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Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Family that prays together...

Good Evening my dear girls... Another lovely weekend has come and is almost gone.. Tomorrow is the Lord\s Day... We serve such an awesome God!!  I had picked up this graphic somewhere to put on my sidebar and as I was going over some pics in my folder i noticed it.  It is certainly true and so I thought I would mention it tonight. 
Such a deep statement which is so simple but yet so true... I know that with young families it is sometimes hard to budget our time and fit time for prayer together.. But I think if you could see ahead to the future and all it holds you would really try to grasp and hold on to this ... It contains so many benefits that can not be measured in time  that we would spend during our busy days.. But in the days ahead as your wee ones grow towards adulthood you will reap the rewards as they learn to walk with your Lord and learn to put Him first in their lives....
There are many ways to pray together that is not always down on your knees but  as effective..

One way is to thank God for our food.... Simple Grace.... Make it a habit for every meal.. Your children will continue this in their homes... It is important....
This is one of my favorite pics of my three children,... all grown up with some of their own wee ones. 
We are altogether at our house for a meal... buffet syle and very informal and our oldest son is saying the Grace....

There is no one I would rather hear pray than our children or grandsons... The other night when the five grandsons were here with just Gram we all went over to the restaurant for dinner.. I asked who wants to say Grace and the two oldest volunteered.... There was not any shame.. People around were looking at these darling boys bowing their heads to the God we serve and saying thank you for their meal... It made tears come to my eyes....
Another way to fit prayer in...

Before you take your different paths in the morning just to stand with bowed heads and ask for divine protection and guidance for the day only takes a few moments.
 
On the way home in the car if it is late a short prayer is all that is needed sometimes.

Then the precious time with each child in their own private space with Mom saying thank you God for this lovely day that we had today and then the child's own words of thanks...

Or when there is a crisis.... Bow your heads together and ask the God of peace to come in and answer your need.... Your kids will come to know that He is Someone you can turn to no matter what the problem and He cares.  \
Stress the fact that He is as close as the mention of His Name so that they will remember when you are not there that He is and He will be their ever present help..
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It is so lovely when you can make time each day for that special Devotional Time together with Mom and Dad... Although, not all families work that way... Dad may not love the God you serve so you have to be creative and make sure the kids find ways to  appreciate Him in their busy days...
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It is a very good thing to teach them prayers from the |Word like the Lord's Prayer and such...

Remember girls that God will honour your faithfulness in teaching your family to pray and to put Him first in their lives..
They will never forget even when the road gets rough...

I know you all do the best you can and this is just a wee reminder in this busy season of Summer to put the Lord in the centre of our hearts and homes..
So, my dears have a wonderful Sunday and enjoy the day that God has given us...
Praying for you and yours...
Hugs...
Faye...


4 comments:

  1. You are truly blessed Faye, have a beautiful day!

    Blessings,
    Ronda

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  2. Oh Believe me Faye- My kids would never forget to talk to Jesus before bed!
    NOw Lauryn keeps telling me that she wants to talk to Jesus at the alter becuase she found out that her big brother did last week...
    Praise the Lord for the work He's atarted in my kids!!!

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  3. This made me cry.... its so true Faye you remember what your mom's taught you to do and when to pray. Just the mention of his name

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