Thursday, March 21, 2013

Would You Pray These Prayers?

"I pray that you'll have to wait and learn the value of patience."
-Day 18
This book is a 31 day devotional. Each day begins with a prayer and Scripture. Lisa then gives a devotional from her heart in which she shares her own struggles as well as a personal application for the parent. The day ends with a heartfelt prayer and thought provoking questions for ourselves and to ask our children. What parent does not want good things, blessings, joy, peace and more for their kids? But to find all that our children must learn a life of discipline, self control, obedience, and total surrender to their Heavenly Father.  If they learn these lessons, they will be well equipped to accomplish much for the Kingdom.
About the Author:
Lisa T. Bergren is the author of more than forty books. Her work includes children's books, historical and contemporary fiction, women's non-fiction and gift books. She lives in Colorado. She and her husband, Tim, are the parents of three children. You can visit Lisa's website HERE.

My Thoughts:
Some may consider this book on the controversial side. Why would you pray for your child to fail, be lonely, get caught doing wrong? Because these prayers lead the way to what all of us need to learn - a life of total dependence on God. As Lisa shares  these prayers she prays, she is asking God to take her children to a deeper relationship with their Heavenly Father. It may be a little frightening to pray this way - but also a challenge to our own spiritual dependence on God.  Do we trust Him completely with our lives and the lives of our children? I would definitely recommend this book! You may not agree with all  that is in it, but there is alot of good to glean from its pages. Personally this book spoke to me about the way I pray for my children.  I enjoyed reading it, and it has challenged me spiritually as well as taking my prayers for my children to a much deeper level.

Your Thoughts:
" I pray that you'll fail in the things that don't matter -
and learn to seek what matters to God."
Would you pray this for your child or even for yourself? Why or why not?

*I received this book from Waterbrook for the purpose of review. I am not required to give a positive review.*

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