Every day we hear a new terror taking place in our world – a bomb went off in this town, a school shooting happened in another, eating tide pods has become cool, bullies surround us. I look at the world and a heavy weight falls on my shoulders – the weight of the knowledge of the things my children are going to go through as they grow. There are times I think about buying a plot of land in the middle of nowhere, going off the grid, and keeping my kids from anything that could harm them. I don’t always trust that the Lord has my children in the palm of His hands.
How is it that I can refuse to trust my God? How is it that I can place my love and care for my children above His love and care for them? Don’t I know that He loves them a million-trillion-bazillion times more than I could even fathom? My role as a mother is not to raise them to be smart, well-rounded, successful individuals. My role as a mother is to give them over to the Lord and raise them to know and love Him. My role as a mother is to trust my Heavenly Father and allow Him to work in the lives of my children. Maybe that means one of them will grow up to be a successful doctor who goes to Haiti to open a medical clinic. That would be good. Maybe that means one of them will be shot in a school shooting for professing the name of Christ. As much as it pains me to say it, that would still be good.
The only control I can have is to turn my requests over to Jesus. I can spend time on my knees, praying and interceding for my precious little ones and asking that the Lord guide them.
This month I want to allow my social media influence to spark a revolution of prayer! I compiled a list of verses to pray over your children and, for the month of May (or whenever you stumble upon this blog post), I would love to encourage you to join me in praying these verses over your children. Head over to my Facebook community to join in this month! I made up 31 days worth of prayer cards to intentionally spend a few minutes each day meditating on the promises of God and asking His guidance in the life of our kids. I’m excited to see what He will do through this!