A Mother’s Prayer… “I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the LORD. For his whole life he will be given over to the LORD.” And he worshiped the LORD there.” 1 Samuel 1:27-28
A mother who prays causes Satan to shutter and his demons to take notice. It is her steady stream of supplications to her Savior Jesus that garners the attention of God. Dad may not be around, but her Heavenly Father is there for wisdom and encouragement. She knows the Lord understands, so she seeks Him for grace and comfort. The prayer of a mom punctures the portals of heaven with passionate petitions that provide her peace.
She may aspire to be a mother, but is struggling with the ability to conceive. Her heart breaks for the opportunity to be with child. Her prayers are pregnant with the desire to become pregnant, and Christ the giver of life listens compassionately and patiently to her pleas. A barren womb is meant to walk with the Lord during this time of feeling failure and rejection. So she prays for a child, and in the process He loves on His child.
A mother’s prayers mark her family with faith and trust in God. Her overflow of mercy and grace is a reminder that Jesus is the ‘author and finisher’ of the family’s faith. The fruit from her prayers personify Christ’s character, and hell clamors at the calm requests from a mom who trusts God. They pray for their children to obey and worship the Lord, and for their husbands to fear God, hate sin and love people. A mom’s prayer matters.
Lastly, consider a prayer journal to capture Christ’s faithfulness to your faith appeals. Pray for your children by name and lift up each of their unique needs to the Lord. Pray for your husband’s submission to be accountable to Almighty God. Indeed, a wise mother’s first concern is to pray in Jesus name. They ask, ‘Do I constantly worry, or do I apply that same energy in passionate prayer?’ “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6).
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
June 15, 2021
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June 14, 2021
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June 13, 2021
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