A Mother's Prayer

Before I write what is on my heart I just wanted to share how grateful I am for all of you. God has used all of you, my friends, to bless me in ways I didn't even know I needed. This week has been such a busy week and I'm afraid this may be my last post until after the weekend. But I'll keep up on my reading of your post when I can.

PhotobucketEvery other Tuesday I meet with two other women for prayer. It's a time to pray mostly for our children, although we do pray for the youth of this generation and other things the Lord lays on our hearts. This has been such an encouraging time-to gather with other moms to pray and cry and pray some more.
As one of the women shared something today it struck such a cord in me I knew I'd have to share it with you. Especially you moms who continually pray for the prodigal and spiritually wondering child.

1 Samuel Chapter 1 talks about Hannah. Hannah wept and prayed, she poured out her soul before the Lord (vs 10,15). She prayed for a child. Verse 26 and 27 says "Oh, my lord! I am the woman who stood here beside you, praying to the Lord, For this boy I prayed, and the Lord has given me my petition, which I asked of Him."

Hannah did not give up in her praying she went year after year to the temple to pray for a child. God did answer her. We as mothers of prodigals must not give up. We must go before God daily and pour out our hearts. We are fighting a battle for the soul of our children we must pray, intercede for them. Then one day we will say along with Hannah "For this child I prayed, and the Lord has given me my petition, which I asked of Him."

Oh God I lift up the the moms of prodigals and those who have wondered away from you. I pray that as moms praying for our children that we would have discernment over what we specifically should be praying for our particular child. Help us to remember that it is a great privilege to pray for our children and a great responsibility. Father I pray for those moms out there- that they would discern truth from lies when the enemy comes and tries to destroy their faith, their hope and trust. We believe that you can change the hearts of our children, we believe that you love them more then we do, we believe that even now you are working in their hearts ... Oh God help our unbelief!

Father I lift up our prodigals. I pray that you would destroy the destructive strongholds in their lives. The stronghold of pride and selfishness, the stronghold of laziness, sexual sins, addictions, oh God there are so many! Father I pray that these children's hearts would be soften toward you and not hardened. I pray that you would send others into their lives that would speak truth to them and I pray they would listen. Open the ears of their hearts so that they might hear. Give them a longing in their hearts that will only be satisfied with you Lord.

Oh God ...we give our children over to you...do whatever it takes so that they will return unto you. We are mothers who desire to see children raised up to be men and women who hunger and thirst after You God....


  1. I never thought of that verse in that way, but I love that application.

  2. Oh my....... that broke my heart and encouraged my spirit.. I am in battle for one reason for my younger son and in another battle for my older son .... This post was so much God for me today... and I don't think you had read my post today asking for prayer for Chris....... I am blessed beyond measure as I believe that God has reminded me that He is listening.....

    you are such a gift to me...

    I will miss you the rest of this week but I do understand...

    hugs x0x0x0

  3. thank you for sharing this. i don't have a prodigal, instead, i was a prodigal. even when i was far away, there was a comfort in knowing that my family was continually praying for me.

    btw, i meet with a few ladies every other tuesday, too. i was with them today and it is always a great time of prayer and fellowship. we have really become close and we share a lot of our 'kid' struggles with each other. it's a 'moms in touch' group.

  4. I have been been praying, but still struggling with how to reach out to my MIL regarding her other son who is lost. Of course she is overwhelmed with grief over this. Thank you for sharing this, it is exactly what she needs.

    God Bless You,
    The Park Wife

  5. Amen sister...we must never forget to pray for our kids...

  6. Yes, prayer is a powerful thing that connects us to our all powerful God. He does amazing things. Praise Jesus! Great post :) Have a great day!


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