Devotional by Ada Santos
Then Israel stretched out his right hand and laid it on Ephraim’s head, who was the younger, and his left hand on Manasseh’s head [Moses’ children], guiding his hands knowingly, for Manasseh was the firstborn. 15 And he blessed Joseph, and said:
“God, before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked,
The God who has fed me all my life long to this day,
16 The Angel who has redeemed me from all evil,
Bless the lads;
Let my name be named upon them,
And the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac;
And let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.”
Genesis 48:14-16, NKJV [emphasis added]
If you are a mother (or grandmother), God has given you the blessing of being able to pray for your children.
You know them better than anyone anyone else does.
You know their hopes, fears, worries, secrets, insecurities, dreams, gifts and abilities.
You love them more than life itself.
No one is more interested in their well-being and in their future than you.
God has not only entrusted you with caring for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of your children, but He also has given you a way of blessing them, though prayer.
As a mother, the most important thing you can do is to bring your children daily before the Lord and pray for their protection. You can’t be with your children in every moment, but God can!
And when you pray, you can trust that He will be at their side with all His power.
- God blesses their lives and gives them wisdom and discernment in the decisions they face.
- The Lord will protect them from the enemy’s traps.
- They will follow God and reject evil.
- They will enjoy learning and discovering the gifts and abilities God has given them.
- Their lives give glory to God and speak of hope and salvation to those around them.
Prayer is the most important gift that you can give to your children.
They will prosper under the care and power of a mother that prays for them.
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