Tonight my heart is heavier than normal, full of thoughts, worry, and prayers for our children. I wish I could put all of our children in their own little bubble, a bubble of protection to keep them safe from any possible harm when they are away. However this is not physically possible of course so all of my power lays in prayer, I can surround them and cover them in prayers of protection. I must let go and trust God completely, He is with them wherever they go. This is extremely difficult and at times impossible for me to do when it comes to my children.
I have a constant need and desire to do everything in my power to protect and shield these amazing children. As a mother I feel like they are pieces of my heart walking around outside of me, and when they hurt I hurt. I long to guard their hearts from being hurt or sad, I yearn to protect their bodies from being harmed, I wish to protect their minds, to shield their eyes and ears from darkness of this fallen world and from things they cannot begin to understand.
I struggle not being able to be their complete protection in this world. I have to constantly remind myself to let go and realize that prayer is the most powerful and effective thing I can do to protect my children. I can circle and cover them in prayer, God is their ultimate Protector and He loves them and nothing will happen outside of His will.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
Joshua, Emily and Richard are with their father for and extended period of time- without going into details of the situation they need to be lifted up in prayer during this time for protection and healing. Tyler and Noah returned home this evening from being gone for an extended time and I can see how they are struggling with conflicting emotions their mother has laid on their hearts and minds, they need to be lifted in prayer for healing and growing.
“Glorious God, Heavenly Father, Dear Lord, I call upon Your name,
My prayer is for my children, I ask You to protect them physically,emotionally, spiritually,mentally, and in every way.
I pray the Holy Spirit would equip them to face any situation they must endure.
I pray that Your presence guides them and leads them to make decisions that glorify You.
I pray Your light and love surrounds them.
Lord please let our children be little lighthouses in this dark world shining Your light and love that those around them can see You through them.
I pray for Matt and I as parents to be able to do what is best for our children despite what we want, that we keep God in the center of our lives and home.
I pray for strength, guidance and wisdom as parents.
Let us continue to grow into one united family loving each other as Christ loves us.
God, please bless our children with the strength to remain pure in heart, mind and body.
I pray that our children no matter what will always know they are loved, that they know Your unconditional love and that they know Matt and I love them unconditionally.
Thank You Lord for blessing us as parents, our children are a gift from You.
Please give Matt and I strength and wisdom to guide them and and train them in the way they should go.
Please give us patience and joyful hearts, let us be an example of Your love and forgiveness.
Thank You Father for the honor of being a parent.
In Jesus Name I pray~AMEN”