I love the story of Manoah and his wife. They had been unable to give birth until one day an angel of God brings them news of a child to be born. As Manoah’s wife came to him with the good news, Manoah immediately did what happens to many men and wome when they discover they are about to be parents…he prayed!
In that moment, realizing they were about to be blessed with one of life’s greatest blessings, Manoah prayed the most important prayer a parent can pray:
Then Manoah prayed to the LORD: “Pardon your servant, Lord. I beg you to let the man of God you sent to us come again to teach us how to bring up the boy who is to be born.” (Judges 13:8)
Parenting is hard work. All of us have seasons we could use more prayer for our children.
What are the current prayers you have for your children? What specifically do they need the most?
What are you presntly praying about for your parenting skills? What specifically do you need the most?
I always tried to focus my greatest prayers on the character of my children. What character issues are your children needing to mature in these days? Try asking God to help you know how to parent your children to develop in these areas.