Monday, March 8, 2010

7 x 7

So, I came across this blog post from a blog I used to follow (had to downsize my blog stalking roll), and was really convicted about where I am in my prayer life. Angie from Bring The Rain did a post back in 2008 about praying for your children 7 times a day for 7 days. Not only do I love this idea for my babies, but for my husband, for my marriage, for my family, for my friends and for so many others (thinking about my prayer calender here).

So, although I'm super late on joining here when she did the challenge, I'm going to still take it on, starting tomorrow (which TOTALLY goes against my Type A personality since tomorrow is Tuesday and not Monday, but I'm going to do it anyway)! I would love to have someone, anyone go through this challenge with me over the next 7 days, so if you are interested, leave me a comment! I'm going to do all seven days praying for Caleb and Baby Dos, and here's what Angie's events and verses she chose as inspiration were that I'm going to use as well:

1. When they wake up: "Let the morning bring (child's name) words of your unfailing love, for he/she has put his/her trust in You. Show him/her the way he/she should go, for to you he/she lifts up his soul." (Adapted from Psalm 143:8)

2. When they are getting dressed: "Therefore, as God's chosen child, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Lord, help (Child's name) bear with others and forgive whatever grievances he/she has against others. Help him/her forgive as the Lord forgave him/her. And over all these virtues, help him/her put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity." (Adapted from Colossians 3:12-14)

3. While they are eating: "Teach (Child's name) the secret of being content in any and every situation wether well-fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. Teach him/her that he/she can do everything through him who gives him/her strength." (Adapted from Phil. 4:12-13)

4. When they go out of the house: "(Child's name), do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will." (Adapted from Romans 12:2)

5. While they are taking a bath: "Lord, give (Child's name) clean hands and a pure heart, and let him/her not lift his/her soul to another or swear by what is false. Let him/her receive blessing from the Lord and vindication from God his/her Savior. Let him/her be part of the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob." (Adapted from Psalm 24:4-6)

6. When they are going to bed: "The Lord your God is with you; he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing." (Zeph. 3:17)

7. While they are sleeping: "I pray that (Child's name) will do everything without complaining or arguing, so that he/she may become blameless and pure, a child of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which he/she shines like a star in the universe as he/she holds out the word of life-in order that he/she may boast on the day of Christ that he/she did not run or labor for nothing." (Adapted from Phil. 2:14-16)

Another great idea to go along with this is to write them down on notecards and put them wherever you are at that moment of the day that you will be praying, and to pray outloud so your child(ren) can hear you praying specifically for them by name!

What a great leagacy to start, and leave for you sweet babies! I know I"m not only convicted, but completely encouraged! Hope y'all will join me on our prayer warrior week!!!

Be Blessed and Encouraged!

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