Friday, January 4, 2008

Praying for Our Boys


If you have kids, what specifically do you pray for, when you pray for them and with them?

Kristi and I pray for a lot of things related to our boys' lives, of course, but we have a few things that we always request.

We pray that Benjamin and Jonathan will each have a healthy body, a strong mind, and a soft heart.

We pray that Benjamin and Jonathan will each develop their own deep faith in God and knowledge of His Word.

We pray that Benjamin and Jonathan will find their fulfillment in God, not in peers.

We pray that Benjamin and Jonathan will both want God to use their lives for His purposes.

We pray that both Benjamin and Jonathan will be blessed with Christian wives and families of their own someday.

We pray that we will always be a true guide for them, pointing them to Jesus.

We pray that our boys will always feel close to us, and keep us close, even as they become independent of us someday.

Well, now that I'm going, I could go on and on. And, no, we don't remember all this every time. But, these are some things that are always on our hearts.

3 comments:

Arly said...

1) Super cute picture. I'm such a proud aunt.

2) Since we dont have kids I suppose I pray for our future kids. To be healthy, and happy, and to be a strong christian with a loving christian wife/husband. Maybe I'm the only one that prays for my future children...

David said...

Arly,

You can't go wrong praying for your future kids. I admire you for having the foresight to think of doing that.

Keep it up; I know they will be blessed for it!

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