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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Day Two: Releasing My Child into God's Hands

For this child I prayed,
and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him.
Therefore I also have lent him to the Lord;
as long as he lives he shall be lent to the Lord.
- I Samuel 1:27-29

Lord, I come to You in Jesus' name and give David & Elizabeth to You. I am convinced that You alone know what is best for them. You alone know what they need. I release them to You to care for and protect, and I commit myself to pray for everything concerning them that I can think of or that You put upon my heart. Teach me how to pray and guide me in what to pray about. Help me not to impose my own will when I'm praying for them, but rather enable me to pray that Your will be done in their lives.

Thank You that I can partner with You in raising David & Elizabeth, and that I don't have to do it alone. I'm grateful that I don't have to rely on the world's unreliable and ever-changing methods for child rearing, but that I can have clear directions from Your Word and wisdom as I pray to You for answers.

Thank You, Lord, for the precious gift of these children. Your Word says that every good gift comes from You, and I know that You have given them to me to care for and to raise. Help me to do that. Show me places where I continue to hang onto them and enable me to release them to Your protection, guidance and counsel. Help me to to live in fear of possible dangers, but in the joy and peace of knowing that You are in control. I rely on You for everything, and this day I trust my children to You and release them into Your hands.*

For you shall go out with joy,
and be led out with peace;
the mountains and the hills shall break forth
into singing before you.
- Isaiah 55:12

They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth children for trouble;
for they shall be descendants of the blessed of the Lord
and their offspring with them.
- Isaiah 65:23

*Make this prayer your own. From the book, The Power of a Praying Parent, by Stormie Omartian. Ordering information is at the bottom of the page.

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Blogger Mary@notbefore7 said...

What a great idea. I read the Power of a Praying Wife and it was a good reminder of prayer. I hope you enjoy your journey through this book!

August 3, 2007 at 6:35 AM  

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