While They Are Sleeping...

"Arise, cry out in the night, as the watches of night begin; pour out your heart like water in the presence of the Lord. Lift up your hands to Him for the lives of your children." ~ Lamentations 2:19 (NIV)

My Mom bought me the sweetest little book entitled While They Are Sleeping written by Anne Arkins & Gary Harrell. It's essentially a little prayer guide that goes through twelve specific character traits that you pray about for your children.

This week it's kindness. I am praying specifically for:

~ Them loving not only with words but with actions and with truth. (1 John 3:16-18)
~ Sensitivity to see ways they can meet the needs of others.
~ Tender hearts toward others.
~ Gentle answers instead of harsh words. (Proverbs 15:1)
~ Help in not holding too tightly to their own possessions.
~ Help in treating others the way they would like to be treated. (Luke 6:31)
~ The ability to extend undeserved kindness.
~ Sensitivity to the Holy Spirit and ability to resolve conflicts in God honoring ways.
~ Selflessness, gratefulness, humility, and awareness.

"In the very truest sense, intercession is love on its knees." ~ Dick Eastman

Jesus, might I show my children Your love in the very truest sense.....

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Beautiful reminder....thank you for that.