The Power of Prayer

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“What a comfort it was for me to know that no matter where I was in the world, my mother was praying for me.”
Billy Graham
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“You’ll never be a perfect parent, but you can be a praying parent. Prayer is your highest privilege as a parent. …Prayer turns ordinary parents into prophets who shape the destinies of their children, grandchildren, and every generation that follows. …Your prayers for your children are the greatest legacy you can leave.”  
Mark Batterson
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Never underestimate the ponderings of a Christian parent.  Never underestimate the power that comes when a parent pleads with God on behalf of a child. Who knows how many prayers are being answered right now because of the faithful ponderings of a parent ten or twenty years ago? God listens to thoughtful parents.
Praying for our children is a noble task.  If what we are doing, in this fast paced society, is taking away from the prayer time for our children, we’re doing too much.  There is nothing more special, more precious than time that a parent spends struggling and pondering with God on behalf of a child.
Max Lucado
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Today we begin our free 12 week series, Praying Psalm 23 for Your Children.
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Betsy and Laurie
The Writing Sisters

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  1. Olive Twist ~♥~
    June 12, 2013 at 8:08 am (4 years ago)

    Reblogged this on OLIVE TWIST ~♥~ and commented:
    If only we parents would seriously pray for our children… what a difference we could make in the world! I love the promise God made in Exodus 20:6 to show mercy to the thousandth generation of those that love Him…

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  2. fictionalien
    June 12, 2013 at 8:21 am (4 years ago)

    How true. 🙂 I feel safe whenever I know someone prays for me and I know nothing bad will happen if I pray for people. 😀

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  3. apronheadlilly
    June 12, 2013 at 11:44 am (4 years ago)

    Praying, pleading, warring for a wandering soul…

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  4. Rhonda Girard
    June 14, 2013 at 8:01 am (4 years ago)

    The evening we received a text from our daughter that said, “I just met a cute Navy man. His name is Harmon”, I had immediate discernment that this would be the man she marries. Later, when I shared that with her, she asked, “How did you know?”. My response, “Because we’ve been praying for your spouse for years. Now we know his name.”

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