Sunday, August 12, 2012

Powerful words for children and Monday's prayer


I pray that faith will find root and grow in my children’s hearts, that by faith they may gain what has been promised to them.
(Luke 17:5-6, Hebrews 11:1-40)


May my children be filled “with the joy given by the Holy Spirit”.
(1 Thessalonians 1:6)


Lord, may my children “always try to be kind to each other and to everyone else”.
(1 Thessalonians 5:15)


Grant, Lord, that my children may learn to live a life of love through the Spirit who dwells in them.
(Ephesians 5:2, Galatians 5:22)

Respect (for self, others, authority)

Father, grant that my children may “show proper respect to everyone,” as Your Word commands.
(1 Peter 2:17)


Father, teach my children “the secret of being content in any and every situation…through Him who gives them strength”.
(Philippians 4:12-13)


Lord, teach my children perseverance in all they do, and help them especially to “run with perseverance the race marked out for them”.
(Hebrews 12:1)


Grant that my children may learn responsibility, “for each one should carry his own load”.
(Galatians 6:5)


“Create in them a pure heart, O God,” and let their purity of heart be shown in their actions.
(Psalm 51:10)

Strong, Biblical Self-Esteem

Help my children develop a strong self-esteem that is rooted in the realization that they are “God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus”.
(Ephesians 2:10)

"The balance of affirmation and discipline, freedom and restraint, encouragement and warning
is different for each child and season and generation,
yet the absolutes of God's Word are necessary and trustworthy
no matter how mercuric the time."
Gloria Gaither

Lord, make me a worthy example to my family and friends.
And, let my words and my deeds serve as a testimony
to the changes You have made in my life.
I will praise You, Father,
by following in the footsteps of Your Son
so that others may see Him through me.
( from 100 DAYS of GRACE for WOMEN)

I am gradually sorting, downloading, fixing, and cropping photos from my trip to Texas.
I decided to highlight some of them for my weekly Monday scripture and prayer.
I took lots of the jumping photos with a special option to capture motion.
However, the light was not the best and no amount of adjusting can make them come out clearer.
I'm a bit disappointed in that especially as I have a bunch of them.
But my photography is largely trial and error.

The only non-family member is a little boy named Jacob.  My daughter is helping out his mother
by taking his sister and him places and also keeping them at her house some. 
The mother, Janice, is on bed-rest until almost the end of September and has been since June.
The intention in to keep her third child from being born too soon. She could use your prayers.

The other 'stars' are Abby-19 months, Aaron-3 years, Sara (my daughter) and me.

Blessings to you all as you begin the week.


  1. HI Beth, Sounds like you had a wonderful trip to Texas. I know you enjoyed spending time with your family, especially the grands... They do grow up so quickly... Love that last picture --of you with one of the kids...


  2. It's evening here Beth so I'm visiting you at the end of a busy day. Thank you for sharing the photos of the grandchildren from your visit to Texas.
    Photos help us recall those precious moments with family.
    Blessings to you and your family. x

  3. You've done a lovely job of pairing the pictures with the words. A beautiful prayer for our children Beth.

  4. Hope you had a thoroughly blessed time and was also blessed by planting our God-seed in their hearts. You're a loving, caring grandma. That's a "good thing."


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