"Your greatest contribution to the Kingdom of God may not be something you do, but someone you raise." ~Andy Stanley

November 4, 2009

Praying from Luke 2

The Lord showed me some exciting things to be praying for our children from Luke 2.

May our children:

"make widely known" what they've learned about Jesus like the shepherds

(v. 17)

May their lives:

"be a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles." (v. 32)

May they be Spirit-led like Simeon:

"who was just and devout" and "the Holy Spirit was upon him." (v.25)

May they have hearts devoted to God like Anna who:

"served God with fastings and prayers night and day." (v.37)

May they be like Jesus as a child who:

"grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom and the grace of God was upon Him." (v.40)

May they be passionately focused on God like Jesus who said:

"I must be about my Father's business." (v.49)

May they be obedient to us like Jesus who:

"went down with them" and "was subject to them." (v.51)

And like Jesus, may they:

"increase in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men." (v.52)

Amen! : )


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