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Monday, April 20, 2009

Praying For Your Children All Day Long

I was over on Blessing Upon Blessing this weekend and I discovered her beautiful prayer cards - so with her permission I wanted to post photos and how she uses them. She actually got the idea from Bring in the Rain who says on her site:

"The other day I came across a verse that God used to prompt me to write this post. If you are a mom (or have someone else you want to pray for specifically), I hope you will join me as I do this for the next 7 days. It struck me that I need reminders during the day to be praying over my girls, and I decided to choose 7 events in a day that would remind me to do so. Then, I chose verses that had to do with that time of the day (for example: as my kids are getting dressed in the morning) and then I put them on notecards."

1. When they wake up: "Let the morning bring (child's name) word of your unfailing love, for she has put her trust in You. Show (her/him) the way (she/he) should go, for to you (he/she) lifts up her soul." (Adapted from Psalm 143:8)

2. When they are getting dressed: "Therefore, as God's chosen child, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Lord, help (him/her) bear with others and forgive whatever grievances (he/she) has against others. Help (him/her) forgive as the Lord forgave (him/her). And over all these virtues, help (him/her) put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." (Adapted from Colossians 3:12-14)

3. While they are eating: "Teach (child's name) the secret of being content in any and every situation whether well-fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Teach (him/her) that (he/she) can do everything through him who gives (him/her) strength." (Adapted from Philippians 4:12-13)

4. When they go out of the house: "(Name of child), do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will." (Adapted from Romans 12:2)

5. While they are taking a bath: Lord, give (name of child) clean hands and a pure heart, and let (him/her) not lift (his/her) soul to an idol or swear by what is false. Let (him/her) receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God (his/her) Savior. Let (him/her) be part of the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob. (Adapted from Psalm 24:4-6)

6. When they are going to bed: "The Lord Your God is with you; he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, be will rejoice over you with singing." (Zephaniah 3:17)

7. While they are sleeping: "I pray that (name of child) will do everything without complaining or arguing, so that he/she may become blameless and pure, a child of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which he/she shines like a star in the universe as he/she holds out the word of life-in order that he/she may boast on the day of Christ that he/she did not run or labor for nothing." (Adapted from Philippians 2:14-16)

If you have little ones in your home, I want to encourage you to make some of your own prayer cards today. 7 may seem like more than you can accomplish in a day - maybe start with just two or three of your favorites? If you are crafty you can make beautiful cards - but if you are not maybe just write them on post-its notes and stick one at the kitchen table, one by their bed and one in their bathroom. I am so thankful I stumbled upon this new tool with these verses already listed - it's exactly what I need!

Also, I was featured in a "Saturday Spotlight" over the weekend on Run Watch Play Wait's website if you are interested in the interview - she is a great blogger friend - check it out!

Walk with the King!

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Blogger Clare said...

I love this, however I'm not very crafty. :) I don't see post it's working either. (I would feel like such an underachiever!) Hmmm..Maybe we need a girls night to make some prayer cards for our kids! That would be fun!

Cute interview on Kristi's website too. I didn't know about the purple overload on your first date. haha!!

April 20, 2009 at 7:06 AM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Clare - you could write them on a simple index card. I am a post-it note girl. I like to write the verses I'm memorizing on post-it notes and stick them around - so maybe that sounded funny - but it is something I really do do and it works!

I'm all for a girls night - and to do something productive like that - I'll talk to Kimi!!!

Oh Yes- the sad part is I STILL wear the same shade of purple eyeshadow as I did in highschool. Sometimes I wear brown - but the purple is a hard habit to break hehe!

April 20, 2009 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger Mom24Blessings said...

I second the idea of a Girl's Night Out and making these cards. We have to do it soon before Clare's baby gets here!

April 20, 2009 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger The Fox Den said...

Thanks for passing that along. I love it!

April 20, 2009 at 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Kristi said...

What a great idea!! I'm going to link to this post from my "praying for your children" list - (

April 20, 2009 at 9:43 AM  
Blogger Laurie Ann said...

I love this! I'm definitely going to do this for the Grands. Especially the sleeping one. We had trouble with bedtime over the weekend. Youch.

April 20, 2009 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger kimmy said...

Great idea!!!I will for sure add this into our girls night in May!

April 20, 2009 at 1:53 PM  
Anonymous Melissa said...

LOVE this, Courtney!! I can't wait to do this :)
-Melissa C.

April 20, 2009 at 8:02 PM  
Blogger Morgan said...

Great idea! Do your kids know about the prayer cards? If so, what do they think about it? Are they excited that you're praying for them all day long?

May 24, 2009 at 10:24 PM  
Blogger Courtney said...

Morgan - Oh yes - they love them. They bow their heads with me and pray. They want to make their own prayer cards now - so that's a craft to put on the list. hehe!

May 26, 2009 at 7:20 AM  

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