Sunday, January 3, 2010

Praying for Your Kids Monday
College, Careers and Beyond

As you know, one of my favorite things to pray for my kids is their future. Futurefriendships, future choices, future spouses, etc. Their career paths are not exempt from my covering.

Between Jeff and I we have a ridiculous amount of college under our belts. It took both of us a lot of time, a lot of goofing off and a lot of advice from our advisors to finally graduate. We did it (hooray) but we have the student loans to show for it also. I know a certain amount of trepidation in college is normal but I long for my kids to be a little more focused than we were and I long for them choose a career based on God's will for their lives.

When praying about this topic for them I like to pray the New Living Translation's version of Proverbs 3:6, Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. I love that the verse doesn't say if Samuel seeks God's will than maybe God will show him which path to take; no, it clearly states if you do this, I will do this.

Again, the goal here is not to see my kids not have a change of major during their junior year (although that would be nice), the desire of my heart is that no matter what they choose they will have done it by seeking God's will and by feeling confident He has shown them the path to take.

Gracious Lord, I am amazed and humbled You listen to the prayers of this Mommy. Thank You for loving ________ even more than I do. Thank You for having a plan for him and that before he was even born You sanctified him. I pray that ________ will seek Your will in all that he does and that You will show him which path to take. I pray that as he grows You will give me insight in to his strengths so that I can help him to follow Your will and grow in the way You designed him. Amen.

1 comment:

Adventure Mom Janna said...

I'm so glad to read your post. Next week I will begin reading The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian.

I read one chapter a week and summarize it on my blog and invite others to read with me or simply discuss the summary. I announced my plan on Tues.

One of the things Stormie say is that often children who have been prayed for find their purpose and calling in life sooner than children whose parents did not pray for them.

Have you read this book? What do you think of it? I'm a new mom myself and trying to do things God's way since I only get one chance at this mom thing:)

Bless you and your children!