Praying BIG Prayers with Your Family

Teach Your Children to Pray

John 14: 13-14 “Whatever you ask in My name, that will I do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If you ask Me anything in My name, I will do it.”  Luke 11:9 says “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”  Focus On The Family’s Truth Project asks us to ponder the following.  “Do you really believe that what you believe is really real?” Do you?  If you do it should have a profound impact on every aspect of your life and especially how you pray.

Each night when we put our kids to bed I ask them if there is anything we should pray about.  They occasionally come up with someone that they have heard is dealing with cancer or a teacher that is sick, but are not really thinking beyond there immediate sphere of contacts.  As leaders in our families it is our responsibility to broaden their vision to realize the power that we have by bringing our requests to the almighty God.  We have the privilege to teach and inspire them to consider their role in praying for the big things in the world.  This past week Japan suffered the 9.0 earthquake and following sunami.  We have considered and offered sincere prayers for the Japanese people that are at that very moment trapped, lost, and hanging on for life in the cold rubble remaining from the destruction.  As parents we have the opportunity to ignite a vision for participating in the great things that God is doing in the world.

This week I was directed to a resource that I want to share with you.  It is a prayer guide for many parts of the world where you can learn about the demographics, challenges, needs and numbers of unreached people that have yet to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ.  You can see video and join in as others pray for a specific nation.  You can log on daily or sign up where an email can be sent to guide your prayers for world everyday.  Plant seeds that expose the hearts of your children and develop a compassion for the nations. Teach your kids to participate in the great works that God is doing in the world by lifting these up in prayer.  Call on the almighty God and pray BIG prayers  for the world.  Check it out.

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