers of Jesus Christ.Let them never turn back in the day of battle.Let them be winners and helpers of souls; let them live not to be ministered to,but TO MINISTER.Make them LOYAL; Let them set loyalty high above all things.Make them DOERS, not mere talkers.Let them enjoy hard work and choose hard things rather than easy.Make them trustworthy; make them wise for it is written: God has no pleasure in fools.Let them pass from dependence on us to dependence on Thee.Let them never come under the dominion of earthly things; keep them free.Let them grow up healthy, happy, friendly, and keen to make others happy.Give them eyes to see the beauty of the world, and hearts to worship its Creator.  Let them be gentle to beast and bird; let cruelty be hateful to them.May they walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance.And for ourselves we ask, that we might never weaken.God is my strong salvation.We ask that we might train them to say that word, and live that life,and pour themselves out for others, unhindered by self.”~Amy Carmichael~

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