Last week I posted about the craziness that seemed to have taken over our home. I wanted and needed a break, thankfully my youngest had preschool for the afternoon and I was able to sit, to reflect and wonder what the heck happened. It dawned on me that I wasn’t praying for my kids.
Prayer is a weapon against the frenzy that comes with chaos, it opens our eyes to the battles our children are facing that we may not see. As I thought about it, I realized, I don’t want to pray things like
“God, let them behave today.”
Instead I want to pray things like:
“Father, infuse their spirits with your word, that they may not right from wrong and choose to do what is right.”
Then I realized I need to do this on purpose.
Take a time out
We need to take time outs on a daily basis, not just to refuel our own parched spirits with the goodness of chocolate and carbs but also with God’s word. And once we’ve filled our cup, we can focus on those little bodies that seem to move and shake all the time.
Sometimes we just need a little direction which is why I love the idea of a prayer calendar. I chose 31 characteristics I want to build in my child and then found scriptures that corresponded with that particular character. It is the perfect way to get started and a great way to focus on the kids through out the day.
Prayer Calendar Kids (Plain text)
Prayer Calendar Kids (pictured background, below)
A Great Tool
This is so easy and simple to use. I can tuck it into my Bible during my daily time out’s and I can download it onto my phone for when I’m on the go.
In fact, I love the idea so much, I opted to create a blank calender for you to use. Use it for a friend, addictions, themes, etc.