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Praying for Mental and Emotional Health

Praying for Mental and Emotional Health

I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise

Praying for a Job | Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children

Praying for a Job

Praying for a Job I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with My loving eye on you. — Psalm 32:8 I can’t tell you how many parents, when they heard I was working on this book, let me know they had a story to share. I

Being Joy-Full

In Your presence is fullness of joy. — Psalm 16:11 NASB “I need a leaf blower. But for people.” I chuckled when I saw that line on a tea towel — and I think Warren Wiersbe might have laughed too. “People” represent one of four joy stealers the Bible scholar identifies in his commentary on

Praising God through the anxious times takes resolve! We must, as believers, decide that we’ve decided! Praising Him when things are easy is easy! Praising Him and trusting when it’s chaotic and worrisome is a whole new level of spiritual maturity. Are you ready to level up, friends? Let’s do it!

The True Purpose of Prayer

  This is to my Father’s glory… — John 15:8 When I was growing up, my family spent two weeks every summer at a Christian camp that catered to families and singles of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It didn’t matter what denomination you came from, or whether you liked traditional or contemporary worship;

Praying for Your Child’s Relationship with Siblings

Praying for Your Child’s Relationship with Siblings

How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity! — Psalm 133:1 That’s mine! He hit me! She hit me first! It’s not fair! Do we have to play with her? Go away! No! Yes! No! Yes! No! Any family that has more than one child has, at some point, experienced

I know God loves my children and truly wants the best for them. Romans 8:28 reads, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” This doesn’t mean we (or they) won’t face adversity — in fact, the Bible pretty much guarantees that we will.7 But when God allows my children to suffer, I know He will use the experience to build their faith, their patience, and their strength — and that, at the end of the day, He will produce something good.

Praying for Physical Health, Safety, and Security for Your Children

  Praying for Physical Health, Safety, and Security for Your Children “Lord, Why Did This Happen?” I know I’m not the only mother who has ever questioned God’s tactics. Even my “spiritual giant” friend, Susan, found herself wondering what was up when her son Michael started suffering from violent stomach pains. Their pediatrician had dismissed

Raising kids in this day and age is complicated. It may even incite panic as we try to figure out how to manage technology and the tidal wave of information (both good and bad) that’s available at even an innocent google search. Start with prayer!

Praying for Your Child’s Use of Technology

  Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things. — Philippians 4:8 At first glance, our family room looks idyllic. Hundreds of books — titles I think of as classics — line the

Who are you praying for right now? Keep praying for your teen rebel!

Praying for Your Teen Rebel

  “My wayward children,” says the Lord, “come back to me, and I will heal your wayward hearts.”  — Jeremiah 3:22 NLT “Don’t talk to your kids about God as much as you talk to God about your kids.” I forget where I first heard that line, but it’s one of my favorite pieces of

Praying against Self-Harm and Suicide

The Lord has chosen you to be His treasured possession. — Deuteronomy 14:2 I first heard about the practice of cutting when our oldest daughter was in middle school. We lived in southern California at the time, and a couple of girls in her grade had been seen with razor marks on their arms. My

Graduation Prayers for Parents: FREE Prayer Guide

Prayers for Graduates

  Heavenly Father… 1) As ____________ weighs the choices that are before her, let her be filled with knowledge and depth of insight, that she may be able to discern what is best and be pure and blameless until Jesus comes again. In her college, her career, and her marriage, let her be filled with

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