Monday, September 21, 2009

Praying for Your Kids Monday--Just Barely
Praying Through Your Child's Room

Whew, 9:30 on Monday night...I'm cutting it a little close this week! Honestly, I totally forgot it was Monday. Who does that? We got back from Montana last night and Sunday is usually when I write PYKM but I was tired and we were hungry and it just escaped my brain. I realized it sometime this morning and by then I had already posted and was knee deep in laundry and midgets. So here it is...

It is interesting because these last few days I kind of forgot about PYKM and didn't pray for a topic like I usually do. Tonight as I was rocking Roo and praying over her I was thanking God for a safe trip home and the blessing of our home. Our kids LOVE being home; last night they danced and ran and danced and ran some more. When it came time for bed they both were so happy to be back in their own rooms and having our bedtime routine back in place. Needless to say, they slept like champs in their own beds and rooms!

So anyway, tonight while rocking and praying I was thinking about our children's rooms and while it is a topic we prayed for several months ago I feel the leading to re-visit the topic of praying through our children's rooms. Their rooms should be safe havens for them to rest and grow in and they shouldn't have anything in them that is offensive to the Lord. You parents of older children have to be more aware of this then us mommies with toddlers. Nevertheless, children of any age can bring home something that isn't glorifying to God, knowingly or unknowingly. Ask God to show you if there is anything in your child's room that should be removed, especially if your child has started to have nightmares or has become rebellious, angry or fearful.

In Stormie O'Martian's book "The Power of a Praying Parent" she writes, "This is not a superstitious little ritual. This is a powerful claiming of your home, your child, and all aspects of his life for God. It is standing up and proclaiming, 'As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord' (Joshua 24:15). It is saying, 'My home is sanctified and set apart for God's glory'.

Thank You God for being Lord over heaven and earth. I invite You to be Lord over this room as well. I pray Your Holy Spirit will dwell in ________________'s room and that You will flood it with Your light. I pray Your complete protection over this room and ______________. I pray You will fill it with Your love, Your peace and Your joy and that this room will be sanctified for Your glory. Amen.

1 comment:

kim said...

thanks for the reminder dear friend that i need to do this on a regular basis. especially for miss B's room right now! you are a gem!