|"To come unto Me...|
When God is mocked, if His people are silent, if they fail to pray, children are often the first victims of a world spinning wildly out of control.
|And do not forbid them...|
When I look around me at what is happening, I shudder to think what my children and grandchildren may face in the future. I want to put a protective tent around them to keep them safe. But, then I hear the Lord shaking me out of my stupor. They don't need my protection. They need His.
I hear Him telling me to put away my sentimental longings, steady my trembling legs, and get on with the business at hand. He is looking for those who will stand at the gate and watch. And then pray. It is not enough just to watch and sound the alarm. Prayer is urgently needed. Intercession on behalf of His people is the work of all of us who love our God, our children, our grandchildren, and our world.
|For of such...|
|is the Kingdom of Heaven...|
|And He laid His hands on them...|
|and blessed them..."|
Lord forgive us for so often choosing to be so narrow in our focus. For looking only on our own needs and failing to see a hurting and needy world. Lord, Our God, Creator of every child born under the sun, teach us to pray. Break our hearts, Abba, Father, for what breaks yours...
Here are some children I know that need our prayers. I would love it if you would leave a comment with the name of a child or children you know who need our prayers.
Children who are suffering through the divorce of their parents.
Children who are being abused.
Children who are being neglected.
Children growing up in crippling poverty all over the world.
Children who are being sold into slavery by their parents.
Children who are brutally maimed.
Children who fear for their lives.
Children who are victimized and targeted by terrorists.
Children used to commit war crimes against their own parents.
Children aborted before they have a chance to live.
Children abandoned by their parents.
Children growing up in homes that mock God.
Children growing up without hope.
Children born with physical and mental handicaps.
Children who are living in war torn countries all over the world.
Children who are bullied.
Children who never hear about Jesus.
Children who are taught to believe in lies.
Children who are all alone and afraid.
Children who are used in sex trafficking.
Children who live on the streets of countries like Romania.
Children who have suffered the loss of a parent or sibling through sudden death or illness.
Please add the names of children you would like us to pray for...