I call him the greatest man that ever walked the face of the earth. He changed lives, transformed destinies and gave us a new life and hope.
Every person he met never remained the same. His ministry on the earth was just 3 years, yet he made such an impact and we still feel its effect today.
And just when he was about to round up his ministry on earth, he prayed for his disciples. He also went on to make prayer deposits for those who will come to know his name.
The 17th chapter of the book of John shows us the words Jesus spoke. He was a man of prayer and knew that the words he spoke will never return to him empty.
John 17:15,17 The Message Bible
“I am not asking that you take them out of the world, but that you guard them from evil.”
“Make them holy—consecrated—with the truth; Your word is consecrating truth.”
These are the words Jesus prayed for his disciples, and words which I believe every mother should pray over her child/children.
You will agree with me right now that the world is in total chaos; violence, rape, child molestation, perversion, poverty, divorce and killings are on the increase.
You will also agree with me that it is tough raising children in the world right now.
But as parents, mothers and caregivers, we can only choose to be intentional and commit to raising men/women who will dare to be different in their generation.
Jesus prayed to God to guard his disciples from evil in the midst of the chaos. He prayed to God to make them holy, consecrated with the truth of his word.
You can start saying these prayers today. You will not be with your children always but God can be with them all the time.
Your children will be confronted with the darkness in the world at different seasons of their lives.
But you can pray to God to make them holy, that he should separate them for himself and consecrate(purify) them with the truth of his word.
Will you say this prayer today over your child/children?
Will you speak God’s word over them today?
Will you take a chapter, a moment, an hour or just a few minutes from your life to pray for these children today?
God bless you as you do.